Chelsea Manning on Obama’s ‘Short List’ for Commutation
Imprisoned U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been put on President Obama’s short list for possible commutation, NBC News reported Wednesday. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence, since 2010, for taking classified military and diplomatic files and providing them to WikiLeaks. She attempted suicide twice last year and went on a hunger strike while attempting to get the military to provide gender-reassignment surgery. Obama could decide as early as Wednesday, NBC News reported.