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Bring -- a couple of legal experts have told about what we might see here now and media.
But hammer -- criminal defense attorney Fox News contributor with me in the studio -- -- joining us from Atlanta bureau asked to -- -- who is also.
A criminal defense attorney let me start with you -- -- -- any predictions for -- so what we're gonna hear from the judge.
Plane -- now just like you never know the jury you get you also never know with -- -- -- -- the judges the one who's had to be the fact finder in this case the finder of fact as well as the finder of the law.
You know we don't know exactly what piece of evidence -- put in for which counts that was persuasive enough for her to find.
-- at private Manning guilty and so we're gonna see.
You know that there are a lot of counts he might see some high -- might see some not guilty in and some guilty -- do you think the most.
I important one is -- aiding the enemy and so will see if she found that private Manning had the intense.
To provide this information to the enemy -- and I think that's the threshold for what did he have the intent to do -- not did -- really -- what his intent what.
And that that's a big part of this cameras and it didn't -- is a very specific.
And -- live from but -- it but early on and it's in the app pretrial proceedings.
The the prosecutor is actually argued that it's not important that whether or not he meant to do it.
That by releasing these documents it was over 700000.
Information all of these things by doing the act alone.
He is beating the enemy and so there was a lot by and and and there's continues to be a lot of debate as to whether the motive really needs to be there.
And I've asked what's your view on that and it does -- matter here if he was just thinking all I'm gonna release these documents and give them to WikiLeaks.
All he was actually thinking I'm going to release these documents.
And they will aid the enemies of the United States is it a big difference.
I think it is because you need -- if it's a specific content crying you need to prove the person's intent what was their motivation what did they mean to do.
I had -- way to prosecutors making it sounded almost like what we consider in a lot strict liability.
Just because you did it makes you guilty of that crime not.
By -- at intent that you had so.
I don't need it's important I guess we'll see if the private -- appeals if he's convicted what the higher courts say about it would you expect to appeal if he is convicted terror.
But of course I think he's going to you to take on as many legal challenges possible.
But the military rules are a lot different than a regular civilian court than what's interesting is that he did she use instead of -- tribunal.
I proceeding with that with -- with more than one.
Judge you well.
He's he's just it's just one judge who's so I've -- -- because this this person is this female -- -- you well for lack a better word is more.
Maybe more liberal in her and her thinking and in her sentencing him but.
But back to the specific content if you look at the other crimes of aiding the enemy and this is so new this this WikiLeaks tight.
Computer -- sharing information type case usually most cases that we've seen.
Our where -- we aided we've had prisoners of war.
-- the Chinese and now world war two and things like that giving them actual specific information.
That could service says really does anybody think there riding in one of W is -- -- it really does anyone think this verdict will be anything the current administration does not want.
Yeah I mean in the -- that a lot of people will see a political hand.
In this certainly Bradley -- supporters -- to see likely to see a political hand in this.
If he is indeed convicted.
But should we have confidence Saddam military justice system is above -- -- -- -- We should -- That practical reality is is a little different -- I had -- I work an assist them and I expect that.
The person looking at the facts and the law will make a judgment.
Aside from any politics involved.
Some people would call me and I need I don't know that an order for me to work an assistant I have to believe that.
I know one other I'd go one of those quick point don't -- -- -- to a back -- -- the end of the mayor of San Diego.
What a messy situation.
I'll pull you on every level he believes he's going to go get treatment two weeks and it will be absolutely finding you'll come back and continue.
To be -- a lot of people would disagree with that but yeah.
Also told that he -- the city debate is legal fees really.
But could talk about this behavior treatment first because I -- and I wouldn't really YE.
Fox News or somebody to paper -- behavior treatment need you don't need behavior -- I don't know I am not like -- not like because back I think we are on me maybe a little help here and there -- -- fine tuning but I.
Is that actually of course I think it's absurd but legally speaking in in my little legal box here.
It's an interesting argument because he he's being accused this behavior while he was.
Mirror it was an outside of his his duty as mayor wasn't like he did this this these sexual.
Predatory acts at a restaurant these -- other employees so he was essentially.
On the job if you well at the time that -- of the allegations so.
Technically if it were a regular corporation they would have to pay for that -- to -- cook.
I asked do you do you agree they should the city should pick up is legal to have.
I'm not necessarily agreeing what I am an outline agreement camera who said that a lot of corporations were paid a -- but speaking to some corporate lawyers today.
And discussing this case it was said to me that and I -- in those corporate cases if the person is found guilty.
Of the claims of sexual harassment and they need to -- and -- by the corporation that fronted the legal fees.
I'm not sure what the charter in San Diego says -- I'm sure the city attorney and an -- hadn't quite a discussion about it -- -- their legal obligation I want him match unity and moving Fowler and what would be happening for -- for others as these kind of cases become so much more prevalent.
I would imagine the -- having a lot of interesting discussions with a lot of people are asked about his criminal defense -- from our -- a very great to see you thank you very much of being hit.
-- camera holdings have a defense -- crammed up Fox News contributor here in the -- thank you to -- great to see you.
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