Obama likely to defy media pleas for Chelsea Manning pardon

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November 6, 2016
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"After a suicide attempt in July, Chelsea Manning, a 25-year-old transgender Army private responsible for the largest data leak in U.S. military history, tweeted from her cell at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas to let the world know that she was happy to be alive. By mid-October, around the start of her fourth year in a 35-year sentence without parole for providing WikiLeaks with government documents, Manning tweeted that she had been moved to solitary confinement as punishment for the suicide attempt. As the Nov. 8 election and Jan. 20 inauguration approaches, Manning's window for a potential early release is closing. While former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, who faces accusations of espionage for leaking secret documents, receives much of the media spotlight, writers at the Guardian, the Intercept, the New Yorker and the New Republic have called for president Barack Obama to pardon her on his way out of office." (11/06/16)


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