Attorney For Navy SEAL Accused Of War Crimes Also Works For Trump Org.
Trump organization lawyer Marc Mukasey is working on the high profile case of Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher, who was recently accused of war crimes, according to CNN.
The report bolsters an earlier New York Times article that claimed Donald Trump was considering using his executive power to pardon Ghallager.
The former SEAL faces a number of accusations, including premeditated murder for stabbing to death an injured person during his 2017 tour in Iraq. The Atlanta-based outlet did not clarify if the victim was an enemy combatant or a civilian.
Mukasey has been working in the case for months. He is also involved in the effort to protect Trump’s financial records from the legislation, according to Gallagher’s lead attorney Tim Parlatore.
Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik and New York City’s former Mayor Rudy Giuliani are also involved in Gallagher's litigation.
While the seaman’s legal team has not directly discussed the case with the president, Trump could potentially grant a pardon, said Parlatore.
The administration has recently sought to issue pardons in similar situations, including for Marine Corps snipers accused of desecrating the corpses of Taliban combatants.