Whistleblower organization WikiLeaks strongly criticized president Donald Trump through its Twitter account, after he blasted through the same platform former U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, claiming that she´s an ungrateful traitor that shouldn't be released from prison. Manning is well-known for being the source that provided WikiLeaks classified information regarding the U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, for which she was sentenced to 35 years in jail.
Another Clash Between WikiLeaks And Donald Trump
Regarding what the Republican said about Manning, WikiLeaks stated that he´s clearly wrong about his remarks, explaining that the former U.S. soldier was actually found innocent of aiding the enemy, and the Pentagon admitted under oath no-one harmed. Naturally, former president Barack Obama´s decision of granting clemency to Manning was framed by the previous offer that WikiLeaks´ leader Julian Assange made, assuring that he was willing to get extradited to the U.S. if the former soldier ended up being released from prison.
Julian Assange´s Extradition Will Put Trump´s Administration In Front Of A Huge Dilemma
Clearly, this is another situation in which the pro-transparency organization clearly shows a different position from the U.S. president, in a moment in which the relationship between both parties are more controversial than ever after it was known that WikiLeaks collaborated with Russian hackers aligned with Vladimir Putin´s regime, to publish harmful information about Hillary Clinton in order to get Trump elected. In fact, as reported in a previous article, it would be quite interesting to see how his administration would be with Julian Assange, once he gets extradited next year, in the case that he´s actually willing to make his part of the deal.
Apparently, Donald Trump´s claims over Manning came after The Guardian newspaper published an editorial written by her, in which she explained that if there´s was a lesson to draw from Obama´s legacy, it would be to not start off with a compromise, adding that his successor must be a person who isn´t afraid to be criticized.