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The Latest: Prosecution: Epstein could influence witness

The Latest: Prosecution: Epstein could influence witnessFederal prosecutors seeking to have financier Jeffrey Epstein imprisoned until trial say they’re concerned he might try to derail the trial by influencing potential witnesses. Epstein faces a bail hearing Monday in Manhattan federal court. Federal prosecutors are urging a judge in advance of a bail hearing Monday to keep billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein behind bars until trial on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls.



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Navy Seal Witness Contradicts Testimony from Snipers Who Said Eddie Gallagher Shot Civilian

Navy Seal Witness Contradicts Testimony from Snipers Who Said Eddie Gallagher Shot CivilianSpecial Operator 1st Class Joshua Graffam originally invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege before Navy Judge Capt. Aaron Rugh gave him immunity in order to compel his testimony.NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — A Navy SEAL sniper on Wednesday contradicted earlier testimony of fellow SEALs who claimed he had fired warning shots to scare away civilian non-combatants before Chief Eddie Gallagher shot them during their 2017 deployment to Mosul, and said he would not want to deploy again with one of the prosecution's star witnesses.Special Operator 1st Class Joshua Graffam originally invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege before Navy Judge Capt. Aaron Rugh gave him immunity in order to compel his testimony.Graffam testified that Gallagher was essentially justified in the shooting of a man he is accused of unlawfully targeting, stating that "based off everything I had seen so far … in my opinion, they were two sh*theads moving from one side of the road to the other."Spotting for Gallagher in the tower that day, Graffam said, he called out the target to him and he fired. He said the man was hit in the upper torso and ran away.



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Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martialA Navy SEAL who testified that it was he — not his platoon chief — who killed a wounded prisoner in Iraq may face perjury charges. The Navy said Wednesday it is reviewing Corey Scott’s testimony following his stunning testimony last week in the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher. Witnesses at his San Diego trial had said they saw Gallagher stab a wounded young Islamic State captive in the neck and shoot at two civilians during his 2017 tour in Iraq.



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The Latest: Witness could face perjury in Navy SEAL trial

The Latest: Witness could face perjury in Navy SEAL trialOfficials have informed a Navy SEAL witness that he could face a perjury charge after he testified that he — and not Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher— had killed an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq. In an email sent Tuesday to a lawyer for Special Operator First Class Corey Scott, the Navy said it was considering charging Scott with lying under oath during Gallagher’s court-martial.



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Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martialA witness who dropped stunning testimony at the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL by telling the court he had killed an Islamic State captive in Iraq in 2017 — not his accused platoon chief — could now face charges of perjury, according to the Navy. The Navy’s legal adviser to the commander overseeing the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher notified the witness’s lawyer, Brian Ferguson, in an email late Tuesday that the testimony Corey Scott gave last week could be used against him if he lied on the stand or gave a false statement. Cmdr. Tam Lawrence, Naval Special Warfare spokesperson, said Scott was granted immunity in exchange for the promise of truthful testimony.



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Witness in Navy SEAL trial takes blame for killing

Witness in Navy SEAL trial takes blame for killingWhen the prosecution called a special forces medic to testify, they expected him to bolster their murder case against a decorated Navy SEAL accused of stabbing an Islamic State fighter in his care. Corey Scott delivered on that count, saying Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher had unexpectedly plunged a knife into the adolescent detainee after treating his wounds in 2017 in Iraq. Scott called the asphyxiation an act of mercy.



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The Latest: Witness says he saw Navy SEAL stab prisoner

The Latest: Witness says he saw Navy SEAL stab prisonerA Navy SEAL has testified that he saw a comrade stab a wounded and captive Islamic State fighter in Iraq in 2017. Then-Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Craig Miller, who has since been promoted to chief, testified Wednesday that Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher plunged his knife twice into the neck of the teenage prisoner after providing medical care. Miller denied that accusation during Gallagher’s court-martial.



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Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'A Navy SEAL charged with killing a captive teenage militant in his care had told fellow troops that if they encountered a wounded enemy, he wanted medics to know how “to nurse him to death,” a former comrade testified Wednesday. When a radio call announced an Islamic State prisoner was wounded on May 3, 2017, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher replied: “Don’t touch him, he’s all mine,” Dylan Dille told jurors in a military courtroom. When Iraqi forces delivered the captive to a SEAL compound in Mosul, he was on the hood of a Humvee and fading in an out of consciousness with only a minor leg wound visible.



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Democrats to press star witness of Mueller report to repeat performance in Congress

Democrats to press star witness of Mueller report to repeat performance in CongressSince the April 18 release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and any ties to Republican Trump’s campaign, Democrats have seen McGahn as someone who could be as important as Mueller himself, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the White House planned to oppose a subpoena by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee for McGahn to testify. Mueller’s 448-page partially blacked out report portrayed McGahn as one of the few figures in Trump’s orbit to challenge him when he tried to shut down the investigation that has clouded his more than two years in the White House.



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Democrats to press star witness of Mueller report to repeat performance in Congress

Democrats to press star witness of Mueller report to repeat performance in CongressSince the April 18 release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and any ties to Republican Trump’s campaign, Democrats have seen McGahn as someone who could be as important as Mueller himself, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the White House planned to oppose a subpoena by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee for McGahn to testify. Mueller’s 448-page partially blacked-out report portrayed McGahn as one of the few figures in Trump’s orbit to challenge him when he tried to shut down the investigation that has clouded his more than two years in the White House.



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