Feinstein: Don’t Indict Petraeus; He’s ‘Suffered Enough’
“This man has suffered enough in my view,” Feinstein said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, explaining why she doesn’t think Attorney General Eric Holder should seek an indictment.
Petraeus “made a mistake,” added the senator, who is vice chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “But … it’s done, it’s over. He’s retired. He’s lost his job. How much does the government want?”,,,
Petraeus is suspected of illegally sharing classified materials with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer with whom he was having an affair. Federal agents found classified documents on Broadwell’s computer and at her home, raising the question of how she obtained those materials.
Petraeus resigned from his position in November 2012. The retired four-star general, who served as commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, has denied the accusations that he provided classified information to Broadwell and has signaled that he wouldn’t take a plea deal to avoid a trial. He apologized for his extramarital affair after he resigned.