More Details into Investigation of General Petraeus
Emails to a friend of Petraeus led investigators to his affair. Video by fox47news.comvideo
More information continues to come out in the controversy surrounding the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus.
Emails to a friend of Petraeus led investigators to his affair.
The FBI never gave anyone in Congress a heads up CIA Director David Petraeus was at the center of an investigation. And the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she plans an investigation of her own to find out why.
Senator Dianne Feinstein also revealed that the Petraeus-Broadwell affair came to light while the bureau was trying to figure out who was harassing another female friend of Petraeus over email.
"What I've been told is that there was somebody else who he knew and was close to. And that Mrs. Broadwell sent these threatening emails to her, and she was frightened and she went to the FBI," says Sen. Feinstein.
Petraeus is no longer expected to testify before Congress about the deadly 9-11 raid on the U.S. conculate in Benghazi. U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says the truth will never come out if Petraeus keeps quiet forever.
A whistleblower who we know only as a dialed-in FBI agent got a hold of Republican Congressman Dave Reichert in October, to alert him to a national security concern tied to the affair.
Reichert then reached out to Majority Leader Eric Cantor, whose chief of staff alerted the FBI on October 31.
But the White House says President Obama first learned of the affair on November 8th, which means two Republican Congressmen knew about the FBI investigation focused on the CIA Director well before the President did.