Pardon her. I don't want to further discourage whistleblowers from exposing breaches of national or international law when we have a man with the mental capacity of a 8-year old presiding over the most powerful military and weapons known on this planet. So yes, pardon her and Snowden. This incoming presidency changes the game, it is not business as usual.
Exposing corruption shouldn't be a crime. The only reason that it is, is because the corrupt have established the laws to protects themselves.....
He understood the rules when he took the job. He raised his hand, signed documents saying he h understood the punishments. He broke his oath, he broke the law. He can do the time!!
Republicans are like "We love Assange" and in the next sentence "Snowden and Manning are traitors" Makes no sense.
"The material leaked included videos of the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike, and the 2009 Granai airstrike in Afghanistan; 251,287 U.S. diplomatic cables; and 482,832 Army reports that came to be known as the Iraq War Logs and Afghan War Diary. Much of the material was published by WikiLeaks or its media partners between April and November 2010." How you can view this as anything other than treason is beyond me
Rebecca Reed, as a Conservative Republican, i don't have a problem with them releasing stuff to the public. We're supposed to have the right to know. The reason I call him traitor is because he went AWOL from the Army. If you desert your post, you are a traitor to your country. He does not deserve a pardon.
These people took an oath then violated this oath . Sold out their country now Snowden is hiding like a coward. If he feel so strongly about what he's done then face the consequences of your actions.
From what I have researched the stuff that she disclosed had nothing to do with Homeland spying or anything else having to do with Americans citizens. She released classified War time documents and highly sensitive communications between highly sensitive individuals. I feel for her and her family but that's treason.
He deserves to stay in jail. But really Yahoo News do you know the difference between a pardon and commutations? I will now quote two different sentences from your story. 1)President Barack Obama is seriously considering a pardon for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, according to a new report from NBC News. 2)A Justice Department source told NBC News that Manning was on the president's "short list" for commutations. There is a HUGE difference between a Commutation and a Pardon. A commutation reduces the times served, a pardon is a government decision to allow a person who has been convicted of a crime, to be free and absolved of that conviction, as if never convicted.
If military or classified secrets are such a huge deal and should be handled carefully then why isn't she sharing a cell with Hillary Clinton? I think he should get a pardon which Obama will never do. Where are the protections for whistle blowers in governemnt service and military?
This whistleblower exposed nothing that effected out military ability to do its job. The information did not compromise any operations or objectives. It brought to light wrongful deaths at the hands of soldiers and other crimes. He was given the sentence Snowden should be serving. This person stayed in country like a adult to face it. Not run to a hostile nation.
Manning's leaks had the same impact as the Abu Gharib prison (pardon, torture facility) leaks: Everyone saw US breaching international law and committing sadistic acts. Cynically, these intel should have never saw the light of day.
I don't think that will happen. And it shouldn't. There is whistleblowing and there is treason. We do NOT want to encourage treason. Manning is playing up the trans-gender thing to get out of jail. Give clemency to Joe Johnson. Clear the name of one of the greatest athletes ever instead.
Why are we punishing whistle blowers? If someone leaks information that proves the government is lying to its citizens or committing crimes here or abroad. That the oath we take when we enter into service. To protect against enemies foreign and domestic. That includes our own government.
With everything that's going one with cyber hacking and leaks! No Pardon🚫. Enough has been done to discredit you President Obama🇺🇸. To many Traitors😡. Let the PE handle this one! They stepped in your way through the End❗️ not even a hearing for you SC nominee! Drop the Mike 🎤 Sorry❗️ no can do.
I think he deserves a pardon. All he did was help tell us the truth.
People need to forget politics. This man commited treason. He released classified material that put the lives of people at risk and has cost them. Forget politics cause all you sound like is a whiney baby. Laws are laws dont like, to bad, become a member of congress or supreme court and make laws.
Assange will get a pardon when Trump is done, and has become a folk hero of the right...so I guess it makes sense...They are all treasonous if you ask me though (not that anyone did)
This guy knew tha if he was to release this information, he was going against military law spelled out in numerous regulations and the UCMJ.
He released classified information to foriegn entities.
This makes him a traitor.
if you pardon her, you might as well go whole hog and pardon Snowden too.
I can't remember what HE released. But if I recall it wasn't anything they put us in danger.. So pardon him. Snowden even more so
President Obama no, no, and NO. Please don't do it. When I worked for the government i honored my country while having my security clearance. I did not become a traitor. If he had concerns he should have gone through the chain of command all the way UP the ladder. He is a traitor and did not follow procedures. Besides we're paying his medical bills he should be happy he's getting that done for FREE.
Haha real freedom fighters are all being locked up or are on the run, and the funny thing is that America is supposed to be the land or the free 🤣
Manning is the one I am not conflicted on. His leaks demonstrated no clear wrongdoing while threatening diplomatic relations. And, as a soldier, his duty was to his mission. His sentence was earned.
traitors like manning, have no place in our democracy. one joins our armed forces to protect this country and its government. our country isnt perfect, but it functions for the majority of its citizens. this traitor needs to remain in prison.
Its funny most of the people saying he should be pardoned are also calling him a she thats whats wrong with to days world. Liberals
This goes for Snowden as well. These individuals upheld their oaths of office. Domestic Threats which abuse power bound Manning and Snowden to uphold their oaths to the Constitution breaking their oath to the private sector. If Manning and Snowden went to Congress their reports would have been buried. Ultimately what can whistleblowers do to protect our democracy and Constitution from Domestic Threats if they are targets of our govt. for alerting the public to the govt.'s misdeeds?
If I were President I would give him a choice; be a female and spend 50 years in prison or be a man and be expelled from the country with snowden? I'm listening.....
The lunacy of the left. Their propencity to ignore crimes when it suits their social agenda is not only sickening but outright dangerous.
I believe in God and forgiveness is a hard thing to do for this situation what they are done. In this case, they need Donald Trump to help them and forgive them. I don't think Obama will do anything good for these young people