Nightly News   |  August 21, 2013

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

The Army Private at the center of the Wikileaks scandal, Bradley Manning, has been given the harshest punishment ever in the U.S. for leaking to the media. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>> bradley manning, the army private at the center of the wikileaks scandal, has been sentenced to 35 years behind bars, the harshest punishment ever in the u.s. for leaking to the media. manning, a former intelligence analyst analyst, was found guilty last month of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret documents to wikileaks. he'll serve his time at the ft. leavenworth prison in kansas. with credit for good time served and good behavior, he could be out in seven years.