Pence: Petraeus 'paid the price' for mishandling classified information

Pence: Petraeus 'paid the price' for mishandling classified information
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Former CIA Director David Petraeus has paid the price for his mishandling of classified information, and Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE will consider that while he makes his choice for secretary of State, Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle Stephen Miller's uncle says he donated to pro-refugee group as a wedding gift Short defends Trump's tweets as a 'very effective way' to communicate with Americans MORE said Sunday. 

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"He paid a price for mishandling classified information," Pence said on NBC's "Meet the Press." 

"I think the president-elect will weigh that against the background of an extraordinary career of military service," Pence said, calling Petraeus an "American hero." 

"It will be the president-elect's decision about the totality of Gen. Petraeus's experience and background." 

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Petraeus last year pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified material. He had shared classified intelligence with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, a former Army intelligence officer with whom he had an extramarital affair.