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Thursday, 9 June 2016

FBI found 300+ classified docs on CIA director Petraeus' mistress's laptop


Newly released documents reveal that during the search of former CIA director David Petraeus' home, the FBI discovered more than 300 classified documents on the personal computer of his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell.

Documents related to the home search-related FBI affidavit were unsealed Tuesday by the US District Court in Eastern Virginia. The search warrant was requested as part of a sweeping federal investigation into the relationship between Broadwell and Petraeus, a highly decorated military commander.

The probe uncovered the affair, revealed their mishandling of classified documents, and led to Petraeus' resignation as the head of the CIA. Petraeus pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling government documents and was fined $100,000.

The documents were partially redacted and were sealed for more than three years. What they showed is that both Broadwell and Petraeus misled investigators about their extensive exchange of classified material, mostly involving military and diplomatic operations during Petraeus's years as commander of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 

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