CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
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(Washington: Pamela Brown) The reaction to President Obama's pardon of transgender Chelsea Manning, who is in prison for 35 years for giving military documents to WikiLeaks, featured; photos shown of Bradley/Chelsea Manning; details given about his disclosures; courtroom sketches from the trial shown. [Senator Tom COTTON - expresses disappointment.] [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST- comments on the Manning & Edwin Snowden cases.] The surprise from this Obama decision discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Gloria Borger, Carl Bernstein, Jim Sciutto, former Representative Mike Rogers, Jeffrey Lord, Angela Rye & conservative writer Matt Lewis about the Manning commutation case. [KING, BORGER, SCIUTTO, ROGERS, BERNSTEIN, LORD, LEWIS, RYE - offer views on the stunning Obama decision since Manning gave birth to WikiLeaks by exposing information about American diplomats, whether the leak led to loses of life, the humane aspect of this, other political prisoner cases, the classified information system & leaks.]