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December 04, 2012


Ailes Pushed Petraeus to Run for President

Fox News chief Roger Ailes advised Gen. David Petraeus in 2011 that he should turn down an expected offer from President Obama to become CIA director and accept nothing less than the chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military post. If Obama did not offer the Joint Chiefs post, Petraeus should resign from the military and run for president, the Washington Post reports.

The message was relayed by a Fox News analyst visiting Afghanistan and the Washington Post obtained a recording of the meeting.

Petraeus responded, "It's never going to happen. You know it's never going to happen. It really isn't. My wife would divorce me. And I love my wife... We have a beautiful house."

He added: "With his-and-hers bathrooms, believe it or not. I just want to live in it. I've never spent a night in it."














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