Trump says he'll step in to help Navy SEAL accused of murder

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By Dennis Romero

President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to place a Navy SEAL accused of killing a teenage captive in Iraq in “less restrictive confinement” while he awaits trial.

His tweet comes as a group of federal lawmakers have been lobbying to get Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher out of the brig in San Diego as he prepares to fight war crime allegations in court.

Special Operations Chief Edward Gallaghervia Facebook / @freeeddieg

Trump tweeted that Gallagher shouldn’t be held in such confinement because he had served the nation.