WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former CIA director David Petraeus’ mistress, Paula Broadwell, regrets the damage she has caused by the extramarital affair. The biographer was deeply saddened by the fact that Petraeus was forced to resign, as well as by the numerous problems they have caused to their families.
One of Paula Broadwell’s friends told the press that the American author is afflicted by the consequences of her affair with David Petraeus. The biographer has been portrayed as a villain woman by the press, but friends and acquaintances claim the description doesn’t do her justice.
Paula, her husband, Scott, and their young sons have been constantly haunted by the media ever since the affair was made public a month ago. Luckily, the neighbors have been kind enough to offer them support during the week she spent at her brother’s house and upon her arrival in Charlotte, N.C.
Broadwell feels responsible for all the efforts that people had to make in order to protect her from the prying eyes of the media. Furthermore, she regrets all the damages that she has caused to everyone, including Petraeus’ family.
In spite of all her good intentions, David Petraeus’ mistress continues to be investigated by the FBI due to the classified documents she had on her laptop and in her house. Investigators have reached the conclusion that the biographer has gathered all these documents during her research for Petraeus’ mission in Afghanistan. Allegations against Broadwell may soon be dropped, however, as the documents are too old to be considered classified. The only aspect that remains unsolved is whether Petraeus is guilty of handing the classified documents to his mistress or not.
The affair between the former CIA director and his biographer was uncovered due to several threatening messages that Broadwell sent to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley. The author raised suspicion after warning Kelley to stay away from David Petraeus and Afghanistan war commander John Allen.