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CNN contributor and former CIA operative Robert Baer spoke to Piers Morgan Friday and gave his perspective on the resignation of General David Petraeus. The now former CIA director resigned from his post earlier Friday citing an extramarital affair.
“The idea that the FBI is investigating the CIA director for a marital, extramarital affair is just extraordinary,” said Baer in response to the news that the FBI was investigating the general and the alleged individual involved with the affair, Petraeus’ biographer Paula Broadwell.
“There are 4 or 5 CIA directors that I know who were carrying on extramarital affairs while they were director. The FBI was never brought in,” said Baer. “So this is absolutely extraordinary. FULL POST
Tonight at 9, “Piers Morgan Tonight” welcomes former Sen. Rick Santorum to the program to talk about the upcoming fiscal cliff as well as the breaking news that Gen. David Petraeus has resigned as head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
"It's very disturbing," Santorum says. "We all have our personal failings and none of us are perfect but to put yourself in that type of position and engage in activity which could compromise your ability to do your job is something that is very very disturbing and shows incredibly poor judgement."
Santorum is disturbed not only because Petraeus broke his marital vows "but for putting himself in a position that could compromise the agency."
Watch the clip and tune in tonight as Santorum looks at Petraeus' career and the upcoming fiscal cliff.
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On Thursday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcome Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and "Dan Rather Reports" Host Dan Rather to the program to bring their insight into the next four years on the Hill.
"I think we are going to see a different kind of dynamic with Congress," said Patrick. "The American people have affirmed a politics of conviction and rejected a politics of obstruction. It's very important for everybody in the Congress to understand and I think they do."
Rather, on the other hand, doesn't think President Barack Obama is going to have a successful second term. "The Republican Congress, particularly the leadership, they would rather walk through a furnace in a gasoline suit than do some of the things that President Obama is going to want them to do just as one person, one citizen, election's over, let's get this thing together."
Also on Thursday, Piers Morgan moderated a debate between two men from opposite sides of the argument about legalizing marijuana. Former Obama Drug Policy Adviser Kevin Sabet said legalization of marijuana is a terrible idea. "Legalization is really an extreme answer," FULL POST
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