According to NBC, President Obama reportedly put Chelsea Manning on his short list for commutation, meaning there’s a chance she could be freed from prison much sooner than expected.[...]
There is a glimmer of hope for Chelsea Manning. The imprisoned government whistleblower is on President Obama’s short list for a potential sentence commutation, NBC reported Wednesday, citing a Justice Department source. “I’m staying optimistic,” Manning told VICE News through a liaison. “Regardless of the outcome, I am eternally grateful…[...]
Edward Snowden has issued a heartfelt appeal to outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama to pardon imprisoned U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning.   His plea is particularly significant as he's not asking for his own pardon:  Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency as you exit the[...]
Chelsea Manning is apparently on President Obama's "short list" of people for whom he's considering commuting prison sentences.[...]
President Barack Obama is seriously considering a pardon for former Army intelligence analyst...[...]
Snowden asks the outgoing president to "save Manning's life."[...]
A Justice Department source tells NBC News a decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison for swiping 700,000 military files and diplomatic cables and giving them to WikiLeaks. Manning, a transgender woman formerly known as Bradley, delivered an apology to the nation before she was sentenced. A recording of that statement has been broadcast for the first time by NBC News.[...]
A Justice Department official told NBC News that the whistleblower's commutation could come in the remaining nine days of Obama's tenure.[...]

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