Secretary of Navy Says Trump’s Tweet is Not a Formal Order

first_imgSecretary of the U.S. Navy Richard Spencer says that he does not consider a tweet by President Trump to be an order, and that he would need a formal order to stop a review of a sailor who could lose Navy Seal status.The comments came after President Trump tweeted last Thursday: That tweet was sparked by the Navy notifying Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher last Wednesday that he will face a review in early December to determine whether he should remain on the elite force.Gallagher was acquitted of a murder charge in the stabbing death of an Islamic State militant captive. However, a military jury convicted him of posing with the corpse.last_img

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