Petraeus denies sharing any classified documents with lover

Fri, Nov 16, 2012, 00:00

In his first public remarks since resigning as CIA director last Friday over an extramarital affair, retired general David Petraeus said he did not share any classified documents with his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell.

Gen Petraeus also told a reporter for the HLN television network it was the affair, not any questions over the CIA's role during the September 11th, 2012, attacks on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that prompted him to step down.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that investigators found classified information on a computer used by Ms Broadwell. According to security sources, investigators are examining whether the information should have been stored under more secure conditions. - (Reuters)