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David Petraeus pleads guilty to giving classified journals to mistress
David Petraeus pleads guilty to giving classified journals to mistress

David H. Petraeus, the former CIA director and retired four-star Army general, admitted Tuesday that he gave eight handwritten journals containing highly classified information about secret operations and identities of covert officers to his mistress in 2011 and then lied about it to the FBI. Petraeus pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of retaining classified information. Prosecutors agreed not to charge him with more serious crimes, such as obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI, the Justice Department announced. Petraeus agreed to pay a $40,000 fine, and prosecutors said they would recommend that he receive probation instead of prison time. The plea marks perhaps the...

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