Skip to comments.AG Defends Suppressing Petraeus Scandal
Posted on 11/17/2012 10:29:31 AM PST by John Semmens
Attorney General Eric Holder defended withholding information on the scandal surrounding CIA Director David Patraeus until after the November 6 election.
I know there are those who think that they have a right to know everything about whats going on in their government, Holder acknowledged. But those of us on the inside must place the broader national interest ahead of any presumed duty to keep the general public informed.
As is becoming apparent in the post-election revelations, there are serious issues of national security that could affect the peoples confidence in their government, Holder continued. If these issues had become publicly known prior to November 6 they couldve had an irreversible impact on the election outcome. It was our considered judgment to not let voters be stampeded by a knee-jerk reaction to a volatile and transitory chain of events that we felt detracted from the more significant elements of the campaign.
Holder argued that the post-election separation of the offending party from his government post exacts the appropriate measure of justice without disrupting the ability of the Administration to continue its governance for another term. We are confident that history will validate the wisdom of our decision on this matter.
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