Obama reduces Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence

James Cartwright, who was charged with making false statements during a probe into disclosure of classified information.Most of the other people receiving commutations were serving sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. pic.twitter.com/zYzkzninKO— ABC News (@ABC) January 17, 2017 She was known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 arrest and attempted suicide twice last year. Obama commutes vast majority of Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence, White House says; sentence to end May 17, 2017. BREAKING: Pres. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.Her sentence is now set to expire May 17. WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents.The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Obama is also pardoning 64 people, including retired Gen.