The President commutes the sentences of more than 200 federal inmates and issues pardons to dozens of others.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

In one of his final acts before leaving office, the President commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army private who was the original source for Julian Assange's WikiLeaks in 2010.

Manning, who was then known as Bradley Manning, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for stealing U.S. government records relating to the national defense.

The President also commuted the sentences of 208 other federal inmates and granted pardons to 64 individuals, including retired Marine General James Cartwright, the former Vice Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs, who was convicted of lying to federal investigators.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.