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Will Jack Teixeira Get the General Petraeus Treatment for Mishandling Classified Intelligence?

At this point Jack Teixeira is alleged to have posted classified intelligence documents to the web, but there is no direct evidence that he actually was the one who placed those documents in a chat room. That remains to be seen if the allegation, which comes from one of the members of the chat room, can be proven in court. If that cannot be proven, he still faces potential charges on mishandling classified information.Well, what has been the U.S. Government’s policy towards those who “mishandle classified information?” I have two names for you — Sandy Berger and General David Petraeus.Let’s start with Sandy Berger:
Sandy Berger, who was President Clinton’s top national security aide, pleaded guilty Friday to taking classified documents from the National Archives and cutting them up with scissors.Rather than the ‘honest mistake’ he described last summer, Berger acknowledged to U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson that he intentionally took and deliberately destroyed three copies of the same document dealing with terror threats during the 2000 millennium celebration.’Guilty, your honor,’ Berger responded when asked how he pleaded.The charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and up …read more

Source:: Ron Paul Institute


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