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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:37 PM

Paula Broadwell Lawyers Up [hires criminal defense lawyer] [View all]

Source: ABA Journal

As details continue to emerge about a federal investigation of hostile email reportedly sent by Paula Broadwell to a woman whose family is friendly with ex-CIA director David H. Petraeus and his wife, there is news that Broadwell, a high-achieving West Point graduate who co-authored a biography about the retired four-star general, has lawyered up.

She is now being represented by Robert F. Muse, a longtime Washington, D.C., criminal defense attorney, the Washington Post reports.

Although news accounts have not said that Broadwell is facing any criminal charges, she and Petraeus, who quit his job at the CIA last week after acknowledging that he had had an extramarital affair, both turned over their computers to investigators. They reportedly showed that Broadwell had some classified documents in her possession and investigators thought, apparently incorrectly, that she might have obtained them from Petraeus.

Additionally, federal lawmakers have questioned why they weren't informed earlier of a probe with national security implications.

Read more: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/paula_broadwell_lawyers_up/

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