President Trump, I was told by everyone to kiss the ring because of your following and power. I refuse. I hate how you divided the country. I don't need or want your help... tell your son to stop tweeting about me. — Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller
President Trump, I was told by everyone to kiss the ring because of your following and power. I refuse. I hate how you divided the country. I don't need or want your help... tell your son to stop tweeting about me. — Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller

Your whole family knows nothing about US or our sacrificies. I could never work with you. I'd rather sit in jail and be released with a dishonorable than make compromises in my beliefs. — Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller
Your whole family knows nothing about US or our sacrificies. I could never work with you. I'd rather sit in jail and be released with a dishonorable than make compromises in my beliefs. — Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller

Marine plans to plead guilty to charges after posting videos critical of US withdrawal from Afghanistan
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was charged with six counts, including "contempt towards officials," "disrespect toward superior commissioned officers," and "dereliction in the performance of duties," after videos of him criticizing military leaders about their handling of the withdrawal went viral.

Scheller, who has been in the US Marine Corps since 2005, stands to lose pay and other military benefits if he receives a discharge that is not honorable from the military.

His attorneys are working on a plea deal in which Scheller would receive either an honorable discharge or a general discharge with honorable conditions, which would allow him to keep certain military rights and benefits even after he is separated from the service, Parlatore told CNN in a phone interview.

But if he receives anything aside from an honorable discharge, he stands to lose military privileges including qualifying for the GI bill and qualifying for VA and medical benefits. With less than 20 years of service in the military, if he is separated under any discharge, even honorable, he will not receive any of the military retirement benefits.

Scheller is also facing jail time. Because Scheller is being tried in a special court martial, his maximum confinement is limited to one year, according to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

"This case from the inception was all about him asking for accountability amongst senior Pentagon leadership and for him to do anything other than accept accountability for his decisions would be hypocritical," Parlatore said. "The facts of this case are not in dispute. He made the statements online. He's going to plead guilty."

In a Facebook post on September 25, Scheller said he didn't want or need help from former President Donald Trump, who was trying to weigh in on his behalf.

"President Trump, I was told by everyone to kiss the ring because of your following and power. I refuse," Scheller wrote on Facebook. "I hate how you divided the country. I don't need or want your help... tell your son to stop tweeting about me."

"Your whole family knows nothing about US or our sacrificies. I could never work with you," Scheller wrote in the same post. "I'd rather sit in jail and be released with a dishonorable than make compromises in my beliefs."
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