White House Answers “We The People” Petition to Free Bradley Manning
the accused WikiLeaks whistleblower.
Why We Can’t Comment on Bradley Manning
Thank you for signing the petition “Free PFC Bradley Manning, the accused WikiLeaks whistleblower.” We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on WhiteHouse.gov.
The We the People Terms of Participation explain that “the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government.” The military justice system is charged with enforcing the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Accordingly, the White House declines to comment on the specific case raised in this petition.