FBI agents search house of Petraeus' former mistress

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:58pm EST

Commander of the International Security Assistance Force/U.S. Forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus shakes hands with author Paula Broadwell in this ISAF handout photo originally posted July 13, 2011. REUTERS/ISAF/Handout

Commander of the International Security Assistance Force/U.S. Forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus shakes hands with author Paula Broadwell in this ISAF handout photo originally posted July 13, 2011.

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - FBI agents searched the North Carolina house of Paula Broadwell on Monday, signaling renewed activity in the investigation that revealed her extramarital affair with CIA Director David Petraeus that led to his resignation.

Agents entered the house in Charlotte, North Carolina, carrying boxes around 9:00 p.m. (0200 GMT Tuesday) and were still there almost two hours later.

U.S. officials had said in recent days that their investigation in the Petraeus affair was largely complete and that prosecutors had determined it was unlikely they would bring charges in the case, which started as suspected cyber-harassment involving Broadwell and Jill Kelley, a Petraeus friend.

Lawmakers and others have questioned whether Broadwell, who co-wrote a biography of the decorated former general, obtained classified information from him or another source.

There was no sign that Broadwell or members of her family were at the house during the FBI search.

Shelley Lynch, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Charlotte, confirmed that agents were at the house but declined further comment.

(Reporting by David Ingram and Rick Rothacker; editing by Philip Barbara)

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Comments (9)
OmarMinyawi wrote:
DEEP INDEED.

Nov 12, 2012 11:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CanadianCynic wrote:
Just another media witch hunt. It’s the American way.

Nov 12, 2012 11:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ChrisHerz wrote:
I am no fan at all of these two militaristic jerks. They are representative of the class of war criminals who have played such a large role in the wreck of the once-Great Republic. But this official persecution for what amounts to sexual dalliance is really over the top.

Nov 12, 2012 11:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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