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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-12 11:21 PM
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Citing affair, Petraeus resigns; FBI has been investigating his lover.
Mistress is such an old word.


Friday news dump

Petraeus said he tried to resign before the election, but Obama asked him to wait.


Petraeus Quits; Evidence of Affair Was Found by F.B.I.
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Published: November 9, 2012

WASHINGTON David H. Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and one of Americas most decorated four-star generals, resigned on Friday after an F.B.I. investigation uncovered evidence that he had been involved in an extramarital affair.

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Government officials said that the F.B.I. began an investigation into a potential criminal matter several months ago that was not focused on Mr. Petraeus. In the course of their inquiry into whether a computer used by Mr. Petraeus had been compromised, agents discovered evidence of the relationship as well as other security concerns. About two weeks ago, F.B.I. agents met with Mr. Petraeus to discuss the investigation.

Administration and Congressional officials identified the woman as Paula Broadwell, the author of a biography of Mr. Petraeus. Her book, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, was published this year. Ms. Broadwell could not be reached for comment.

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Reporting was contributed by Peter Baker, Helene Cooper, Michael S. Schmidt, Eric Schmitt and Scott Shane.


Lots, lots more at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/us/citing-affair-petr...






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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-10-12 08:00 AM
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1. No scandal here.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-10-12 09:10 AM
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2. To paraphrase the words of another guy who got caught with his pants down,
That all depends on what your definition of "scandal" is.

I wonder if his wife and family will start calling him General Betrayus now?
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