Julian Assange says he'll turn himself in if Obama pardons Chelsea Manning
http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/16/12939 ... ning-obama
Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/us/p ... .html?_r=0
Pardon is an "executive forgiveness of crime"; commutation is an "executive lowering of the penalty."
A "pardon wipes out the conviction while a commutation leaves the conviction intact but wipes out the punishment.
After Assange's offer, Obama (by Washington standards) IMMEDIATLY granted clemency to Manning
A youtube search for "Assange Manning" or any other meaningful search will return conflicting reports about whether Assange asked for a Pardon or Clemency for Chelsea Manning, including the RT video report which first states Assange asked for a Pardon for Manning and then states he asked for Clemency and immediate release of Manning
By Washington Standards, Clemency was pretty fricken immediate, so if Assange asked for Clemency for Manning, he should honor his agreement which is now in dispute with even more conflicting news reports