Ever since his scandalous affair was revealed, forcing him to resign as head of the CIA, retired General David Petraeus has laid low.
He has slowly been rehabilitating both his career and reputation.
But now, he's about to start something new.
Chris Lawrence reports on what's next for Petraeus.
Paula Broadwell, the woman behind the relationship that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus has become a tabloid sensation. The cover of this week's People magazine: "Sex, Lies and Spies."
But what do those who know her best say about what's happened? And what's her next move?
OutFront tonight: CNN's intelligence correspondent Suzanne Kelly.
While the Petraeus scandal continues to unravel the FBI is probing into whether or not the numerous classified documents biographer, Paula Broadwell, obtained from the retired general's staff were authorized by Petraeus himself.
When Broadwell visited Petraeus in Afghanistan she would often ask for sensitive information she claimed Petraeus wanted her to be provided with, according to former staff members and officials.
FBI investigators are not only looking into what role staff members played in the release of this information, but are also inquiring if the classified material was provided when the former CIA director was in the military or when he resigned from the Army in September 2011 to head the CIA.
OutFront tonight: Frances Townsend, former George W. Bush Homeland Security Adviser and Chief Washington Correspondent Ronald Kessler.
The CIA announced Thursday it's opening an exploratory investigation on the "general conduct" of former CIA Director David Petraeus.
Who knew what when and why wasn't the President told sooner about CIA Director David Petraeus' career ending affair with Paula Broadwell?
Today, Attorney General Eric Holder tried to explain.
"We felt very secure in the knowledge that a national security threat did not exist that warranted the sharing of that information with the White House or the Hill. But when we got to a point in the investigation, it was very late in the investigation, after a very critical interview occurred on the Friday before we made that disclosure – when we got to that point where we thought it was appropriate to share that information we did so," said Holder.
But was there in fact a threat to national security? And why wasn't the President informed of the investigation - which began in the summer - before last week?
OutFront tonight: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) who sits on the House intelligence committee and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), member of the House Oversight Committee.
During the President Barack Obama's news conference Wednesday, he was asked about whether he should have been notified about the Petraeus investigation sooner. The President dodge the question and put it all on the FBI.
"The FBI has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed, and I'm going to let Director Mueller examine those protocols and make some statements to the public generally," said Obama.
The FBI is facing intense criticism over its handling of this investigation. Perhaps that's why FBI Director Robert Mueller made an unexpected visit to capitol hill Wednesday to answer questions and is expected to brief additional members of Congress on Thursday.
Why did it take so long for the President to find out that America's top spy was under investigation?
And why wasn't Congress notified earlier?
Outfront tonight: Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff of the House intelligence committee.
Erin Burnett OutFront airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET. Designed to showcase Erin's unique style--casual, smart, and confident--OutFront stays ahead of the headlines, delivering a show that's in-depth and informative.
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