Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Petraeus Cops Plea For Sharing Classified Documents With Mistress, Avoids Jail Time

General David Petraeus, former CIA Director and allied commander in Afghanistan, has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified documents and avoid jail time altogether while serving two years of probation and facing a fine of $40,000. The plea agreement is sweet for the former top spy given the seriousness of his admitted wrongdoing--retaining a black book of top secret documents after leaving his post in Afghanistan and sharing them with his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell. This same government wants to lock up NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden in prison for life, or even worse. The Petraeus prosecution seems to have been more about keeping him in his place as opposed to meting out justice for the crimes he committed.


Eric Morris said...

Different spanks for different ranks.

Flogger said...

The Mega-Media and our subservient Congress and Presidents have treated Petraeus and others like him as Big Heroes. A chest full of medals on display like male bird in a courting ritual when ever they appear in Public and especially before Congress.

If you read or watched the Mega-Media Reports you are lead to believe Petraeus was some modern day Napoleon, Patton or Rommel.

James Clapper A/K/A the "Crapper" still has his job, even though Senator Rand Paul said "The director of national intelligence, in March (2013), did directly lie to Congress, which is against the law."

Snowden and Assange come under a different set of rules.