BGEN Jeffrey Sinclair Arraignment
Here is AP coverage (via WaPo) of the Sinclair arraignment. General £inclair deferred pleas and asked military judge COL James Pohl to send the case back for a new Art. 32 investigation because the current trial counsel were mistakenly provided privileged emails between General Sinclair and his attorneys. Trial is set for May 13, 2013. FayObs coverage here.
General Allen Cleared In Petraeus Related Investigation
Here is WaPo coverage of the IG report in the investigation of emails from General John Allen to a Tampa socialite (and others) that came to light during the affair des Petraeus.
The Pentagon’s inspector general has cleared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan of wrongdoing following an investigation into whether he exchanged inappropriate e-mails with the same Tampa socialite involved in the scandal that prompted David H. Petraeus to resign as CIA director, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
The FBI uncovered messages from Marine Gen. John R. Allen during its investigation of Petraeus last year. The tenor of some of the e-mails, which senior defense officials described as racy and flirtatious, prompted Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta to order a formal inquiry.