December 1, 2016

Let that sink in for a minute.

That's the literal headline used by The Hill, and it's somewhat startling to see even the simplest facts get reported in the context of the media fiasco that has been the 2016 election. One candidate held to one standard, the other given a completely free pass on all manner of outrages. And it appears this will continue well into the presidency of this, the most ill-suited man ever to claim the presidency.

And a reminder that had FBI director James Comey (there's that name again) not stepped in on Petraeus' behalf, he would have served real prison time.

So it goes.

Source: The Hill

Former Gen. David Petraeus is reportedly one of President-elect Donald Trump's finalists to be secretary of State.

If he's chosen, he'll have three days to notify his probation officer.

Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation on April 23, 2015, for giving his mistress classified information.

"The defendant shall not leave the Western District of North Carolina without the permission of the Court or probation officer. Travel allowed for work as approved by U.S. probation office," says a court judgdment, reported first by Brad Heath of USA Today.

"The defendant shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of any change in residence or employment," the document adds.

In addition to those guidelines, Petraeus could also be subject to warrantless searches if he was appointed to Trump's cabinet. His probation officer would be able to access and review his computer and phone data at any point in time until the end of his sentence.

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