The plot thickens: Petreaus mistress sent threatening emails

I don't know quite how to read this WaPo story about Paula Broadwell as a sort of femme fatale who sent threatening emails to a woman described as "close" to Petreaus. In one way, it's self serving - an apparent effort by Petreaus partisans to salvage at least some of his reputation. But it also explains why the FBI got involved in the first place: The collapse of the impressive career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was triggered when a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement officials with know­ledge of the episode. The recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and a Petraeus biographer, and uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials said. When Petraeus's name...(Read Full Post)

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