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New questions about Petraeus affair investigation

NEED TO KNOW
  • CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday after admitting to extramarital affair
  • Members of Congress say situation could pose a security risk

David Petraeus breaks his silence to HLN’s Kyra Philips. Read her full description of their conversations right here.

Who knew what... and when did they know it? 

Those are the new questions being raised this morning about the affair that ended the career of CIA Director David Petraeus. 

Patraeus resigned suddenly after admitting that he cheated on his wife. The affair was reportedly with a woman named Paula Broadwell, who wrote a glowing biography of him during the time he was overseeing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Petraeus resigned just days before he was to testify before Congress about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, in which four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, were killed. The question of whether the U.S. provided enough security has been a huge issue surrounding the incident. 

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The affair apparently started coming to light over the summer, when a friend of Petraeus' told the FBI she was getting harassing emails. The investigation reportedly led to Broadwell, and ultimately to Petraeus.

Timeline:   

  • Broadwell meets Patraeus in 2006.
  • 2010, she spends a year with him in Afghanistan writing his biography
  • In 2011, Petraeus takes over as CIA chief
  • Late October 2012, the feds interview Petraeus, but do not bring charges
  • Friday November 9, Petraeus resigns


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