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Latest David Petraeus Items
What did the president know, and when did he know it? Of what steel are the Republicans in Congress made? We’re about to find out. History warns presidents that second terms are never Sunday picnics, and the unfolding — exploding is more accurate — of the story of what really happened on a violent night in Benghazi, Libya, and the days that followed is Barack Obama’s introduction to his next four years. We probably ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for thousands of alleged "inappropriate communications" with another woman involved in the case. Some of the material was "flirtatious," an official said.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
From contract fraud and false billing to nepotism and possession of child pornography, wide-ranging accusations of misconduct have surfaced at agencies all across the federal government -- even, it turns out, inside the nation's revered spy agency.
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.
Congressional leaders are calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to explain why their agencies kept information about former CIA Director David H. Petraeus' extramarital affair from the White House, Congress and the U.S. intelligence community as the scandal expanded and ensnared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
The White House on Tuesday played down the impact of retired Gen. David Petraeus' stunning resignation as CIA director on pressing post-election matters in Washington although the president's spokesman said Mr. Obama was "certainly surprised" to learn of Mr. Petraeus' extramarital affair and decision to step down.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday the Obama administration is nearing a decision in the next few weeks on how many U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan — and for what purposes — after the U.S.-led combat mission ends in 2014.
President Obama took a few days after the election to regroup, play some golf and let his re-election victory sink in, but that didn't slow Washington speculation about the expected reshuffling of his Cabinet.