The brother of Edward Gallagher, the Navy SEAL charged with war crimes, sent a letter to Congress in which he criticized “the basic stupidity of charging a Navy SEAL with [the] death of an ISIS terrorist,” TYT has learned.
The letter, which was sent to Congress by Sean Gallagher, was provided to TYT by a congressional staffer on the condition of anonymity.
“My name is Sean Gallagher, and I am the brother of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher,” the letter begins. “I’m writing to request you sign on to Representative Dan Crenshaw’s letter about my brother’s horrific treatment by the Navy, specifically Navy lawyers.”
The letter appears to take issue with the basic notion of holding a SEAL accountable for conduct in regards to ISIS.
“After nearly 20 years in service to our country, 15 years of those as a Navy SEAL including 8 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, Eddie has been unjustly charged with war crimes for the death of an ISIS fighter,” the letter reads. “Despite the mounds of evidence showing this incident never happened, and the basic stupidity of charging a Navy SEAL with death of an ISIS terrorist [emphasis added], the Navy has locked Eddie away for the past 6 months in a military brig where he has been denied access to medical care and the ability to meet with his legal counsel to prepare for trial.”