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Pres. Trump Pardons Servicemembers Accused of War Crimes

President Trump pardoned two servicemembers accused of war crimes and restored the rank of a Navy Seal who was found not guilty of murder in Iraq.

President Trump has issued pardons for two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder in Iraq.

“For more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country,” said White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham in a statement released late Friday. “These actions are in keeping with this long history.

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