On Monday a retired 4 start general admitted to making false statements to the FBI and misleading the bureau. He will be sentenced Jan. 17, but he could be in line for a presidential pardon.
Retired U.S. Gen. James Cartwright pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements to the FBI about passing classified information to reporters.
Cartwright, a former Marine Corps general and the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked in 2012 whether he had provided classified info to a New York Times reporter, David Sanger. He told federal investigators no at the time, but on Monday he admitted to leaking the information.Also in 2012, Cartwright confirmed classified information for Daniel Klaidman, a Newsweek reporter, his plea agreement said. Sanger’s book, “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power,” contained details about a computer program called “Stuxnet,” which was designed by the U.S. to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program.