Now, Petraeus, the one-time CIA director, who resigned in 2012, is under serious consideration to head the State department. He confessed to handing classified material to his biographer, who he was having an affair with, The Hill notes.
"It should and will rankle anyone who is objective and who works with classified info," The Hill quotes Ellen Glasser, a 24-year FBI veteran now teaching criminology at the University of North Florida.
"Notwithstanding his past decorated service, serving in the Cabinet is a privilege that should not be afforded to someone whose security clearance was yanked and who could not get another one the normal way."
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