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President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence

  • Politico, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:02 PM

In the last few days of his presidency, Barack Obama decided to commute the 35-year sentence of Chelsea Manning, an army private imprisoned for leaking classified information. Manning is scheduled to be released in May. "The president has been judicious about using this authority in a way that he believes is consistent with American interests and the pursuit of justice," said Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

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