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    Prosecutors urge charging Petraeus with felony

    Prosecutors urge charging Petraeus with felony
    January 09, 2015


    General David Petraeus with Paula Broadwell in 2011

    WASHINGTON — The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David H. Petraeus, contending that he provided classified information to a lover while he was director of the CIA, officials said. That leaves Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the preeminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his CIA e-mail account and other highly classified information. FBI agents discovered classified documents on her computer after Petraeus resigned from the agency in 2012, law enforcement officials have said.

    Petraeus, a retired four-star general who served as commander of US forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan, has said he never provided classified information to Broadwell, and has indicated to the Justice Department that he has no interest in a plea deal that would spare him an embarrassing trial. A lawyer for Petraeus, Robert B. Barnett, said Friday that he had no comment. Holder has said little publicly about the investigation. FBI Director James B. Comey, asked by reporters in December why it was taking so long, said, “I can’t say. I mean, I guess I could say, but I won’t say.” Marc Raimondi, a Justice Department spokesman, declined to comment

    At a press conference shortly after Petraeus resigned, President Obama said he had no evidence that Petraeus had disclosed classified information “that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security.” “We are safer because of the work that Dave Petraeus has done,” Obama said. “And my main hope right now is — is that he and his family are able to move on and that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career.” But investigators concluded that, whether the disclosure harmed national security, it amounted to a significant security breach in the office of one of the most trusted intelligence leaders. They recommended Petraeus face charges, saying lower-ranking officials had been prosecuted for far less.

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    If AG Holder decides to press ahead, Petraeus will likely plead not guilty. Despite the notoriety of the Obama administration to prosecute leaks and whistle-blowers, it seems to me the administration is in no hurry here to initiate such a spectacle.


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    F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for General Petraeus.....

    Do you believe this? Team Obama is trying to bring criminal felony charges on General Petraeus. Have they Lost their damn minds? Who are these lame ass prosecutors that want to Charge a War Hero. We should have the Right to their names......even just because they were dumb enough to even consider this. So they know, there will be no place to hide. Do they understand.....their careers will be destroyed? That they wont even be allowed to be out in public. Someone better get word to them.....before they make the biggest mistake of their miserable and pathetic lives.

    Someone is worried about what the General might come out with against BO and his Team, someone isn't playing Right. And it isn't the General!!!!!



    The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against David H. Petraeus, contending that he provided classified information to a lover while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison.

    Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general who served as commander of American forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan, has said he never provided classified information to Ms. Broadwell, and has indicated to the Justice Department that he has no interest in a plea deal that would spare him an embarrassing trial. A lawyer for Mr. Petraeus, Robert B. Barnett, said Friday he had no comment......snip~

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    Re: F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for General Petraeus.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Can you believe it? We will find out the names of those who wanted to bring charges. They won't be able to hide. You can count on that.

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    Re: F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for General Petraeus.....

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    Re: F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for General Petraeus.....

    If the General were a liberal from the jump, and not someone they thought would give them cover through appearance, then they wouldn't even be considering it...I heard Holder also wants to go after the Redskins....Obviously not a Football kind of guy....
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    Re: F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for General Petraeus.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    If the General were a liberal from the jump, and not someone they thought would give them cover through appearance, then they wouldn't even be considering it...I heard Holder also wants to go after the Redskins....Obviously not a Football kind of guy....
    Mornin JMac. Sua Sponte brutha. Here we have AQ getting off some attacks on the west. Boko Haram that goes and slaughters a whole village. 2000 people massacred. ISIS making some moves. Then the trouble with Libya.....and they want to run this in the Media leading to the 3 day news cycle for the Weekend. Go after a Decorated General and try to hook him up.

    Does that even seem Right to you?

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    Re: F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for General Petraeus.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin JMac. Sua Sponte brutha. Here we have AQ getting off some attacks on the west. Boko Haram that goes and slaughters a whole village. 2000 people massacred. ISIS making some moves. Then the trouble with Libya.....and they want to run this in the Media leading to the 3 day news cycle for the Weekend. Go after a Decorated General and try to hook him up.

    Does that even seem Right to you?
    Oh hell no....but let's be honest....The progressive left has disdain for the military. The only reason that Obama put Petraeus in charge of anything is because he thought it would be an easy way to stifle critics by saying that he had someone the right revered on his cabinet so that he could put his drone program in place without much backlash, once that was there, it was time to smear him, ruin him....How pathetic progressives are.
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    Re: F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for General Petraeus.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh hell no....but let's be honest....The progressive left has disdain for the military. The only reason that Obama put Petraeus in charge of anything is because he thought it would be an easy way to stifle critics by saying that he had someone the right revered on his cabinet so that he could put his drone program in place without much backlash, once that was there, it was time to smear him, ruin him....How pathetic progressives are.
    This will backfire on them. With all the leaks coming out from the Administration and including the WH. I think they will get some backlash on this. Oh and the MS media wont get to run with this one with the way they feel.

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    Re: F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for General Petraeus.....

    Obama and Holder's version of "If your not with us, you're against us"

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