Sunday, May 14, 2017

Pentagon brass improperly interfered in Navy SEAL’s sexual-assault case, retired admiral claims.

Washington Times reports, A retired admiral is accusing the highest levels of the Navy legal corps at the Pentagon of improperly interfering in the case of a decorated Navy SEAL convicted of sexual assault.

Retired Rear Adm. Patrick J. Lorge in a May 5 signed affidavit charges that the then-judge advocate general of the Navy and her deputy tried to convince him not to exonerate the sailor because it would be bad PR for the Navy and hurt Mr. Lorge’s career.

The extraordinary charges from Mr. Lorge go to the very top of the Navy legal system and throw into question whether a sailor can get a fair trial in the politically charged atmosphere of military sex assault cases.

Based on Mr. Lorge’s testimony, lawyers for Senior Chief Petty Officer Keith E. Barry filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Chief Barry contends the sexual contact was consensual. The accuser described their relationship as filled with “crazy sex.”

“The new evidence in [Chief] Barry’s case establishes unlawful command influence,” his lawyers argue. They ask the appeals court to reverse the conviction and order a special investigation.

Finally…  A high-ranking official exposes corruption within the Navy’s JAG Corps!!!

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