Chelsea Manning, after commutation, draws Trump's ire

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WASHINGTON Former U.S. military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning on Thursday questioned Barack Obama’s legacy after the former Democratic president commuted her sentence last week, and she called for “an unapologetic progressive leader” to fight for minorities’ rights.

While not mentioning U.S. President Donald Trump by name, Manning wrote in Britain’s the Guardian that “after eight years of attempted compromise and relentless disrespect in return, we are moving into darker times” and urged Democrats not to compromise.

Trump responded in a tweet, calling her a traitor and criticizing the decision to release her.

“Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!” Trump wrote.

Manning had been sentenced to 35 years in prison after committing the biggest breach of classified information in American history in 2010 by handing over U.S. government secrets to anti-secrecy group…



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