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McCain Attacks DOJ For Leaking Recommendation Of Criminal Charges Against Petraeus

Sen. John McCain is very upset with the Justice Department for apparently leaking to The New York Times the recommendation for criminal charges against his hero David Petraeus.
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Senators John McCain and his BFF, Lindsey Graham already released a scathing press release over the weekend, attacking the leaking of information about the David Petraeus investigation and potential criminal charges against him for for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A.

2 senators say Petraeus investigation 'grievously mishandled':

U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Saturday that the leaking of information about the investigation of former CIA Director David Petraeus was "outrageous."

"While the facts of the case involving General David Petraeus remain unknown and are not suitable for comment, it is clear that this investigation has been grievously mishandled," McCain and Graham said in a joint statement.

Justice Department prosecutors are recommending charges be filed against Petraeus for disclosure of classified information, a federal law enforcement official told CNN on Friday. The New York Times was first to report that the charges had been recommended. Read on...

The senators attacked the DOJ for leaking news of the investigation to The New York Times and McCain was back at it again this Sunday on CNN: McCain: Apparent DOJ leak violates Petraeus's rights:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted the Justice Department on Sunday for apparently leaking a recommendation for criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus.

McCain, a longtime proponent of the former four-star general, said the apparent leak to The New York Times on Friday violated Petraeus's rights.

"Is it appropriate to leak information that is supposed to be kept sealed until the decision [about seeking an indictment] is make?" McCain asked on CNN's "State of the Union."

"It's a violation of any citizen's rights to have that information leaked, much less a man that is a genuine American hero."

McCain added that he doesn't know if Petraeus is "guilty or innocent" of sharing classified information with a former mistress at the time of their affair. But he kept up strong criticism of how the investigation was handled.

I assume it's safe to say we won't have McCain calling for any "select committees" on Petraeus, but don't be shocked if he uses this as another excuse to drag Eric Holder in there and berate him one more time before he finally retires.


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