FBI Looking Into How Broadwell Got Classified Files

Wants to know the source of the documents seized from her home

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 14, 2012 12:46 PM CST

(Newser) – The latest in the ongoing and complex David Petraeus sex scandal: The FBI is investigating how Paula Broadwell got her hands on classified files found in her home during a late-night search Monday, reports the Washington Post. Officials say there's no evidence that Petraeus was the source of the documents, and urge the media not to label it as a full-blown national security investigation, but one official says that “the issue of national security is still on the table." And we probably haven't had our last surprise in the scandal: "My immediate gut is like this is the National Enquirer,” says Sen. Dianne Feinstein. “I mean, every day there is something new.”

Paula Broadwell is visible through the window in the kitchen of her brother's house in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.
Paula Broadwell is visible through the window in the kitchen of her brother's house in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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