Posted by | November 28, 2016 18:05 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

The Defense Department is conducting a new leaks investigation related to the David Petraeus sex scandal that led to his resignation.

A U.S. official told the AP that investigators were trying to determine who leaked personal information about Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with Petraeus led to criminal charges against him and his resignation. The information concerned the status of her security clearance, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Disclosure of the Broadwell information without official permission would have been a violation of federal criminal law.

The latest twist in the case could complicate Petraeus’ prospects of obtaining a Cabinet position in the Trump administration, resurfacing details of the extramarital affair and FBI investigation that ended his career at the CIA and tarnished the reputation of the retired four-star general.

He pleaded guilty last year to one misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information relating to documents he had provided to Broadwell, his biographer. He was spared prison time under a plea agreement with the Justice Department. The Army in late 2012 suspended the security clearance of Broadwell, a former Army intelligence officer. Such a move is routine when a person is under investigation, particularly in a case of a possible security breach.

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  • labman57

    The fact that Donnie is even considering Petraeus for SoS is proof that his “Clinton email server” outrage was a steaming pile of Trump.

  • Suzanne McFly

    But Hillary had emails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • whatthe46

      didn’t he get convicted. how can he get top secret security clearance?

      • Suzanne McFly

        He pleaded out to a lesser charge which wasn’t a felony so I am guessing that is how he can receive a clearance with a waiver.

        • I’d like to see disgraced Petraeus try to pass the required polygraph: ‘Have you ever divulged state secrets to anyone not cleared to receive CLASSIFIED Top Secret material, or facts?’
          Dave: ‘Ughh. Ughh, oh! On the advice of my Samoan Attorney…’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7geQYc_-ruc
          On Youtube only https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1dtnBUzewU

          • Suzanne McFly

            If his first name was Hillary, he would of been charged for the criminal actions he admitted to.

        • whatthe46

          it’s still a conviction. to plea guilty to a charge, regardless of the punishment, is in fact still makes you a criminal. there is no reason that he should be allowed security clearance, especially given what he plead guilty to. sharing top secret information.

          • Suzanne McFly

            I received a security clearance when I was enlisted. I had gotten arrested before I joined because I was caught among many others, drinking underage at a party. It was a misdemeanor and my clearance required a waiver to clear me for the security clearance I needed to go into the hangar. If we didn’t have waivers for misdemeanors, a lot of us would not be able to receive this type of security clearance. They should of charged him with the felony he admitted to causing and then he would not be able to receive a SC.

            • whatthe46

              that’s why i’m asking about HIM receiving security clearance. in his case it was a felony and it was about security issues. big difference sweetie. and in his case, even if it was a misdemeanor, it was very serious.

              • Suzanne McFly

                It doesn’t matter, a misdemeanor has a chance to be waived (espcially if it is for a 4 star General) and a felony doesn’t.

                • whatthe46

                  but, it was a felony right? he plead to a felony. non-the-less, i think that he shouldn’t be given clearance because of the nature of his offense. misdemeanor or felony, he’s a security risk because he’s capable of doing it again. especially for the right price.

                  • Suzanne McFly

                    No, they gave he the opportunity to plead to the lesser charge. Here is an article that describes it…http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/politics/david-petraeus-sentencing/

                    • whatthe46

                      i believe you. but, my point is, you don’t give clearance to someone who admitted and plead guilty to charges of passing on classified information and expect them not to do it again. it’s the same as if you worked in a store and gave clothing away, no one else will hire you to work in retail if they knew you’d give their merchandise away right?

                    • Suzanne McFly

                      He wasn’t charged for that so it is as if it never happened.

            • whatthe46

              p.s. i didn’t know home girl was a thugette. LOL

              • Suzanne McFly

                Yeah, I was a rebel. Drinking as a teen!?!?!?!? I am glad today’s teens no longer do that kind of crazy stuff lol.

            • amersham1046

              drinking underage when you should have been reading your Bible–
              YOU GODLESS PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST

              • Suzanne McFly

                Well if I was drinking daddy’s homemade whiskey, I would be forgiven. lol.

      • William

        Awwww he just gave some secret stuff to his mistress. No reason to NOT give him a job right?

        • whatthe46

          i thought i was in this alone. lol

      • robert

        Anyone who can juggle a wife 2 girlfriends and direct a war all at the same time deserves a second look.

        Too many ping pong balls in the wiki leak lotto machine to place absolute blame on who is handing out top secret info ( if there are any secrets left to hand out )

        • whatthe46

          i don’t like tRump getting any kind of intel briefings i just know he text info to putin.

  • William