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Petraeus Soap Opera Explained

This whole Petraeus soap opera is obnoxious and frustrating because this will probably be the closest that our media will get to discussing Benghazi.

This will probably be the only thing you’ll hear about for the rest of the week, so you might as well try to understand what the heck is going on. This should help:

HT: Shane Mayer

FBI searches the house of Petraeus’ mistress

This story keeps getting weirder and weirder by the day. The FBI conducted a “consensual” search of Paula Broadwell’s home late Monday evening.

Via the Blaze

A spokeswoman for the FBI has confirmed agents went to Broadwell’s home in Charlotte on Monday night. However, FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch declined to say what the agents were doing there.

FBI agents appeared at Broadwell’s home carrying the kinds of cardboard boxes often used for evidence gathering during a search. They walked through the open garage of Broadwell’s house and knocked at a side door before entering the home. One person was taking photographs of the house and its garage as members of the news media watched.

Petraeus resigned his CIA post last week after acknowledging an extramarital affair.

Petraeus resigns week before he was going to testify at Congress on Benghazi

CIA director, General David Petraeus, resigned Friday over an extramarital affair. Conveniently, Petraeus was supposed to testify next week before Congress on Benghazi and the death of Ambassador Stevens.

Via Fox News:

Petraeus, in a message to staff, said President Obama accepted his resignation after the two met on Thursday afternoon. Petraeus said that he asked “to be allowed” to step down.

“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours,” Petraeus said. “This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.”

The move comes amid the unfolding controversy surrounding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Scrutiny has fallen on a range of agencies including the CIA. The director had been expected to testify at hearings next week. But Petraeus, in his resignation message, cited strictly “personal reasons” surrounding his affair which until now had not been disclosed.


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