Former deputy CIA director resigns Harvard Kennedy School post over honors to Chelsea Manning

Former deputy CIA director resigns Harvard Kennedy School post over honors to Chelsea Manning

[Ed. – Why would you send your kid to Harvard now?  You don’t even get a quality education there anymore.]

Michael Morell, the former acting director and deputy director of the CIA, announced today that he is resigning from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as a non-resident senior fellow because the school had invited Bradley “Chelsea” Manning to be a visiting fellow. Morell added that “leaking classified information,” which Manning did, “is disgraceful and damaging to our nation.”

The transgender Manning was convicted in 2013 of espionage — for leaking documents to Wikileaks — and other crimes, but was given a commutation by President Barack Obama three days before Donald Trump was sworn in as the new president. Manning had faced 35 years in jail. …

“Ms. Manning was found guilty of 17 serious crimes, including six counts of espionage, for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks,” said Morell, “an entity that CIA Director Mike Pompeo says operates like an adversarial foreign intelligence service.”

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