Judge begins 5-day hearing in military leak case
by Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
July 16, 2012 03:30 PM | 430 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) _ A defense attorney for an Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history is renewing a request to have two of the 22 charges against his client dropped.

The attorney for Pfc. Bradley Manning made his argument before a military judge Monday, the first day of a planned five-day hearing at Maryland’s Fort George G. Meade. Lawyers for Manning and the government are discussing a number of issues in advance of his trial set for September.

Prosecutors say the now 24-year-old gave hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic cables and war logs to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks. Manning’s attorney argued Monday that two of the charges against his client are improper. The judge has yet to rule.

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