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Is The Petraeus Scandal Tied To Libya Cover-Up?

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Charlotte, NC — New details have emerged about the Petraeus scandal, and many have pointed the finger at a possible cover-up.

According to WBTV, the FBI investigation began several months ago with a complaint against Broadwell, a 40-year-old graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an Army Reserve officer, who sent harassing emails to another woman — which eventually led the FBI to discover the affair.

Insiders have known about the affair for months now, which brings an interesting question to the surface: What really prompted the sudden urgency to reveal the affair to Congress and the public?

News of the scandal came to light just before congressional intelligence committees plan to meet next week regarding the attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya on September 11.

Whether possible or probable, it seems that the White House may have been fearful of Petraeus’s testimony. Citing the affair, Petraeus resigned last week, allowing congressional officials to replace his testimony with that of acting CIA Director, Mike Morell.

The Local Viewpoint

Charlotte residents weighed in on the Drex and Maney show on Kiss 95.1 this morning, and many seem to agree that the affair was made public to ultimately prevent Petraeus from testifying. Meanwhile, the Queen City continues to receive a lot of attention, as FBI agents searched and removed items late last night from Broadwells’ home in Dilworth. Neighbors looked on as nearly 20 government vehicles lined the streets of their neighborhood. To date, Broadwell has not released a statement regarding the affair, and it is believed that her and her family are on a planned vacation.

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