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November 13, 2012
newsweek:

theessentialsofcool:

Peep the final bullet point from this week’s @Newsweek. With timing like this its a shame its stopping publication. lol #Petraeus

What you don’t even realize is that this is only half of it. That piece on those 12 rules was WRITTEN BY PETRAEUS’S MISTRESS. For real. Look.

Dear Newsweek: When you realized the weirdness of the timing of the Petraeus story mentioned above in relation to the current scandal, what was the reaction in the newsroom? Did people just look bewildered by the fact that you inadvertently became a part of the story, however small?

newsweek:

theessentialsofcool:

Peep the final bullet point from this week’s @Newsweek. With timing like this its a shame its stopping publication. lol #Petraeus

What you don’t even realize is that this is only half of it. That piece on those 12 rules was WRITTEN BY PETRAEUS’S MISTRESS. For real. Look.

Dear Newsweek: When you realized the weirdness of the timing of the Petraeus story mentioned above in relation to the current scandal, what was the reaction in the newsroom? Did people just look bewildered by the fact that you inadvertently became a part of the story, however small?

23:25 // 1 year ago
nationalpost:

Graphic: Petraeus, Kelley, Broadwell, Allen and the FBI guy with no shirt


Confused about the state of the Petraeus scandal? At this rate, we sympathize — even keeping a close eye on it is hard, with the story mutating over a few days into one that’s reached yet another general, head of U.S. command in Afghanistan John Allen. When this story is all said and done, it’ll make a hell of a read.

nationalpost:

Graphic: Petraeus, Kelley, Broadwell, Allen and the FBI guy with no shirt

Confused about the state of the Petraeus scandal? At this rate, we sympathize — even keeping a close eye on it is hard, with the story mutating over a few days into one that’s reached yet another general, head of U.S. command in Afghanistan John Allen. When this story is all said and done, it’ll make a hell of a read.

20:34 // 1 year ago
November 12, 2012

Details: How David Petraeus got taken down by a sex scandal

  • bad David Petraeus’ alleged affair with author Paula Broadwell, which occurred after he went to the CIA, was uncovered after officials had figured out that both Broadwell and Petraeus were using private email accounts to communicate with one another. While the accounts used pseudonyms, Broadwell came under scrutiny because of threatening emails she sent to Jill Kelley, a Tampa volunteer she believed to be a romantic rival. While there was an investigation of Broadwell due to her having classified documents, they ultimately found she obtained them legally. 
  • worse Apparently, the FBI agent who tipped off the agency to the matter was taken off the case because … wait for it … he got obsessed with Kelley and sent shirtless photos of himself to her, which is an incredibly stupid idea for any FBI agent to do. The agent, who was a friend of Kelley, did tip off a member of Congress to the case, which (after other FBI agents found the tie between the person sending the emails and the person she was emailing) led to its logical conclusion — Petraeus’ resignation. source

EDIT: And here’s why Petraeus created a security risk by using Gmail in this manner.

21:15 // 1 year ago
November 10, 2012

Paula Broadwell, the biographer whose alleged affair with David Petraeus has fixed her squarely in the spotlight following his resignation, appeared on The Daily Show last January to discuss Petraeus and promote her book. 

16:51 // 1 year ago
It didn’t start with Petraeus, but in the course of the investigation they stumbled across him. We were stunned. …People think that because it’s the C.I.A. director, it must involve bigger issues. Think of a small circle of people who know each other.
An anonymous Congressional official • Explaining to the New York Times, based on a briefing from the FBI, the lead-up to the bureau’s discovery of an affair between David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The official said it was a complaint filed months ago regarding harassing emails sent to a woman (who they said to be not a government official or member of family) by Broadwell that drew the gaze of the FBI. When they ultimately gained access to her emails, some of those sent between her and Petraeus revealed they were having an affair. That in and of itself isn’t a legal issue, but the investigation ultimately raised security conerns regarding Petraeus’ email account. Petraeus resigned from his position as CIA director yesterday, citing “extremely poor judgment” in his extra-martial affair. source
14:45 // 1 year ago