Chelsea Manning in First Interview Since Prison Release: ‘I’ve Been Given a Chance’

Transgender U.S. Army PvtChelsea Manning, who leaked 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, is speaking out in her first interview since being freed from a seven-year prison sentence last month.

On May 17, Manning, born Bradley Manning, left Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas after serving the longest sentence of any leaker in U.S. history. Now, she’s opening up about why she shared the controversial documents.

“I have a responsibility to the public … we all have a...

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