The Seattle Times:
“The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against David Petraeus, contending he provided classified information to a lover while he was director of the CIA, officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric Holder to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison.
The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his CIA email account and other highly classified information.
FBI agents discovered classified documents on her computer after Petraeus resigned from the CIA in 2012, when the affair became public.
Petraeus, a retired four-star general who served as commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, has said he never provided classified information to Broadwell and has indicated to the Justice Department he has no interest in a plea deal that would spare him an embarrassing trial. A lawyer for Petraeus, Robert Barnett, said Friday he had no comment.
The officials who said that charges had been recommended were briefed on the investigation but asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it.”
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