Holder: Decision on Petraeus to come from 'highest level'

Jan 11, 2015 11:34 AM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder isn't saying whether he'll still be on the job when the time comes to decide whether to bring charges in the investigation of former CIA Director David Petraeus.

Holder is steering clear of commenting directly on the investigation. But he tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that he expects that "a matter of this magnitude" would be decided "at the highest level" of the department.

Holder has announced he's stepping down as attorney general. President Barack Obama has nominated a federal prosecutor, Loretta Lynch, who awaits Senate confirmation.

Federal investigators have been looking into whether Petraeus improperly shared classified materials with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

Petraeus admitted having an affair with her when he resigned from the CIA in 2012.

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