Holder: Decision on charges against Petraeus to come from 'highest level'

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t saying whether he still will be on the job when the time comes to decide whether to bring charges in the investigation of former CIA Director David Petraeus.

Holder, in several television news interviews on Sunday, steered clear of commenting directly on the investigation.

But he told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he expects that “a matter of this magnitude” would be decided “at the highest level” of the department.

Holder has announced he’s stepping down as attorney general. President Barack Obama has nominated a federal prosecutor, Loretta Lynch, who awaits Senate confirmation.

Federal investigators have been looking into whether Petraeus improperly shared classified materials with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

Petraeus admitted having an affair with her when he resigned from the CIA in 2012.

Holder said on ABC’s “This Week” that “any investigation that is ongoing will be done in a fair and an appropriate way.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the former head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, urged the government to take a pass.

“This man has suffered enough, in my view,” Feinstein, D-Calif., told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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