Fox News President reportedly tried to get Petraeus to run for president

The Washington Post reports that Roger Ailes, the founder and current chairman of Fox News, tried and failed to get former CIA Director David Petraeus to run for president.The Post obtained audio of a 90-minute conversation from the spring of 2011 between Petraeus, then commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, and Kathleen T. McFarland, a Fox News national security analyst and former Pentagon aide.During the course of the conversation, McFarland says that she’s there on behalf of Ailes, who suggests that Petraeus should not accept a position as CIA Director, which President Obama was expected to offer him soon after. McFarland said: The “advice to you from Roger Ailes is. . . . He says that if you’re offered [JCS] chairman, take it. If you’re offered anything else, don’t take it; resign in six months and run for president.”The Post summarizes the conversation:Continue Reading…

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Fox News President reportedly tried to get Petraeus to run for president


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