Reports: Holder Knew of Petraeus's Affair for Months

Reports: Holder Knew of Petraeus's Affair for Months

Reports claim that Attorney General Eric Holder learned of the investigation into CIA Director David Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell during the summer of 2012 but said nothing.

Allegedly, Holder and the rest of the DOJ, including the FBI, sat on the news of the affair until election day, when officials finally informed Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. 

Clapper, in turn, immediately asked Petraeus to resign. 

These reports only give rise to new questions regarding Holder, who is already in the hot seat over Operation Fast and Furious. Scrutiny of the controversial AG could now focus on whether he contributed to a cover-up intended to put Obama’s re-election above everything else. 

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) commented: “The FBI has a lot of explaining to do, and so does the White House. I have a hard time accepting most of the story we’ve heard so far. It doesn’t add up.”