An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now called into question the private lives and careers of two of the nation’s top national-security officials. The revelations that have come out have exposed a tangle of relationships and questionable actions. Here is an accounting of what is known so far.
The saga began to unravel with threatening e-mails that were sent to Jill Kelley, a socialite in Tampa, Fla., and a close friend of the Petraeus family. She became alarmed at these anonymous missives telling her to stay away from Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general.
So Ms. Kelley contacted a good friend at the FBI, Frederick Humphries, who set the investigation in motion. The agency traced the e-mails back to Paula Broadwell, Petraeus’s biographer. Investigators then found intimate e-mails between Ms. Broadwell and Petraeus, who resigned his post at the Central Intelligence Agency on Nov. 9 because of the burgeoning scandal.
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