Manning’s Lawyer Plans Clemency and Presidential Appeal

Manning’s Lawyer Plans Clemency and Presidential Appeal

On Wednesday afternoon, August 21, 2013, David Coombs, the attorney of Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning), held a press conference at a hotel in Hanover, MD. It is located just minutes from Fort Meade, where his client had earlier received a 35-year prison sentence from the trial judge, Col. Denise Lind. Manning also was “dishonorably discharged.” She was found guilty of various charges ranging from computer fraud to federal theft dealing with the unauthorized release of “over 700,000 documents.” Mr. Coombs indicated that he plans to file a clemency appeal on his client’s behalf with the Court Martial Convening Authority Major General Jeffrey Buchanan. He’s also preparing an application for a presidential pardon and other “legal avenues of redress for his client.”

Photo by Bill Hughes.