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."

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A military jury sentenced Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher to a reduction in rank to E-6, along with four months confinement and forfeiture of pay on Wednesday.

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President Donald Trump said in a congratulatory tweet on Wednesday morning that he was "glad he could help" Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, a day after Gallagher was found not guilty of murder but found guilty of posing for a photo with a corpse.

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The jury in the military trial of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher has found him not guilty of premeditated murder and attempted murder during a deployment to Iraq in 2017.

He was, however, found guilty of unlawfully posing for a picture with a human casualty.

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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Closing arguments were due in San Diego on Monday in the war crimes trial of a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader charged with murdering a helpless Iraqi captive in his custody and shooting unarmed civilians.

The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher neared the conclusion of its trial phase after a bumpy two weeks of testimony for Navy prosecutors in a case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - An Iraqi general and a U.S. Marine testifying in the murder trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL said on Thursday they never saw the platoon leader stab a wounded detainee in the neck, disputing the central allegation in the prosecution's war crimes case.

A sworn deposition of Major General Abbas al-Jubouri, videotaped in San Diego earlier this month, was played for the seven-member jury on the second day of defense testimony in the court-martial of Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher.

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