Skip to comments.David French: Say No to David Petraeus
Posted on 02/15/2017 7:52:31 PM PST by EveningStar
He did his country a great service, but he also broke the law.
If Donald Trump doesn't understand now, he will eventually. Integrity and truth ultimately do matter, and if he wants to be a successful president, he's going to have to appoint people to high office who won't violate the public's trust.
That means appointing more men like Neil Gorsuch and James Mattis. And it means keeping David Petraeus out of the White House...
It's no understatement to say that by the September 2008 -- when he turned over command in Iraq to General Raymond Odierno -- he was an American hero, one of the great generals of modern times. Then he betrayed his family, violated the law, and established a precedent for prosecutorial favoritism that haunted America during the 2016 presidential election.
The facts of his case are simple and disappointing. Petraeus had an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, and provided her with notebooks containing highly classified information. Compounding his offense, he apparently initially lied to the FBI when they confronted him in 2012, denying that he had provided any classified information to his mistress...
Now is not the time to exchange one lying public servant for another. Mr. President, find another man of General Mattis's caliber...
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
I always believed Broadwell to be a honeytrap..
You CAN’T fire Flynn for lying about the stupid phone calls with the Russian ambassador and replace him with PETRAEUS who’s actually been convicted of perjury etc. Just CAN’T DO IT! That would look crazy and it would BE crazy.
Petraeus would love a little payback ,LOL
Ok, so Petraeus escaped the perjury conviction, but only because he got such a “sweetheart” plea deal.
Still, he is not the person to replace Flynn when Flynn was pushed out over “trust” issues.
Remember this affair was blown open by the military groupie threatening a General John Allens muslim honeypot in Tampa
What a sordid mess and how can trump even say the name Petreaus? A flawed weak man easily controlled by bad people
This increases the likelihood that Petraeus is a good pick.
I agree.Betrayus is no hero of mine. He just set a good standard for criminal security violation which hillary blew away like smoke!! GET THAT DAMNED COMEY GONE!! Trump are you NUTS? LOCK HER UP!! NOW!!~
David French? The putative Egg McMuffin? That guy?
The FBI doesn’t report political smears unless they’re ordered to from DOJ or the White Hut.
What’s wrong with David French? He’s a good writer.
Who turned her loose on Petreaus? Nobody every got to the bottom of that..at least that I’m aware of..
Bill Kristol Thinks a Nobody Named David French Can Take Down Donald Trump
Because French’s motives are highly questionable.
Can they just clone Mattis?
French was a NeverTrumper.
HRC’s Emails also implicate him in some of the gun running schemes and crimes that she was using the Foundation for.
At least she was over 18.
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