"I am Chelsea Manning."
That was the bombshell announcement from Bradley Manning Thursday, one day after the Army private was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the biggest leak of classified information in American history.
Manning says he wants to live as a woman and begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.
Will it lead to a pardon? And will the Army let him get a sex change?
Chris Lawrence has the story.
Pfc. Bradly Manning dressed as a woman?
A photo was released to the public today, showing the former Army analyst in a blonde wig and make-up.
Yesterday, his defense used the picture, which Manning had emailed to a superior – to argue that he was mentally unstable when he leaked more than 700,000 documents to Wikileaks.
Manning was convicted of espionage last month, and could be sentenced up to 90 years in prison.
He gave a short statement today, saying "I understood what I was doing was wrong but I didn't appreciate the broader effects of my actions."
Pentagon Correspondent Chris Lawrence was in the courtroom and is OutFront.
A military judge ruled Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the analyst accused of the largest leak of classified information in United States history, not guilty of aiding the enemy.
Manning was found guilty of 19 of the 21 charges against him.
Chris Lawrence was inside the military court room when the verdict was read. He's OutFront.
Snowden's "catch me if you can" saga has largely been orchestrated by WikiLeaks.
A member of the organization's legal team has been by Snowden's side since he left Hong Kong on Sunday.Â The group has also been integral in helping Snowden try and find a country that will grant him asylum.
How does WikiLeaks get the money needed to carry out its work?
Tom Foreman has an Outfront investigation.