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November 14th, 2012
09:40 PM ET

FBI agent who sparked Petraeus probe identified

The New York Times reports the agent is Frederick W. Humphries II. He's 47, a veteran investigator and was the one who first learned of the complaint from Jill Kelley that she received harassing emails.

We're also learning the government has taken away for now the top security clearance of Paula Broadwell, the former mistress and biographer of CIA director David Petraeus. That's after investigators found substantial classified information on her computer. The question tonight is, did Broadwell's relationship with David Petraeus give her access to these classified documents?

Outfront tonight: CNN National Security contributor Fran Townsend. She's also a member of the CIA external advisory committee. FULL POST


Filed under: Petraeus Scandal
November 14th, 2012
09:10 PM ET

Florida socialite under scrutiny: E-mails between Kelley and Gen. Allen were "not overtly sexual"

We're learning more about Jill Kelley and her connection to two of America's top generals, including Marine General John Allen.

It was her report of harassing emails from Paula Broadwell - who wrote messages under the pseudonym "KelleyPatrol" - that ultimately led to the resignation of David Petraeus.

Our Ed Lavandera is OutFront, investigating the email exchanges between Kelley and General Allen.

FULL POST


Filed under: Petraeus Scandal
November 14th, 2012
01:01 PM ET

FBI criticized for handling of Petraeus affair

The FBI investigated the Petraeus affair – beginning with fears the CIA director's email had been hacked at the beginning of the summer. Yet lawmakers and the president weren't told for 6 months until after the election.

Now, under growing pressure and criticism the FBI will be questioned on its handling of the Petraeus scandal on Wednesday.

Erin Burnett talks to two men who know the FBI inside and out.

OutFront tonight: John Miller, a former Assistant Director of the FBI and Senior Correspondent for CBS News and Ron Kessler, chief Washington correspondent of "NewsMax.com" and author of "The Secrets of the FBI."


Filed under: Petraeus Scandal
November 14th, 2012
12:40 PM ET

Petraeus scandal's impact on the military

The growing scandal matters for America's military role around the world. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), senior democratic member of the foreign relations committee is OutFront. FULL POST


Filed under: Libya • News • Petraeus Scandal
November 13th, 2012
09:36 PM ET

Second Four-Star General Caught in Scandal: Allen investigated over "flirtatious" e-mails

The White House forced to take a stand not on David Petraeus but on another four-star General, John Allen, America's top commander in Afghanistan. He was set to become the NATO supreme commander until the president put that nomination on hold Tuesday.

Like Petraeus, Allen is at the top of the American military. He's a four-star general, one of only four four-star generals in the entire U.S. marine corps.

Officials are investigating General John Allen after finding allegedly inappropriate emails between General Allen and Jill Kelley - the same Jill Kelley who contacted the FBI about harassing e-mails from Petraeus biographer and former mistress Paula Broadwell.

Allen - who once worked for Petraeus at the U.S. Central Command denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. It's not clear how many of those documents may include potentially inappropriate communication.

The new allegations have raised serious questions tonight about the culture of relationships in the military, and we'll have more on that in just a moment.

CNN's Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr is OutFront with more on this developing story.


Filed under: Military • Petraeus Scandal
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