64 PARDONS TODAY! Obama Pardons General Over 'Stuxnet' Probe, Commutes Sentences for 1,385 Individuals
President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning and pardoned James Cartwright.
Manning was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.
Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, pleaded guilty in October to a single charge of making false statements to federal investigators in 2012 when he was questioned about leaking top secret information on US efforts to cripple Iran’s nuclear program to two journalists.
With today’s 209 grants of commutation, the President has now commuted the sentences of 1,385 individuals – the most grants of commutation issued by any President in this nation’s history. President Obama’s 1,385 commutation grants – which includes 504 life sentences – is also more than the total number of commutations issued by the past 12 presidents combined. And with today’s 64 pardons, the President has now granted a total of 212 pardons.