Officer recommended Manning's removal from computer room
December 18th, 2011
01:21 PM ET

Officer recommended Manning's removal from computer room

By CNN Senior National Security Producer Charley Keyes

FORT MEADE, Maryland (CNN) - An officer who supervised the Army private accused in the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history said Sunday she had recommended his removal from a secure computer room after he scuffled with a fellow soldier.

Capt. Casey Fulton, the first witness on the third day of Bradley Manning's preliminary hearing, said she was concerned by his behavior, and had also recommended that his weapon be taken away.

Manning was back in the Army courtroom Sunday as military prosecutors continued to build their espionage case against the private, who's charged with leaking hundreds of thousands of secret government documents. The preliminary hearing will determine whether he faces a full military trial.

Follow the latest developments in the hearing here.

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  1. Maurizio

    Slam dunkin like Shaquille O'Neal, if he wrote iniftmarove articles.

    May 5, 2014 at 2:09 am | Reply
  2. Angga

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    July 1, 2012 at 3:33 am | Reply
  3. jlperry

    A hero? Your hero recklessly gave a foreign national 260,000 classified documents, 99% of which he did not know the contents. If he really wanted to do the right thing, he would have waited it out and gotten out of the Army, filtered the pertinent information and gone through the right channels. And don't even use the Daniel Ellsberg comparison. Mr. Ellsberg knew exactly what was in the Pentagon Papers that he submitted to then Sen. Graves who took the issue to the floor. PFC Manning knew about 1% of what he leaked to Assage. His actions were done because of spite and his lack of intestinal fortitude to do his job and fulfill his oath.

    December 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  4. Cassandra Chu

    ... in an odd way, Manning is a HERO. he delivered the "transparency" that Obama-liar (aka Commander in Chief) only promised. This guy deserves a bonus and a lifetime pension! enough of the secrecy... America has become a police state.

    December 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      Anyone who claims America has become a police state has never been in a true police state. Quite a ridiculous assertion. Manning is no hero. He chose to violate his oath and make a political statement. If he truly saw something illegal and wanted to blow the whistle, he could have done so with the discrete issue that he believed illegal. But no, he didn't just do that. He chose to do a complete, broad data dump of classified material covering many areas, the vast majority of which were legal actions of the US government. His action wasn't whistle-blowing, it was a political action. What he did was a crime. Anyone that wants to romanticize this has no concept of the law and what it means to take an oath.

      December 19, 2011 at 1:00 am | Reply
    • MarkC1980s

      That's an ignorant comment.

      You do realize that documents allegedly leaked by PFC Manning spans the Bush Administration era as well right? But I guess you're too blind to see that and want to blame everything on Obama to serve your own bias, ego, and agenda.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:53 am | Reply

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