Take Two for November 13, 2012

More bizarre details emerge in the Petraeus-Broadwell saga

Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus Gets Teaching Position at USC

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In this handout image provided by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; CIA Director Gen. Davis Petraeus (L) shakes hands with biographer Paula Broadwell, co-author of "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus" on July 13, 2011. CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his post on November 9, 2012, citing an extra-marital affair with Paula Broadwell. The FBI began an investigation after it was tipped off by Jill Kelley, a long-time friend of the Petraeus family, who received threatening emails from Broadwell.

Racy texts and emails, high-level officials and a jealous lover. There are more twists and turns being uncovered today following last Friday's resignation of CIA director and former General David Petraeus due to an extramarital affair. Now the man who replaced him as top commander in Afghanistan, is now under investigation. 

FBI agents are poring through thousands of communications between General John Allen and Jill Kelley, the woman who allegedly sparked the Petraeus probe when she complained about threatening emails from Paula Broadwell.  

Meanwhile there are questions about the FBI. Why didn't they inform the President, or leaders of Congress about the investigation until last week? Why did the FBI agent who initiated the investigation after Jill Kelley complained about harassment email Kelley pictures of himself, standing bare-chested? 

On NBC's Today Show this morning, Republican Congressman Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the story sounded like a Hollywood movie, or a trashy novel.

With more on this, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Ricks, whose new book "The Generals" touches on Petraeus's career.


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