Chelsea Manning

Bradley Manning Ally Drops Suit over Seized Laptop

Feds agree to delete their copy of the data and hand over any notes

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A former WikiLeaks' supporter and friend of leaker Bradley Manning who had his laptop seized by the Department of Homeland Security has dropped his federal lawsuit challenging the seizure.

The plaintiff, David Maurice House, says that the government has agreed to delete its copy of the data taken from his machine, and to hand over any notes agents made about the contents of his hard drive.

"They're giving us exactly what we wanted," says House.

House is one of several Boston-area friends of Manning who were interviewed by federal agents following Manning's May 2010 arrest.