Members of SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon described their platoon leader, retired Special Operations Chief Eddie Gallagher, as ‘toxic’ and ‘evil,’ according to video recordings of the interviews obtained by The New York Times.
Gallagher’s war crimes case gained national attention after President Donald Trump controversially intervened on his behalf, ignoring Pentagon leaders who had told the President such a move could damage the integrity of the military judicial system.
‘The guy is freaking evil,’ Special Operator First Class Craig Miller said of Gallagher during his interview with Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents, the Times reported.
‘You could tell he was perfectly O.K. with killing anybody that was moving,’ Special Operator First Class Corey Scott said of his former platoon leader, the newspaper reported.