The White House will now have to respond to Chelsea Manning's request to commute her sentence. This follows a November 14th petition asking for President Obama to review her case
surpassing the required 100,000 signatures required to elicit a response from the administration.
We did it! Thank you so much for your love and support. =) — Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) December 11, 2016
Manning's lawyers also submitted a formal petition in November asking for a commutation of her sentence, arguing that she has already served more time than any other leaker in recent American history -- an unprecedented and unfair sentence in relation to her crime. Since her incarceration, Manning has also been