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Coming to America: Julian Assange?
Topic Started: Jan 17 2017, 09:09 PM (63 Views)
A Storm is Coming

Not quite

Julian Assange says he'll turn himself in if Obama pardons Chelsea Manning

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/16/12939232/julian-assange-wikileaks-chelsea-manning-obama



Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/us/politics/obama-commutes-bulk-of-chelsea-mannings-sentence.html?_r=0



Pardon is an "executive forgiveness of crime"; commutation is an "executive lowering of the penalty."
A "pardon wipes out the conviction while a commutation leaves the conviction intact but wipes out the punishment.
Edited by A Storm is Coming, Jan 17 2017, 09:12 PM.
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A Storm is Coming

After Assange's offer, Obama (by Washington standards) IMMEDIATLY granted clemency to Manning

A youtube search for "Assange Manning" or any other meaningful search will return conflicting reports about whether Assange asked for a Pardon or Clemency for Chelsea Manning, including the RT video report which first states Assange asked for a Pardon for Manning and then states he asked for Clemency and immediate release of Manning

By Washington Standards, Clemency was pretty fricken immediate, so if Assange asked for Clemency for Manning, he should honor his agreement which is now in dispute with even more conflicting news reports

Edited by A Storm is Coming, Jan 18 2017, 10:40 PM.
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