Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, November 28, 2016

The candidate who threatened to lock up Clinton for mishandling classified information considers a retired general who pleaded guilty to leaking secrets to be his top diplomat.

It calls into question the sincerity of Trump's stance on the importance of safeguarding the nation's secrets, according to former government officials and intelligence experts -- a stance that was driven home with campaign trail chants of "Lock her up."

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While the FBI concluded Clinton was reckless in her decision to use a private computer for government business, her actions were not deemed serious enough to warrant prosecution.

Conversely, the bureau concluded what Petraeus did was far more significant.

"So you have obstruction of justice, you have intentional misconduct and a vast quantity of information," FBI Director James Comey told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee of Petraeus' actions. "He admitted he knew that was the wrong thing to do. That is a perfect illustration of the kind of cases that get prosecuted."

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Petraeus must be one heckuva person to have a collection of Senators willing to vouch for him, as well as president Obama and his staff requesting meetings with him, despite Petraeus's legal troubles and fall from grace in 2012.

Haven't read much in-depth on his career as a public servant but it appears that he would be a knowledgeable individual to have involved in some capacity with the new administration.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-28 10:18 PM | Reply

If a fake news site like Politico says something, the safe bet is to assume the opposite.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2016-11-28 10:27 PM | Reply

Dirty Donnie is fine with guys that trade secrets for pxxxy.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2016-11-28 10:47 PM | Reply

"It calls into question the sincerity of Trump's stance on..."

Until repeatedly demonstrated otherwise, Der Trumpf should not be given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his sincerity about anything and everything.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-11-29 07:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Unproven allegations of leaking classified intel = bad
Actual leaking of classified intel = good

Trumpworld is a great place for hypocrisy.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2016-11-29 07:21 AM | Reply

If a fake news site like Politico says something, the safe bet is to assume the opposite.

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2016-11-28 10:27 PM | REPLY

Broken clock. Not wrong in this case, Petraeus gave classified intel to his mistress/biographer and plead guilty to it. He's a front runner for Secretary of State for Trump. Hypocritical to put it mildly.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2016-11-29 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Broken clock. Not wrong in this case

You're probably right. Doesn't change the fact that Politico is a fake news site that just canned one of their editors who advocated using baseball bats on Trump supporters.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2016-11-29 09:42 AM | Reply

Trump is setting up an Apprentice reality style administration.

What will really be going on?

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2016-11-29 09:51 AM | Reply

I dunno, I've read about stuff like this a few times in my history books...

"What's a book?"

- Self-defeating Deplorables

#9 | Posted by bocaink at 2016-11-30 03:22 AM | Reply

Trump would have to pardon him, as he he is no longer eligible for government service.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2016-11-30 03:30 AM | Reply

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