CNN is reporting, through Evan Perez again, that General David Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to a federal probe that he gave classified pillow-talk intelligence to Paula Broadwell during their affair in 2011/2012.
It should be noted, however, that Evan Perez was recently the CNN reporter who presented an entirely false story about a DHS report on Soverign Citizens where he portrayed the report as DHS worried about right-wing extremist groups. Nothing in his interpretation of the report was even remotely accurate – it was manufactured from left-wing ideological loin cloth (backstory).
According to the CNN article:
(CNN)—Gen. David Petraeus is expected to plead guilty to federal charges to end a probe into whether he provided classified information to his mistress when he was CIA director, according to a U.S. official briefed on the matter.
An announcement about the proposed plea agreement could come later Tuesday. The New York Times first reported the plea deal talks, which would effectively end the Justice Department investigation. (link)
Petraeus was sworn in September 6, 2011 as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. A little more than a year later, on November 9, 2012, he resigned from his CIA post, citing personal reasons. During his tenure the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack took place.
It is substantively believed the Broadwell affair was used by Washington DC political entities to remove Petraeus because his knowledge represented a risk to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s joint State Department and CIA operations in Libya (2011) and expanded to Syria in 2012. [SEE THE BENGHAZI BRIEF]
Leon Panetta was the CIA Director when Operation Zero Footprint was authorized and began, but he left the CIA about 4 months later (June 30th, 2011) and was replaced by General David Petraeus (August/Sept 2011).
Under this principle you can see that General Petraeus had ZERO liability for the origin of the Benghazi weapons deals – it was a joint State Dept/CIA program already being conducted when Petraeus arrived. If it blew up, it was not his political problem – THIS MADE PETRAEUS A RISK (link)
During the height of the Benghazi controversy Petraeus’s removal put Clinton ally, CIA’s Mike Morrel in a better position to hide the Clinton footprint on the explosive covert operations. After Morrel filled in for Petraeus during congressional testimony Morrel resigned and took a position with CBS (facilitated by Benghazi talking points Ben Rhodes) and Team Clinton.