Maj. Matthew Golsteyn, an Army Green Beret recently charged with premeditated murder of an Afghan man, is angry because had he not publicly admitted to it in a live interview on Fox News, he doesn’t think he would have been charged.
According to a Monday NBC News report, he thinks his public appearance drew attention to his actions.
“I’m here right now because of that interview,” he told NBC News.
The CIA initially launched a probe into Golsteyn’s actions in 2011, but didn’t charge him.
President Donald Trump tweeted that he would review the case. He could use his pardon power if Golsteyn is indicted.
At the request of many, I will be reviewing the case of a “U.S. Military hero,” Major Matt Golsteyn, who is charged with murder. He could face the death penalty from our own government after he admitted to killing a Terrorist bomb maker while overseas. @PeteHegseth @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018