Navy prosecutors still sifting through the wreckage of their disastrous handling of the SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher case will get another bite at the apple.
Navy SEAL Lt. Jacob "Jake" Portier, Gallagher's former commanding officer, is set to go on trial starting Sept. 3, said Portier's attorney Jeremiah Sullivan.
"You will see many of the same witnesses from the Gallagher trial testify at Lt. Portier's trial," Sullivan told Task & Purpose on Friday. "It will be a second acquittal at great expense to the taxpayers."
Navy SEAL Lt. Jacob "Jake" Portier will be arraigned Tuesday in San Diego for allegedly failing to report war crimes committed by a fellow SEAL and other related offenses.