Many are comparing what Hillary Clinton did to what General Petraeus did, and how the two Washington insiders received very different punishments.
The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian take a a look at a whistleblower, and how their recent suicide attempt should lead us all to examine why this individual is in prison, while Clinton is on the campaign trail.
And no, it’s not Snowden…though he too can be juxtaposed to Clinton.
More background on the story via Salon…
CNN reporter Shimon Prokupecz tweeted the news on Tuesday morning…
“Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after a suspected suicide attempt, according to several reports.
U.S. Army spokesperson Patrick Seiber confirmed to CNN that Manning was hospitalized “during the early hours of July 5th.” An unnamed U.S. official said that this was because of a suspected suicide attempt.
American Civil Liberties Union attorney Chase Strangio said Manning has returned from the hospital, but reports of her alleged suicide attempt are unconfirmed.
TMZ reported that Manning may have attempted to hang herself, according to a source. Prison officials said she has since been released from the hospital and is being monitored.
Manning is being held at the Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks in Kansas.
Salon reached out to the Fort Leavenworth office. It did not comment on the case, and instead said to contact the U.S. Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. This office did not immediately return a request for comment.”*