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Pfc. Manning Presses US For Documents In WikiLeaks Case

5:48 AM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted away from his Article 32 hearing February 23, 2012 in Fort Meade, Maryland. During the hearing, Manning deferred his plea to the 22 charges against him and deferred a decision over whether he wanted a military judge or a jury to hear his case (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - An Army private charged in the biggest leak of secrets in U.S. history is pressing prosecutors for evidence he hopes will bolster his defense.

Pfc. Bradley Manning is set to appear at a pretrial hearing Monday afternoon at Fort Meade in Maryland.

Manning is seeking reports from various government agencies assessing the damage done by his alleged leak of classified diplomatic cables and war logs to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks.

His lawyers claim prosecutors are balking at giving them copies of the damage assessments.

Manning also is asking the military judge to postpone his September trial date to give both sides more time to obtain and study the documents.

The judge indicated during a hearing earlier this month that the trial probably will be postponed to November or January.

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