[size=36]US newspaper: Trump may forgive an officer who committed war crimes in Iraq[/size]
US President Donald Trump has asked for amnesty files for many US military suspects or convicted of war crimes, including a military man on trial for firing at unarmed civilians while serving in Iraq, The New York Times reported.
The report, quoting unnamed US officials interviewed by Mawazine News, said Trump had asked for the immediate preparation of the necessary documents and said he was considering pardoning those men on May 27 "Memorial Day", in which the United States commemorates the anniversary. Whose soldiers were killed in the fighting.
An official said the compilation of amnesty files normally takes months, but the Justice Ministry urged the work to be completed before the holiday.
One of the requests is Edward Gallagher, commander of special operations in the US Navy Special Forces, who is due to appear in court in the coming weeks for shooting at unarmed civilians and killing a prisoner with a knife while serving in Iraq.
The New York Times said it was also believed to include the case of Major Matthew Golstein, an Army Special Forces officer accused of killing an unarmed Afghan in 2010.
The White House and the Justice Department did not respond to requests for comment on the report.