The Department of Defense is strangely silence on General Ward. Well it appears that General Ward will have to wait until after the election. Which might be good news for the General.
If the General is let off easy (allowed to retire either as a General, or possibly as a Lieutenant General) and it is announced before the election it would be fodder for the Republicans, the Department of Defense under the Democrats are soft on suspected/reported/investigated official corruption.
If the General is not left off easy and it is announced before the election it would again be fodder for the Republicans, the Department of Defense under the Democrats selection process for Flag Officers has some issues.
At this time Brig General Jeffery A. Sinclair is setting at Fort Bragg, where he is accused of and is being investigated for allegations of sexual misconduct, adultery and other offenses over inappropriate relationships with several women under his command.