Trump Meets with Ex-CIA Chief David Petraeus as Possible Secretary of State
President-elect Donald Trump met with another possible candidate for secretary of state Monday, and one who is likely to raise some tough questions from the U.S. Senate -- former CIA chief and retired general David Petraeus.
Before leading the CIA, Petraeus was top U.S. commander in Iraq and led NATO forces in Afghanistan.
But he was forced to resign from the CIA in disgrace in 2012 after leaking classified information to his biographer, with whom he was having an affair.
Despite Petraeus' past, Trump tweeted that he was "very impressed" with the retired general.
Republican officials say Trump has also decided on another cabinet appointment - the secretary of health and human services. His choice is said to be Georgia Representative Tom Price, who has been a leading critic of President Barack Obama's health care law, commonly known as Obamacare.
Trump has pledged to repeal Obamacare, although he has indicated that there are certain parts of the program he believes should be retained.
In addition to Petraeus, Trump is reported to be considering several other politicians and diplomats for the secretary of state post. They include former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, Republican Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
11 Injured in Attack at Ohio State University
A Somali student at Ohio State University drove his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians Monday and then got out and began stabbing people, injuring 11. He was shot and killed by police.
Ohio State University identified the attacker as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a student at the school.
Hospital officials said none of the victims has life-threatening injuries.
OSU President Michael Drake said initially there were rumors of a second suspect. However, Drake said police searched the area and believe there was only one attacker. The FBI also has joined the investigation.
Drake said he would not speculate about a motive. He said it was a deliberate attack because the suspect drove his vehicle over a curb to hit pedestrians on a sidewalk. He said the suspect then got out of the car and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.
Students said they barricaded themselves inside classrooms and offices, pilling chairs in front of doors, when the incident was happening.
There are nearly 60,000 students at Ohio State's main campus in Columbus.