Link: Petraeus Would Need Permission to Travel As Sec. of State



If Donald Trump chooses former CIA director and retired General David Petraeus as the winner of his secretary of State reality show, he'll want to throw in a pardon, too. In 2015, Petraeus pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information, which he shared with his mistress. That alone would reportedly require a pardon for Petraeus to assume the role of secretary of State.

But so too would the terms of Petraeus' probation, which, among other things, give his probation officer the right to search his personal and office computer. Unless Petraeus' probation officer has security clearance, that probably wouldn't work. Petraeus is also required to get permission from the officer to leave North Carolina, which could get tedious given the travel required for the job. These conditions of Petraeus's probation were highlighted by USA Today reporter Brad Heath.


Gen. Petraeus, one of the people on Trump's list for Secretary of State, has to check with his probation officer before leaving western N.C. pic.twitter.com/ay64N3JYIQ

- Brad Heath (@bradheath) November 30, 2016

If Gen. Petraeus becomes Secretary of State, he will have to notify his probation officer within 72 hours. pic.twitter.com/veKxD35vPV

- Brad Heath (@bradheath) November 30, 2016

If Gen. Petreaus becomes Secretary of State, his computers and office will be subject to warrantless searches by his probation officer. pic.twitter.com/MH4srR3W6I

- Brad Heath (@bradheath) November 30, 2016

Meanwhile, the drama over who will be named secretary of State shows no sign of coming to an end. After a week in which it appeared that a solid four candidates had emerged for the job - Petraeus, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and Bob Corker - Fox's Bret Baier is now reporting that former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is back in the running.


Fox News: John Bolton met w/ @mike_pence in DC 2day to discuss the Sec of State position & will meet w/ @realDonaldTrump in NY Fri.afternoon

- Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 30, 2016