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Wife Of Mathew Golsteyn: My Husband Is Not A ‘Cold-Blooded Murderer’

Amber Athey White House Correspondent

Julie Golsteyn, the wife of Green Beret Mathew Golsteyn, slammed the charges against her husband during a Fox News interview on Tuesday.

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Major Mathew Golsteyn was charged last week with murdering a suspected Taliban bomb maker during a deployment in 2010. Major Golsteyn admitted to killing the man, who was accused of building a bomb that killed two Marines, in a 2016 interview with Fox News.

President Donald Trump promised to “review” the case in a tweet, calling Golsteyn a “U.S. Military hero.”

Julie Golsteyn said her husband is not a “cold-blooded murder” and argued that the Afghan man he killed was a “known enemy combatant” rather than a “suspected” bomb maker.

“The characterization of my husband that is out there is absolutely incongruent with the person he is,” Golsteyn said. “This is absolutely disgusting how they’re portraying him as a cold-blooded murderer.”

Julie Golsteyn also accused the Army of failing to protect its “good men,” noting its relatively light treatment of deserter Bowe Bergdahl and leaker Chelsea Manning.

“I would also just like to say that this is the Army of Manning and Bergdahl and if those are the kinds of people that we want in the Army, that’s what we’re gonna end up with, because who are we going to have in our ranks if this is what we do to our good men?” Golsteyn asked.

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