Petraeus case: ‘Charges recommended’ for ex-CIA boss

US prosecutors have recommended bringing charges against ex-CIA director David Petraeus for providing classified information to a former mistress, the New York Times reports.

The paper cites officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A decorated former general, Mr Petraeus resigned as CIA chief in 2012 after details of his affair with Paula Broadwell emerged.

He was a commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before taking the role.

A US Justice Department investigation is focusing on whether Mr Petraeus gave Ms Broadwell access to his CIA email and other classified information while director of the organisation, the paper says.

FBI agents discovered classified documents on her computer after he quit, according to the New York Times.

  • Everyone Else

    trying to shut him up on benghazi

  • Minicapt

    His lawyer should have some fun with NYT reporters and White House staffers.


  • Clausewitz

    To the tune of another one bites the dust by Queen, “Another ones under the bus, hey hey, another ones under the bus……..”. Old Joe S had nothing near as many show trials as Obama and his regime.

    • UCSPanther

      With Uncle Joe, he was more likely to make commissars who displeased him quietly disappear. One prime example: Nikolai Yezhov, the slavishly loyal commissar of the NKVD.

  • simus1

    This will go nowhere. FBI – CIA feuding never ceases.

    He was a top level government bureaucrat who knows where all the bodies are buried and she was very much a high level trusted go between.

  • mauser 98

    should be Hussein & Holder