A military prosecutor downplayed the tracking effort, saying it did nothing more than record information on where and when emails were opened by recipients.
Defense lawyer Tim Parlatore withdrew his motion to have the judge removed from the case after learning Rugh was kept in the dark about what prosecutors did.
A military prosecutor has downplayed an effort to track emails of lawyers defending a Navy SEAL charged with murder.
Cmdr. Christopher Czaplak (CHAP-lak) said Thursday that the investigation to find the source of news leaks in the case of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher did nothing more than record information on where and when email messages were opened by recipients.