Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning Seeking Presidential Pardon

Sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks


HAGERSTOWN, MARYLANDU.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is now referring to himself as "Chelsea Manning," is seeking a presidential pardon for sending classified information to WikiLeaks, which he says he did "out of a love for my country and sense of duty to others," according to documents released Wednesday.

Manning's lawyer, David Coombs, sent the Petition for Pardon/Commutation of Sentence on Tuesday to President Barack Obama through the U.S. Justice Department, and to Army Secretary John M. McHugh.