Setting a precedence to give Hillary a pass? Update to this previous story.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has decided not to impose further punishment on retired Gen. David Petraeus, the former military commander and CIA director who admitted sharing top secret information with his mistress.
The decision was revealed in a letter sent by Stephen Hedger, the assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, that was reviewed by Reuters. The decision is in line with an Army review.
The letter was addressed to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), who had recently asked Mr. Carter not to take further action.
Mr. Carter had been considering a demotion for the disgraced general in an effort to crack down on misbehaving military commanders.