Tom Cotton: Obama’s Decision on Manning ‘Dangerous for Our Country’

‘Chelsea Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of documents that revealed war plans and capabilities of our military, also the identities of many foreigners who worked with our government’

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COTTON: "I disagree and it's very disappointing. I think it's dangerous for our country. Chelsea Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of documents that revealed war plans and capabilities of our military, also the identities of many foreigners who worked with our government. If it's disproportionate, maybe because there's the crime that she committed is disproportionate to any other crime that we've seen in recent years. But this is also dangerous for us in the future. This is not just something we're looking backward. We depend vitally on the cooperation much many foreigners most of whom don't want that cooperation revealed, who want to do so in secret. Now that the president in a very sensational and high profile way has commuted Chelsea manning's sentence by 28 years, I think a lot of foreigners will question whether they can trust the United States government to conceal their dent et cetera in the future. That is dangerous for diplomats, intelligence officers and intelligence community."

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