(Image source: New York Post)

 

BY GEORGE DUMONTIER

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPH

Former CIA director David Petraeus resigned after an FBI investigation exposed an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Now some are questioning if the FBI handled the situation appropriately.  Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate intelligence committee thinks the FBI should have told them sooner, saying the news hit her like a “lightning bolt.”

“Are you going to investigate why the FBI didn’t notify you before?”

“Yes, absolutely. This is something that could have had an effect on national security.”

The FBI allegedly found out about the affair after one of Petraeus’s friends Jill Kelley reported receiving threatening emails from Paula Broadwell. The Telegraph reports,

“Mrs Kelley allegedly became frightened after Paula Broadwell ... reportedly sent a number of threatening messages to her, including a warning to ‘stay away from my guy.’”
 

Now it’s apparent others were tipped off sooner than that. WMC reports

“The intelligence chairs, Feinstein and House Republican, Mike Rogers were not informed until Friday, the day the president accepted Petraeus’s resignation but house majority leader Eric Cantor had known for more than a week.”

Cantor allegedly heard about the affair in late October and reported it to the FBI, but they waited to share the information.

“Law enforcement officials say the FBI could not inform anyone until they completed their investigation. That didn't happen they say until November 2. After they had interviewed Petraeus and re interviewed Broadwell and concluded that no laws had been broken.”

Michael Morell is now acting CIA director.

FBI Handling of Petraeus Affair Questioned

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Nov 12, 2012

FBI Handling of Petraeus Affair Questioned

(Image source: New York Post)

 

BY GEORGE DUMONTIER

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPH

Former CIA director David Petraeus resigned after an FBI investigation exposed an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Now some are questioning if the FBI handled the situation appropriately.  Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate intelligence committee thinks the FBI should have told them sooner, saying the news hit her like a “lightning bolt.”

“Are you going to investigate why the FBI didn’t notify you before?”

“Yes, absolutely. This is something that could have had an effect on national security.”

The FBI allegedly found out about the affair after one of Petraeus’s friends Jill Kelley reported receiving threatening emails from Paula Broadwell. The Telegraph reports,

“Mrs Kelley allegedly became frightened after Paula Broadwell ... reportedly sent a number of threatening messages to her, including a warning to ‘stay away from my guy.’”
 

Now it’s apparent others were tipped off sooner than that. WMC reports

“The intelligence chairs, Feinstein and House Republican, Mike Rogers were not informed until Friday, the day the president accepted Petraeus’s resignation but house majority leader Eric Cantor had known for more than a week.”

Cantor allegedly heard about the affair in late October and reported it to the FBI, but they waited to share the information.

“Law enforcement officials say the FBI could not inform anyone until they completed their investigation. That didn't happen they say until November 2. After they had interviewed Petraeus and re interviewed Broadwell and concluded that no laws had been broken.”

Michael Morell is now acting CIA director.

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