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Sentencing Phase of Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 12 (Live Updates)

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2:30 PM EST  The Special Findings document is circulating. It is listed as AE #625 and dated August 15, 2013. It will be posted to our FDL Manning trial documents soon.

2:10 PM EST  The Special Findings document is circulating. It is listed as AE #625 and dated August 15, 2013. It will be posted to our FDL Manning trial documents soon.

Other excerpts from the ‘Special Findings’ doc: The Judge, on the offense of ‘causing wantonly to be published intelligence’: “Pfc. Manning knew that al Qaeda was an enemy of United States.”

Judge: “PFC Manning specifically intended to knowingly convert records, and the information therein, by giving them to WikiLeaks.”

1:55 PM EST  Court is in recess until Monday at 1PM.

Finally got a copy of the “Special Findings.” There is no finding for the “aiding the enemy” offense,  so there is no explanation from the judge for why he was acquitted on that charge.

1:40 PM EST  We’re still waiting to see a copy of these “Special Findings” on Bradley Manning’s verdict.

1:35 PM EST  There are ten copies of the judge’s “special findings” on the Manning verdict for fifteen media personnel here today. Obviously, this could be a problem…

The “Special findings” will not be read into the record because both the defense and the prosecution don’t want them to be read. The media in the Media Center are now in a frenzy!

There are times at Fort Meade where I feel like I am, as a member of the press, the subject of a Stanley Milgram experiment.

1:30 PM EST  The sentencing argument will be on Monday afternoon. The Judge says that she is likely to issue Bradley Manning’s sentence Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

1:25 PM EST  “Special findings” from the military judge explaining some of rationale for her verdict in Bradley Manning’s trial to be announced.

Government rebuttal case focused on Danny Clark’s communications with Bradley Manning.

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