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More trouble for Petraeus, it looks like....Petraeus staff investigated over Broadwell access [View all]

A federal investigation of how David Petraeus' biographer obtained numerous classified records is focusing on whether the retired general's staff gave her sensitive documents at his instruction, according to federal officials familiar with the inquiry.
Petraeus aides and other high-ranking military officials were often tasked by Petraeus and other top commanders to provide military records and other documents to Paula Broadwell for her work as Petraeus' biographer, former staff members and other officials told The Washington Post.
Broadwell, a married Army reservist, frequently visited Petraeus in Afghanistan when he was chief of U.S. Central Command and in charge of the war there. She repeatedly sought records that she said Petraeus wanted her to have, according to the former staff members and officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the inquiry is ongoing.
The focus on the role of military staff members adds a new chapter to the complicated ethics scandal that led Petraeus to abruptly resign as CIA director on Nov. 9. His affair with Broadwell also has put the personal communication of Marine Gen. John Allen, Petraeus' successor as commander of the Afghan war, under scrutiny by the Pentagon.


http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/petraeus-staff-investigated-over-broadwell-access

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