The NYTimes has obtained video interviews and group texts in which fellow SEALs tell Navy investigators that now-pardoned Eddie Gallagher was a “freaking evil” leader with a “toxic” hunger for violence.
Gallagher was found not guilty by a military jury for the stabbing and was acquitted of the most serious charges. Although he was demoted after the jury convicted him of posing for a photo with a dead ISIS fighter, Commander Bunnypants restored Gallagher’s rank.
Here’s a taste of what Gallagher’s fellow SEALs had to say:
- “The guy is freaking evil,” Special Operator First Class Craig Miller told investigators.
- “The guy was toxic,” said Special Operator First Class Joshua Vriens, a sniper.
- “You could tell he was perfectly OK with killing anybody that was moving,” added Special Operator First Class Corey Scott, a medic in the platoon.