President Trump grants clemency to 2 military officers, restores rank of another


President Trump has granted clemency to two Army officers — 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, who will be set free from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as soon as today, six years after being found guilty of second-degree murder, and Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a former Green Beret, who will have his murder charge dropped.

Additionally, Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher will have his rank restored to chief petty officer after being docked a pay grade after being convicted of posing for a photo with a dead Islamic State (ISIS) fighter.

FULL PARDONS were granted to Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance and for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn.


“Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and an order directing the promotion of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher to the grade of E-7, the rank he held before he was tried and found not guilty of nearly all of the charges against him,” the White House said in a statement Friday night.

The Lorance Tragedy

Lorance was convicted of second-degree murder in 2013 and is six years into serving a 19-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth for ordering his soldiers to open fire and kill three men in Afghanistan. Lorence’s supporters say he killed Taliban fighters, nine others said he killed innocent men.

Clint Lorance isn’t guilty. Not even close, The Washington Times reported.

A paratrooper in the famed 82nd Airborne Division, Lt. Lorance took command of his platoon in Afghanistan on July 1, 2012, in the Zhari District, Kandahar Province. On Clint’s first day in command, a Taliban sniper ambushed the platoon while they were on routine foot patrol. Early the next morning, Clint led a combat patrol through thickly-planted minefields, according to the media outlet.

Thirty minutes into the patrol, three Afghan men sped toward Clint’s platoon on a motorcycle. The Taliban had killed Americans in suicide-by-motorcycle attacks and had most recently ambushed and killed three Ohio National Guardsmen in a motorcycle bombing in Faryab Province.

Clint knew this and had only seconds to act.

To protect American lives, Clint ordered his men to fire, killing two of the riders. Later, biometrics evidence proved that the motorcycle riders were Taliban bombmakers. In other words, Clint’s men killed the enemy, The Washington Times reported.

But to protect President Obama’s suicidal rules of engagement, Army prosecutors hid biometrics evidence from the defense. Clint is guilty of nothing, except being a red-blooded American patriot, The Washington Times reported.

Eddie Gallagher

Gallagher, a 15-year SEAL was found not guilty of murdering an ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017 but was convicted in July of a lesser charge of posing for a photo with the dead ISIS prisoner’s corpse.

Others did the same thing and nothing happened to them.

His punishment included a reduction in rank from chief petty officer to 1st class petty officer, which would have cost him about $200,000 in retirement funds.

The Absurd Golsteyn Charges

Golsteyn was charged with premeditated murder in the 2010 death of a suspected Taliban bomb maker.

“Matthew is a highly decorated Green Beret who is being tried for killing a Taliban bomb maker,” the president wrote. “We train our boys to be killing machines, then prosecute them when they kill!”

Matt Golsteyn was cleared and then rearrested and recharged over a comment he made on TV.

“I don’t know how much more ridiculous it can get,” his wife said. “Matt was cleared and then their story changed. It is so rigged.”


The Pentagon has its own little turfdom, like that of the diplomats who have been piling into Congress to complain of the President’s policies. The President is reasserting the power of the presidency and stepping on their kingdoms. It takes courage.

The President’s approval rating is up to 50% according to Rasmussen. The economy is great, he supports our military, stocks are soaring and rose over 28,000 for the first time, so let’s impeach him. It makes sense to no one ever. If the leftists can destroy the President, they can destroy you.




  2. Thank you, President Donald J. Trump.
    The “rules of engagement” for our military are/was totally ridiculous. The 0zero regime cleansed the top brass from the military who would not go along with the wimpification of the forces and replaced them with leftists. Rehire the ones let go and fire the ones in there now.
    As a veteran(USN 61-69), I can’t even imagine what it must have been to serve and know that the occupier of the oval orfice did not have your back.
    Once again, thank you, President Donald J. Trump.

    • ROE has been set back to pre-obama instructions. Still a lot more restrictive than any of the previously successful wars, but better than obama’s tying both of their arms behind their backs

  3. Good for President Trump good good .How in the hell can anyone fight a war and then be tried for murder when you kill on of the bastards how can anyone in his right mind expect these guys to lay their life on the line when they have to second guess every order? Obama was and is a complete idiot.He is the one that ought to be in the federal Pen.

  4. So, the left is crying over some bomb makers who may have been responsible for both Afghan and American deaths? Did I get that right? The LT made a split second decision, and it turns out, it was the RIGHT decision. Splash two bad guys, no casualties on our side. You made the right decision, Mr. President! Please keep on supporting our warfighters!!!!

  5. Trump consistently does the right things for America. His opponents, mostly Obamaites and “Resistance” including those in the military consistently do the wrong things for America in service to their Progressive Globalist Bureaucratic vision.

    Trump is the right man for our times. MAGA.

  6. Manafort is in prison & Roger Stone is about to be sentenced most probably for the rest of his life for the process crimes of lying to Congressional committees. The President, just today tweeted a fairly long list of known, high ranking, FBI, government bureaucrats who have also perjured themselves before Congress in the process of hiding much worse crimes. Incredibly, literally nothing has happened to them. They are yet to be charged. The Podestra brothers as well as hundreds of other Washington insiders have committed the very same crime as Manafort failing to register as agents of foreign governments. Yet they walked away with tens of millions of dollars.

    Throughout government, Democrats have committed literally hundreds of known process crimes. Just recently, a certain Lt. Col. (V) blatantly violated articles of the Military Code of Justice. The “Whistle blower” who isn’t any whistle blower, but a CIA leaker operating as a White House spy has mishandled classified information, if anyone would just charge him. The fired, Ukrainian Ambassador who testified today in this farce of an impeachment proceeding also committed crimes by interfering with & trying to influence the internal workings of a foreign, host country. She also hasn’t been charged. The head FBI agent in charge of investigating EU corruption turned a blind eye to rampant corruption actually running from the room when informed of wrong doing. Lois Lerner, Fast and Furious, these crimes are all public knowledge. Yet Barr, Durham, Horowitz and Huber all remain strangely silent. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to make absolute fools of Republicans, the President & the entire country. Three years in and Democrats continue to control the narrative through quasi-legal means.

    When you control the media, yours is the only voice that is heard. Democrats, with the support of the globalist establishment ‘s media, whose interests they always just happen to represent color, slant and spin the facts as they daily present something of an alternate reality in the expectation of shaping public opinion. The entirety of the Trump Administration and the 63 million plus people who elected him, appear unable to stop them. The law as commonly understood appears defunct, deficient and corrupted beyond all legitimate purpose.

    Meanwhile, the Republicans, middle class Americans, Trump and his Administration are held to an entirely different standard altogether, an exacting model of picture perfect in all things. Any imperfection, or blemish and the Democrats use their lawyers and bureaucrats amplified as always by the media to cry foul in the court of public opinion.

    This isn’t any longer a square house, folks. The system as constituted is fixed, a rigged game with constitutional democracy, the republic and our continued ability to control our own destiny as the stakes. If Trump allows Durham and Barr to do anything less than the equivalent of Sherman’s march through the south with regards to Hillary and Obama and Obama’s entire Administration, their deep state operatives and hangers on, Trump will have allowed himself and his entire Presidency to be blunted. He will have seen himself been made into a fool, out flanked and out maneuvered by bevies of moral Lilliputians.

    I am especially fond of the story about Lincoln and Grant meeting at the end of the war, sitting together on the porch of a country house. Lincoln, always on the verge of depression, philosophical and introspective told Grant that they, in their respective professional capacities had enabled each other to do terrible things referring to the horrendous causalities and incalculable suffering. Grant smoking his characteristic cigar looked up and simply replied, “We did what had to be done.”

    Now it is Barr as Grant and Durham as Sherman who must do that, which simply must be done. Stop procrastinating. No more excuses. Republicans should walk out of these impeachment proceedings Monday morning. They are a farce, a travesty and there is no reason to dignify them with their continued presence. Mitch McConnell should then make it known, the Senate will conduct its trial with due process and the list of witnesses will be exhaustive and they, as well as any and all charges the Democrats finally settle upon will all be closely examined openly and publically.

    House Republicans can still continue to comment daily on the impeachment proceedings, if they wish, but from outside. This whole process has been a partisan witch hunt and a railroad, nothing more than a kangaroo court. The country must be given the opportunity to digest what is happening. Republicans can and must reclaim the narrative even, if it is from the street. Both redemption and salvation lie in victory. It is the truth, which sets us free, but only, if you fight for it.

  7. I hope the active duty folks are watching this unfold. It’s the first time in over two decades that they have someone in the White House who will actually watch their backs and ensure they are not railroaded for political reasons.

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