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U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young on Petraeus scandal: 'It might go far deeper than we think'

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young remains concerned about a national security breach after receiving a classified briefing on the events leading to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus.

"I still don't know where this goes. I have a concern that it might go far deeper than we think. Not the personal issue but the issue as it relates to intelligence and national defense," Young said in an interview Tuesday night.

"I tend to be overly cautious on national security issues," added Young, who was elected last week to a 22nd term and chairs the defense appropriations subcommittee. "But I am still concerned that there may be more to this."

Young's concern was being echoed by other lawmakers on Capitol Hill as a demand grew for more information.

Young, R-Indian Shores, revealed little about his meeting Tuesday with acting CIA Director Michael Morell, saying it was classified.

Young said he thinks he may have met, but only in passing, Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who received the threatening emails from Petraeus' mistress.

Asked if there was a culture within the military that permits the behavior being exposed by the scandal, Young said: "They discussed it with me, but they suggested I not discuss it publicly."

Young has a deep connection with the military and knows Petraeus well. "I am very, very sorry for him. He is an outstanding patriot. He has served this country so well."

He said it was "appropriate" that Petraeus offered his resignation.

U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young on Petraeus scandal: 'It might go far deeper than we think' 11/14/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:46pm]
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