Almost one year to the day after Army investigators arrested intelligence analyst Bradley Manning on suspicion of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, the ex-hacker who turned him in is set to meet with the chief prosecutor on the case for the first time.
“I’m finally going to meet with the JAG officer to go over the preliminaries for the actual testimony and how they want to play out my role,” Lamo said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “It’s the first time I’ve met with them.”
The meeting is set for June 2 and 3 in Washington, and marks the first outward sign that Manning’s court-martial case is proceeding apace now that a lengthy inquiry into his mental health has concluded.
The Nation has a regular column on Manning and all things W. They link to this piece in the Guardian (UK) (the Guardian is considered a liberal newspaper).
Below is the transcript of an interview with a US soldier who was with Bradley Manning in the discharge unit of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where Manning had been sent before he was due to be thrown out of the army in October 2007 – six weeks after he had enlisted. That decision was revoked and Manning ended up in Iraq[.]