November 14th, 2012
03:38 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama: No sign Petraeus scandal hurt national security

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was unaware of any disclosure of classified information from the scandal engulfing former CIA Director David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, that could damage national security.

"I have no evidence at this point from what I've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security," Obama said in his first post-election news conference.


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  1. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    But what about the conspiracy theorists at Fox foreign owned media and the geniuses at Fox and Friends who have made this the reason for their existence?

    November 14, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  2. just sayin

    but your administration also claims it had no clue that petraeous was under investigation so you have already admitted you were clueless. why should anybody believe you now? come clean liar in chief. the mountain of lies you and your administration have spun over the last 4 years dwarfs mt everest.

    November 14, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  3. just sayin

    btw, can you also come clean about that very bad case of work place violence at ft. hood? 3-4 years and still buried and covered up.

    November 14, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. just sayin

    btw, can you also come clean about the illegal fast & furious gun running program that resulted in the deaths of several americans and hundreds, maybe thousands, of mexican citizens?

    November 14, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. just sayin

    btw, can you also come clean about the whole benghazi security fiasco that got 4 americans, including our ambassador, killed in benghazi? it is ok to come out and say you were flying to las vegas to campaign fund raise while our people were being massacred. the truth will set you free.

    November 14, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. WiredweirdinSF

    Do you really think this lying sack would say if there was? He has done nothing but lie his whole life. Why would he tell the truth on this?

    November 14, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. DENNA

    The full impact of this situation may not for known for quite awhile, but that will not stop the GOP from creating the facts. On the upside, Fox News has been vastly more entertaining since the election. In fact, I really enjoyed watching Karl Rove implode when it became apparent that Barack Obama would be reelected inspite of the GOP's efforts to purchase the election. So Karl, who's your daddy! ;-).

    November 14, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  8. just sayin

    >The general banged a broad. Big deal!!!!!!! You really think we keep our national security up Paula's dress?

    and now all of our enemies know that all they have to do is get to our highest officials and the secrets they possess is to send a pretty woman to bed them. and the leftist loons and obama will have no problem with that at all.

    you might want to look up the word simpleton in the dictionary. you might find your picture next to it.

    November 14, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. DENNA

    @just saying: You must be one of the no-longer-essential white males. Nothing bad that you can say will matter anymore. Just chill and let President Obama do his job, okay. If you want to be helpful, why don't you write to your rethug legislator of choice and ask him/her to make wiser decisions. This country is struggling to find her way. If you care about America, be a mensch and try to help save her. God Bless the USA.

    November 14, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |