Chelsea Manning’s military lawyer, now settled in CNY, reacts to release

Before David Hammond came to Syracuse a little less than a year ago to start his own practice, he was assigned by the army to take on Chelsea Manning’s appeal. Manning was serving a 35 year prison sentence for leaking classified information before President Barack Obama granted her clemency just before leaving office. Hammond spent the better part of two years working closely with Manning on her appeal while she was behind bars. “It’s not every day that someone is court-martialed for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history,” Hammond said. Read Full Article