Trump appoints David Petraeus as Foreign Affairs adviser. NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday appointed retired four-star Gen.
David Petraeus as his top aide to oversee foreign affairs. “David’s vast experience with affairs, both nationally and internationally, is unlike anyone else’s besides myself,” Trump said. “I believe he will be the key component to finding affairs that I can engage in to increase our relationships with local nationals, especially in Japan and South America.” Trump added: “They have the best women there. Very beautiful. Petraeus resigned from his position as CIA Director in 2012 amid charges of an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. “John F. Trump has also doubled-down on his plan to “drain the swamp” of Washington’s elite by appointing other former military officials that he believed had been misrepresented by the media or had been marginalized by the Obama administration. Among them is retired Maj.
Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration. The Charmed Life Of David Petraeus. Leaker, Speaker, Soldier, SpyCross-posted with TomDispatch.com I ran into David Petraeus the other night.
Or rather, I ran after him. It’s been more than a year since I first tried to connect with the retired four-star general and ex-CIA director — and no luck yet. On a recent evening, as the sky was turning from a crisp ice blue into a host of Easter-egg hues, I missed him again. Led from a curtained “backstage” area where he had retreated after a midtown Manhattan event, Petraeus moved briskly to a staff-only room, then into a tightly packed elevator, and momentarily out onto the street before being quickly ushered into a waiting late-model, black Mercedes S550. And then he was gone, whisked into the warm New York night, companions in tow.
For the previous hour, Petraeus had been in conversation with Peter Bergen, a journalist, CNN analyst, and vice president at New America, the think tank sponsoring the event. FBI claimed Petraeus shared ‘top secret’ info with reporters. The investigation that led CIA Director David Petraeus to resign and ultimately plead guilty to a criminal charge of mishandling classified information also uncovered evidence that he discussed highly classified information with journalists, according to a court document obtained Tuesday by POLITICO.
Requesting a search warrant for Petraeus' Arlington, Virginia home in 2013, an FBI agent told a federal magistrate the agency had two audio recordings in which the retired four-star Army general spoke with reporters about matters that authorities believed were "top secret. " Story Continued Below "There is a recorded conversation between Petraeus and, inter alia, Washington Post reporters, which, based on the information and belief of your affiant, occurred in or about March 2011," Special Agent Diane Wehner wrote. 15 minutes with David Petraeus: In which he uses his Jedi-like ability to ramble at will while I sit in stupefied silence. June 2, 2011, Forward Operating Base Pasab, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan A colonel tells me my fifteen-minute interview with the general is at the end of the day.
That is, if he has any time after visiting a nearby school the Taliban previously shut down, followed by an in-depth briefing from all US commanders in southeast Afghanistan. Frankly, I’m not all that keen on doing it, but when the opportunity arises to talk to Gen. David Petraeus, commander of all NATO forces in Afghanistan, I know I can’t turn up my nose. My editors really want it. Not mine, but some. Pentagon won’t punish David Petraeus any further in sex-and-secrets scandal. Retired U.S.
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Petraeus putting on a show for Broadwell Stuart Lyle Former CIA Director and Army four-star general David Petraeus is not very good at keeping secrets.
He shared multiple binders full of top-secret materials with a journalist – and was found out. And he bedded that journalist, the attractive Paula Broadwell, but was unable to keep his infidelity secret either from his wife or the government. David Petraeus Sentenced To 2 Years' Probation, $100,000 Fine For Leaking Classified Material. Former CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to 2 years of probation and a $100,000 fine Thursday for sharing classified material with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, during an extramarital affair in 2011.
In March, Petraeus agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of removing and retaining classified material. The AP has more: The plea agreement carried a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years of probation and a $40,000 fine. But Judge David Kessler increased the fine to "reflect seriousness of the offense. " The CIA’s Double Standard. By MELVIN A.
GOODMAN The new poster child for the CIA’s double standard is none other than former CIA director General David Howell Petraeus, who escaped a jail sentence despite providing eight notebooks of highly classified information, including names of covert operatives, to his biographer-mistress Paula Broadwell. The fact that he lied to the FBI about providing classified information to his mistress should have meant an automatic prison sentence. In 1991, I was questioned by the FBI regarding Robert Gates‘ role in Iran-Contra, and it was made clear at the outset that the “truth and the whole truth” carried a special meaning for the FBI. General Petraeus presumably understood this as well, but in a miscarriage of justice that my good friend Ray McGovern termed “too big to jail,” the general was given a misdemeanor wrist-slap and a $40,000 fine, which the general can more than cover with one of his public speaking fees.
There is nothing new here, however. David Petraeus Gets Hand-Slap for Leaking, Two Point Enhancement for Obstruction of Justice. As a supine Congress sitting inside a scaffolded dome applauded Benjamin Netanyahu calling to reject a peace deal with Iran, DOJ quietly announced it had reached a plea deal with former CIA Director David Petraeus for leaking Top Secret/Secure Compartmented Information materials to his mistress, Paula Broadwell.
Among the materials in the eight “Black Books” Petraeus shared with Broadwell were: …classified information regarding the identities of covert officers, war strategy, intelligence capabilities and mechanisms, diplomatic discussions, quotes and deliberative discussions from high-level National Security Council meetings, and defendant DAVID HOWELL PETRAEUS’s discussions with the President of the United States of America.The Black Books contained national defense information, including Top Secret/SCI and code word information.
For mishandling some of the most important secrets the nation has, Petraeus will plead guilty to a misdemeanor. David Petraeus Enters Into Plea Deal With Justice Department. Former CIA Director and retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus makes his first public speech since resigning as CIA director. He spoke at the University of Southern California on March 26, 2013. “There are indeed consequences”: The case against Gen. David Petraeus. On late Friday, news broke that the FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for leaking classified information to his mistress while he was director of the CIA.
This was welcome news to numerous national security and intelligence whistle-blowers who have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information. But before I get accused of supporting a bad law — the Espionage Act is indeed antiquated, heavy-handed and meant to go after spies, not whistle-blowers — it is important to understand that the reason many on the receiving end support this development is because they’ve been defending themselves in a brutal, one-sided war on whistle-blowers over the past five years. Panetta revealed the name of the Navy SEAL unit ground commander who carried out the Osama bin Laden raid.
Of course, it is up to Attorney General Eric H. McCain Attacks DOJ For Leaking Recommendation Of Criminal Charges Against Petraeus. Dianne Feinstein Urges Government Not To Indict Petraeus: 'This Man Has Suffered Enough' U.S. Seeks Criminal Charges Against David Petraeus: Official. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night.
Investigators have presented senior-level Justice Department officials such as Attorney General Eric Holder with information on the case to help inform a decision on charging the former four-star general, the official said. The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Robert Barnett, a lawyer for Petraeus, declined to comment Friday night, as did Marc Raimondi, a spokesman for the Justice Department.
Jill Kelley Can Move Forward With Lawsuit Over David Petraeus Scandal, Judge Rules. WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that a Florida woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Jill Kelley of Tampa can move ahead with claims that the FBI and Defense Department violated her privacy when officials leaked information about her to the news media. The ruling does not deal with the merits of the case, but as the lawsuit proceeds, it could reveal more about the role various government agencies played as the scandal unfolded two years ago. In 2012, Kelley complained to the FBI when an unknown person sent her harassing emails. CUNY students vow to push Petraeus off campus. David Petraeus Gets Harassed By CUNY Students: 'War Criminal'
Petraeus’ boondoggle even worse than thought. David Petraeus paid a lot of money for being David Petraeus. David Petraeus, the supposedly brilliant former commander of United States Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, landed on his feet after resigning as head of the CIA following a ridiculous sex scandal: The City University of New York is paying him $150,000 to lead some seminars and maybe do a couple of lectures. (He was originally offered $200,000, “supplemented by funds [as yet to be secured] from a private gift.” No explanation was given for the pay cut.) CUNY’s history dates back to the 19th century Free Academy, a school whose mission was to “educate the whole people.” Baccalaureate degrees were offered without any cost for most of the university’s history, until quite recently.
Now, at CUNY as at most American universities, tuition is rising, yearly and inexorably. It’s not just the students feeling the squeeze. Paula Broadwell Linked to Affairs With Half Of The Clandestine Services. News Paula Broadwell Linked to Affairs With Half Of The Clandestine Services By Tony | Comments. Michael Hastings shines on Petraeus analysis. Piers Morgan flacks for CNN blindly. Passions of the Meritocracy. Petraeus Reboots With Private-Equity Giant KKR.
Paula Broadwell attends prayer event to "seek redemption" David Petraeus To Head Private Equity Firm KKR's New Global Institute. -- Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus Taking Teaching Position At USC. FBI interviews Petraeus as part of probe. WASHINGTON — FBI agents interviewed David Petraeus, the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, at his home in Arlington on Friday, two government officials have confirmed to USA TODAY. Petraeus Apologizes for Affair, Asks Auditorium of 600 If He Can ‘Crash On Anybody’s Couch Tonight’ LOS ANGELES, CA — During his first public speech in months, a visibly haggard and unkempt David Petraeus apologized for an extramarital affair just prior to asking a crowd of 600 attendees whether he could sleep on anybody’s couch once the evening drew to a close. “Please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret, and apologize for, the circumstances that led me to resign from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters,” a shaggy-haired and goateed Petraeus said to a group of mostly veterans at the University of California’s annual ROTC dinner last week.
“Also, please allow me to ask if I can crash on anybody’s couch tonight, because the wife’s got my nuts in a sling and I’ve been out on my ass since last fall,” he added. The David Petraeus Scandal, Explained. How did all this come to light? According to the Wall Street Journal, the affair was discovered several months ago by FBI agents investigating harassment allegations against Broadwell. She reportedly used an anonymous email account last May to send threatening emails to a Florida woman, Jill Kelley. A Petraeus Puzzle: Were Politics Involved? The director of the C.I.A. has resigned over an extra-marital affair two days after a Presidential election in which the Agency’s role in Libya was of burning concern—what is really going on here? There seem to be some potentially fascinating political aspects of this story that have yet to be explored.
EXCLUSIVE - Petraeus: the Plot Thickens. All (Taken) In? David Petraeus, Former CIA Director, Apologizes For Conduct That Led To Resignation. LOS ANGELES -- In his first public speech since resigning as head of the CIA, David Petraeus apologized for the extramarital affair that "caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters. " The hero of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struck a somber, apologetic tone as he spoke to about 600 people, including his wife and many uniformed and decorated veterans, at the University of Southern California's annual ROTC dinner on Tuesday.
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