Ryan Calls Manning Commutation ‘Outrageous’

January 17, 2017 Updated: January 17, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling President Barack Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence “just outrageous.”

Ryan says the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents “put American lives at risk and exposed some of our nation’s most sensitive secrets.”

The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening.

Ryan says Obama is setting “a dangerous precedent that those who compromise our national security won’t be held accountable for their crimes.”