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CIA Director's affair caught by FBI email monitoring

posted Nov 11, 2012, 1:00 AM by Rolfe James   [ updated Nov 11, 2012, 1:01 AM ]

Petraeus' explicit Gmail messages exposed by probe of mistress' email threats.

The extramarital affair between CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell was exposed as the result of FBI email monitoring of Broadwell after she sent "threatening and harassing" messages to another woman. The Washington Post reports that the months-long investigation's discovery of explicit, sexually-charged emails from Petraeus' personal email account to Broadwell led directly to Petraeus' resignation.

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