Chelsea Manning’s Visiting Fellow Invitation at Harvard Rescinded After Public Outcry
Private First Class Bradley Manning stole 251,000 State Department documents, many of them secret international embassy reports. Manning smuggled the security documents out on a CD labeled “Lady Gaga.” Manning was bitter after a breakup with his boyfriend.
In April 2014 a Kansas judge allowed Manning to change his name to “Chelsea.”
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a picture in a wig and lipstick. (AP)
Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence in January from 35 years to 7 years.
In May 2017 Chelsea Manning was released from prison and became a free person.
On Friday a Harvard dean revoked the invitation to Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow at the prestigious university.
The school called the invitation a mistake.
Chelsea Manning’s fellow invitation from Harvard is revoked after outrage from lawmakers and current and former CIA Directors pic.twitter.com/HtB0uz41Wj
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