Steve Hayes on Manning commutation: 'It's a disgrace and it's not a surprise'

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Steve Hayes told viewers Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that when it comes to President Obama’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, “it’s a disgrace and it’s not a surprise from this president.”

“The damage that these leaks did is not theoretical. It’s real, it’s clear, and it’s demonstrable,” Hayes said.

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, has been serving out a 35-year sentence after leaking classified information to Wikileaks. She will now leave prison nearly three decades ahead of time after spending more than six years in jail.

Hayes added that Manning's leak "aided Al Qaeda in its efforts to attack the United States."