Outgoing President Barack Obama says Chelsea Manning served a tough prison sentence Play

Outgoing President Barack Obama says Chelsea Manning served a tough prison sentence

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday 18 January that former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of US government secrets.Obama told his final news conference as president that he felt it made sense to commute Mannings sentence because she went to trial and took responsibility for her crime. Manning gave classified information to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks in 2010. She received a very disproportionate sentence relative to what other leakers had received, Obama said, adding that he felt very comfortable that justice has been served. Jan 19, 2017
What does Donald Trump's transition period indicate about his presidency? Play

What does Donald Trump’s transition period indicate about his presidency?

Since his surprise election win on 8 November 2016, Donald Trump has been busy preparing for life as US president. Ahead of his inauguration on 20 January, IBTimes UK spoke to Professor Michael Cornfield from George Washington University in Washington DC about the transition period and what it indicates about the next four years of Trumps presidency. Jan 19, 2017