Chelsea Manning, the disgraced former Army intelligence analyst, who received a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks before being pardoned by President Obama, may end up back behind bars.
Manning is refusing to comply with a grand jury subpoena, which could lead to a contempt charge. (Law&Crime)
A judge in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) upheld the subpoena earlier this week after Manning attempted to have it quashed.
It’s unclear what the government wants Manning to testify about, but as Law&Crime’s Matt Naham noted, the case is being handled by the same U.S. Attorney’s Office that accidentally included language in a court filing that appeared to reference a case against Assange.
EDVA U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger admitted the error, but would not confirm or deny whether charges have been filed against Assange under seal.
Manning’s refusal comes even after she implied that she didn’t know what the subpoena was for.
Manning acknowledges the potential repercussions of her refusal.
New statement from Chelsea Manning — she has refused to testify before grand jury. Another closed hearing is set for tomorrow am. “The court may find me in contempt, and order me to jail,” she says in statement.
— Rachel Weiner (@rachelweinerwp) March 7, 2019