President Barack Obama reportedly has whistle-blower Chelsea Manning on his "short list" for commutation before he leaves office next week, a person in the Justice Department told NBC News. The decision could be made as soon as Wednesday. Manning, 29, is a former U.S. Army soldier and was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Manning tried to commit suicide twice in 2016, and went on a hunger strike in an attempt to get gender reassignment surgery. More than 100,000 people have signed a petition asking for Obama to commute Manning, and fellow whistle-blower Edward Snowden has also urged the president on Manning's behalf. "I have more hope right now than I have the entire time since she was sentenced. I do think it's the last hope for a while," said Manning's aunt, Deborah Manning.
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