Richard Spencer, the Navy secretary who resigned just a day ago, said Monday that President Donald Trump’s decision to block the Pentagon’s review of convicted war criminal and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher sends a message “that you can get away with things.”

Spencer defended his handling of Chief Petty Officer Gallagher’s controversial case in a CBS interview with David Martin, the first time Spencer has spoken out about it since Defense Secretary Mark Esper forced him to step down on Sunday for disapproving of Trump’s intervention in military disciplinary proceedings.

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