Why on earth doesn’t Chelsea Manning’s lawyer just have her plead the 5th? It’s really not that complicated.

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Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Testify Before Grand Jury in WikiLeaks Case

Chelsea Manning, the former army intelligence analyst who served seven years in prison for leaking military information to WikiLeaks, was taken into custody Friday for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating the whistle-blowing organization and its founder, Julian Assange.

U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton determined that Manning was in contempt of court after a short hearing Friday morning, in which Manning said that she had no plans to answer prosecutors’ questions and would “accept whatever you bring upon me,” the Associated Press reports.

Hilton ruled that Manning will stay in prison until she decides to testify, or until the grand jury has completed its investigation into WikiLeaks.

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