Democracy Now: Manning Lawyers Seek OK to Prove Evidence Leak Caused U.S. No Harm

Attorneys for the alleged U.S. Army whistleblower Bradley Manning are seeking a military court’s permission to cite evidence showing the leak, for which he is accused, caused no damage to the United States. On Wednesday, Manning’s attorneys said they should be allowed to present “damage assessment” reports that evaluated the impact of the publication of government diplomatic cables that Manning is accused of providing to WikiLeaks. Manning’s attorneys recently won access to the documents after accusing prosecutors of withholding information that could help Manning’s case. News reports have suggested internal government reviews have found the leak caused minimal damage, contradicting prosecutors’ contention that Manning harmed national security and aided U.S. foes.

~ by wheresthemic on July 19, 2012.

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