President Donald Trump provided a series of pardons Tuesday, consisting of 4 former Blackwater Worldwide military contractors who were convicted in a 2007 massacre that left 14 unarmed Iraqis dead, many sources reported.
Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard will have their jail sentences commuted after being founded guilty on charges related to the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad, which ignited worldwide outcry over the use of personal security contractors in war zones, the White Home revealed ( RELATED: Trump Pardons George Papadopoulos, Former Aide Ensnared In Russia Probe)
BREAKING: Trump pardons 15/ commutes 5, consisting of: @GeorgePapa19; Blackwater specialist Nicholas Slatten who was serving life in jail for eliminating Iraqi civilian in Nisour Square massacre. DOJ had actually gone to excellent lengths to prosecute Slatten. w/ @maggieNYT https://t.co/vgR22 IRfO4
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) December 23, 2020
” Mr. Slatten, Mr. Slough, Mr. Liberty, and Mr. Heard have a long history of service to the Nation,” the White Home said in a declaration. “Mr. Slatten was inspired to serve his nation after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and served 2 trips in Iraq with the 82 nd Airborne Division.”
” Mr. Slough served in the United States Army and deployed to Iraq with his National Guard unit. Mr. Liberty served in the United States Marine Corps and protected Unite