You’ll be shocked to learn that after being convicted of leaking national security secrets, Chelsea Manning, who used to be Bradley Manning, will be eligible for all government benefits.
Manning is scheduled to be released from the military prison at Fr. Leavenworth, Kansas on May 17.
For reasons that infuriated the military and then candidate Donald Trump, President Obama decided to commute the sentence of the convicted spy in the last days of his presidency.
According to USA Today Manning will continue to receive all the benefits that military personnel who have not betrayed their country, are entitled to.
Pvt. Manning is statutorily entitled to medical care while on active duty status, pending final appellate review.
The Army refused to disclose the other terms of Manning’s release, six years before her eligibility for parole, citing privacy concerns. She had been sentenced to 35 years for releasing hundreds of thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks. Manning appeared at a court martial in the uniform of an enlisted man.
While in prison, Manning received hormone treatments and became a celebrity in the transgendered community. Only in America.