Nov 10, 2012 No Comments ›› Dinah Tellya
Excerpted from Mediaite: According to an FBI inquiry, it appears that Paula Broadwell — former CIA director David Petraeus‘s biographer and the woman with whom he conducted an extramarital affair — “or someone close to her” had sought access to his personal Gmail account, with several of Petraus’ contacts reporting to have received anonymous, harassing emails ultimately traced back to Broadwell.
Excerpted from Fox News: The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair and his resignation Friday started when the agency began monitoring Petraeus’ email, Fox News has learned.
The agency was alerted that biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom Petraeus had the affair, may have had access to his personal email account.
The FBI investigation began when someone reported suspicious emails allegedly sent from Broadwell. The agency then determined that she allegedly had emailed a number of government employees. The FBI was at one point trying to determine whether any of the employees were being stalked, sources told Fox News.
The FBI investigation started with a complaint several months ago about “harassing” e-mails from Broadwell to an unidentified third person, a government official briefed on the case told The New York Times on Saturday.
Federal agents reportedly discovered the exchanges between Broadwell and Petraeus when following up on the complaint, according to The Times’ source, whom the newspaper said spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The person who complained about Broadwell’s purported harassing messages was not a family member nor a government official.
A congressional official who was briefed on the matter Friday said senior intelligence officials had explained that the FBI. investigation “started with two women,” the newspaper reported.