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Kaine Statement on Commutation of Chelsea Manning and Pardon of James Cartwright 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in response to the President's commutation of Chelsea Manning and his pardon of James Cartwright:

“The President’s clemency powers undoubtedly carry a heavy burden on every Administration. However, based on the limited information I know about these unique cases, I disagree with the President’s decisions. Any release of classified information is a serious risk, especially for Americans serving overseas. I am concerned about the perceived lack of disciplinary action in response to these leaks.”