A shocking admission from the former director of the CIA. In a new book that is set to be released on Tuesday, the authors claim Petraeus made such a comment. According to the book, Petraeus said “her most impressive qualities were most visible during tough times.” This a striking comment, given the general’s usual distance from politics.
Former Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has traditionally stayed away from political endorsements, appears to be eager to support a Hillary Clinton candidacy, a new book alleges.
“She’d make a tremendous President,” the former commander and CIA director reportedly says in the new book “ HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton,” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.
“Like a lot of great leaders, her most impressive qualities were most visible during tough times,” Petraeus adds.
The comments mark an interesting departure for Petraeus, who, when it comes to politics, has typically remained quiet.