Petraus Mistress Reemerges As Trump Fills His Cabinet
Paula Broadwell is finally breaking her silence over her affair with former CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus because she says she wants to reclaim her “own narrative” and career.
“Sometimes it’s better to remain silent. I’ve had that philosophy for the last five years,” Broadwell said on “CBS This Morning” Thursday in her first television since the 2012 scandal. “But I’ve reached a point where I feel like, ‘You know what? I need to fight back for my life.’”
Broadwell, a former military intelligence officer and biographer, admitted to having an extramarital affair with Petraeus, whom she met while researching a book on his life. Petraeus, who is reportedly being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, later admitted he shared classified information with Broadwell. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in April 2015 for mishandling classified information, receiving two years’ probation and a $100,000 fine.