Tenney 'deeply Troubled' By Obama's Commutation Of Manning Sentence
Published: January 20th, 2017
By: Grady Thompson

Tenney 'deeply  troubled' by Obama's  commutation of Manning sentence

NEW HARTFORD – On Tuesday, January 17, President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 273 individuals as one of the final executive orders of his presidency.

Chelsea Manning – a former Army soldier who was convicted in 2013 of stealing 750,000 pages of documents and videos and leaking them to WikiLeaks – was among those 273 individuals, and her commuted sentence has been the subject of widespread debate.

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney of New York's 22nd congressional district announced in a statement that she is 'deeply troubled' by Obama's decision to commute Manning's sentence.


The Evening Sun

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