Manning offers his plea

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Updated, 12:50 p.m. EST: Manning is reading in full a 35-page statement that explains his decisions about leaking material to WikiLeaks. According to journalists reporting from the Fort Meade hearing, the whistle-blower is off camera in the feed streaming court proceedings to the media gallery.In a striking revelation — which many will see as significant indictment of the mainstream media — Manning said that he had contacted both the New York Times and the Washington Post about the war logs before reaching out to WikiLeaks to leak the information.”Manning said he talked to [a] person at WaPo who he did not think took him seriously when he described [the] war logs,” tweeted Kevin Gosztola, following proceedings live. Manning also told the court he had planned to offer material, including the Collateral Murder video, to Politico but was unable to reach the publication’s offices due to inclement weather.[embedtweet id="307186443414020096"] ;Original post: Pfc. Bradley Manning Thursday pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including being the source of a leak of state secrets to WikiLeaks. At his pretrial hearing at Fort Meade, Manning (through his attorney David Coombs) pleaded not guilty to the major charge that could see him serve life in prison — “aiding the enemy.”Continue Reading…

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