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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on Commutation of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

January 17, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s remaining sentence:

"A court-martial found Private Manning guilty of violating the Espionage Act by leaking classified documents. Manning's reckless actions endangered troops and sources. Today's commutation is a slap in the face to service members who put themselves in harm's way to defend America's interests, including our secrets."

-- Congressman Dan Donovan represents Staten Island and South Brooklyn in Congress. He serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.