Saturday, November 10, 2012

HOT: The Mistress of Petraeus Threatened Another Woman

WaPO has the details:
The collapse of the dazzling career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was triggered when a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement officials with knowledge of the episode.

The recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and a Petraeus biographer, and uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials said.

When Petraeus’s name first surfaced, FBI investigators were concerned that the CIA director’s personal e-mail account had been hacked and security had been breached. But the sexual nature of the e-mails led them to conclude that Petraeus and Broadwell were engaged in an affair, the officials said.

The identity of the woman who received the e-mails was not disclosed, and the nature of her relationship with Petraeus is unknown. The law enforcement officials said the e-mails indicated that Broadwell perceived the other woman as a threat to her relationship with Petraeus.


  1. My heart goes out for the wife in this affair

  2. You look at the pictures and can clearly see plain poor Holly did not have a chance against the fit hot babe.

  3. More importantly, how did the FBI get access to either Patraeus' or Broadwell's email accounts to view the explicit correspondences?

  4. Is it too much to ask our generals to spend their time concentrating on the wars they are in charge of as opposed to hanging out with biographers who fawn over every word they say? That's the first problem with this whole story. What in in the world is a 4-star general doing with his time if he is in a war zone doing interviews with civilian biographers? Let's make a rule: No biographers in a war zone. What a bunch of self-obsessed egoists. Really wish we had George Washington with us today. The guy turned down President for life, basically. Instead we have generals who love the thought of biographers hanging out with them; Presidents who write fictitious autobiographies just to get a name for themselves; on and on an on. This is a sorry time to be an American.

  5. Patraeus: Ladies ladies I can handle you all. I'll just have to squeeze you guys in between reeking havoc around the world.