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Sen. Jim Inhofe Expresses Disappointment with Gen. David Petraeus

by Chris Casteel Published: November 13, 2012

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who has met several times with former CIA Director David Petraeus, made this comment Tuesday about the retired Army general’s affair:

“Former CIA Director David Petraeus has had a full carrier of extraordinary accomplishments for our nation. Nothing can take away from this record, but I am profoundly disappointed in his unacceptable personal decisions that have now lead to his resignation.
“What is troubling about the investigation that resulted in this information coming to light is that the Obama administration once again exercised a major lack of transparency. Instead of following the laws that requires the reporting of this type of information to appropriate Congressional leadership, it was instead leaked first to the press. This is an alarming trend with the Obama Administration, as they also failed to notify Congress of critical information regarding the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans and failed to notify Congress of the U.S. drone that Iranian forces fired at recently. With the close relationship that the President has with Attorney General Holder and the regular FBI briefings he receives, does anyone really believe that Obama was unaware of this investigation until recently?”

by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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