It was announced today that felony charges are being considered against former General Petraeus for spilling state secrets as pillow talk to his mistress.
Federal prosecutors handling the case of David Petraeus, the former director of the CIA, have recommended that charges be filed against him for mishandling classified information, according to federal officials.
No charges have been filed, and it’s up to Attorney General Eric Holder to decide whether the facts assembled by the FBI, and the case built by prosecutors, merit going to court.
Petraeus, a retired four-star general and once America’s top man in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, became CIA director in 2011. The question has been whether he gave classified information to a woman who was writing a book about him — a woman who was also his mistress.
He acknowledged the affair when he stepped down after leading the CIA for about a year.
Neither Justice Department nor his lawyer, who has always insisted Petraeus did nothing wrong, had immediate comment. One federal official said this leak, first reported by The New York Times, is an effort to put pressure on Holder to bring charges, especially given that other, lower-level government officials have been charged with leaking classified information.
At least that’s the official story. Those of us who understand how the gang of Chicago thugs in the White House thinks and acts know what’s really going on:
Petraeus’ real crime was to lead a troop surge in Iraq that worked, frustrating Obama’s plans for US withdrawal and defeat
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) January 10, 2015
Meanwhile, Al Sharpton can skip paying his taxes because he’s Obama’s pal.
—Courtesy of The Right Scoop