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Bill Johnson on President Obama Commuting the of Sentence of Private Manning

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Washington, January 18, 2017 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after President Obama commuted the sentence of the former Bradley Manning:
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Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after President Obama commuted the sentence of the former Bradley Manning:

I find it disgraceful that President Obama decided to commute the sentence of Army private Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning.  Manning released sensitive Army documents that contained names, sources, methods, and ongoing operational information to Wikileaks. U.S. interests abroad were harmed, covers were blown, careers were endangered and ended, and operations were compromised.  In the military, that’s called treason. As a 26-year career military officer, a veteran, and as an American citizen, I don’t understand the rationale for granting special treatment to Private Manning – someone who endangered the lives of fellow troops, intelligence officers, many of our allies, and our country.

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