Chelsea Manning is on President Obama's 'short list' for commutation

President Barack Obama reportedly has Chelsea Manning on his "short list" for commutation before he leaves office, a person in the Justice Department has told NBC News. The decision could be made as soon as Wednesday.

Manning, 29, is a former U.S. Army soldier and was convicted to 35 years in prison for leaking classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Branded as a "traitor" by prosecutors and critics, Manning received what some have considered to be an unfairly...


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