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Paula Broadwell: Petraeus cabinet talk 'a bit of a shocker'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/8/2016
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2012, file photo, Paula Broadwell, author of the David Petraeus biography "All In," poses for photos in Charlotte, N.C. Paula Broadwell told CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, that “it was a bit of a shocker” to learn David Petraeus is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position. But she said she was happy because she thinks Petraeus “should be able to go on with his life,” yet she questions why she hasn’t been allowed to move on with her own years her affair with Petraeus was revealed in 2012. (T. Ortega Gaines/The Charlotte Observer via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2012, file photo, Paula Broadwell, author of the David Petraeus biography "All In," poses for photos in Charlotte, N.C. Paula Broadwell told CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, that “it was a bit of a shocker” to learn David Petraeus is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position. But she said she was happy because she thinks Petraeus “should be able to go on with his life,” yet she questions why she hasn’t been allowed to move on with her own years her affair with Petraeus was revealed in 2012. (T. Ortega Gaines/The Charlotte Observer via AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — David Petraeus' former paramour says "it was a bit of a shocker" to learn the retired four-star general was being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position.

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012, file photo, Paula Broadwell holds a drink in the kitchen of her brother's house in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Paula Broadwell told CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, that “it was a bit of a shocker” to learn David Petraeus is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position. But she said she was happy because she thinks Petraeus “should be able to go on with his life,” yet she questions why she hasn’t been allowed to move on with her own years her affair with Petraeus was revealed in 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012, file photo, Paula Broadwell holds a drink in the kitchen of her brother's house in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Paula Broadwell told CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, that “it was a bit of a shocker” to learn David Petraeus is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position. But she said she was happy because she thinks Petraeus “should be able to go on with his life,” yet she questions why she hasn’t been allowed to move on with her own years her affair with Petraeus was revealed in 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Former military officer Paula Broadwell told CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that she was happy for him because he "should be able to go on with his life." She says she hasn't been allowed to move on with hers since the affair became known publicly in 2012.

Petraeus pleaded guilty last year to giving Broadwell classified information while she was writing his biography. Broadwell wasn't charged, but the U.S. Army demoted and reprimanded her.

Broadwell has declined to speak with The Associated Press since it reported last month that the Army is conducting a new leaks investigation related to the sex scandal.

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