Less than a week after convicted leaker and traitor Chelsea Manning declared that she will run for the United States Senate in Maryland, a new report reveals the Pentagon still has the full power to charge her criminally.
After leaking tens of thousands of highly classified documents to our enemies when she was an Army Private — and a male named Bradley — in 2013, former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.
But running for public office means she’s now subjected to being prosecuted for violating Pentagon regulations.
Obama didn’t pardon Manning, which means her conviction still stands. And while she has appealed her conviction, Manning’s still considered “active duty” while her appeal process goes through the court system.
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) January 18, 2018
The Pentagon doesn’t allow active duty soldiers to run for public office because they don’t want their members “wearing two hats,” meaning they want soldiers to only answer to one person in one field.
With that, the Pentagon has the power and authority to prosecute Manning for violating that rule, which is illegal given she’s still an active duty member.
Manning was convicted in 2013 when she was an U.S. Army private for carrying out arguably the largest leaks of classified intelligence in U.S. history, giving our enemies a plethora of information they could use against us.
She was convicted on several accounts, but not treason, and sentenced to 35 years in prison. Lucky for her, Obama was sympathetic to the traitor and commuted her sentence – which allowed her to get out of prison after just seven years.
Maybe the idea of going back to prison will scare Manning away from her goal of becoming a member of Congress.
Source: Conservative Institute