Paula Broadwell: Hearing Petraeus Is Up For Trump’s Cabinet Was ‘A Bit Of A Shocker’


NEW YORK (AP) — David Petraeus’ former paramour says “it was a bit of a shocker” to learn the retired four-star general was being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position.

Former military officer Paula Broadwelltold CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that she was happy for him because he “should be able to go on with his life.” She says she hasn’t been allowed to move on with hers since the affair became known publicly in 2012.

Petraeus pleaded guilty last year to giving Broadwell classified information while she was writing his biography. Broadwell wasn’t charged, but the U.S. Army demoted and reprimanded her.

Broadwell has declined to speak with The Associated Press since it reported last month that the Army is conducting a new leaks investigation related to the sex scandal.

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