Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his post as CIA director last week after an FBI investigation revealed he had an extramarital affair.
WASHINGTON - A spiteful email last May to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan started the generals scandal that's rocked the federal government.
In the email, an anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that his friend, Florida socialite Jill Kelley, was trouble and that he should stay away from her.
A person close to Kelley, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, says the general thought the email was a joke.
That email started a chain of events that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petreaus, put Allen's career on hold and landed an FBI agent in hot water for talking about an ongoing investigation.
Congressional lawmakers have been grilling FBI and CIA officials about whether national security was jeopardized by the case.
A spiteful email last May to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan started the generals scandal that's rocked the federal government.
When news broke about a Florida socialite's involvement in a sex scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus, Jill Kelley was doing what she does best - hosting a party.
The extramarital affair that brought down the celebrated career of the former U.S. military commander in Iraq and Afghanistan last week raised many questions. Among them: when exactly David Petraeus' affair with his biographer began -- among others.
Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents to examine emails and computer records if they believe a crime was committed.
The Pentagon began investigating alleged "inappropriate communications" between the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and a second woman involved in the case.
As questions swirl about the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, the retired general and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, have been quiet about details of their relationship.
Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer.
David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.