29 Nov '16, 9pm

Sen. McCain Is All In On Petraeus As Top US Diplomat, Others More Wary

WASHINGTON — Senate Armed Services Chair John McCain defended David Petraeus, the highly decorated but scandal-checkered former military commander, as a contender for secretary of state under President-elect Donald Trump. “He’s one of the most talented and capable leaders I have ever known, and I have the utmost respect for him,” McCain, R-Ariz., said Tuesday of the retired general and former CIA director. A day after Petraeus met for an hour with Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, McCain was one of several senators who said they could look past Petraeus’ prosecution for mishandling classified material in a scandal stemming from an extramarital affair with his biographer. "Just met with General Petraeus — was very impressed!" Trump tweeted shortly after the meeting. Trump has already conferred with the other two leading candidates for the State Department post — Mitt Romne...

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