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White House would consider Manning pardon request
The Hill ^

Posted on 08/21/2013 12:49:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

White House would consider Manning pardon request By Justin Sink - 08/21/13 03:16 PM ET

The White House said Wednesday that it would consider a clemency petition for Bradley Manning "like any other application" after the Army private was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a cache of documents to WikiLeaks.

"There's a process for pardon applications or clemency applications, I believe they're called," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "And I'm not going to get ahead of that process. If there is an application that's filed by Mr. Manning or his attorneys, that application will be considered in that process like any other application."

Manning's attorney said shortly after his sentencing that he would ask the White House for a pardon. He added that even if the president did not do so, Obama should commute Manning's sentence to time already served.

"What's at stake here is how do we as a public want to be informed about what our government does," attorney David Coombs said, according to The Wrap.

Manning will be up for parole after serving a third of his sentence. With time served, he could be considered eligible in less than a decade. His conviction on five counts of espionage and five counts of theft carried a maximum sentence of 136 years in federal prison.

Before his sentencing, Manning publicly apologized for having leaked the more than 700,00 pages of classified information.

"I am sorry that my actions hurt people. I'm sorry I hurt the United States," he told the court. "I understood what I was doing was wrong, but I didn't appreciate the broader effects of my actions."

Earlier Wednesday, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said Manning received a "light sentence" for having "put the lives of our troops and allies in danger."

"Given the vast damage he did to our national security and the need to send a strong signal to others who may be tempted to disclose classified information, this is a dangerous conclusion,” McKeon said in a statement.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assange; benghazi; bradleymanning; democrat; democrats; diversity; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; manning; obama; paultardation; randsconcerntrolls; waronterror; wikileaks
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That screaming sound you heard was me.........

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

1 posted on 08/21/2013 12:49:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

just figures


2 posted on 08/21/2013 12:50:21 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Manning, of course...

Snowden, no chance...


3 posted on 08/21/2013 12:52:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pardon Manning and declare that Snowden’s a traitor? That’s weird.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 12:53:20 PM PDT by grania
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To: Sub-Driver
In my White House his pardon application would be used for cleaning up after the dogs.


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 08/21/2013 12:53:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Sub-Driver

just trying to trick Snowdon out into the open where they can pick him off...


6 posted on 08/21/2013 12:53:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Sub-Driver

WHY WOULD they even raise such an issue before the ink is dry on the sentence?


7 posted on 08/21/2013 12:54:07 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course he will. Anything to destroy America and American morale.


8 posted on 08/21/2013 12:54:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obummer is already sinking with his Under 30 base over the Snowden revelations. They view Manning as some sort of hero. White Hut is dangling this to try and keep those numbers from sagging any lower. (not to mention the whole “picking on the gay kid” issue)

Which shows you how dramatically the dynamics have shifted in just five years.


9 posted on 08/21/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Doogle

Nothing this regime does would surprise me anymore!


10 posted on 08/21/2013 12:55:34 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: SkyDancer

Obama will talk about it. He won’t actually DO it because Hell hath no fury like a bunch of spooks who think you just threw them under the bus.


11 posted on 08/21/2013 12:55:48 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DoughtyOne

“Manning, of course...

Snowden, no chance...”

Manning’s gay... Figure it out yet?


12 posted on 08/21/2013 12:57:01 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You haven’t seen anything yet. He’ll pardon most, if not every black person and/or liberal in federal custody or any federal charge (think Bill Ayers) =, with voting and firearm rights restored 19 JAN 2017. Mark my words.


13 posted on 08/21/2013 12:57:31 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
WHY WOULD they even raise such an issue before the ink is dry on the sentence?

I don't think they "raised" the issue - the statement was made in response to a question.

14 posted on 08/21/2013 12:58:05 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver
That screaming sound you heard was me......... Me as well.
15 posted on 08/21/2013 12:58:24 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: DCBryan1

Yes he will.


16 posted on 08/21/2013 12:59:40 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny, no one I know would consider a pardon request after we try, convict, and imprison the Obamadork and Holder.


17 posted on 08/21/2013 12:59:55 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not clear who raised the subject. Probably Manning’s lawyer. In any case, the White House spokesman responded stupidly, as usual.


18 posted on 08/21/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sub-Driver

Leftist anti-American hero. Of course he will get a pardon from barky Obama.


19 posted on 08/21/2013 1:01:57 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Manning is not dark skinned enough.

He is gay, though.

This could go either way (pun intended).

20 posted on 08/21/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by South40
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!; GeronL

January 19th, 2015.


21 posted on 08/21/2013 1:02:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course he would, they are both angry little dweebs.


22 posted on 08/21/2013 1:02:59 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Sub-Driver

Perhaps Barry could provide Bradley with a little private counsel.


23 posted on 08/21/2013 1:03:04 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Concur......


24 posted on 08/21/2013 1:03:14 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

WHY WOULD they even raise such an issue before the ink is dry on the sentence?


This a little kibble for the rabid Dem base who idolize Manning.


25 posted on 08/21/2013 1:04:41 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Sub-Driver; flaglady47; mickie
There could very well have been some deal cut behind the scenes to account for such immediate arrogancy on the part of this convicted little dormouse (er, dor-rat) and his mouthpiece.

Did Manning stumble on something incriminating to the Red Queen Obama while adventuring at such great length through his internet Wonderland?

Leni

26 posted on 08/21/2013 1:06:34 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sub-Driver

WTF!?

Does he or someone interested in him have something really hot they could release?

If there is something powerful enough to really hurt the regime they would pardon Manning to keep it hidden...IMO


27 posted on 08/21/2013 1:06:42 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Along with Jesse Jackson Jr and his missus..no doubt..


28 posted on 08/21/2013 1:08:28 PM PDT by ken5050 (CRUZ MISSILE! Ted 2016...a non-Canadian aimed directly at the Democrat party)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Arrogance.


29 posted on 08/21/2013 1:08:39 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

There you go...


30 posted on 08/21/2013 1:09:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fear not. He may be gay but he caused grief for the Won. There is no danger of a pardon. Until Obama’s term is almost up.


31 posted on 08/21/2013 1:12:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: EQAndyBuzz

” Manning’s gay... Figure it out yet?”

Sure did.


32 posted on 08/21/2013 1:13:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: grania

Snowden is straight and Manning is both gay and transgender. Make sense now?


33 posted on 08/21/2013 1:13:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: grania
Pardon Manning and declare that Snowden’s a traitor? That’s weird.

Well... Snowden's not a homo.

34 posted on 08/21/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Bingo! “Birds of a (pink) feather, stick together”.


35 posted on 08/21/2013 1:13:54 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Sub-Driver
Laws are only suggestions. Apparently there are no consequences for espionage, immigration infractions, aiding the enemy, gun running, treason...

That is if you are a member of a protected class. Otherwise things like self defense are criminal acts.

36 posted on 08/21/2013 1:15:48 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Sub-Driver
An impish fag who joined the military then bitched about it. I wonder who put him up to that in the first place? State Dept? NWO? Guaranteed pardon now? Yep and yep! Gay military agenda forwarded! Next?


37 posted on 08/21/2013 1:16:41 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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White House would consider Manning pardon request

No, they shouldn't.

38 posted on 08/21/2013 1:17:36 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Never happen for both political and national security reasons - he might get lucky with parole after 10.


39 posted on 08/21/2013 1:18:59 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did the white house volunteer that or was it in response to a question. It makes a difference.

If it was volunteered, then it’s an invite.

If it was in response to a question, prefaced by the fact that the attorney intends to file a pardon request, then it’s a routine dismissal of “There’s a process for that”, which means nothing.


40 posted on 08/21/2013 1:19:45 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Sub-Driver

For the WH to even consider a pardon now would be pathetic and contrary to the rule of law but that means nothing to Obama and his lapdogs.


41 posted on 08/21/2013 1:26:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

He’d throw his own brother under the bus to support his ego - oh, wait ....


42 posted on 08/21/2013 1:26:42 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Anyone know of a comprehensive list of those convicted at court martial who've received Executive clemency or a pardon?
43 posted on 08/21/2013 1:26:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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On second thought this fairy just might get a pardon of some sort on the morning of 1/20/2017 even if she doesn't get one sooner.
44 posted on 08/21/2013 1:28:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe the white panthers should put a dead or alive bounty on Manning’s head. Then let him out of prison.


45 posted on 08/21/2013 1:43:59 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: South40

Kudos.


46 posted on 08/21/2013 1:46:35 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Recruiters should be forced to post this pic with orders NOT to recruit guys who look like this:


47 posted on 08/21/2013 1:49:15 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: SkyDancer

“Anything to destroy America and American morale.”

Indeed. Obama and his tribe are VERY good at doing just that.


48 posted on 08/21/2013 1:50:38 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Sub-Driver

That opens up the question of who amongst all the losers in his administration will the ONE pardon. Certainly Hitlary, even though nothing may have been pinned on her, but just to make sure; and Holder; and Big Sis and the rest of his cabinet; and all the czars, and all his illegal relatives in this country, and Geitner; the IRS toadies;

and help me out here!!!


49 posted on 08/21/2013 1:52:36 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why isn’t he making acquaintance with the nearest tree and a rope? This guy is a disgrace to the uniform of the United States. Whether he is gay, purple, or loves hamsters is immaterial. He is a traitor.


50 posted on 08/21/2013 1:56:04 PM PDT by EinNYC
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