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Petraeus: FBI Agents Search Home Of Mistress
FBI agents have been searching the North Carolina home of the woman whose affair with David Petraeus led to his resignation as director of the CIA.
A spokesman for the bureau confirmed agents went to Paula Broadwell's home in Charlotte on Monday night.
But Shelley Lynch declined to say what the agents were doing there.
Witnesses described seeing agents carrying cardboard boxes often used for gathering evidence during a search.
They walked through the open garage of the home and knocked on a side door before entering the building.
Retired General Petraeus resigned his CIA post last week after acknowledging an extra-marital affair.
Former staff members said he was shocked to learn last summer that Ms Broadwell was suspected of sending threatening emails to another woman warning her to stay away from him.
Federal law enforcement officials said Jill Kelley began receiving harassing emails in May. She reported the emails, which then triggered an investigation that led to Gen Petraeus' resignation.
FBI agents traced the alleged cyber harassment to Ms Broadwell, officials added, and discovered she was exchanging intimate messages with a private account. That account was found to belong to Gen Petraeus under an alias.
Gen Petraeus, 60, told a former associate he began an affair with Ms Broadwell, 40, a couple of months after be became CIA director. They ended the relationship four months ago.
The FBI has said sensitive, possibly classified, documents relating to Afghanistan have been found on her computer.