Earlier we reported that the investigation that uncovered David Petraeus’ extramarital affair may have been spurred by Paula Broadwell anonymously sending harassing emails to people close to him. It has now been reported by the Washington Post that Paula Broadwell did indeed send threatening emails to another woman connected to Petraeus.
The woman who received the emails was so shaken by them that she sought FBI protection. The FBI investigated the emails and tracked them back to Paula Broadwell.
When Petraeus’ name came up, investigators thought his email might have been hacked, but the sexual nature of the emails between Petraeus and Broadwell caused them to discover that, in fact, they were having an affair.
Investigators say that the emails sent by Broadwell to the woman close to Petraeus show that Broadwell perceived the woman as a threat to her relationship with the 4-star general and CIA director.
For more about Paula Broadwell: Paula Broadwell: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know