The FBI’s handling of the leak case involving retired General James E. Cartwright stands in stark contrast to its treatment of Hillary Clinton and David Petraeus — and it reeks of political considerations. It appears that President Obama’s favorite general will be made of example of after Hillary and Patraeus get a pass on their violations. Even handed law enforcement ceases to exist at the Justice department.
As Written By Josh Rogin for Washington Post:
The Obama administration Justice Department has investigated three senior officials for mishandling classified information over the past two years but only one faces a felony conviction, possible jail time and a humiliation that will ruin his career: former Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman General James E. Cartwright. The FBI’s handling of the case stands in stark contrast to its treatment of Hillary Clinton and retired General David Petraeus — and it reeks of political considerations.
Monday marked a stunning fall from grace for Cartwright, the man once known as “Obama’s favorite general,” who pleaded guilty to the felony charge of lying to the FBI during its investigation into the leaking of classified information about covert operations against Iran to two journalists. His lawyer Greg Craig said in a statement that Cartwright spoke with David Sanger of the New York Times and Dan Klaidman of Newsweek as a confirming source for stories they had already reported, in an effort to prevent the publication of harmful national security secrets.
Under his plea deal, Cartwright could…
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