Manning Seeks Obama’s Pardon for Leaks

Wants Obama to pardon after conviction in WikiLeaks case

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Chelsea Manning is formally seeking a presidential pardon for leaking classified documents that her lawyer says should never have been classified in the first place.

Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs, filed the papers on Tuesday requesting a pardon from President Barack Obama, the Associated Press reports. Manning, the army private formerly known as Bradley Manning before voicing her desire to live as a woman, was convicted last month of leaking a trove of diplomatic cables and other documents to the website WikiLeaks. Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

“The decisions I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world we live in,” Manning wrote in her pardon petition.

[AP]

8 comments
choos1886
choos1886

The maturity level of these comments is middle-school at best.  The facts are: dude knowingly put his life and liberty on the line by informing the American public and the rest of the world about is really going on.  He had nothing to gain and everything to lose, and he did it so you could know about the war crimes, corruption, and and malfeasance that is being done in the American people's name.  

The fact that he became a she doesn't erase the fact that Manning made it possible for people to see what is being done in the name of "the war on terror" and "homeland security".  WAKE UP AMERICA! Your rights become fewer and fewer every year.  We're talking about attacking yet another Middle Eastern country, despite most Americans being opposed to yet another war.  At what point do people say enough is enough?

PoppyPotts
PoppyPotts

Whats wrong Bradley?  jail time getting to you already.  The Castro guy hung himself, that would be something to consider in your case too.  :)

bojimbo26
bojimbo26

Bradley wants to be a she-male , he wants boobs but he wants to keep his penis .

Sherm
Sherm

"I don't pardon you, the world pardons you."

Duffman
Duffman

He can't now, but he should as he leaves office. Nixon got pardoned for god's sake!

BobStevens
BobStevens

Who the heck is Chelsea Manning?  Don't be a useful idiot Time, oh wait....................

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