President Obama praised the work of former CIA chief General David Petraeus. Speaking to reporters he said the General had served America "with great distinction" and from what he knows at "this point in the investigation", did not act in a way that compromised national security.
"I have no evidence, from this point, from what I have seen, that classified information was disclosed that would have impacted on our national security."
President Obama has said he had seen no evidence that former CIA chief General David Petraeus compromised national security during his affair:
I have no evidence, from this point, from what I have seen, that classified information was disclosed that would have impacted on our national security.
General Petraeus served his country with great distinction. We are safer because of the work that he has done. My main hope right now is that he and his family can move on, and this ends up being a single side note on what is an otherwise extraordinary career.
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has postponed the presentation of its highest honour to General David Petraeus. A spokesman said:
General Petraeus was due to visit London this month to receive the Chesney Gold Medal award from the Royal United Services Institute for his role in devising and implementing the US counter-insurgency doctrine that was used to turn around the war in Iraq and reshape the campaign in Afghanistan.
In light of the recent events, the presentation...will now be postponed until early 2013.