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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:28 PM

Petraeus retains Robert Barnett, lawyer to political elite

Source: Chicago Tribune

(Reuters) - Former CIA Director General David Petraeus has hired a top Washington lawyer to help him navigate the fallout from a career-ending affair, Reuters has confirmed.

The lawyer, Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly, is known for negotiating book deals for the political elite, from President Barack Obama to one-time vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Barnett will help Petraeus as he exits government, Reuters confirmed. The news was first reported by Politico, which said that no book is planned.

The Central Intelligence Agency, the Justice Department and Congress are investigating Petraeus' conduct over the extra-marital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.



Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-generals-lawyerbre8ah0ew-20121118,0,5395885.story

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Reply Petraeus retains Robert Barnett, lawyer to political elite (Original post)
Little Star Nov 2012 OP
2naSalit Nov 2012 #1
Little Star Nov 2012 #2
SoapBox Nov 2012 #3
ReRe Nov 2012 #4
Chakab Nov 2012 #5
ReRe Nov 2012 #6
Hosnon Nov 2012 #7
lunatica Nov 2012 #8
Ash_F Nov 2012 #9


Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:04 PM

2. That was my first thought!

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Response to Little Star (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:49 PM

3. Ditto!

General Unzipped has done got his Lawyer to the Stars.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:41 PM

4. What's the CIA equivalent...

... of a court marshall?

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Response to ReRe (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:11 PM

5. He'll be facing an actual court martial

if it's true that he started the affair before he left active duty.

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Response to Chakab (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:45 PM

6. Court Martial....

I knew I had "martial" spelled wrong. OK.. so will it be a military tribunal or a civilian trial? I apologize for so many stupid questions....

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Response to ReRe (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:59 AM

7. A court-martial is a military court by definition. nt.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:20 AM

8. I'm sure the military aspect of adultery is a can of worms they don't want to open

Because I'm betting that generals have extra-marital affairs in the same numbers as civilians do.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:08 AM

9. Moneyed and connected.

Perched in the back of a Limo. Far from the tough guy image of movies like Patton.

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