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Monday, November 12, 2012

Congress Looking For Answers On Petraeus Affair

This July 13, 2011, photo made available on the International Security Assistance Force’s Flickr website shows the former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus, left, shaking hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.” (ISAF/AP)

Questions are being asked about who in the White House knew what when about the extramarital affair that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign suddenly on Friday, and whether national security was compromised because of the affair.

The Washington Post is among the papers reporting that President Obama was notified on Thursday, a day after the news reached the White House.

The Senate Intelligence Committee will investigate why the FBI did not immediately notify the White House and Congress about their investigation of harassing e-mails sent by Petraeus’s lover, Paula Broadwell, to another woman. Broadwell is co-author of  the Petraeus biography “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.”

A senior U.S. military official has identified the second woman as Jill Kelley, who lives in Florida. She has been described as a family friend of Petraeus and his wife, Holly. There is no suggestion that she has had an affair with Petraeus.

Here & Now’s May 2, 2006, interview with Lt. Gen. David Petraeus:


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