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Chelsea Manning says she attended far-right pro-Trump event 'to gather intel'

Former whistleblower pictured at party thrown by conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, but she insists it was purely for intelligence gathering

Chelsea Manning, the former whistleblower who is now running for the US Senate, is defending herself against accusations that she has forged links with the far right after she appeared at a pro-Trump party thrown by notorious conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich.

Related: Chelsea Manning: ‘I’m a very different person than I was 10 years ago’

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Chelsea Manning: 'I'm a very different person than I was 10 years ago'

In her first interview since announcing a Senate run, Chelsea Manning discusses the long road to freedom, and why she’s determined to seize her moment

A few weeks after Chelsea Manning was released from military prison, having served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking official secrets, she came to a terrible realization. “I was out, but I saw that while I had been away, the prison had moved out here as well. That’s how I feel. I feel like I haven’t left, we’ve just exchanged prisons.”

That grim assessment, that even in freedom she was trapped within a prison, dawned on her as she walking one day through the streets of Brooklyn. The New York borough has a reputation for hipster cool, but she was shocked to see so many heavily armed police.

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‘Is whistleblowing worth prison or a life in exile?’: Edward Snowden talks to Daniel Ellsberg

The two most famous whistleblowers in modern history discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they’d advise anybody to follow in their footsteps. Introduced by Ewen MacAskill

Daniel Ellsberg, the US whistleblower celebrated in Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, was called “the most dangerous man in America” by the Nixon administration in the 70s. More than 40 years later, the man he helped inspire, Edward Snowden, was called “the terrible traitor” by Donald Trump, as he called for Snowden’s execution.

The Guardian has brought the two together – the most famous whistleblower of the 20th century and the most famous of the 21st so far – to discuss leaks, press freedom and other issues raised in Spielberg’s film.

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Chelsea Manning confirms Democratic run for Senate with video on Twitter

  • Federal election documents confirm Manning’s intention to run in November
  • Manning jailed in 2010 for passing files to WikiLeaks and was freed last year

Chelsea Manning, the former US army private who was imprisoned for passing information to WikiLeaks, has confirmed she will run for a US Senate seat.

A federal election filing, made on Thursday, showed Manning’s intention to run in the November elections as a Democrat. On Sunday, the former intelligence analyst tweeted: “Yup, we’re running for Senate #WeGotThis.”

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