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.