'These are lies being told directly to the President': Wife of detained Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher reveals her husband is NOT receiving the treatment that Trump ordered (6 Pics)

The wife of a Navy SEAL accused of numerous war crimes said on Friday that President Donald Trump is 'being lied to' about her husband's treatment before his trial.
Andrea Gallagher appeared on Fox's 'America's Newsroom in an attempt to inform the president that her husband Edward - who is accused of shooting at Iraqi civilians along with killing a wounded ISIS teenager - has allegedly been restrictively confined. 
'It's an absolute nightmare. And I just want to let the president know he's being lied to,' Andrea Gallagher said. 'There is corruption from the top down involved in this and we're looking to expose it.'
Andrea then turned her attention to financial woes.

'In the meantime, I'm suffering,' she added. 'This case – legal fees alone – will be close to half a million dollars. What military family can afford that?' 
Along with premeditated murder, 39-year-old SEAL Gallagher is charged with aggravated assault charges.
'We have been tortured endlessly, shamed, embarrassed. Slandered. Enough is enough,' his wife continued. 'The president said to unleash my husband. They have actually put him on a restriction that is tantamount to confinement. We need the president to take a good, hard look.' 
Andrea's remarks come after lawyers for Gallagher filed a 19-page motion in court against Naval Special Warfare Group 1 Commodore Captain Matthew D. Rosenbloom, according to Fox News.
Gallagher's legal team is accusing Rosenbloom of exceeding his authority as the decorated SEAL is now being held at a facility in the San Diego area.
The lawyers are asking the court to remove 'conditions of pretrial restraint unlawfully placed upon' him.
'Despite numerous attempts to bring the illegality of these actions to CAPT Rosenbloom's attention, in the hopes that he would reverse course, CAPT Rosenbloom has remained intransigent and defiant of both the Orders of the President of the United States and the principles of the Constitution, which he swore to uphold and defend,' lawyer Timothy Parlatore wrote in the filing.

Gallagher's lawyers say that their client is required to be in 'full uniform of the day at all times between reveille and taps.'
Gallagher is also purported to not be allowed to wear civilian clothing 'at any time.'
Gallagher's only meal options are a 'vending machine and a limited selection of processed food' which is sold at an on-site convenience store.
He cannot contact his wife and son, who live in Florida, except 'in the presence of a command representative or defense attorney.'
Gallagher also is not allowed to drive to his lawyers' offices. If he wishes to contact his attorneys, he may do so only when supervised by a command representative or watchstander.
Perlatore says that the restrictions mean that Gallagher 'cannot engage in privileged communication… while a third party is present' thus 'prohibit[ing] him from assisting in the preparation of his own defense.'
In a letter to Gallagher's lawyers last week, Rosenbloom wrote that he 'issued those orders under the authority provided in me.'
'I have a reasonable belief: offenses triable by court-martial have been committed; SOC Gallagher committed the offenses; and the restraint ordered is required by the circumstances,' Rosenbloom wrote.
'In line with determinations previously made by both the Internal Reviewing Officer and the Military Judge, I find the stipulations of restriction are required to prevent attempts by SOC Gallagher to intimidate witnesses and obstruct justice.'
Rosenbloom also denied Gallagher's lawyers' claim that their client has been denied access to medical care or legal counsel.
But Gallagher's lawyers criticized Rosenbloom's letter.
'Rather than engage in meaningful discussions, CAPT Rosenbloom instead hides behind false pretexts of witness intimidation and false assertions that SOC has full access to his defense team,' they wrote.

'CAPT Rosenbloom cannot possibly have risen to the leadership position he now holds and still lack a basic understanding of the applicable constitutional principles or that limited telephone access from the quarterdeck is not sufficient to communicate with his attorneys.
'The only rational conclusion is that CAPT Rosenbloom fully understands these principles and is flagrantly violating them to attempt to exert undue influence on the outcome of this case.'
Gallagher's lawyers are asking the court to allow him to stay with his family in Florida before his trial begins.
'We respectfully request that this Honorable Court grant SOC Gallagher the relief requested so that he may enjoy his constitutional right to liberty – a right for which he has risked his own life – and so that he may properly and effectively aid in the preparation of his own defense as he fights to maintain his innocence,' the lawyers wrote.
Last week, Gallagher was permitted to see his wife and son after Trump intervened on his behalf.
Gallagher, 39, was released from Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, a military prison in California, and transferred to another Naval facility in the San Diego area on Saturday.
The move came the same day Trump tweeted: 'In honor of his past service to our Country, Navy Seal #EddieGallagher will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits his day in court. Process should move quickly!'
Gallagher, who served eight tours of duty in 15 years, is facing charges of premeditated murder and aggravated assault. His trial is scheduled to get under way next month. 
He is accused of murdering a teenage Afghan prisoner of war by repeatedly stabbing him in 2017, performing a reenlistment ceremony with a militant's corpse, and firing sniper rounds at civilians during his deployment in Iraq.
Congressman Duncan Hunter, a California Republican who has been championing Gallagher's case, said on The Brian Kilmeade Show last week that following his transfer from the brig, the jailed serviceman was allowed to meet with his wife and son, enjoy a meal at a Denny's and play golf on the driving range on the Naval base, reported Fox News.
Gallagher's wife, Andrea, last Wednesday posted an update on the Facebook page 'Free Eddie Gallagher - Navy SEAL Chief,' expressing gratitude to Trump for exercising 'true leadership in granting us time together as we fight the battle of our lives against false charges.'
Andrea Gallagher, however, lamented that even after Trump's intervention, 'Navy bureaucrats' have been trying to 'pry' her family apart and threatening to put her husband back in the brig.
'We are so thankful for @realdonaldtrump and we thought this would be a chance for our family to find some normalcy but the reality is they will stop at nothing to manipulate this case - even defying an order from the President of the United States,' she complained.
The SEAL's wife included several intimate photos from her long-awaited reunion with her husband, showing Gallagher giving his wife a passionate kiss and embracing their son.
The president's son Eric tweeted a photo of Gallagher hugging the boy and argued that after a lifetime of service, the Navy SEAL 'deserves the benefit of the doubt.'
Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, later retweeted his brother's message, adding 'I could not agree more!!! #EddieGallagher.'
Hunter had a chance to meet with Gallagher and described his demeanor as 'kind of out of it' but 'extremely happy to be out' of the brig.
Last week, a group of 18 House Republicans condemned what they called the 'abhorrent' conditions Gallagher had faced in the brig while await trial.
The Navy SEAL was reportedly given limited access to food, medical care and his legal team ahead of his trial, and that he was jailed alongside convicted criminals.
'Chief Gallagher is a decorated warfighter who, like all service members, is entitled to the presumption of innocence while awaiting court-martial,' stated a letter sent by the politicians to the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer.
Gallagher was a decorated soldier who served for 19 years and was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan eight times. He had earned the Bronze Star with V for Valor twice as well as a Meritorious Unit commendation and a trio of Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals.
Though Gallagher is hailed a hero, he faces severe accusations of becoming a 'monster' on the front lines after years nearly two decades of service, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said witnesses told investigators Gallagher had allegedly bragged about killing up to 200 people - 'three a day' during his 2017 deployment to Mosul, Iraq, according to the San Diego Tribune.
In February a military judge dropped two charges against the vet - charges for allegedly performing the reenlistment ceremony next to the corpse and for operating a drone over the corpse. He is set to go on trial on May 28.  
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