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>> From what I understand.>> Julie Golsteyn says she welcomes President Trump's tweet that he'll be reviewing her husbands case. Major Matthew Golsteyn is charged with murdering a suspected Taliban bomb maker during his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan.>> It is fabulous that it got the President's attention and if that is who has to step in to fix it and make it right, so be it.
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>> But some military legal experts say the President's tweet could potentially violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice.>> The UCMJ has an explicit prohibition on the exercise of unlawful command influence by any convening authority, a term that incidentally includes the President of the United States.>> Golsteyn a once decorated Green Beret could face the death penalty if convicted of premeditated murder.
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His wife insists he did not assassinate the suspected bomb maker.>> My husband took care of an enemy combatant who did harm and was planning to do harm more harm.>> Golsteyn's attorney says he will be relentless in defending the former US army commando against the charges. His wife is hoping for a presidential pardon.
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>> Whatever it takes to have justice for Matt if it's a pardon great.