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  • Report: Ex-CIA Director Crossed Out 'Classified' on Hillary Document

    09/05/2016 6:07:51 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    LawNewz ^ | Sept. 5, 2016 | David Bixenspan
    Newly released documents from the FBI reveal that former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus admitted to ďcrossing outĒ a classification marking in a document concerning a meeting that he had with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • Update: Why Did General John Allen Speak at DNC Convention For Hillary Clinton?Ö.

    07/30/2016 2:06:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | sundanc
    When you read this, sip slowly, dust off the way-back machine, and think about those who have surfaced visibly to support Hillary Clinton. Including ďretiredĒ U.S. General John Allen (retired in 2012), who was previously brought out of retirement to lead President Obamaís fight against ISIS in 2014. In order to understand the scope of the relationships it takes understanding the full back story. Stay with itÖ.
  • A Look at Federal Cases on Handling Classified Information

    07/05/2016 1:12:58 PM PDT · by jobim · 9 replies
    Phys Org ^ | January 30, 2016 | Eric Tucker
    But when the Justice Department does pursue a case, it often relies on a statute that bars the unlawful removal and retention of classified documents. That low-level charge, meant for cases in which defendants improperly hold onto information that they know to be classified, carries a fine and maximum yearlong prison sentence and is reserved for people who have "really, really screwed up," Vladeck said. Other, more serious laws make it a crime to knowingly disclose classified information to someone not authorized to receive it, and threaten punishment for anyone who through "gross negligence" allows national defense information to be...
  • David Petraeus, Mark Kelly launch gun control group

    06/11/2016 5:57:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 10, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control. The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to "do more to prevent gun tragedies." The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release. "As service members, each of us swore an oath to protect our Constitution and the...
  • General David Petraeus Forming Gun Control Group with Mark Kelly

    06/11/2016 8:56:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    General David Petraeus is forming a gun control group with Gabby Giffordís husband Mark Kelly. The goal of the group will be to push national adoption of the same universal background checks that have failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris. In fact, Petraeus will be pushing the same background checks that Giffordsí attacker passed in order to acquire the gun he used to wound her on January 8, 2011. According to The Hill, Kelly announced the launch of the group by talking about military membersí commitment to ďprotect our constitution and homeland.Ē He suggested political leaders now need...
  • Petraeus, Mark Kelly form new gun control group

    06/10/2016 1:47:02 PM PDT · by russbart · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tim Devaney
    Gen. David Petraeus and retired astronaut Mark Kelly announced Friday they are forming a new gun control group for veterans. The Veterans Coalition for Common Sense will push to strengthen gun background check laws and help prevent veterans from committing suicide. It pointed to several alarming statistics about the military and gun violence.
  • General Petraeus vs. Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Will Islamic Supremacism Silence Free Speech?

    06/06/2016 4:00:31 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Conservative Review | June 6, 2016 | Benjamin Weingarten
    <p>It is striking to compare the words of a leader of Americaís foreign policy establishment with those of a Muslim Brotherhood member-turned apostateówho today lives with a fatwa on her head for her heresiesówhen it comes to free speech versus Islamic supremacism.</p>
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent ďfame.Ē Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academyís first class of...
  • The Avarice of an Empty Pantsuit Speaking to an Empty Room

    05/19/2016 7:59:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The following meme by Matthew Bracken provides a fitting counterpoint to last nightís article on David Petraeus. Hillary Clinton and Gen. Petraeus are both shameless lucre-seeking missiles targeted at the copious petrodollars of the Persian Gulf.
  • Was General Petraeus ensnared in a Hezbollah ďHoneytrapĒ and is there a cover up by the White House?

    05/20/2016 10:11:03 PM PDT · by pboyington · 41 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jerome Almon
    We are all aware of the scandal: former CIA Director and four star General David Petraeus was forced to resign due to an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. But was this the whole story? Is there an unknown scandal behind the scandal? All evidence points to a cover up. Examine the following questions that should have been answered: -What did the material consist of that General Petraeus gave his mistress Paula Broadwell? -If the material was of such high value, why wasnít General Petraeus subject to more harsh punishment? -And the million dollar question, why would the FBI, the...
  • General Petraeus is drinking the PC Kool Aid

    05/15/2016 8:23:54 PM PDT · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 15, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Iíve always thought highly of General David Petraeus. Heís a smart man who was an extremely competent US Army general officer; perhaps even a mini MacArthur without the gigantic ego and the propensity for hunkering down in dugouts. Petraeus was the man who led the surge, who took command of US forces in Afghanistan, who later became the Director of the CIA. In an era searching for real military leadership, Petraeus seemed just what the doctor ordered. Or, was he? His reputation was tarnished by an affair with his biographer and his carelessness which allowed her access to his Top...
  • Petraeus blasts politicians spreading 'anti-Muslim bigotry'

    05/13/2016 9:53:14 AM PDT · by McGruff · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus on Friday called out politicians who are spreading ďanti-Muslim bigotryĒ in a Washington Post op-ed. Petraeus wrote that he was concerned about ďproposals from various quarters for blanket discrimination against people on the basis of their religion,Ē an implicit shot at presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has called for a ban on Muslims entering the country. ďSome justify these measures as necessary to keep us safe ó dismissing any criticism as Ďpolitical correctness,í Ē Petraeus wrote. ďOthers play down such divisive rhetoric as the excesses of political campaigns here and in Europe, which...
  • Task Force Report: North America Time for a New Focus

    03/22/2016 5:43:47 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 8 replies
    CFR Blog ^ | October, 2014 | General David Petraeus, et al
    A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world. "It is time to put North America at the forefront of U.S. policy," the report says. "The development and implementation of a strategy for U.S. economic, energy, security, environmental, and societal cooperation with its two neighbors can strengthen the United States at home and enhance its influence abroad." Chaired by David H. Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and chairman of the KKR Global...
  • New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor...

    02/02/2016 1:50:39 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/02/16 | Judicial Watch
    "New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor Committed a Possible ‚ÄėFelony‚Äô by Disclosing Petraeus Classified Information".... ‚ÄėWill a grand jury be empaneled by the Justice Department? When will Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Judiciary Committee‚Ķ begin an investigation of this matter?‚Äô ‚Äď November 13, 2012 Blumenthal advised top Obama debate advisor that Romney would ‚Äėfalsify, distort, and mangle facts;‚Äô advised Clinton on Libya turmoil disclosed in ‚Äėinternal govt discussions high level‚Äô (Washington, DC) ‚Äď Judicial Watch announced today that on January 7, 2016, it obtained a new batch of documents from the Department...
  • Gen. David Petraeus: Hillary Clinton is being treated fairly

    03/18/2016 11:04:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2016 | John Sexton
    In an interview with the Fox Business channel, David Petraeus said he believes Hillary Clinton is being treated fairly by investigators, contrary to ‚Äúconspiracy theories‚ÄĚ coming from both sides.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO She‚Äôs being treated fairly. And I think that, you know, there are people‚Ķthere are critics who will claim otherwise. There are supporters actually who will claim otherwise. Both sides are given to fantastical conspiracy theories. I think the debate among them and the treatment actually has been fair. And I think we‚Äôll see how this plays out. Petraeus was given two years probation and a...
  • The Destruction of David Petraeus

    01/25/2016 4:05:00 PM PST · by pboyington · 38 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The sharks smell blood, the blood of a retired US Army four star general who‚Äôs treading water as the Hammerheads and Great Whites circle around him and close in for the kill. Last week, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter stated that he‚Äôs considering demoting General David Petraeus, after Petraeus was convicted of a misdemeanor, given two years‚Äô probation and fined $100,000 for providing classified material to his mistress, biographer and US Army Reserve Intelligence officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Paula Broadwell. ‚ÄúThe secretary is considering going in a different direction,‚ÄĚ from the Army, which said the four-star general should retain his rank, a...
  • Petraeus Prosecuted - Why Not Hillary?

    01/23/2016 9:03:19 AM PST · by raptor22 · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In was an interesting coincidence that as the Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III was writing to the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, among others, that Hillary Clinton had above-top-secret SAP (Special Access Programs) information on her private email server, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Daily Beast reports, is preparing to demote Gen. David Petraeus, former CENTCOM commander and CIA chief for mishandling similar SAP information while in uniform.
  • Petraeus Prosecuted -- Why not Hillary?

    01/23/2016 7:31:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2016 | By Daniel John Sobieski
    In was an interesting coincidence that as the Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III was writing to the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, among others, that Hillary Clinton had above-top-secret SAP (Special Access Programs)  information on her private email server, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Daily Beast reports, is preparing to demote Gen. David Petraeus, former CENTCOM commander and CIA chief for mishandling similar SAP information while in uniform. The cases are almost identical, but Petraeus admitted his crime, apologized for it and paid a fine. Now the man who is arguably the most significant...
  • In His Final Year, Obama Proves He Knows Sh** From Shinola

    01/21/2016 6:25:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-21-2016 | MOTUS
    Big Guy visited Detroit yesterday to take another victory lap for having saved GM (and whacking bin Laden). BO visits a Detroit-based Shinola store proving he knows…well, you know.While he was in Motown BHO addressed the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan which is 70 miles northwest of Detroit (not that it matters butt Flint is ranked the 10th most liberal city in America, just behind San Francisco). President Barack Obama, in Detroit on Wednesday for his first visit to the North American International Auto Show, weighed in on the Flint water crisis at the top of his speech to...
  • Exclusive: Pentagon May Demote David Petraeus

    01/19/2016 10:08:36 AM PST · by wtd · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01.18.16 4:54 PM ET | Nancy A. Youssef, Shane Harris
    Exclusive: Pentagon May Demote David PetraeusThe defense secretary is looking to clamp down on misbehaving generals. Pentagon insiders say Petraeus could be the next general to face the consequences. The Pentagon is considering retroactively demoting retired Gen. David Petraeus after he admitted to giving classified information to his biographer and mistress while he was still in uniform, three people with knowledge of the matter told The Daily Beast. The decision now rests with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who is said to be willing to consider overruling an earlier recommendation by the Army that Petraeus not have his rank...
  • Petraeus testifies before House Benghazi committee [closed door]

    01/06/2016 11:58:09 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 6, 2016 | Catherine Herridge and The Associated Press
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus was interviewed Wednesday by the House panel probing the 2012 Benghazi attacks, the first of several high-level witnesses set to appear before the committee in the new year. Lawmakers were likely to quiz the former spy chief in the closed-door session on hidden Benghazi documents as well as shifting explanations he provided on what led to the attack. Some members of Congress have accused Petraeus of providing inconsistent stories on who and what was to blame, originally pointing to a demonstration over an anti-Islam film -- but later saying he knew the attack was terrorism...
  • Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

    11/12/2012 10:22:04 PM PST · by JouleZ · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    Here we go again. Obama is taking down the leadership of Americas military.(my words) According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of ďpotentially inappropriateĒ emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
  • Government Finds Emails With David Petraeus That Hillary Clinton Didnít Hand Over

    09/27/2015 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Vice News ^ | 09/26/15 | Reuters and VICE News
    The US Defense Department has found an email chain that Hillary Clinton did not give to the State Department, the State Department said on Friday, despite her saying she had provided all work emails from her time as secretary of state. The correspondence with General David Petraeus, who was commander of US Central Command at the time, started shortly before she entered office and continued during her first days as the top US diplomat in January and February of 2009. The Defense Department provided the emails to the State Department in "the last several days," State Department spokesman John Kirby...
  • Government finds new emails Clinton did not hand over

    09/25/2015 3:50:06 PM PDT · by keat · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:14pm EDT | Jonathan Allen
    The U.S. Defense Department has found an email chain that Hillary Clinton did not give to the State Department, the State Department said on Friday, despite her saying she had provided all work emails from her time as secretary of state. The correspondence with General David Petraeus, who was commander of U.S. Central Command at the time, started shortly before she entered office and continued during her first days as the top U.S. diplomat in January and February of 2009. The Defense Department provided the emails to the State Department in "the last several days," State Department spokesman John Kirby...
  • Emails Between Hillary Clinton and Petraeus Discovered, Contradicting Her Sworn Statement

    09/25/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    Who ever knows how, or if, ďthe lawĒ will apply to Democrat royalty? It sure looks as if Hillary Clinton committed perjury with her sworn statement that she turned over all of the official correspondence from her secret email server, and deleted only the yoga routines, cookie recipes, wedding reception plans, and so forth. What the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon sounds like the ďgame overĒ moment Democrats have been fearing since the Clinton email scandal came to a boil: The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she...
  • Petraeus: ISIS war progress 'inadequate'

    09/22/2015 6:53:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/15 11:57 AM EDT | Kristina Wong -
    Former CIA Director and retired four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus on Tuesday described progress in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as "inadequate." "An impressive coalition has been assembled, key ISIS leaders have been killed or captured, and support for local forces in Iraq and Syria has helped roll back ISIS in certain areas," he testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. But, he added, "Some elements of the right strategy are in place, but several are under-resourced, while others are missing. We are not where we should be at this point." The former...
  • Petraeus apologizes for giving classified info to mistress

    09/22/2015 8:07:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 10:16 AM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus apologized to Congress on Tuesday for sharing classified information with his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell. It was his first public testimony before lawmakers since resigning as CIA director. Petraeus appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee, offering his recommendations for how the U.S. should address what he called a ďrevolutionary upheaval that is unparalleled in its modern history.Ē He said the progress achieved so far in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq has been ďinadequateĒ and suggested the U.S. increase support to Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal and Kurdish fighters. In Syria, he...
  • BENGHAZI Cover Up: Petraeus Says CIA Knew it Was Terror Attack, White House Edited Talking Pnt-VIDEO

    09/11/2015 10:28:11 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 53 replies
    mic.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jesse Merkel
    Former CIA director David Petraeus on Friday testified in front of Congress on the terrorist acts against the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that took place on September 11th. His testimony will no doubt place him severely at odds with both the Obama administration and its official stance on the attacks. It's a good thing Petraeus is already out of a job, otherwise he would probably be asked to resign this afternoon. Fox News and CNN both have both released stories earlier confirming that David Petraeus will state in no uncertain terms that both he and the CIA knew that...
  • HRC Advised To ďCut A DealĒ With Feds On e-Mail Scandal

    09/08/2015 8:11:23 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 107 replies
    LiveTradingNews.com ^ | September 8, 2015 | Paul Ebeling
    The word inside the beltway is that a longtime adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging her to hire outside legal counsel and look into cutting a deal with the Feds over the e-Mail scandal currently dogging her presidential campaign, it was reported Tuesday. According to the report Mrs. Clinton was told she needs to act quickly because, contrary to reports that the FBI probe into her use of a private e-Mail server may drag on for months, the investigation may actually wrap up by yearís end. The NY-Tís is reporting that Mrs. Clinton received Top-Secret e-Mails on her unsecured,...
  • David Petraeus' bright idea: give terrorists weapons to beat terrorists

    09/02/2015 5:26:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 2, 2015 | Trevor Trimm
    The latest brilliant plan to curtail Isis in the Middle East? Give more weapons to current members of al-Qaida. The Daily Beast reported that former CIA director David Petraeus, still somehow entrenched in the DC Beltway power circles despite leaking highly classified secrets, is now advocating arming members of the al-Nusra Front in Syria, an offshoot of al-Qaida and a designated terrorist organization. Could there be a more dangerous and crazy idea?
  • Emails show Hillary's political sleuthing

    09/01/2015 6:22:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails made public by the State Department Monday night show her expressing interest in the presidential aspirations of Gen. David Petraeus, who ultimately took a job as CIA director in the Obama administration instead of running for president in 2012 and was then driven out of government by scandal. Clinton--who's now the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination next year--sounded intrigued when her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reported to her on a Saturday morning in February 2010 that prominent Washington foreign policy blogger Steve Clemons said Petraeus was talking frankly about the possibility of...
  • Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS

    09/01/2015 6:33:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 31, 2015 | Shane Harris
    To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from Americaís arch foe. Members of al Qaedaís branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus. The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaedaís Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast....
  • General Pertraeus was convicted of this statute. What if no action is taken against H. Clinton?

    08/30/2015 7:16:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 35 replies
    United States Criminal Code 18USC Section 1924 | 8/30/2015 | Self
    (a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. (b) For purposes of this section, the provision of documents and materials to the Congress shall not constitute an offense under subsection (a). (c) In this...
  • Petraeus Prosecutor Looking Into Clinton Server

    08/15/2015 8:43:49 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/15/2015 | Katie Pavolich
    Hillary Clinton is in trouble. Really big trouble. According to the Washington Post, the same prosecutor who took down General David Petraeus for improper possession of classified information is now looking into Hillary Clinton's email server. Earlier this week, an intelligence Inspector General revealed Clinton did in fact have at least four pieces of top secret, classified information passed through and stored on her private email server. The investigation is being overseen by two veteran prosecutors in the Justice Departmentís National Security Division. One of them helped manage the prosecution of David H. Petraeus. As a reminder, Petraeus plead guilty...
  • The Countless Crimes of Hillary Clinton: Special Prosecutor Needed Now

    08/13/2015 3:19:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    observer ^ | 8-13-15 | Sidney Powell
    After years of holding herself above the law, telling lie after lie, and months of flat-out obstruction, HIllary Clinton has finally produced to the FBI her server and three thumb drives. Apparently, the server has been professionally wiped clean of any useable information, and the thumb drives contain only what she selectively culled. Myriad criminal offenses apply to this conduct. Anyone with knowledge of government workings has known from inception that Hillaryís communications necessarily would contain classified and national security related information. Thanks to the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community, it is now beyond dispute that she had ultra-Top...
  • Petraeus, four other former Obama advisers agree: This Iran deal stinks

    06/25/2015 2:45:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The rush by the Obama administration to get any kind of deal it can from Iran has alarmed many observers ‚ÄĒ and as it turns out, former members of the Obama administration. Five key advisers to Barack Obama in the past have signed a Washington Institute public statement on the Iran deal, calling for much more robust conditions for any deal with Tehran. The letter came out late yesterday, just days before the June 30 deadline on the talks, and one of its signatories was Obama‚Äôs choice to lead the CIA, David Petraeus: A group of influential U.S. foreign-policy...
  • Scapegoating Petraeus: Bush Left Well-trained Iraqi Army

    06/08/2015 10:09:38 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The detachment from reality of that great military strategist, former House Speaker and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, has been well documented, from her defense of ObamaCare and the millions of jobs it would create instantly and that you had to pass to find out whatís in it, to her current fable -- that the rise of the barbaric Islamic State and its victory over Iraqi forces we trained is, as the Democratic mantra now goes, the fault of President George W. Bush in general and Gen. David Petraeus in particular: Reporter: ďGeneral Petraeus said last night that we are...
  • Following Top Secret Leak, David Petraeus Reinstated As CIA Director, Given Backpay (Satire!)

    04/25/2015 10:39:06 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 1 replies
    The DuffleBlog ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joe Zieja
    WASHINGTON ó David Petraeus has been reinstated as CIA Director and given $2.2 million in backpay following new legislation that decriminalizes the leak of top secret information, as long as it is done by people who have deep political connections or fame. Congress unanimously passed legislation on Friday that takes into account a convicted personís sociopolitical rank before passing sentence on a convicted criminal, particularly when it comes to matters of national security. In this controversial bill, lawmakers standardized the long-standing practice of allowing high-ranking political and military figures to break the law without any fear of the consequences, which...
  • Petraeus Is Protected by a Politicized Justice Department

    04/23/2015 2:00:13 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 5, 2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    General Petraeus committed several serious felony violations of federal law. And not in a one-off lapse of judgment; this was a series of offenses committed over an extended period of time. Clearly, Petraeus believed he was a law unto himself. A notorious publicity seeker, he treated journals chronicling his highly classified activities as if they were his own property, to be maintained and exhibited as he saw fit ó mainly, for use in burnishing his carefully cultivated image ó rather than as federal law dictates. Even after he was caught, he continued to lie, obstruct justice, and put the government...
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

    04/23/2015 1:27:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 94 replies
    My Way ^ | Apr 23 | MITCH WEISS
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. The sentencing came two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material. The plea agreement carried a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years' probation and a $40,000 fine. But Judge David Kessler increased the fine to "reflect seriousness of the...
  • David Petraeus Pleads Guilty

    04/23/2015 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Cecily · 52 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Gordon et al.
    In a humbling chapter of an exemplary career, David Petraeus Ė a West Point grad who went on to command U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the nationís top spy Ė pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sharing classified information. Under a plea agreement, Petraeus was to be sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler to two yearsí probation and a $40,000 fine. As Kessler moved through the methodical proceedings, Petraeus answered questions in strong voice, one accustomed to addressing troops and congressmen. Patraeus was sentenced in Charlotte, the city where the security breach was discovered as...
  • Trading With The Enemy (As Iran helps kill our troops, multinationals do biz with both sides)

    07/26/2011 11:54:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2011 | Mark D. Wallace
    It may not be politically expedient to admit, but Iran is engaged in a live, "hot" war with the United States and its NATO allies -- even as we continue to do business with it. US officials have recently detailed Iran's latest hostile military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the training and arming of insurgent groups directly responsible for the death of many Americans on the battlefield.
  • Gen. Petraeus Puts the Icing on Bibiís Iran Cake: Splits with Obama on Foreign Policy

    03/23/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/23/2015 | Larry Kudlow
    Donít just rely on Benjamin Netanyahuís passionate advice to Congress on his way to reelection that Iran is our arch enemy. Now we have the counsel of retired general David Petraeus, who gave a remarkable interview this week to the Washington Post. Petraeus agrees with Netanyahu: Iran, not ISIS, is the real enemy. His message: ďI would argue that the foremost threat to Iraqís long-term stability and the broader regional equilibrium is not the Islamic State; rather, it is Shiite militias, many backed by ó and some guided by ó Iran.Ē The general adds, ďLonger-term, Iranian-backed Shia militia could emerge...
  • Petraeus: Iran, Shiite Militias Bigger Threat To Iraq Than ISIS

    03/20/2015 7:19:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 03.20.15
    Gen. David Petraeus, who commanded the U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq, says the "foremost threat to Iraq's long-term stability" is not the self-described Islamic State but Shiite militias backed, and sometimes guided, by Iran. Petraeus' comments, which were made to The Washington Post in an interview published Friday, came at a conference in Sulaimaniya, in Iraqi Kurdistan. Petraeus oversaw the "surge" of troops into Iraq in 2007 and 2008, which succeeded in quelling the bloody Sunni rebellion after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.
  • Why Was CIA Director Petraeus Required to Sign Separation Form If Secretary Clinton Was Not?

    03/18/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my column on the plea agreement the Obama Justice Department allowed David Petreaus to enter after it was discovered that he mishandled classified information, I noted that he had been required to sign a separation agreement when he left the CIA. It is called a ďSecurity Exit FormĒ and is obviously the CIA version of the State Department departure form described in Jimís post (and linked in Shannenís column) that Secretary Clinton should have signed upon leaving government service. The prosecutorsí outline of the evidence against Petraeus includes the following (at pages 11-12, paragraph 27): [O]n or about November...
  • Will Hillary Clinton Get The David Petraeus Treatment?

    03/05/2015 5:35:27 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | March 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Which is worse ó keeping classified information in a personal journal at home or doing government business and transmitting classified data on a private email account managed from the Clinton family home? This adds a new level of premeditated secrecy and deceit to the actions of the presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. It also adds a new level of hypocrisy to the most transparent administration in history's pursuit of former CIA Director and commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus. Petraeus, who had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, pleaded guilty, after a lengthy...
  • Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to Lover

    03/03/2015 2:55:42 PM PST · by mojito · 79 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/3/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A. Mr. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, a misdemeanor. He is eligible for up to one year in prison but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of probation for two years and a $40,000 fine. The plea deal completes a spectacular fall for Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general who was once discussed...
  • Petraeus pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge in plea over leaked classified info to mistress

    03/03/2015 9:22:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/03/2015
    General David Petraeus has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in connection to his handling of classified material -- striking a plea deal with the government that avoids an embarrassing trial and keeps him out of prison over whether he leaked private information to his mistress when he headed up the CIA. Instead of jail time, federal prosecutors will ask the judge for two years of probation for Petraeus. The criminal complaint, filed Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolinaís Charlotte Division, charges Petraeus with one count of unauthorized removal and retention of...
  • The U.S. Govt. vs. Gen. David Petraeus (Sharyl Attkisson)

    01/12/2015 5:42:22 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | January 10, 2015 | By Sharyl Attkisson
    The New York Times reports federal prosecutors are recommending felony charges against former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to a civilian author and journalist with whom he allegedly had an affair. Meanwhile, another controversy is waiting to boil over within the Obama administration: a sex scandal involving the CIAís Petraeus. The timing isóintriguing. Only after the Benghazi attacks, as Petraeusís loyalty to the administration falls into question, does everything turn sour for the spy chief. In the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attacks, Petraeus first draws ire from some administration colleagues for not reading from...
  • F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said To Seek Charges for Petraeus

    01/09/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/9/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON ó 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...