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November 13, 2012

Inhofe Statement on Resignation of David Petraeus

Washington – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of Senate Armed Services Committee and member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the resignation and investigation of CIA Director David Petraeus:  

"Former CIA Director David Petraeus has had a full career of extraordinary accomplishments for our nation. Nothing cantake 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?” 


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