From the Fayetteville Observer (here):
Sinclair’s lawyers this morning made an issue over 16,000 emails that military investigators and prosecutors obtained. The defense says the emails, sent through Sinclair’s military account, are confidential under attorney-client privilege and were marked as such in the subject line. The lawyers asked the hearing officer at Fort Bragg to dismiss the charges, or remove the prosecutors and investigators from the case.
The hearing officer called a recess while he consulted with legal advisors over the matter. The prosecutors said they needed time to prepare for arguments over the issue of the emails. The hearing will resume at 1 p.m.
Meanwhile, details of the charges read this morning accuse Sinclair of sexual misconduct with two female captains, a major and another woman at Fort Bragg, at an Army base in Germany, in Iraq and in Afghanistan. The encounters were in a parking lot, in his office in Afghanistan with the door open, on an exposed balcony at a hotel and on a plane, where he allegedly groped a woman, the charges say. At least two of the women were members of his staff, the charges say.
Sinclair, who is married, had the women send him sexually explicit photos and videos of them, prosecutors said. He made frequent derogatory comments toward women, they said. When confronted about those comments, Sinclair is accused of replying, “I’m a general, I’ll do whatever the (expletive) I want.”
Sinclair is accused of lying about travel reimbursements when he made two trips, to Arizona and to Texas. He reported they were to observe training and to attend a conference, but both were personal trips, the government says. . . .
The list of charges include wrongful sexual conduct, attempted violation of an order, wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships, misuse of a government travel charge card, possessing alcohol and pornography while deployed, maltreatment of subordinates and fraud.