January 12, 2015 8:30 am -

[su_right_ad]California Senator Dianne Feinstein is urging the Justice Department not to indict General David Petraeus over the leaking of classified information. Huffington Post reports:

“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.

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9 responses to Feinstein: Don’t Indict Petraeus; He’s ‘Suffered Enough’

  1. Carla Akins January 12th, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I don’t know if I have an opinion, or if my opinion as a civilian matters. Certainly he was aware if he was in violation of military law (I assume he/it was) and the decision is up to them .

  2. fancypants January 12th, 2015 at 9:11 am

    it doesn’t matter who you hang with or speak to The result is usually the same…

  3. ExPFCWintergreen January 12th, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Uhh, General? After you pull the pin, you’re supposed to *throw* the grenade. “He’s suffered enough,” my sweet a**. Methinks DiFi doth protest too much. Perhaps she’s fed some classified to some sympathetic reporters…?

  4. Budda January 12th, 2015 at 10:33 am

    “Suffered enough…?” I don’t think that is the criteria in bringing charges.

  5. mea_mark January 12th, 2015 at 11:27 am

    What I want to know is, what do we gain by further punishing Petraeus? At some point it becomes counter productive to continue to beat people down.

    • tracey marie January 12th, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Why should he not be held responsible for his crimes?

    • Suzanne McFly January 12th, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      He leaked classified information, that alone is why he needs to be tried. If he just cheated I wouldn’t give a flip, but leaking information to show off to someone should never be overlooked and treated as if it is meaningless.

  6. fahvel January 12th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    does that suggest that any one who may be criminal can avoid prosecuttion because they’ve been uncomfortable (this guy has not suffered)? How about all the oppressed minorities who have suffered – do their crimes get overlooked?

  7. Suzanne McFly January 12th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Aaaaaaand that is why people always say the Democratic party is weak. He effed up and now he will pay for it like anyone else would have to.