CIA Opens Own Inquiry Into Conduct of Petraeus
Wants to be sure he didn't misuse assets
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2012 7:04 PM CST
Updated Nov 16, 2012 2:00 AM CST
Gen. David Petraeus in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

(Newser) – The CIA announced yesterday that it is opening its own investigation into the conduct of former chief David Petraeus, and sources tell the New York Times the investigation will center around whether Petraeus misused any CIA assets—from security details to private jets—to carry out his affair with Paula Broadwell. The CIA itself didn't shed much light into the scope of the probe, reports McClatchy. "At the CIA we are constantly reviewing our performance," said a spokesperson. "If there are lessons to be learned from this case we’ll use them to improve. But we’re not getting ahead of ourselves; an investigation is exploratory and doesn’t presuppose any particular outcome.”

Meanwhile, sources tell Reuters that the classified information held by Paula Broadwell predated her relationship with Petraeus, backing up his assertion that he divulged none and that their affair did not put national security at risk. Eric Holder announced yesterday that the FBI probe that originally uncovered the affair found that Petraeus and Broadwell did not violate national security in their email exchanges. Petraeus is set to testify before a Congressional committee today on the Benghazi attack that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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Nov 16, 2012 8:41 PM CST
hey gen p welcome to the dumbazz of the year club! next time keep your drone in your pants!
Nov 16, 2012 7:56 AM CST
Where was Patraeus when Benghazi was hit ? How much was he involved in the response to the attack. Why did it take so long for someone to finally arrive on the scene. These dog and pony show hearings are a waste of time. After they ask their stupid qustions, which are usually so soft and tender it makes you want to puke, they all get together for a liquid lunch and joke about the whole affair. Unfortunately these hearings seem to work as far as pacifying the public and the whole business is soon forgotten superceded by another rediculus hearing headed by another blow hard. As if anything was ever accomplished other than making these people sit in a hot seat for a couple of hours. Name anyone that was found guilty of anything and actually had to pay a price. Like jail time or a financial penalty. Their absurd.
Nov 15, 2012 8:06 PM CST
Petraeus & Broadwell are only human and it is a normal thing for people to fall in love thru out there lives the fact they were already married is what makes things complicated. It is very unfortunate for both families but in life things happen. They are both very very good people and the only thing that is unfortunate is that they both happened to be married had they not been married it would not have been an issue. What they need to decide is it time to get a divorce so they can be together with out every one making a big deal about it? Hope the best for the both of them and there families. Do not understand why the Kelley lady had access to the military base and why she felt compelled to make Petraeus and Broadwells affair public? The Kelleys had taken money for a Cancer Fund to help people but instead spent it all on entertainment WOW they should be in a little hot water talk about crooked. To take money from people that are hurting with cancer and spend their money on entertainment and not to help people is about as low as it comes. And she calls for the investiagion into Petraeus. There is something wrong there. Unreal. Petraeus & Broadwell are good people who happened to fall in love.