Obama’s Favorite Retired General May Be Put Behind Bars For This Shocking Reason

United States prosecutors wish to place retired Marine Corps General James E. Cartwright behind bars for up to two years.

Cartwright is being prosecuted for lying to the FBI during classified investigations.

The Daily Caller reported:

Cartwright, who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was known as President Barack Obama’s favorite general, answered reporters’ questions about the Stuxnet worm in such a way that divulged classified information. He then lied to the FBI about doing so, which led to Cartwright pleading guilty in October and also to prosecutors now seeking a jail sentence of two years, The Washington Post reports.

Cartwright lied to U.S. officials about speaking to journalists on a matter that was in question of national security issues.

The Daily Caller reported:

The original controversy dates back to New York Times reporter David E. Sanger’s book on the Stuxnet worm and the Americans and Israelis together using the worm to sabotage Iranian nuclear ambitions. The FBI pointed to Cartwright as a possible source for Sanger’s book that provided careful details about the operation. Cartwright’s crucial mistake was when he lied to agents on Nov. 2, 2013, about speaking to journalists. After agents confronted Cartwright with information confirming discussions between himself and the press, he reportedly began slurring his speech before collapsing unconscious.

 

Sanger has written a letter in support of Cartwright’s defense, saying that Cartwright talked to Sanger out of noble motivations.

 

Far from harming U.S. interests, his interview contributed to my efforts to provide the public with a comprehensive account of a critical new element of the American use of force, while trying to avoid harming future operations,” Sanger wrote in a December letter, according to Politico. “I have no doubt he was trying to act in the best interests of the United States.”

United States prosecutors intend to make a statement with the imprisonment of Cartwright.

For instance, people with high-level security clearances need to be held to a higher level of integrity and secrecy.

The Daily Caller reported:

For prosecutor Leo J. Wise, the point of the two-year sentence is to send a message of deterrence.

 

“This was not a mistake or an error in judgment,” Wise argued. People “entrusted with highly sensitive classified information must understand that disclosing such information to persons not authorized to receive it has severe consequences.”

Cartwright is fighting against the jail time. Instead, he wants a probationary period and a pardon in the future.

United States prosecutors are not even pressing for the full extent of jail time, which is a maximum of five years for this type of crime.

The Daily Caller reported:

Cartwright wants a year of probation and has also filed a pardon request for the Department of Justice. Prosecution wants a jail sentence, not even of the maximum amount of five years, but only two years. The normal sentencing guideline, however, ranges anywhere from probation to six months in jail.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon has postponed sentencing Cartwright until January 31st after President Obama leaves office.

What are your thoughts?

Do you believe retired General Cartwright should be held accountable for his crimes?

Leave us your thoughts in the comment section below.

  • jim

    Right after they nab the Clintons

  • David Stewart

    I think, General, when you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas!

  • Dick

    When you stated it was Obama’s favorite general, I thought you were talking about an ISIS military officer.

    • Apolloone

      LOL It should have read American general.

  • Hillary for prison

    Kind of like Hildabeast telling nuclear response times? Why aren’t they just sweeping it under the carpet like her MANY crimes?

  • nicholsda

    It is fine to go after him as long as Hillary is jailed soon thereafter. She lied to Congress, she lied about having classified documents on her homebrew server, she lied about Benghazi, she lied about landing under fire. Why has she not been jailed yet?

  • solog

    Obama, Hillary and their administration is next….investigate them all…