WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus says he never gave any classified information to Paula Broadwell.
He spoke to CNN in his first interview since he was forced to resign because of his affair with Broadwell.
According to a law enforcement official, the FBI has found a substantial number of classified documents on Broadwell's computer and in her home. The official says Broadwell has told agents that she took classified documents out of secure government buildings. The Army has now suspended her security clearance, which she had as a former Army intelligence officer.
President Barack Obama said yesterday that he's seen no evidence that national security was damaged. But members of Congress have been grilling CIA and FBI officials privately to see if that's the case.
Petraeus also told CNN that his resignation had nothing to do with his upcoming testimony to Congress about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead. Petraeus said he wanted to testify about the Libya matter. He will be testifying tomorrow to the House Intelligence committee -- in a hearing that will be closed to the public.
055-v-31-(Jackie Quinn, AP correspondent)--A U.S. official says the Army has suspended the security clearance of the woman who had an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus. AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports. (15 Nov 2012)
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155-a-08-(Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, at news conference)-"the present time"-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he believes no other senior military officers are connected to the investigation of former CIA director David Petraeus. (15 Nov 2012)
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GRAPHICSBANK: John Allen, as US General, and David Petraeus, as CIA director (l-r), graphic element on gray (14 Nov 2012)
APPHOTO WX201: FILE - This Feb. 2, 2012 file photo shows CIA Director David Petraeus testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pointedly warned young troops last spring to mind their ways, he may have been lecturing the wrong audience. The culture of military misconduct starts at the top. At least five current and former U.S. general officers have been reprimanded or investigated for possible misconduct in the past two weeks — a startling run of embarrassment for a military whose stock among Americans rose so high during a decade of war that its leaders seemed almost untouchable. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) (2 Feb 2012)
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