The New York Times reports:
A year ago, Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher was wearing drab prison scrubs at a brig near San Diego, facing murder charges that could have sent him to prison for the rest of his life.
Now he is modeling his own lifestyle clothing brand, endorsing nutrition supplements and positioning himself as a conservative influencer with close ties to the man who helped clear him — President Trump.
Gallagher is using his controversial past as a springboard to social media followers and branding opportunities. Beyond repping coffee beans and protein shakes, he is making appearances at influential conservative gatherings and rubbing elbows with Mr. Trump’s inner circle at Mar-a-Lago.
The Military Times reports:
Hours after a bombshell report showed Navy SEALs making damning claims against their former platoon leader, Eddie Gallagher’s attorney said he’s planning to file a lawsuit against the reporter who broke the story.
Gallagher, who recently retired as a Navy chief petty officer after President Donald Trump intervened in his long legal plight, was back in the headlines Friday when The New York Times published video footage it obtained of several SEALs accusing their leader of war crimes.
Tim Parlatore, Gallagher’s lawyer, said the Times “cherry-picked” footage, ignoring his client’s side of the story. “Fake reporting” is how Parlatore described it Friday. “We’re filing a lawsuit against Dave Philipps,” Parlatore said, referring to The New York Times reporter behind the story.
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