Controversy surrounds decision to commute Chelsea Manning

Controversy has swirled around President Barack Obama's decision to commute the sentence of former Army Private Chelsea Manning.



Manning, a transgender woman, was convicted of leaking 750,000 pages of classified documents and videos to WikiLeaks.



She was sentenced to 35 years in a male military prison.



Critics say lessening Manning's sentence sets a bad example for other would-be leakers, and seems hypocritical, given Obama's recent criticism of Wikileaks following the Russian DNC hack.


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