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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:39 AM

Can Broadwell be charged with adultery under the UCMJ? I believe she's active reserves

I don't know the military law well enough but I think its interesting everyone's focusing on whether Petraeus could be charged (if the affair was going on while he was active duty which by all accounts they two of them looked VERY intimate....).

But I haven't heard if she's likely to be charged.

Anyone know?

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Response to riderinthestorm (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:40 AM

1. She could always claim she was just following orders

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:43 AM

2. LOL

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Response to riderinthestorm (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:49 AM

3. Why would we care? Not enough witches to burn lately?

Just let the whole thing go away.

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:54 AM

6. She's being called "the mistress". But she's married. She's an officer in the military

I'm sorry but as an equal rights supporter, I guess its the implied sexism that kinda sticks in my craw.

Honestly, I believe Broadwell is going to find herself facing much bigger problems than "adultery" charges under the UCMJ. This was just a question I was interested in personally.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:42 AM

10. She's facing all kinds of problems now and not just marital ones.

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:00 PM

12. ummm we're talking about the head of the largest intelligence apparatus on the planet..

this is a possible security breach of epic proportions, and you want it to just go away?! not fucking likely.

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:16 PM

16. But don't we have more important things to worry about? Like jobs?

I'd hate to guess how many illicit relationships are still going on we don't know about. He resigned. Let's finish the investigation of how she got classified documents and prosecute where necessary and move on.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:53 AM

4. I think she should be court-martialed for inappropriate use of classified information. nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:18 AM

7. Agreed. I think she's going to face a lot more world of hurt than adultery charges nt

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Response to riderinthestorm (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:53 AM

5. I think she can be.

 

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Response to riderinthestorm (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:19 AM

8. She might go to jail for spying......

OR for possession of classified documents

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Response to riderinthestorm (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:38 AM

9. I believe she can be.

Though those charges would be minor if it turns out she knowingly possesed or passed on classified information. And the email threats are a legal problem for her.

Petreaus also likely faced charges. I tjink his resignation was in effect a plea deal... he was likely to face a demotion and loss of pension in a military court.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:59 AM

11. nobody should be charged with adultery under any criminal code.

it is a classic example of a bullshit crime.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:37 PM

15. Agreed

Just having these laws on the books makes us look like the kinds of dirtbags who stone people to death for alleged adultery.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:01 PM

13. Won't be necessary- I have a feeling there will be enough criminal charges against her



she apparently had possession of classified documents and was sharing their contents.

Once the dust settles, I have a feeling there will be criminal charges.

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Response to demhottie (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:35 PM

14. Wasn't Bradley Manning charged with something like this?

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