CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 2012
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(Washington: Nancy Cordes) Petraeus’s sudden resignation examined; statements from Petraeus and President Obama quoted; details given about the plans for Petraeus to testify about the attack on the US consulate in Libya and the installment of CIA deputy director Michael Morell as acting director; photos shown of Petraeus with wife Holly. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says he doesn’t have any personnel announcements to make.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley, John Miller) Why the FBI would investigate the CIA director and whether classified information or secrets were divulged discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Whether the White House knew about this before the election noted. [With CBS correspondent Bob Schieffer, White House advisor David AXELROD – says Obama did not know.] Petraeus’s military service reviewed; photos shown.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Petraeus’s CIA career examined; details given about his role in the drone war in Pakistan and Yemen, his response to the consulate attack and the changed role of the CIA since 9/11. [During his confirmation hearing, PETRAEUS – says he wanted this job.]
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