CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A coalition of news organizations is pushing for the release of documents related to the sentencing of former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was ruined for sharing classified materials with his mistress who was writing his biography.
Petraeus was sentenced last week to two years of probation and fined $100,000 for unauthorized removal and retention of classified information.
While his sentencing was public, documents in the case have been sealed. They included letters of support from political and military leaders.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on Monday filed a motion to unseal those records. The Associated Press filed a motion supporting the lawsuit.
The sentencing for the retired four-star Army general was held in Charlotte, where Paula Broadwell, his former lover, lives with her husband.