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Petraeus' Ex-Lover Blasts Double Standard in Fallout

'Why shouldn't I be able to go on?' Paula Broadwell wonders

(Newser) - Paula Broadwell is in the same camp as Edward Snowden in that she was shocked to hear David Petraeus is in the running for secretary of state under Donald Trump after pleading guilty to mishandling classified data. That's not to say she doesn't approve. "I think he...

Petraeus' Deal: a Guilty Plea

It relates to classified material found on his lover's computer

(Newser) - Though the New York Times in January reported that ex-CIA chief David Petraeus had no interest in a plea deal over his alleged mishandling of classified materials, it seems he has arrived at just that. The DOJ today released a statement saying Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to a...

Paula Broadwell May Go Public, Too

Howard Kurtz says Petraeus mistress hopes to resume media career

(Newser) - Now that Jill Kelley has broken her silence , Paula Broadwell is strongly considering doing the same, sources close to David Petraeus' former mistress tell Howard Kurtz at the Daily Beast . Broadwell is eager to resume her media career, and because that career involves being in the public eye, she's...

Jill Kelley on Those Emails From Broadwell: 'Threats'

She speaks, for first time, to Daily Beast

(Newser) - Today's buzziest interview is with Jill Kelley , the Florida socialite who factored into the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell scandal in a big way. She talks, for the first time, to Howard Kurtz of the Daily Beast , in a two-hour interview peppered with words like "terrified" and "blackmail."...

Pentagon Flags 60 Emails in Jill Kelley Inquiry

As big-time lawyer defends client in Petraeus scandal

(Newser) - The Pentagon inspector general’s office didn't take the Gen. John Allen-Jill Kelley email exchange lightly, assigning 15 investigators toiling seven days a week to review the thousands of pages of documents . They've now sussed out between 60 and 70 emails that "bear a fair amount of...

Why Attacks on Broadwell's Clothes Are OK

 Why Attacks 
 on Broadwell's 
 Clothes Are OK 
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Why Attacks on Broadwell's Clothes Are OK

Her 'skimpy' outfits make a statement: Ruth Marcus

(Newser) - Ruth Marcus has received a flurry of criticism for attacking Paula Broadwell's wardrobe. "Beware the woman who goes on The Daily Show wearing a black silk halter top and flaunting her toned triceps," Marcus wrote earlier this month in the Washington Post . A reader hit back: "...

Did Petraeus Tell Staff to Hand Over Classified Info?

Probe reviewing whether aides were told to give Broadwell the records

(Newser) - A new twist in the Petraeus-Broadwell saga. Federal investigators are now reviewing whether David Petraeus ordered his staff to hand his biographer-with-benefits classified information. The two have thus far maintained that Petraeus himself did not provide her with such info. But sources tell the Washington Post that Broadwell repeatedly asked...

Latest Player in Petraeus Scandal: Gloria Allred

Broadwell gets a PR firm, Petraeus gets a lawyer

(Newser) - Looks like it's spin time for Paula Broadwell: David Petraeus' biographer-with-benefits has hired a PR firm in the wake of the scandal, AdAge reports. Reuters calls the firm a "high-profile" one in Washington, boasting such consultants as former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers. The move comes after...

Broadwell to Buddies: I'm Devastated

Petraeus biographer returns to Charlotte

(Newser) - Paula Broadwell has kept a low profile amid the fallout from her affair with David Petraeus, but a family friend tells the AP that Broadwell is "devastated" over the situation. She is working to fix the damage done to the families involved—damage she regrets terribly, the friend says....

Women in Petraeus Scandal Had White House Visits

Separate trips illustrate perks they enjoyed thanks to general

(Newser) - The two women at the center of the David Petraeus scandal—the biographer with whom he had an extramarital affair and the socialite who received worrisome emails that led investigators to uncover the illicit relationship—visited the White House on separate and apparently unrelated occasions. Neither woman met with President...

CIA Opens Own Inquiry Into Conduct of Petraeus
CIA Opens
Own Inquiry
Into Conduct
of Petraeus

CIA Opens Own Inquiry Into Conduct of Petraeus

Wants to be sure he didn't misuse assets

(Newser) - The CIA announced yesterday that it is opening its own investigation into the conduct of former chief David Petraeus, and sources tell the New York Times the investigation will center around whether Petraeus misused any CIA assets—from security details to private jets—to carry out his affair with Paula...

Petraeus Breaks Silence: I Didn't Pass Classified Info

Meanwhile, report surfaces that Petraeus wanted to go public regarding Benghazi

(Newser) - David Petraeus has finally spoken to the media, telling an HLN reporter that he had not passed any classified info to Paula Broadwell and that his resignation had nothing to do with the Benghazi attack. The interview was off-camera, but reporter Kyra Phillips says that he "told me he...

Broadwell's Computer Full of Classified Data: Insiders

Petraeus mistress, Jill Kelley lose security clearance

(Newser) - Paula Broadwell's computer was packed with classified material that should have been better safeguarded, officials tell Reuters . David Petraeus' former mistress had access to such information thanks to her position as a reserve officer in military intelligence, the sources say, noting that the amount of sensitive data calls for...

'Shirtless FBI Agent' in Petraeus Affair Is Named

NYT says it's veteran agent Frederick Humphries

(Newser) - And now the cast of characters in the David Petraeus scandal is a bit more complete: The FBI agent whose investigation into emails sent to his pal Jill Kelley eventually exposed the whole sordid mess has been identified by the New York Times as 47-year-old Frederick Humphries.
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FBI Looking Into How Broadwell Got Classified Files

Wants to know the source of the documents seized from her home

(Newser) - The latest in the ongoing and complex David Petraeus sex scandal: The FBI is investigating how Paula Broadwell got her hands on classified files found in her home during a late-night search Monday, reports the Washington Post . Officials say there's no evidence that Petraeus was the source of the...

In Emails, Allen Used Pet Names

...but there wasn't anything sexually explicit, a source tells AP

(Newser) - David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell reportedly emailed each other about having "sex under a desk." The emails between the scandal's two other players, John Allen and Jill Kelley, were quite a bit more innocent, a senior official tells the AP . The source says officials who read the...

Petraeus Secretly Visited Libya After Benghazi Attack

Congress wants to know what he learned there

(Newser) - Resignation or not, Democrats and Republicans alike are clamoring for David Petraeus to testify at this week's congressional hearings about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, and this could be why: Petraeus took a secret trip to Libya last month, in the wake of the Sept. 11...

ABC Denver Has Big Oops on Petraeus Bio Title

Paula Broadwell title gets an unfortunate edit

(Newser) - What's embarrassing for a Denver ABC affiliate is delightfully entertaining for the rest of us: On the 5pm news yesterday, ABC Denver aired a picture of Paula Broadwell's biography of David Petraeus, All In. Just one problem: The editor who pulled the image off the Web accidentally grabbed...

Paula Broadwell Failed Her Readers

 Paula Broadwell 
 Failed Her Readers 

Paula Broadwell Failed Her Readers

Biographers weigh in on Petraeus affair

(Newser) - Paula Broadwell's fellow biographers are predictably unhappy that the author "violated the bond of trust" between herself and her readers by having an affair with the subject of her book, David Petraeus, writes Laura Miller on Salon . Opinions from two biographers Miller spoke to:
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Top General Emailed Woman in Petraeus Scandal

Pentagon investigating John Allen's links to Jill Kelley

(Newser) - David Petraeus' sex scandal just got a lot bigger. The Pentagon has revealed that it is investigating Gen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, for allegedly sending "inappropriate communications" to Jill Kelley, Petraeus' other other woman. The FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday, Leon...

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