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Judge: Tweets OK as evidence in WikiLeaks case


June 25, 2013. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. A military judge is weighing the admissibility of three pieces of evidence suggesting Manning took his cues from WikiLeaks in disclosing classified information. (AP)

A military judge has ruled that prosecutors can introduce tweets suggesting an Army private took his cues from WikiLeaks in disclosing classified information.

However, Col. Denise Lind also ruled Friday against another piece of prosecution evidence in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

Lind allowed the admission of two tweets WikiLeaks posted in 2010 referring to material Manning allegedly sent to the anti-secrecy organization or stole from a Defense Department database.

But Lind says prosecutors have not authenticated a "most wanted" list that WikiLeaks purportedly posted in November 2009. She says prosecutors can still try to authenticate the list.

The list and tweets were offered as evidence that Manning aided the enemy by leaking documents he knew would be published online and seen by Al Qaeda.