Ex-CIA Director Petraeus to Plead Guilty to Misdeameanor Over Mishandling Classified Information

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander of Multi-National Force – Iraq, briefs reporters at the Pentagon April 26, 2007, on his view of the current military situation in Iraq.

David Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a retired military general, has signed court papers indicating he will plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information, officials said.

Gen. Petraeus, whose career was undone by an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, had been the subject of a long-running Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into whether he shared unauthorized classified information with her.

Documents filed in federal court in Charlotte, N.C., show Gen. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.

A bill of information—a preliminary step to a guilty plea—accusing Gen. Petraeus of a misdemeanor was filed in court on Tuesday, according to court records. Gen. Petraeus’ lawyer declined to comment.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Put him in a supermax for life like Jon Pollard.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Pollard did some seriously bad things that reach well beyond what Patraeus is accused of doing.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Oh so in that case electrocute Pollard and waterboard Petraeus for life.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Actually, I think we should have executed Pollard (too late now however), but a lifetime of water boarding might be a bit much for our infideious General.

          • Hard Little Machine

            Let’s kill everyone everywhere. Including the entire executive branch of the USA.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Are you TRYING to make new friends at the Secret Service and F.B.I.?

          • Hard Little Machine

            Dirty bomb anthrax oval office

    • Freedom

      Who Eric Holder ?

  • David Murrell

    I am not an expert on the David Patraeus affair, but I can give you my take. David had an illicit affair with his biographer, who then sent malicious e-mails to a third party. The third party complained to the FBI, who became aware that Petraeus had an affair going. All of this came to the attention of AG Eric Holder.

    Holder kept the information secret, but after the Benghazi terrorist attacks, when Petraeus testified as to the truth of the attacks (the Administration had lied throughout as to the cause). So, according to the book “Stonewalled”, Eric Holder went after Petraeus. That Petraeus “used” sensitive information in his book is contentious. But the corrupt thug Holder did the dirty work here.

    The books “Stonewalled” and “13 hours” make it clear that the Benghazi terror attack was a planned, small-unit military attack. The corrupt Obama administration lied and lied through it all, claiming falsely — during the 2012 election and afterwards — that the attack was a spontaneous demonstration by Arabs upset with the anti-Mohammed film. So the Administration struck back at Petraeus.

    • Hard Little Machine

      It will turn out that the people who Chris Stevens was giving the stolen guns to are the people who killed him. That’s what Obama doesn’t want brought to light – that he and Hillary authorized giving weapons to al Qaeda.

    • Freedom

      And they held this case open as long as they could to keep him silent.