Former Military Lawyers Claim Chelsea Manning Could Be Prosecuted For Running For Office

Traitor Chelsea Manning has announced a run for U.S. senate in Maryland. Military law experts are saying this is a bad idea and not just for the people of Maryland. Manning could apparently face prosecution for running.

The Daily Caller reports:

Former Military Lawyers: Chelsea Manning Subject To Prosecution For Running For Office

Chelsea Manning has filed to run for Senate as a Democratic candidate in Maryland, but such a run subjects Manning to prosecution for violating Pentagon regulations on political activities, according to former military lawyers.

Manning, the transgender soldier who spent seven years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 sensitive documents to WikiLeaks, recently filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for the Senate seat in Maryland currently occupied by Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, a two-term senator…

Dru Brenner-Beck, retired Army judge advocate general and president of the National Institute of Military Justice, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that on the face of it, Manning is prohibited by DOD regulations from running for office while serving in an active-duty capacity. The only exception is if Secretary of Defense James Mattis grants explicit permission, a power that cannot be delegated by a secretary to anyone else…

Victor M. Hansen, law professor at New England Law and former military lawyer, also agreed that Manning’s run for office is legally prohibited and could result in prosecution.

Would people really vote for Manning in an election anyway? Have we really slipped that far as a nation?

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