Chelsea Manning released
The former intelligence officer, whose sentence for leaking thousands of classified documents was commuted by President
Shortly after the announcement was made publicly, read aloud on the Today show. She explains that wasn’t her idea, but it worked out for the best:
“The opportunity to do it on the Today show popped up, so it happened a little bit sooner and a little faster than I hoped it would… I was honestly a bit surprised by the outpouring of love and support that I got.”
As to the question of whether she’s still interested in running for public office, as she was before the arrest, she says:
“I’m certainly not going to say no, and I’m certainly not going to say yes. My goal is to use these next six months to figure out where I want to go. I have these values that I can connect with: responsibility, compassion. Those are really foundational for me. Do and say and be who you are because, no matter what happens, you are loved unconditionally.”
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[Image via Vogue.]