F.B.I. Said to Have Stumbled Into News of Petraeus Affair

November 10, 2012

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. investigation that led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as C.I.A. director on Friday began with a complaint several months ago about “harassing” e-mails sent by Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus’s biographer, to an unidentified third person, a government official briefed on the case said Saturday.

When F.B.I. agents following up on the complaint began to examine Ms. Broadwell’s e-mails, they discovered exchanges between her and Mr. Petraeus that revealed that they were having an affair, said the official, who spoke of the investigation on the condition of anonymity.

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  1. Ragspierre says:

    Taken with a HEAVY grain of salt.

    Regardless, this is another incident that makes a lot of people put our intel people in a league with the Keystone Kops.

    That is a shame, because of lot of totally dedicated people do wonderful work in awful conditions and places.

    Ditto the Secret Service.

    • EBL says:

      Maybe the FBI can stumble into investigating Benghazi?

      • Ragspierre says:

        The FBI guys who went to the ruins of our consulate should have taken a small troop of Boy Scouts with them.

        As a Scout, I was taught to leave a campsite better than I found it. Odd people were STILL picking up consulate papers with juicy info AFTER the FBI strolled through the buildings.

        Could have something to do with who the boss is, I suppose…

  2. Steve says:

    Fascinating three maps showing how the US Counties voted in this election – including the short term trends (hint it’s all Red!)


  3. You’ll need a backhoe to deliver that grain of salt, Rags

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