Eddie Gallagher was convicted of posing with the corpse of a teenaged Islamic State fighter while deployed to Iraq in 2017.
During a visit to Frankfort, Kentucky to file paperwork concerning running for a seventh term in the Senate, Mitch McConnell called the last-minute pardons by former governor Matt Bevin "completely inappropriate."
In an interview for ABC News, former military officers weighed in on Trump firing Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.
In an opinion piece originally published by The Washington Post, fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said Trump's intervention in the case of SEAL Edward Gallagher shows "the president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military."
President Donald Trump cracked several timely turkey jokes during Tuesday's Thanksgiving pardon, dropping in impeachment quips and a playful shot at the news media during the brief ceremony.
Two lucky turkeys will be spared a place on the dinner table after they receive an official pardon from President Donald Trump.
Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, pardoned by President Donald Trump for war crimes, is expected to face a review board that will decide if his status as a SEAL officer will be rescinded.
Biden had already tweeted a photo of himself with former President Barack Obama with the comment, "Two elections. Zero criminal convictions."
On Friday, President Trump extended clemency for two members of the U.S. military accused of war crimes and reinstated the rank of a former SEAL found guilty of posing with a prisoner's corpse.
California Governor Gavin Newsom pardons three men who were at risk to be deported to Vietnam or Cambodia.
"General Michael Flynn, the 33 year war hero who has served with distinction... has retained a GREAT LAWYER," Trump tweeted.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, said the WiliLeaks founder Julian Assange and national security whistleblower Edward Snowden should not be prosecuted for disclosing information.
"Do it right now. Do it right now on Twitter!" Fox News guest Michael Caputo said.
Former CIA Director John Brennan has no doubt Trump will pardon Paul Manafort, the only question is "when."
"I imagine that Chairman Cummings will end up referring him" to the Justice Department for alleged perjury, Hill said.
"He's exposed to more than 20 years in jail," Fox News Judge Andrew Napolitano said.
"We shouldn't be punishing people for something that is no longer illegal in Washington state," Inslee tweeted.
Florida Representative Matt Gaetz told The Hill he was "far more troubled by the fact that [Flynn] seems to be in legal jeopardy so that there can be leverage built against the president."
Trump's refusal to take a pardon off the table came after special counsel Robert Mueller filed new charges Monday night that alleged Manafort had repeatedly lied to federal investigators, which breached his plea deal.
Legal analysts questioned the unusual arrangement between President Donald Trump's legal team and lawyers for Paul Manafort and said it could have serious consequences for those involved.
The president traditionally pardons the turkey in the Rose Garden.
Michigan Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer said she would begin "taking some action" on the issue early next year.
Overall, a mere 17 percent of American voters said they would approve of Trump pardoning Paul Manafort.
"I never had a hero in my life until several months ago when I woke up after 75 years and I found my hero," Arpaio said, revealing it is Trump.
"Mr. Cohen is not interested in being dirtied by a pardon from such a man," Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, said, referring to President Donald Trump.