General Petraeus affair raises deep personal and public questions
CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned over an extra-marital affair, reportedly with his biographer. How did the FBI learn that his personal e-mail account had been hacked? What happens to the spy agency now, under fire for its handling of the terrorist attack at Benghazi?
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How and why was the FBI led to investigate suspicions that Gen. Petraeus’s personal e-mail account had been hacked? Did someone in the CIA opposed to his leadership methods tip off the FBI, as one conspiracy theory alleges?
How did the woman widely reported to have been involved in the affair become so close to the nation’s spymaster? Did she have access to Petraeus’s Gmail account, and were any national secrets compromised?
What happens to the agency now, and will Petraeus testify to Congress this coming week about the CIA’s handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American personnel – including two former Navy SEALs working as CIA contract employees?
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