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Verdict in Bradley Manning Trial Expected Tomorrow

Around 1pm ET



Bradley Manning is on trial in military court on 34 counts ranging from aiding the enemy to failing to obey a lawful order. He faces up to life in prison, and a verdict is expected from the judge tomorrow.

From the AP:

Pfc. Bradley Manning could learn as early as Tuesday afternoon whether he will be convicted of aiding the enemy — punishable by life in prison without parole — for sending more than 700,000 government documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, a military judge said Monday.

Col. Denise Lind said shortly before calling a noon lunch recess that she expects to announce her verdict at 1 p.m Tuesday in Manning's court-martial. Lind planned to return to the bench later Monday, the third day of her deliberations. It wasn't clear whether Lind has arrived at her findings or was merely giving guidance to court-martial participants, spectators and reporters.

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  1. He’s screwed. Even on the laughable aiding the enemy charge.

    1. my co-worker’s aunt makes $84 an hour on the internet. She has been laid off for eight months but last month her pay was $17533 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site….

      1. Maybe your co-worker’s aunt needs to be charged!!!!!

  2. Well they need to hurry up and grab Snowden then as we are about to be short one show trial.

    1. Nah, they’ve got that guy in Louisiana.

  3. We know what Manning’s real crime is: Lese majeste.

    He has offended the dignity of the federal government and for that, he must be made to pay.

    1. Ser Illyn, bring me his head!

    2. His crime was breach of contract, at a minimum and aiding the enemy, at a maximum for hazy and ill-defined reasons. Should all the things kept confidential by the government be kept secret? No, but (provided the information is not of public interest or information related to a crime) the last person who should be circumventing this confidentiality is a person who has signed multiple agreements forswearing such, and who is getting good pay + benefits for it.

      Manning =/= Snowden, and AFAIAC Manning can rot in Quantico for a good long while.

      1. “Aiding the enemy” is a hazy and ill-defined charge, especially when we aren’t allowed to know who the “enemy” is.

  4. The Commemmorative Obama Historic Inauguration Plate was eavesdropping…or did Matthew purposely avoid asking it any questions?

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