Faso on Commutation of Manning Sentence

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Washington, D.C., January 17, 2017 | comments

Today President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act. Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement:

“In the waning days of President Obama’s tenure as our commander-in-chief, he has chosen to award freedom to Chelsea Manning, who leaked hundreds of thousands of sensitive military documents and diplomatic cables, putting our fighting forces on the ground as well as embedded allies at risk. Manning broke the law and betrayed her country. With this ill-advised action, President Obama sets a dangerous precedent for our national security.”

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