Bradley Manning Verdict

  • Aired:  07/31/13
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WikiLeaker Bradley Manning evades the most serious charge leveled against him, but could still receive a 154-year slap on the wrist. (4:10)

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US, THANK

YOU SO MUCH.

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>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN,

STEPHEN!

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>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT.

FOLKS, I ALWAYS TRY TO KEEP A

LEVEL HEAD.

YOU KNOW I FOR ONE ALWAYS TRY TO

KEEP A LEVEL HEAD BUT EVEN I AM

ENRAGED BY THIS BRADLEY MANNING

TRIAL.

FIRST OF ALL, THAT HE HAD A

TRIAL.

THOSE PRISONERS IN GITMO MUST BE

DYING TO KNOW HOW HE WRANGLED

THAT SWEET DEAL.

YOU MAY REMEMBER BRADLEY MANNING

AS THE WIKILEAKER WHO RELEASED

THE INFAMOUS COLLATERAL MURDER

VIDEO OR PERHAPS FOR BEING THE

LEAST ATHLETIC MANNING BROTHER.

HIT THE WHEATIES.

NOW, SINCE HIS ARREST THREE

YEARS AGO MANNING HAS BEEN HELD

IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR 23

HOURS A DAY, FORCED TO SLEEP

NAKED WITHOUT PILLOWS AND SHEETS

ON HIS BED.

BUT I SAY HE DESERVES IT.

FOR PETE'S SAKE THE GUY REVEALED

THAT THE UNITED STATES TORTURES.

PARTLY THROUGH HIS DOCUMENT LEAK

BUT MOSTLY BY HOW WE TORTURED

HIM.

WELL, BRACE YOURSELVES, FOLKS

BECAUSE YESTERDAY THE JUDGE IN

THE MILITARY TRIBUNAL HANDED

DOWN A SHOCKING DECISION.

>> BRADLEY MANNING IS NOT

GUILTY.

NOT GUILTY OF AIDING THE ENEMY.

THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST

HIM.

AND ONE THAT CARRIES WITH IT A

POSSIBLE LIFE SENTENCE.

THAT WON'T HAPPEN.

>> Stephen: THAT'S RIGHT.

MANNING WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF

THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGE: AIDING

THE ENEMY.

AND EVEN MORE SHOCKING, HE WAS

ALSO FOUND NOT GUILTY OF

SHOOTING TRAYVON MARTIN.

EVIDENTLY, NO ONE IS GUILTY OF

THAT ONE.

NOW, FOLKS, THEY DID CONVICT HIM

ON 20 OTHER COUNTS, INCLUDING

VIOLATING THE ESPIONAGE ACT OF

1917.

AND I THINK WE SHOULD ALL BE

GRATEFUL FOR PRESIDENT WILSON'S

FORWARD-THINKING STANCE ON CYBER

CRIME.

OKAY.

FIGHTING AL KAISER.

BUT JUST LISTEN TO THE SLAP ON

THE WRIST THE JUDGE COULD BE

GIVING MANNING.

>> IF YOU TAKE THE SECOND AND

THIRD CHARGES WHICH HAVE A

NUMBER OF SPECIFICATIONS

INCLUDED IN ALL OF THEM, IT

COULD AMOUNT TO A TOTAL SENTENCE

OF 154 YEARS.

>> Stephen: 154 YEARS?

THAT IS NOTHING.

I MEAN, THE GUY'S ONLY 25.

HE COULD BE OUT IN TIME TO SEE

HIS GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GRAND

KIDS PLAY WITH HIS BONES.

BUT HERE'S WHAT I DON'T GET,

FOLKS.

HERE'S WHAT I DON'T GET.

MANNING IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF

AIDING THE ENEMY.

BUT HE IS FOUND GUILTY OF

ESPIONAGE.

SO THEN WHO WAS HE SPYING FOR

WHEN HE TOLD US WHAT THE

GOVERNMENT WAS DOING?

OH, MY GOD!

HE WAS WORKING FOR THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

OH, MY GOD.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

MAKE SENSE.

WE WERE PAYING HIS SALARY.

YOU KNOW, FOLKS, I'M NOT

SURPRISED.

I NEVER TRUSTED THAT BUNCH.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY DID TO THE

INDIANS, RIGHT?

I MEAN, JOHNNY DEPP ALONE.

AND NOW THAT WE KNOW WHO MANNING

WAS FEEDING ALL THE GOVERNMENT

SECRETS TO, I MEAN, SOMEBODY

SHOULD BE KEEPING AN EYE ON

THESE PEOPLE.

OH, THEY ARE?

OH,

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