Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Demotion for Petraeus an option as Pentagon reviews case

Petraeus's acknowledged in court proceedings that he provided classified material to author Paula Broadwell, with whom he then had a personal relationship. As a retired four-star general, Petraeus remains liable for any wrongdoing he committed while on active duty. In a similar case, Hillary Clintons private served contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs. The two cases are related. Action in one but not the other should send a clear message to the public.

Headline: Demotion for Petraeus an option as Pentagon reviews case

Washington (CNN)The Defense Department is reviewing documents regarding wrongdoing by retired Gen. David Petraeus to see if any action, including demotion, is warranted, several defense and military officials told CNN on Tuesday.

The Justice Department documentation is eventually expected to be reviewed by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, but the officials emphasize no decision has been made, and, in fact, Carter could decide to do nothing.



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