Monday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said if President-elect Donald Trump taps former CIA director Ret. General David Petraeus as his secretary of state, there could be a “potential problem,” in light of the Trump campaign’s criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information given that Petraeus was found guilty of improperly “revealing classified information” to his biographer and mistress Paula Broadwell.
Paul said, “You know, I think the problem they have if they put him forward is that there is a lot of similarities to Hillary Clinton as far as revealing classified information. One, is that a good thing to have a high-ranking person revealing classified information? And also it’s the similarities. They spent a year and a half beating up Hillary Clinton over revealing classified information and then they would appoint somebody who the FBI says not only revealed it but then lied about it in an interview and purposely gave it to someone who did not have the clearance to have that? I think that’s a potential problem.”
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