Original Date
2019-05-07
The White House says President Donald Trump has granted a pardon to a former first lieutenant in the U.S. Army convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump granted clemency to Michael Behenna of Oklahoma.

"I cannot thank President Trump enough for his act of mercy," Behenna told KOCO 5. "I also want to express my sincerest gratitude for the incredible outpouring of support for my family, including Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, King & Spalding (law firm), who handled the matter pro bono, and all those members of the public who wrote letters and sent words of encouragement on my behalf.