Holder Weighs Whether to Charge Gen. Petraeus w/ Felony

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  1. Finns Wake

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    Eric Holder is deciding whether to indict Petraues. As the top law-enforcement official in US, I'm glad that he's focused on things that will make us safer and protect us from all of the shenanigans currently afoot in the world. :facepalm:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/10/u...s-against-former-gen-david-petraeus.html?_r=0

    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress 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.

    The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other highly classified information. F.B.I. agents discovered classified documents on her computer after Mr. Petraeus resigned from the C.I.A. in 2012 when the affair became public.

    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.

    Mr. Holder was expected to decide by the end of last year whether to bring charges against Mr. Petraeus, but he has not indicated how he plans to proceed. The delay has frustrated some Justice Department and F.B.I officials and investigators who have questioned whether Mr. Petraeus has received special treatment at a time Mr. Holder has led an unprecedented crackdown on government officials who reveal secrets to journalists.

    The protracted process has also frustrated Mr. Petraeus’s friends and political allies, who say it is unfair to keep the matter hanging over his head. Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, wrote to Mr. Holder last month that the investigation had deprived the nation of wisdom from one of its most experienced experts.

    “At this critical moment in our nation’s security,” he wrote, “Congress and the American people cannot afford to have his voice silenced or curtailed by the shadow of a long-running, unresolved investigation marked by leaks from anonymous sources.”
     
  2. Wonky Eye

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    And we wait until January 2015 to do anything about it (if true)? Why not do something 2 years ago? This just reeks of Obama/Holder anti-Bush political witch-hunt tactics.
     
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    When they get caught up maybe they can get back to current criminals that MAY face charges

    Michael Brown’s mother may face felony armed robbery charges: report
    Lesley McSpadden allegedly led a group of 20 to 30 people to a tent in a parking lot in Ferguson, Mo. on Oct. 18 to beat and rob vendors selling 'Justice for Michael Brown' merchandise.
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    Published: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:15 AM
    Updated: Friday, November 7, 2014, 3:52 PM
     
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    meanwhile the white house gave classified info to the filmmakers of "hurt locker":umunch:
     
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    why should he be above the law?


    Leak Classified info, go to the Federal Pen.

    Seems like a no brainer.
     
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    hey by all means if guilty, indict General Betrayus, but at the same time, even more pressing, do the same to Al Sharpton, a $one half million tax cheat who's still walking around.
     
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    ...treason?
     
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    Wait until the next administration for Holder's indictment.
     
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    I don't know how to read!

    "The delay has frustrated some Justice Department and F.B.I officials and investigators who have questioned whether Mr. Petraeus has received special treatment at a time Mr. Holder has led an unprecedented crackdown on government officials who reveal secrets to journalists."
     
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    Nah, pillow talk.
     
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    This will set a great precedent, next obama administration for killing civilians with drone strikes
     
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    ...right? i can see the lawyer arguing for that now. "he was merely trying to impress his paramour urhonner"
     
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    It's only fair...:coffee:
     
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    Patreus had more success than any other general in the debacle that was Iraq

    Throw Cheney and wolfowitz in jail
     
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    fuckin bosch cryin about a delay:haha:

























































































































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    This is why having an affair is never a good thing. Powerful pussy makes men tell all.



















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    I'm still curious about Bengazi.