Law & Crime reports:
Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst who went to prison for leaking thousands of documents to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, may end up back behind bars. Manning is reportedly refusing to comply with a federal grand jury subpoena, which could result in a contempt charge.
A judge in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) upheld the subpoena earlier this week after Manning attempted to have it quashed.
It’s unclear what the government wants Manning to testify about, but the case is being handled by the same U.S. Attorney’s Office that accidentally included language in a court filing that appeared to reference a case against Assange.
New statement from Chelsea Manning — she has refused to testify before grand jury. Another closed hearing is set for tomorrow am. “The court may find me in contempt, and order me to jail,” she says in statement.
— Rachel Weiner (@rachelweinerwp) March 7, 2019
tomorrow i’m facing a sealed contempt hearing for refusing to testify at a secret grand jury over my 2010 disclosures
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) March 7, 2019