Obama Says No Evidence of Classified Leak in Petraeus Case
President Barack Obama said he has seen no evidence that classified information was disclosed as a result of the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of ex-CIA Director David H. Petraeus.
Obama, at a White House news conference, said he hasn’t seen anything “that in any way” would compromise U.S. national security.
It was Obama’s first news conference since his Nov. 6 reelection and Petraeus’s resignation Nov. 9.
The Central Intelligence Agency director resigned after the FBI discovered he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
Petraeus’s resignation, and a related investigation of Marine General John Allen, the president’s now on-hold nominee to be NATO’s top commander, complicates Obama’s task as he prepares to overhaul his Cabinet for his second term.
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