Manning lawyer asks hearing officer to step aside

This Sept. 19, 2007, file photo, shows the National Security Agency building at Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)

December 16, 2011 8:21:21 AM PST
The civilian attorney for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking classified documents published by the WikiLeaks website, on Friday asked the presiding officer at his pretrial hearing to step aside.