State Department, Leon Panetta added as defendants in Jill Kelley lawsuit
November 22nd, 2013
02:08 PM ET
1 year ago

State Department, Leon Panetta added as defendants in Jill Kelley lawsuit

Washington (CNN) – An update on a story "CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper" first reported in August, regarding the sex scandal that brought down former CIA director David Petraeus.

Jill and Scott Kelley, suing the Obama administration for alleged defamation of character during the aftermath of the Petraeus sex scandal, have added new defendants to their lawsuit, including the Department of State, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and outgoing FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce.

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Filed under: David Petraeus • Leon Panetta • State Department
Petraeus backs Obama administration on Syria
September 7th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Petraeus backs Obama administration on Syria

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus announced Saturday he's behind the White House's plan for limited military strikes against the Syrian government.

In a statement, President Barack Obama's former CIA director called for Congress to support the administration's call for airstrikes against President Bashar al-Assad's forces, warning that rejecting the president's request would embolden "Iran, North Korea, and other would be aggressors."

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Filed under: David Petraeus • John McCain • Obama administration • Syria
Federal government has month to respond to Jill Kelley lawsuit
August 6th, 2013
07:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Federal government has month to respond to Jill Kelley lawsuit

(CNN) - The government has until September 4 to make its first response to a civil lawsuit filed by Jill Kelley, the Florida woman caught up in the scandal which led to last year's resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus. Kelley filed suit against the federal government in early June alleging her privacy had been violated by employees of government agencies.

Last week a federal judge granted a request to give the government 30 additional days before responding to Kelley's complaint. The government cited the length of Kelley's suit and the need to confer with multiple government agencies. Kelley's defense team did not oppose the government's request for more time.
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Filed under: David Petraeus
Woman embroiled in Petraeus scandal sues gov't agencies
June 3rd, 2013
05:53 PM ET
1 year ago

Woman embroiled in Petraeus scandal sues gov't agencies

(CNN) – Jill Kelley, the woman described as a "Tampa socialite" who became enmeshed in last year's scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging employees of government agencies violated her privacy.

The complaint, filed in federal district court in Washington, accuses unnamed federal officials of wrongfully searching her personal e-mails and divulging what she says was false information to the media.
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Filed under: David Petraeus
May 1st, 2013
08:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Petraeus' mistress Broadwell: I'm looking forward

(CNN) – After weathering a political and personal scandal that made her the subject of glaring media scrutiny, Paula Broadwell says she's ready to move forward.

The former Army reservist who became romantically involved with Gen. David Petraeus while penning his biography, and was later accused of sending threatening e-mails to another woman, Broadwell told a local television station in Charlotte she's returning to the faith-based environment of her childhood.
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Filed under: CIA • David Petraeus
March 27th, 2013
07:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Petraeus apologizes for affair, says 'it was my own doing'

(CNN) – In a rare public appearance since admitting to an extramarital affair, David Petraeus apologized Tuesday night for the scandal that led to his resignation as head of the CIA last year.

Petraeus, a retired four-star general, has stayed out of the limelight since the affair was revealed in November.

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Filed under: David Petraeus
December 4th, 2012
06:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Fox courts 'President Petraeus' in 2011 audio

(CNN) - Did the head of Fox News encourage then-General David Petraeus to run for the White House? CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the buzz following an article published Tuesday in The Washington Post.

CNN Poll: Americans rate W.H. response to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation
November 27th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Americans rate W.H. response to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation

Washington (CNN) - Americans are giving the White House low marks for how it's handled the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a new national survey.

But according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, a majority of the public doesn't believe the Obama administration intentionally tried to mislead Americans on the September attack that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead. And the survey also indicates a plurality have a positive opinion of Petraeus and are divided on whether the former top U.S. should have resigned as CIA director after acknowledging an extra-marital affair.
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Poll: Americans follow 'fiscal cliff' debate more closely than other stories
November 19th, 2012
05:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Americans follow 'fiscal cliff' debate more closely than other stories

(CNN) - As the conflict between Israel and Gaza escalates and the investigations into the former CIA Director David Petraeus and attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi dominate the news cycle, a new poll shows Americans are following Washington's debate over the so-called fiscal cliff more closely than the other stories.

According to the poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 36% of Republicans and 35% of Democrats say they are following the debate 'very closley' while only 28% of Republicans and 21% of Democrats are following the Petraeus investigation 'very closely.'
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Filed under: 2012 • David Petraeus • Fiscal Cliff • Libya
CNN panel discusses impact of Petraeus scandal, fiscal cliff negotiations
November 18th, 2012
02:15 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN panel discusses impact of Petraeus scandal, fiscal cliff negotiations

(CNN) – The resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director over an extramarital affair continues to reverberate around Washington, and a panel on CNN's "State of the Union" said Petraeus' legacy would be a lasting influence on American foreign policy. The panel also discussed the investigation into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, with CNN's chief political correspondent, Candy Crowley, and looked at what is likely to happen regarding the upcoming fiscal cliff.

Gerald Seib , Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, said that Petraeus had been a role model for junior military officers and created the modern counterinsurgency theory that the military considers "gospel." Seib added that the blow to the Pentagon would be "considerable."
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Filed under: David Petraeus
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