WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former CIA director and U.S. Army General David Petraeus has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
With such an extensive list of charges against him, what had Jim Gant done to be so popular with his own soldiers, and with the Afghans among whom he lived?
He had won.
The CIA removed references to al Qaeda in the talking points it drafted for United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice in what critics say is part of a broad pattern of politicization of intelligence under the Obama administration.
Senior Republican members of Congress confirmed Sunday that the Obama administration changed CIA guidance to the senior official that had identified the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi as an al Qaeda attack.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified at a closed hearing on Friday that the CIA’s original talking points on the Sept. 11 terror attack on Benghazi were edited to play down al Qaeda links to the attackers.