Pence on 'Special Report': Commuting Manning's Sentence Was 'Mistake'
Vice President-elect Mike Pence said today he disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to commute the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning.
Pence sat down with Bret Baier just 48 hours before the inauguration of he and President-elect Donald Trump.
Pence called the former Army intelligence analyst a "traitor" who compromised U.S. national security.
To commute Private Manning's sentence was a mistake. Private Manning is a traitor and should not have been turned into a martyr, as Senator Cotton said. Private Manning's actions compromised our national security, endangered American personnel downrange, compromised individuals in Afghanistan who were cooperating with our forces by leaking 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks.
Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for leaking classified government and military documents to WikiLeaks. Manning's release date will now be May 17.
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