Sec­re­tary of Navy says Trump tweet is not a for­mal or­der

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - NATION & WORLD -

HAL­I­FAX, Nova Sco­tia — The sec­re­tary of the U.S. Navy said Saturday he doesn’t con­sider a tweet by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump an or­der and would need a for­mal or­der to stop a re­view of a sailor who could lose his sta­tus as a Navy Seal.

“I need a for­mal or­der to act,” Navy Sec­re­tary Richard Spencer said, and re­ferred to the tweet. “I don’t in­ter­pret them as a for­mal or­der.”

Trump in­sisted last

Thurs­day the Navy “will NOT be tak­ing away Ed­die Gal­lagher’s Tri­dent Pin.

The Navy on Wed­nes­day no­ti­fied Gal­lagher that he will face a re­view early next month to de­ter­mine if he should re­main on the elite force.

Gal­lagher was ac­quit­ted of a mur­der charge in the stab­bing death of an Is­lamic State mil­i­tant cap­tive, but a mil­i­tary jury con­victed him of pos­ing with the corpse in 2017.

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