The informant of the Internet portal Wikileaks, Chelsea manning intends to stand as a candidate in the U.S. Senate from the Democratic party. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
As follows from the document, released on 13 January on the website of the Federal election Commission, USA, manning has personally submitted the relevant documents on 5 January.
“Her name does not appear in the list of registered candidates for the Senate seat from Maryland. The fate of this place will be decided at the election in November. Chelsea manning will be vying for senatorial seat with its current owner Ben Cardin, which observers tipped re-election for a third term. Transgender Chelsea manning became known as a man”, – stated in the message.
Senior corporal Bradley manning served in Baghdad and loaded with an army of computers around 700 thousand confidential documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and passed them to WikiLeaks.
In may 2010 manning was arrested in August 2013 sentenced to 35 years in prison. While in prison, Bradley manning made a sex change operation and became a woman named Chelsea.
17 may 2017 manning was released from the military prison in Kansas for 28 years before his time.