FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge has pushed back the start of the trial for an Army private charged with leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website to June 3.
Army Col. Denise Lind set the new trial date during a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade on Wednesday for Pfc. Bradley Manning. The trial had been set to begin March 6.READ MORE: 'The School Shouldn't Be Open Right Now': Parents React To COVID-19 Outbreak At Cherry Hill Elementary Middle School
Lind said extra time was needed to deal with classified information. Also, Manning has offered guilty pleas to reduced charges for two of 22 counts he faces.READ MORE: Almost 9,000 Vaccinated Marylanders Get Additional Shots Since Approval of Pfizer Booster
Proffers may be considered along with eight others he has offered at a hearing starting Feb. 26.
The defense says military prosecutors are drawing comparisons between Manning’s alleged leak of classified documents and Civil War-era spying cases. Defense attorneys say Manning’s alleged offenses are more akin to providing government documents to a newspaper.MORE NEWS: 'We're The Cure To This Situation': 9 Killed, 13 Wounded In Baltimore Over The Past Week
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