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Hypocrisy? Obama Commuted Sentence of Intel Leaker Chelsea Manning

After the Obama White House blasted Russia [1] for allegedly hacking the election, outgoing President Barack Obama has commuted [2] (i.e. reduced) the prison time of thirty-five years that Chelsea Manning was sentenced to serve. Manning had leaked several hundred confidential e-mails and information to WikiLeaks, which WikiLeaks published. We at AIM [3] noted how Obama could commute the sentence this past weekend.

Does that sound hypocritical to you? Condemning an alleged election hack by Russia, then turn around and give a known hacker-leaker a shorter prison sentence for leaking secret government information?