CLEMENCY

Obama Pardons James Cartwright for Lying to FBI

In addition to commuting the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s sentence, President Obama on Tuesday granted a full pardon to retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright for lying to the FBI about his conversations with reporters. The general pleaded guilty in September 2016 to falsely denying he was the source of leaks on details about the so-called Stuxnet computer virus, which the U.S. government reportedly used to sabotage centrifuges at an Iranian nuclear facility in 2008 and 2009. Cartwright was set to be sentenced on Tuesday but instead received his pardon.