President Barack Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence. The president’s gift of clemency comes just three days before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in at the inauguration. Chelsea Elizabeth Manning was convicted of leaking more than 750,000 pages of classified documents to Wikileaks.
Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, putting service men and women at risk, disrupted the military, and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous.
Manning was still known as Bradley Manning when he/she deployed with his/her unit to Iraq in late 2009. There, he/she worked as a low-level intelligence analyst helping her unit assess insurgent activity in the area it was patrolling, a role that gave him/her access to a classified computer network.
Manning will be released in May 2017 according to the White House. The move is part of a massive push of pardons and commutations in the closing days of the administration, and Obama has now shortened the sentences of more federal inmates than any other president, bringing the total to 1,385 as of today.
So let’s see. Steal top secrets from the government and be set free and cheered by the left. WIKI Leaks posts non government documents acquired by a decade old software phishing scam that anyone with an email account is smart enough to see through and suddenly Russia hacked the election, has sanctions placed on them, and Obama is ready to start WW3.
Government espionage vs. a private email scam.