Petraeus: 'Five years ago, I made a serious mistake'

Additionally, Snowden supporters are working to petition current United States president Barack Obama to pardon Snowden before Trump takes office.

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who in 2013 leaked thousands of classified documents showing USA surveillance of private data, argues in a new interview that retired Gen. David Petraeus was responsible for mishandling far more sensitive information than Snowden himself.

Snowden continued: "When the government came after him, they charged him with a misdemeanor".

Snowden contrasted the fallout following the information he shared with journalists compared to Gen. David Petraeus' leak of classified information to a biographer.

Snowden argued that the relative slap on the wrist Petraeus received demonstrates how high-profile officials avoid punishment while their underlings endure harsher penalties for less severe misdeeds.

"We have a two-tiered system of justice in the United States, where people who are either well-connected to government or they have access to an incredible amount of resources get very light punishments, whereas people who're from more vulnerable populations, they live in more precarious situations, they're an inner-city youth, will be very much tread upon by our justice system".

More news: Shefiff defends release of suspect in McKnight shooting
More news: PM's call: Grab benami deposits
More news: Japan's FM meets Putin in St. Petersberg

This allegation of a double-standard, in a way, resembles one lobbed during the USA presidential election.

FBI Director James Comey called Clinton's use of the server "extremely careless", but ultimately recommended, after an 11-month investigation, that the Justice Department not bring criminal charges against her. Critics of the decision suggested that low-level government employees would be prosecuted for far less.

Asked what he would say to Obama if given the chance, he replied: "I would respectfully say to the president, 'I understand you have an incredibly hard job.' No one wants to be a whistleblower". Addressing concerns that the administration would be heavily influenced by former military officials, Petraeus said that much of his job as a senior general was diplomatic.

Another supporter of the campaign is Barry Eisler, who spent three years in a covert position in the CIA's Directorate of Operations.

Petraeus acknowledged his "mistake" on Sunday. Having known Petraeus for 13 years - I first met him when he was the commander of the 101st Airborne Division in Mosul in 2003 - I have been impressed by his sure grasp of all the levers of power, majority non-kinetic. "I paid a very heavy price for it, and I've learned from it", he said in an exclusive interview on ABC's "This Week". "Candidate Trump was generating hysteria over Clinton's handling or mishandling of classified information that he likely never believed or took seriously himself".

Trump has suggested even harsher treatment for Snowden. Of the chances that he would actually receive a presidential pardon, Snowden said "I'm not counting on it". "When our country was great do you know what we did to traitors?" Instead, the exiled NSA whistleblower often takes the guise of a Snowbot - a freakish £11,600 telepresence robot device which allows you to make video calls to a screen on remote control wheels. "Instead, he is exiled in Moscow, and faces decades in prison under World War One-era charges that treat him like a spy", the website PardonSnowden.org states.

Related News:

  • Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

    Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

    The recount effort was spearheaded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who officially filed for the recount on Wednesday. A Schuette spokeswoman said on Friday that Stein had contributed $787,500 but that it would cost about $5m.

    Didi v/s Army: Mamata dubs Bengal governor 'voice of Centre' for criticism

    It was past year conducted in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. "It is very unfortunate", she said in a statement on Saturday. He said the Governor assured the delegation to send the memorandum to the Centre and let them know about their response.

    Stock Analyst Price Target Update on The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO)

    They now have a United States dollars 52 price target on the stock. (NASDAQ:ADP) is now showing 12.5% EPS growth this Quarter. According to Zacks Investment Research , based on 3 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.15.
  • India looks forward to Trump addressing Pakistan's 'outstanding issues'

    India looks forward to Trump addressing Pakistan's 'outstanding issues'

    Trump also called Pakistan "a fantastic country, a fantastic place of fantastic people". It will be an honour and I will personally do it.
    Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! Album Virtual Reality Vinyl

    Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! Album Virtual Reality Vinyl

    This is more funk-soul inspired by the likes of Sly Stone, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, taken from his time growing up. Fans can now watch Gambino's performance of "Me and Your Mama" from his Pharos performance earlier this fall in Joshua Tree.

    Canada economy rebounds in 3rd quarter as exports gain

    Our economy grew at its fastest pace in two years this quarter, driven mainly by a boost in oil-related exports. But TD Economist Brian DePratto seems to be much more cautious than that.
  • Authorities to conditionally move from bridge near protest

    Authorities to conditionally move from bridge near protest

    Many pipelines travel under USA waterways already, and pipe is considered a safer way to transport crude oil than rail. Archambault II continued, "We want to thank everyone who played a role in advocating for this cause".

    Trump's Pennsylvania lead shrinks as counties finish tallying votes

    In the popular vote, Mrs Clinton won more than 2.5 million more votes than Mr Trump, according to the Cook Political Report . A Schuette spokeswoman said on Friday that Stein had contributed $787,500, but the recount would cost some $5 million.

    Kristaps Porzingis says it doesn't matter who the Knicks' best player is

    After the 106-104 loss, thanks in part to Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony's clutch jumper, Towns was critical of his performance . Towns is the third youngest player to enjoy a 45-point, 15-rebound game, only outstripped by Kevin Durant and Shaquille O'Neal.
  • Here's the Forceful Final Trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    According to the press release, live coverage will start on Friday, December 2nd at 10am PT, streaming from a surprise location. In addition to all that, there will also be some behind-the-scenes commentary on a few scenes already shown in trailers.
    The Last of Us: Part II revealed at PSX

    The Last of Us: Part II revealed at PSX

    Naughty Dog has revealed two new games, with standalone expansion Uncharted: The Last Legacy and a sequel to The Last Of Us. That's why the game is simply titled The Last of Us Part II , because the story of Joel and Ellie is not finished.

    Death toll in Oakland fire rises to 24, more expected

    While the number of fatalities is confirmed at 30, just three families had been officially notified by this morning. Up to 100 party-goers were inside the building when the blaze began about 11.30pm on Friday (local time ).


Most liked

There is no safe level of smoking
When looking at the cause of death, the researchers found a concrete connection to smoking and the increase of lung cancer rate. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) analyzed over 290,000 adults in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

Murray wins ATP World Tour Finals to stay world number one
Murray then fired a stunning backhand pass in the fifth game en route to claiming a second break and slamming the door shut. If Kei Nishikori defeats Novak Djokovic in the second semi-final, Djokovic will finish the year ranked behind Murray .

Lehmann to hold clear-the-air talks in Maxwell-Wade row
We've fined him and expressed our disappointment towards what he said and moving on and trying to focus on this game tomorrow". Controversial Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell has been fined and given a public dressing down by captain Steve Smith .

Donald Trump's team says chat with Taiwan was 'just a phone call'
The Afghan government, in a statement Saturday , said Trump and Ghani had emphasized their joint commitment to fighting terrorism. On Friday evening, President-elect Donald Trump received a call from the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen.

Rosberg didn't think Hamilton would back him up
For Rosberg to be spoken of alongside other F1 greats, he needs to do more than beating Hamilton over 21 races in essentially the same Mercedes vehicle .

Storms bring flooding to drought-parched Alabama
Between Tuesday and Wednesday morning, a total of 12 tornados were confirmed in Tennessee , Alabama, Mississippi , and Louisiana . Hundreds of trees were downed in Coffee County, halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga, and at least five homes were damaged.

Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state
He might have had a firearm with him, but so far, there's no indication that it was used to shoot anyone. Hang on for a minute.we're trying to find some more stories you might like. .

IPhone 6s battery replacement
Apple's response to replace the faulty battery in the iPhone 6S came less than a week after Chinese consumers raised the alarm. In order to find the serial number of your iPhone, just go to Settings General About and Scroll down to the serial number tab.

More than 100 flights hit due to low visibility at Delhi airport
Also, around 70 north-bound trains, including Rajdhani services, were delayed, while around 30 others were rescheduled due to fog. Yesterday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 25.8° celsius while the minimum settled at 11.9°celsius.

No. 1 Alabama knocks off Auburn in 81st Iron Bowl
Jackson likely could have wrapped up the Heisman with his record-setting day, but a second-consecutive loss might impact the race. He undoubtedly delivered with 90 yards on 17 carries (5.3 YPC), wearing down Auburn's front-seven, especially on the last series.

Patriots DT Alan Branch Wins Appeal Of 4-Game Suspension
Branch's agent, Blake Baratz, tweeted, "The NFL doesn't always do the right thing, but they did this time". The defensive tackle was facing a 4-game suspension after he reportedly tested positive for marijuana.

Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation
Mr Aldrin was flown from a United States research centre on the Antarctic coast to the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. Other health-related evacuations have occurred in the past few years at both Amundsen-Scott and at McMurdo Station .

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony: Teammates, coach 'believed in me'
The New York Knicks are averaging 103.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Minnesota (5-13) had one last chance after Anthony's jumper but couldn't get the ball inbounds out of a timeout.

MI certifies Trump election victory
Attackers infiltrated and released emails from Democratic National Committee staffers and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Thomsen called Trump's remarks "an insult to the people that run our elections". "I oversaw the entire report, start to finish".

FDA is using ecstasy to treat PTSD in large-scale trials
The drug would not be available on prescription for patients' use at home in the same way that marijuana is in many USA states. As Andrew Parrott, a psychologist at Swansea University in Wales said, ecstasy is a rather messy drug.





Most Commented