U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks, the most serious charge he faced. Manning was convicted of other lesser charges, including five espionage counts. Manning's sentencing hearing begins Wednesday.
LISTEN to FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern for more on the verdict from Fort Meade, Maryland:
The former military intelligence analyst has been cleared of aiding the enemy, but has been convicted of 20 other counts related to the largest national security leak in U.S. history.
Manning admitted to handing hundreds of thousands of classified battlefield reports, videos and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. His attorneys argued he didn't know the data would fall to enemy hands. Prosecutors failed to meet that burden.
Still, the convictions for espionage and theft counts could mean a 136 year prison sentence.
In Fort Meade, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.
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