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Prosecutors Use Interview With Manning's Aunt During Court Martial

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Manning's court martial has been going on for a week.
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Manning's court martial has been going on for a week.

Testimony in the court martial of the army private charged with giving secret documents to Wikileaks now includes statements from the aunt of Pfc. Bradley Manning.

On Tuesday, prosecutors presented Debra Van Alstyne's statement about an interview she had with Army investigators at her Maryland home in 2010, shortly after Manning's arrest. At that time, Van Alstyne claims, investigators asked how Manning felt about his service in the Army. She replied that Manning was proud of his job.

Van Alstyne went on to tell about an investigator who confiscated a digital camera data card containing some of the Iraqi battlefield reports and video of an Apache helicopter attack Manning is accused of taking from government computers and later handing over to WikiLeaks.

She said Manning called her after his arrest and asked if she had watched the helicopter video. Van Alstyne said her nephew told her the video would be "big news'" and that it would make a "big splash" in America.

Also on Tuesday prosecutors offered evidence that Manning used his work computer to access a classified Army intelligence report about WikiLeaks. Government attorneys say Manning's knowledge of that report and its contents proves the 25-year old former army analyst knew leaking classified information to Wikileaks would be the same as giving the secret information to enemy forces.

Testimony resumes later this morning in Ft. Meade, MD.

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