- Manning was convicted of stealing 750,000 pages of documents
- Defense Secretary Ash Carter objected to President Obama's decision
Washington (CNN)Chelsea Manning thanked Barack Obama on Thursday after the President commuted the sentence of the former Army soldier earlier this week.
"Thank you @BarackObama for giving me a chance. =,)," she tweeted.
A former intelligence official told CNN that the "entire intelligence community is deflated by this inexplicable use of executive power."