It seems Obama’s going to make the most of the nine days has he left with that executive pen and phone (no, I’m not counting down the days. Why do you ask?)
According to this, notorious WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning (who prefers to be called “Chelsea” because his Cult of Social Justice cred clearly wasn’t enough on its own) is on Obama’s shortlist of criminals to have their sentences commuted –
President Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation, a Justice Department source told NBC News.
A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning, who has tried to commit suicide twice this year and went on a hunger strike in a bid for gender reassignment surgery.
“I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced,” Manning’s aunt, Deborah Manning, told NBC News.
“I do think it’s the last hope for a while.”
You all remember Bradley Manning, right? He was the Army intelligence guy who was caught giving classified intelligence information to WikiLeaks, who then published it online for the entire world to see – our allies, our enemies, and everyone inbetween. And he made the story even more strange by showing up in a blond wig and insisting that everyone start calling him “Chelsea.”
I just call him “Brelsea.” Saves time on typing.
What makes this bizarre is how much Obama and the rest of the Democrats have screamed about WikiLeaks being this awful, terrible, no-good, very bad entity that conspired with the Russians to cost Hillary Clinton the election – but he’s got one of their informants on a completely different case on tap for special end-of-presidency favors.
Which is it, Barack? Is WikiLeaks the End Of The World As We Know It, or are they just these warm-and-fuzzy kittens and Brelsea didn’t mean to cause any harm and totally deserves his sentence commuted AND taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery?
Pick a lane already.