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The recent revelation from FBI Director James Comey that the FBI would not be recommending an indictment over Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email server while she served as secretary of State has incited anger and outrage from Americans and the veteran community. The common talking point emanating from many circles is that the Gen. David Petraeus case was far less egregious than Clinton’s; this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Many have offered their opinions on the recent guilty plea by David H. Petraeus to misdemeanor charges of mishandling classified materials. While Petraeus avoided charges of making materially false statements to federal investigators, the factual basis for his plea makes it clear that he made false statements to FBI special agents. It is particularly troubling how many are willing to dismiss his actions and advocate on his behalf. One of the most egregious examples, in my view, is the article by Max Boot for Commentary magazine.

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