- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 5, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning said Thursday that a judge rejected her effort to quash a grand jury subpoena to testify in an apparent investigation of WikiLeaks.

But Manning said after the hearing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, that she’ll continue her legal efforts to avoid testifying to the grand jury.

Tuesday’s hearing before U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton was closed to the public, and prosecutors declined comment after the hearing.

In a brief statement after the hearing, Manning said she opposes the grand jury system as a matter of principle and that she doesn’t know why prosecutors want her testimony.

Prosecutors in Alexandria have long been investigating WikiLeaks. Manning served seven years of a military sentence for leaking military and diplomatic documents to the anti-secrecy website before President Barack Obama commuted the sentence.

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