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A federal judge on Thursday sentenced David H. Petraeus, a former C.I.A director and the highest profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to two years’ probation and fined him $100,000 for providing classified information to a mistress.

The ruling was a particularly disappointing result for F.B.I. officials, who said that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., had given Mr. Petraeus preferential treatment in agreeing to recommend probation instead of prison time.

Although the judge overseeing the case, David C. Keesler, agreed with the probation recommendation, he added $60,000 to the government’s suggested fine of $40,000. In response to questions from Judge Keesler about the fine, federal prosecutors and Mr. Petraeus’ lawyers could not explain how they determined the initial figure.

For much of the hearing, Mr. Petraeus sat at a long table in front of the judge, flanked by his team of lawyers. He stood several times to answer questions from the judge, including toward the end of the hearing when the former general made a short statement.

“I want to take this opportunity to apologize to those closest to me and others, including this court, for the pain my actions have caused,” Mr. Petraeus said.

F.B.I. officials and some prosecutors had contended that Mr. Petraeus should receive prison time for providing highly classified journals to a woman with whom he had an affair and who wrote his biography when he was the director of the C.I.A.

But Mr. Holder sided with Mr. Petraeus, ultimately deciding to agree to recommend that he be spared prison time. That decision angered the F.B.I. officials and prosecutors who said the attorney general was giving Mr. Petraeus preferential treatment, according to several law enforcement officials.

Not only had the head of the C.I.A. potentially jeopardized national security, but he had lied about it to F.B.I. agents in an interview, the officials said. Lying to federal agents is a felony that carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. The Justice Department has used that charge against terrorists, corrupt politicians and lowlevel drug dealers.

And giving special treatment to Mr. Petraeus was a double standard, some argued, particularly when the Justice Department has led an unprecedented crackdown on leaks and prosecuted several low and midlevel officials for disclosing secrets to reporters.

By agreeing to a plea deal, Mr. Petraeus was spared what would have likely been an embarrassing trial.

But without a deal, the Justice Department would have faced the prospect of going to trial against a decorated war hero over a disclosure of secrets that President Obama himself said did not harm national security. Plus, a trial would require the government to reveal some of the classified information.

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/david-petraeus-to-be-sentenced-in-leak-investigation.html

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Of course, he's a General. Unless he commits murder and there's about a dozen witnesses( even still it's a stretch) there was no doubt in my mind he wasn't going to get any jail time. Officers don't get punished in the same way enlisted do..


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Of course, he's a General. Unless he commits murder and there's about a dozen witnesses( even still it's a stretch) there was no doubt in my mind he wasn't going to get any jail time. Officers don't get punished in the same way enlisted do..

Eric H. Holder Jr., had given Mr. Petraeus preferential treatment .. Why is that? Hildabeast up next?


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Eric H. Holder Jr., had given Mr. Petraeus preferential treatment .. Why is that? Hildabeast up next?

I know this might come as a shock to you, but this treatment didn't start with Holder. It's been the way they conduct business for decades. Since you can't stop talking about him, I must assume you're harboring some sort of man crush for him. But hey? If you're into that sort of thing, who am I to judge? :goofy:

As for your comment against Clinton, it must hurt to know that next year, there's a good chance she's going to be president of the United States. Look at the bright side, you can change your siggy and use all type of irrelevant memes that will follow after the election...


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"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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To be fair to LIB (who am I and what have I done with myself?), there has been much criticism of the way Holder has appeared to play favourites with Petraeus because of who he is. I have to admit it doesn't really pass the smell test very well. However, the $100,000 fine does have some bite, and Petraeus has the wherewithal to pay it. Probation does look like a bit of a joke.

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Post your proof.

Posted Today, 05:10 PM

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced David H. Petraeus, a former C.I.A director and the highest profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to two years’ probation and fined him $100,000 for providing classified information to a mistress.

The ruling was a particularly disappointing result for F.B.I. officials, who said that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., had given Mr. Petraeus preferential treatment in agreeing to recommend probation instead of prison time.


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

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To be fair to LIB (who am I and what have I done with myself?), there has been much criticism of the way Holder has appeared to play favourites with Petraeus because of who he is. I have to admit it doesn't really pass the smell test very well. However, the $100,000 fine does have some bite, and Petraeus has the wherewithal to pay it. Probation does look like a bit of a joke.

Holder isn't the first nor the last person who will do this. Considering that Petraeus is a General who holds a plethora of classified information in his hands, there was no way we was going to do jail time. But you know in Lib's mind, this particular incident is more personal because Holder is black. Doesn't matter if it's a reoccurring event. High ranking Enlisted(E9) and Officers that make it past O5 are pretty much untouchable.

Post your proof.

Looks like he did, but like I said, it's not inclusive to Holder...


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"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Posted Today, 05:10 PM

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced David H. Petraeus, a former C.I.A director and the highest profile general from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to two years’ probation and fined him $100,000 for providing classified information to a mistress.

The ruling was a particularly disappointing result for F.B.I. officials, who said that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., had given Mr. Petraeus preferential treatment in agreeing to recommend probation instead of prison time.

Sounds like hearsay to me. Do they have any proof Holder intentionally gave him preferential treatment?

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