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Ilhan Omar Calls on Biden to Pardon Drone Warfare Whistleblower Daniel Hale

HeadlineAug 27, 2021

Congressmember Ilhan Omar is calling on President Biden to pardon whistleblower Daniel Hale, a former member of the U.S. Air Force sentenced in July to 45 months in prison for leaking classified information exposing the U.S. drone and targeted assassination program. Hale pleaded guilty in March to one count of violating the World War I-era Espionage Act. In a letter to Biden, Omar writes, “The legal question of Mr. Hale’s guilt is settled, but the moral question remains open. I strongly believe that a full pardon, or at least a commutation of his sentence, is warranted.” 

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