Agitator-in-Chief, er, “constitutional scholar” Obama, weighed in on Manning in 2011: “We are a national of laws.”
This tweet nicely sums it up:
The Chelsea Manning deal proves Obama is fine when Wikileaks endangers US soldiers and only outraged when Wikileaks embarrasses Democrats.
— THIS JUST IN… (@weknowwhatsbest) January 18, 2017
Via Daily Caller.
In 2011, President Barack Obama declared that Army PFC Bradley Manning, who now goes by the name Chelsea, “broke the law” by releasing hundreds of thousands of sensitive or classified U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks.
Obama commuted Manning’s sentence Tuesday as one of his last acts as president. Manning was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act, but will now be released in May 2017 instead of 2045.
“We are a nation of laws,” Obama said after being confronted by a pro-Manning protester at a California event. “We don’t individually make our own decisions about how the laws operate.”….