01/18/17 – Chase Madar on President Obama’s unexpected commutation of Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence – The Scott Horton Show

Chase Madar, author of The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story of the Suspect Behind the Largest Security Breach in U.S. History, discusses President Obama’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s unprecedented 35-year prison sentence for leaking government documents; whether Donald Trump could undue the commutation if he wanted to; Obama’s otherwise terrible record on government whistleblowers; and Manning’s personal motivation for giving WikiLeaks and the world an incredible treasure trove of documents showing the government at its worst, including the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and the State Department diplomatic cables.

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