Monday, November 12, 2012

General Petraeus - What did Obama know and when did he know it?

Obama cover-up claim over CIA chief's affair: Was the relationship discovered by FBI months ago, but hushed up due to election?

  • Affair prompted concerns of major security breach within CIA
  • Alleged mistress Paula Broadwell is married with two young children
  • Details of Petraeus' affair with Broadwell emerged when she allegedly hacked into his email account to send threatening messages to another 'paramour'

By Caroline Graham and William Lowther

President Obama faced allegations of a major political cover-up last night over the resignation of CIA chief General David Petraeus, who had an affair with a married woman.

Congress is expected to investigate claims that the affair was hushed up to protect Obama’s re-election campaign.

It is believed the affair was discovered by the FBI months ago, but not made public until after the election.

The FBI began an investigation in February after discovering the 60-year-old’s computer had been accessed by someone else - believed to be his 40-year-old mistress Paula Broadwell - prompting fears of a major security breach.

This led to the discovery of hundreds of explicit emails including one referring to ‘sex under a desk.'

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