Petraeus Reportedly Facing Charges

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, the former commander of US Central Command and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, may be prosecuted for leaking classified information while he led the CIA, according to several reports over the weekend. FBI agents reportedly discovered classified material on the personal laptop of Paula Broadwell during a leak investigation of Petraeus, an Army reserve officer whom Petraeus had an affair with leading to his resignation as CIA director in late 2012, reported The Hill. Speaking on weekend news programs, Attorney General Eric Holder refused to comment on the allegations, saying an “appropriate determination” will be made in due course on how to proceed. Several members of Congress have reacted angrily to the news, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticizing the US Justice Department and Holder for leaking the deliberations of law enforcement sensitive recommendations to the media, arguing Petraeus is being treated unfairly, and charging the investigation has been “grievously mishandled.”