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David Petraeus Resignation: The Alleged Other Woman Identified [Video]

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Former CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned today for having an extramarital affair, was reportedly romantically involved with his biographer, according to the New York Post and other media outlets.

Paula Broadwell, a West Point graduate as is Petraeus, is the co-author of All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. She was “embedded” with the general in Afghanistan when he was commander of US Forces Afghanistan and of the International Security Assistance Force.

NBC News reports that Broadwell “is under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access [Petraeus’] email and possibly gaining access to classified information.” Apparently the affair came to light as a result of the FBI investigation.

Petraeus, one of the country’s most respected military leaders, was supposed to testify next week before Congress about the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack that resulted in the murder of four Americans. He resigned from the military and became CIA Director in September 2011. His wife of 38 years Holly works for the Obama administration in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Broadwell, an officer in the Army Reserves, is also married. She is a research associate at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership and a doctoral candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

Broadwell’s website is apparently offline, but according to The Daily Caller

“A fit, attractive married mother of two, Broadwell spent three years conducting research on the book, which her website says included ‘extensive access by General Petraeus, his mentors, his subordinates, and his longtime friends.’ “

President Bush appointed General Petraeus to oversee the 2007 troop surge in Iraq. Bush later promoted Petraeus to commander of U.S. Central Command.

Watch Paula Broadwell talk about the General Petraeus biography on the Daily Show:

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9 Responses to “David Petraeus Resignation: The Alleged Other Woman Identified [Video]”

  1. Dave Lim

    Yeah, REHIRE the ADULTERY, SHAMEFUL AND WASTEFUL SPENDING gentleman Patreause and FORGET HIS INNOCENT LOYAL WIFE OF 40 YEARS! Continue to WASTE 40% of taxpayer money on the two largest US Depts Defence and Veteran Affairs which is more than the next 5 largest military spending nations including Russia, China, UK, France and Germany TILL THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, INFRSTRATURE, SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE/MEDICAID GOES BROKE! WHO CARES, let America decline faster and other countries take over their lead in ECONOMY, EDUCATION AND WELFARE OF THEIR PEOPLE!

    The TOP 2% OF AMERICANS ALREADY OWN 80% OF WEALTH while the BOTTOM 80% OF AMERICANS WORKING CLASS OWN JUST 2% OF WEALTH because of concentration of taxes in DEFENCE, WALL STREET AND OIL INDUSTRY! Like Bush- Cheney 8 years of administration changed the middle-class into working class poor, FINISH THE JOB BY MAKING ALL 98% OF AAMERICANS into SLAVES MAKING MINIMUM WAGES OR CONVICTS IN THE LARGEST BUSINESS, CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRY if they do not want to join the mercenary forces of AMERICAN GIs coming back like boy scouts crying for disability payments!