Judge unseals letters of support filed in Petraeus case
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Political, military and international figures are among the nearly three dozen people who filed letters of support for former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was ruined for sharing classified materials with a mistress who was writing his biography.
A federal judge in Charlotte unsealed the documents Monday, two months after Petraeus was sentenced 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, including letters of support.
But a coalition of news organizations, including The Associated Press, pushed for the release of the materials.
Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Diane Feinstein of California filed letters of support. So did former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.