Normally, these games are not played. You hand over discovery and let the facts speak. You don’t play hide the ball, and that’s what the government’s been doing.David Coombs, Attorney for Pfc. Bradley Manning • Accusing prosecutors not only of failing to disclose, but actively working to prevent the disclosure of information and evidence that could be vital to Manning’s legal team and defense. Yesterday, during a hearing at Fort Meade, military judge Colonel Denise Lind gave prosecutors until July 25 to provide Manning’s lawyers with a “due diligence statement” outlining the steps they’ve taken to disclose information over the last two years. In addition, Colonel Lind demanded that the CIA, FBI, Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, state department, and other government agencies hand over any/all “damage assessments” related to the crimes Manning stands accused of. source (via • follow)
» What could happen to Manning? The man who allegedly gave Wikileaks its biggest coup could face the death penalty if convicted in his case — though the Army’s prosecutors have made it clear that they will not ask for that. Among the people who have testified against Manning: Jihrleah Showman, a former team leader of Manning’s who claims he once punched her in the face, and Adrian Lamo, the “grey hat” hacker who gained infamy in some circles for turning Manning in to federal authorities.