Its 'outrageous' if Trump picks Petraeus as secretary of state: Ex-diplomat

US President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of retired military general and former CIA director David Petraeus as secretary of state would be “outrageous,” a former US diplomat says.

Petraeus, who created a scandal in 2012 for allegedly providing classified information to Paula Broadwell, with whom he was having an extramarital affair, is not qualified to head the US State Department, said J. Michael Springmann, the former head of the American visa bureau in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

“Putting this Petraeus in as secretary of state; that’s an outrageous thing,” Springmann told Press TV on Friday. “He created tremendous leaks of classified information to his mistress.”

“We really got to look at some of this stuff, really hard and really closely and try and find the best people, not the most connected, not the richest, not the most militaristic,” he added.

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