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Chelsea Manning Disinvited as Harvard Fellow After Protest from CIA Officials


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Bridget Johnson

September 14, 2017


The dean of Harvard's Kennedy School announced in a late-night statement that Chelsea Manning was disinvited as a visiting fellow after former Acting CIA Director Mike Morell quit in protest.

“Senior leaders have stated publicly that the leaks by Ms. Manning put the lives of U.S. soldiers at risk,” Morrell wrote in a letter to dean Douglas Elmendorf. “The Kennedy School’s decision will assist Ms. Manning in her long-standing effort to legitimize the criminal path that she took to prominence, an attempt that may encourage others to leak classified information as well.”

Morell said he had "an obligation to my conscience — and I believe to the country — to stand up against any efforts to justify leaks of sensitive national security information."



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CIA Director Mike Pompeo declines speech at Harvard after Chelsea Manning named visiting fellow

Diana Stancy Correll

Sept. 14 2017


CIA Director Mike Pompeo declined an invitation to speak at Harvard University, following the announcement that Harvard University named Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow.

[A]fter much deliberation in the wake of Harvard's announcement of American traitor Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics, my conscience and duty to the men and women at the Central Intelligence Agency will not permit me to betray their trust by appearing to support Harvard's decision with my appearance at tonight's event," Pompeo wrote in a letter Thursday. Pompeo was scheduled to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 election, the nuclear standoff with North Korea, and other issues at the school on Thursday.


Manning previously was a former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army but was convicted in 2013 of violating the Espionage Act after providing thousands of national security documents to WikiLeaks. She originally faced 35 years in prison, however, President Barack Obama commuted her sentence. As a result, she was released in May.






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