Barack Obama doesn’t want this to get out…
Judge Andrew Napolitano, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Thursday to slam Defense Secretary Ashton Carter for possibly demoting Gen. David Petraeus retroactively.
The Obama administration claims that the proposed demotion stems from Petraeus’ conviction for mishandling classified information by giving it to his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell.
Judge Nap questioned Carter’s reasoning for the possible, saying, “Is this political? Is this to send him a message? ‘Don’t tell everybody what you know about Benghazi because we’ll keep coming after you.’”
“Is it to send Hillary Clinton a message?” he conjectured. “‘This is what we do to people who misuse national security secrets.’”
“This is politically motivated, and quite frankly, I wish the secretary of defense would leave him alone,” Napolitano concluded.
Many Republicans are insisting that Hillary Clinton should be punished, rather than Petraeus.
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump told CNN on Wednesday, “I think that she frankly is far more guilty than Petraeus and all these other people who have had their lives destroyed.”
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz compared the accusations about Hillary Clinton and her handling of classified information to the criminal case against Petraeus, which resulted in a $100,000 fine and two years probation.
“That is a very, very serious allegation. And I would note, Gen. Petraeus was criminally prosecuted. Right now, the Obama Pentagon is trying to strip him of one of his stars for doing what appears on the face to be much, much less than Hillary Clinton did,” Cruz said.