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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

What happened to David Petraeus?

What would've happened if an enlisted person had been engaged in clandestine activity even remotely similar to what General Petraeus admitted to?  I suspect any other military person would have received a horrible sentence. Petraeus got off easy. 

What in the world happened to David Petraeus?  

Petraeus suffered a self induced tremendous fall from power. 

He was like a lead balloon, a decorated military General, close to running for President of the United States, who became an adulterous criminal.  All withing a nearly 24 hour news cycle!

Petraeus provided his mistress Paula Broadwell access to his “Black Books,” which contained Petraeus' notes, including highly classified material from his command in Afghanistan, according to charging documents in the case.

No political adversary could have done to Petraeus what he did to himself.  By the way, whatever happened to his paramour Paula Broadwell, who was the recipient of the secret information given to her, by Petraeus?  It's more clandestine than a spy soap opera.


Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty
Mar 3, 2015, 4:34 PM ET
By PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, JACK CLOHERTY and JACK DATE

Decorated war veteran and former CIA director David Petraeus  entered into an agreement with federal prosecutors in which he would plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for mishandling classified information.

The charge, unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, stems, in part, from documents the former director allegedly provided to his mistress.

In November 2012, Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA after little more than a year on the job. For 37 years before that, he served in the U.S. Army, including as commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

That long and successful career in public service came to an end when a long affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, became public.

The plea deal reached with prosecutors includes a recommendation of two years of probation and a $40,000 fine, according to court documents.

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