An attorney for Pvt. Bradley Manning, the lone soldier accused of funneling volumes of secret information to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, has a couple of high value targets on his list of dream witnesses: namely, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Both appear on a list of witnesses sought to testify during a hearing on Dec. 16, the first Manning has received since his arrest over 18 months ago. The hearing is set to take place just one day before Manning’s 24th birthday.
Clinton was not being sought to provide any genuine evidence: instead, her testimony was requested so that Coombs can attempt to claim that Manning’s actions did not cause any serious foreign policy difficulties for the U.S.