ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Paula Broadwell (photos below) is David Petraeus’ biographer. But just as David Petraeus admitted to a mistress affair scandal today, FBI officials confirmed that Paula Broadwell is under investigation for a different matter. David Petraeus has yet to release the name, Facebook account, or pictures of his mistress. And wife Holly Petraeus aka Holly Knowlton, has yet to comment about her husband’s cheating.
But within hours after David Petraeus admitted to President Obama that he had been engaged in a mistress cheating affair, another twist was developing. Richard Engel of NBC News claims that Paula Broadwell is under “FBI investigation for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information.”
Engel did not identify Petraeus’ mistress. He also indicated that that “Petraeus is not under investigation”. As to Broadwell, Engel added that officials claim “they do not believe the FBI investigation will result in any criminal charges”.
Paula Broadwell on her Twitter account was actively posting remarks up until November 5. Officials confirm to news that Petraeus submitted his resignation letter to President Obama yesterday, November 8. The letter makes no mention of Paula Broadwell.
He wrote “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.”
Her recent book about the former CIA director is called All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. Paula Broadwell has yet to comment about the NBC News report and other allegations surfacing online.
On her blog, Holly Petraeus talks about life married to her husband. “Our men and women in uniform should be able to do their jobs without having to worry about falling victim to unfair or deceptive financial practices. As a member of a military family, I understand what it’s like to face deployment and to move every few years. It’s my honor to represent the military community …. and to make sure that its concerns are heard – and that we do something about them.”
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