The CIA director's love interest was identified as biographer Paula Broadwell
Reports reveal that Paula Broadwell is the infamous “other woman” that led to the CIA director's demise. Petraeus is not the only one taking the heat on this matter, as Broadwell is now facing an investigation, following her alleged break into the director's email account.General David Petraeus lost his job yesterday, November 9. His resignation was prompted by an admission of guilt for an extramarital affair with a then unidentified woman.
Accomplished West Point graduate Paula Broadwell authored the former director's biography, titled “All In.” As a result, she was often close to Petraeus in Afghanistan, even referring to him as her mentor on several occasions.
NBC reports that the FBI are looking into the possibility of her obtaining classified information in a fraudulent manner, presumably by either hacking into the general's email account or being given access.
Law enforcement officials have mentioned she is not facing a criminal inquiry, and they believe no charges will follow.
The Inquisitr describes how Broadwell may have previously hinted to the affair when she relayed the CIA director’s “Rules for Living,” in an article, during her time chronicling his achievements.
“We all will make mistakes. The key is to recognize them and admit them, to learn from them, and to take off the rear view mirrors—drive on and avoid making them again,” she notes as his fifth rule.
Broadwell is national security analyst, army veteran, and, most recently, respected author. She, as well as Petraeus, is married, and has two children with her husband, a radiologist.
She was not named by general Petraeus in the resignation he submitted on Friday. In his statement following the event, the ex-director only talked about his own questionable actions.
“Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation,” he said.