Harvard Rescinds Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship After CIA Director Protests

HeadlineSep 15, 2017

Harvard University has canceled an offer that would make Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow, after CIA Director Mike Pompeo called Manning an “American traitor” and canceled a planned appearance on campus. In response, Chelsea Manning tweeted, “honored to be 1st disinvited trans woman visiting @harvard fellow … they chill marginalized voices under @cia pressure … #WeGotThis.” The Obama administration prosecuted Manning under the Espionage Act after she revealed secrets of the U.S. State Department and Pentagon—including evidence of war crimes and support for U.S. allies committing torture—to WikiLeaks.

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