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Federal prosecutors recommend felony charges against David Petraeus

Joint Intel HearingThe F.B.I. and prosecutors at the Justice Department have recommended bringing felony charges against former Gen. David Petraeus for providing classified information to Army Reserve Officer Paula Broadwell, his former mistress.

After their affair became public Nov. 9, 2012, investigators found classified documents on Broadwell’s computer and the bureau began investigating the time Petraeus and Broadwell spent together while she was writing his biography in 2011. The bureau sought to determine whether Petraeus gave Broadwell access to his C.I.A. email as well as other highly classified information. 

Attorney General Eric Holder has delayed his decision to bring charges against Petraus –a move that frustrated officials at the Justice Department and F.B.I., according to the New York Times.

Petraeus resigned from the C.I.A. in November 2012, saying little publicly after his affair became known.

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