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David Petraeus to plead guilty to giving classified secrets to mistress
David Petraeus to plead guilty to giving classified secrets to mistress

Former CIA director and Army Gen. David Petraeus admitted Tuesday that he handed eight “black books” containing highly classified information, including codes and the identities of covert officers, to his mistress for four days in 2011 and then lied about it to the FBI. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of retaining classified information in a deal in which prosecutors agreed not to charge him with more serious crimes such as obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI, the Justice Department announced Tuesday, saying it would recommend probation. The plea resolves allegations that Petraeus gave classified information to his biographer and mistress, Paula...

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