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The FBI had been investigating an unrelated and much broader case before stumbling on the affair. Fox News has learned that during the course of this investigation, the name of biographer Paula Broadwell came up. The FBI followed that lead and in doing so, uncovered his affair with her. The FBI for some time was concerned that perhaps Petraeus was some sort of victim, but there has been no evidence discovered to back up such concerns.
The FBI investigation began when an individual reported suspicious and strange emails allegedly from Broadwell. The FBI determined that Broadwell allegedly emailed a number of government employees, and it tried to determine if any of its employees were being stalked. The affair was unveiled, as a result, with Petraeus being one of these employe
Originally posted by GrantedBail
reply to post by HIWATT
And certainly what I wouldn't characterize as an "affair". Also it is weird that she was emailing other staffers??? Limited hang out if you ask me. And a cover story. Like you said, there aren't a large number $1000 a night hookers in DC for no reason. There are more hookers in DC than there are in Vegas. Come on now.