Wednesday, January 18, 2017

GOP rages over Obama’s surprise Manning Commutation

At NYPOST: by Daniel Halper  --  

President Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning Tuesday in an 11th-hour surprise, allowing the convicted leaker of US Army secrets to leave prison nearly three decades early.

The move came just three days before he hands Donald Trump the keys to the Oval Office.
Manning, a transgender ex-Army intelligence analyst formerly known as Bradley Manning, is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified government and military documents to the website WikiLeaks.

Prosecutors charged that Manning’s leaks put lives at risk in Iraq and Afghanistan and became fodder for al-Qaeda, which referenced the leaked material in a propaganda video.

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