If you could see the look of shock on my face right now…
Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley Manning) was tried and convicted of serious crimes, which include endangering the lives of American assets both and home and abroad.
Apparently, to Obama, it’s not that big of a deal…
President Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, according to the White House.
Manning was convicted in 2013 of leaking classified information about U.S. national security activities that were later disclosed by WikiLeaks.
The 35-year sentence Manning received was the longest ever imposed for a leak conviction. Manning has already served seven years of her sentence and will now be released on May 17, 2017.
She was originally set to be released be released in 2045.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) says President Obama treated “a traitor like a martyr” in commuting former soldier Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence.
Read the full story at The Hill