Paula Broadwell: Petraeus cabinet talk ‘a bit of a shocker’

Paula Broadwell gets into her vehicle on Lexington Avenue in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Broadwell returned home to Charlotte on Sunday after she spent more than a week being hounded by media while staying at her brother's home in Washington. Broadwell is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout from her extramarital affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus, which led to his resignation as head of the CIA. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

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.

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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