BREAKING NEWS: Gen. (ret.) David Petraeus Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor For Unauthorized Removal/Retention Of Classified Material
General (Ret.) David Peteraus, one of the most widely respected military commander’s of his generation; and, ‘author’ of the successful ‘Iraqi Surge,’ has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department; and, admitted providing his highly classified journals to his mistress [at the time, and when he was CIA Director], Ms. Paula Broadwell. According to the New York Times, Gen. Petraeus will plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material. According to the Times, Petraeus could be sentenced to up to a year in prison; but, federal prosecutors are set to recommend two years of probation, and a $40,000 fine. When initially interviewed by the FBI, Gen. Petraeus denied providing Ms. Broadwell with classified material; a statement which federal prosecutors said was “false.” “Defendant David Howell Petraeus then, and there, knew that he previously shared the black books [Petreaus’s highly classified notes and material], with his biographer [Ms. Broadwell].
I don’t think this decision by the Justice Department bodes well for Gen. (ret.) James Cartwright, whom Attorney General Eric Holder is considering bringing charges against — for allegedly leaking highly classified details of a purported U.S./Israel covert operation — which allegedly involved infecting Iran’s nuclear infrastructure with a cyber virus which came to be known as Stuxnet. V/R, RCP