Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
First it was General Petraeus who stepped down from his position -- getting caught in extramarital affair now.
-- the spotlight the current commander in Afghanistan.
Is linked to that same scandal in some respects not only did those same woman blow the whistle the feds say they got.
Pages of emails to prove there was interaction.
What was that interaction like what -- those -- -- -- just double the -- Jennifer Griffin following the Pentagon for us Jennifer.
What's the latest.
And -- -- we find out about general Allen.
Well this story just keeps getting stranger and stranger now the DOD inspector general is investigating general -- that.
Case was referred to him because of this larger investigation into it that led to the revelations of the affair between Paul abroad well the biographer of David Petraeus.
Petraeus stepped down on Friday and now it turns out.
The woman who started the entire FBI investigation Jill Kelly.
Who is they socialite in Tampa bay Florida who got to know both.
General Petraeus and general John Allen when they were serving at -- com headquarters in Tampa.
A few years ago.
She now is implicated because they have -- twenty to 30000 emails that between her and general -- that we -- told.
Are of a sexual nature of they implying some sort of relationship.
As you know according to the uniform code of military justice that is a problem for general Allen.
It right now the Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has essentially.
Put on hold -- the confirmation.
Ford general Allen to move to a position of supreme allied commander in Europe and they and he has asked -- Senate to move forward very quickly with the confirmation hearings for general Joseph Don for his -- to take over in Afghanistan.
All of this coming about as.
They secretary is on a trip to Australia his spokesman George Little had this to say about the revelations about general John Allen.
Well this matters under investigation and -- the facts are determined.
General Allen or -- commander device and -- -- is entitled to due process.
In this matter.
And sec of -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Responded to Panetta's addressing me excuse me to Petraeus -- resignation for the first time also.
On board that plane on route to Australia.
I didn't have the right stuff.
Director of the CIA.
We understand from.
In General Petraeus is former executive officer Pete Mansour that.
Petraeus had not planned to step down as director of the CIA after the FBI came to him -- question him about the relationship with broad well.
But last Tuesday one.
They -- Director of National Intelligence James clapper approach to Petraeus about this about this affair.
He indicated to Petraeus that he really should step down that's when Petraeus went to the president offered his resignation.
Late last week.
What's also interesting is that the FBI after telling.
Reporters yesterday that the case between Petraeus and -- well had not indicated any breaches of classified information.
The FBI was that brought wells' house in North Carolina last night and they removed several computers.
Boxes and boxes of a documents a so it appears as if they are still investigating to see if there weren't any classified leaks or breaches.
That may have led to any -- being -- -- -- Jennifer O'Dowd and -- keys go through this real quick -- for a quick second we know the attorney general found out about this over the summer we know Robert -- know about it FBI director.
Almost immediately so we know that he was briefing the president a regular basis.
What are the chances that the president actually didn't know until Election Day that this all was going down this investigation was taking place.
Well it's difficult to say certainly be.
House and Senate Intelligence Committees were not notified we know that from senator Dianne Feinstein -- and and there's a great deal of concern and affect -- Panetta was asked about this on the plane.
He he said that they needed to look into why the Intelligence Committees were not informed then there is a difference of opinion here in Washington about whether the FBI.
Needed to and whether the Justice Department and -- Robert mailer.
Needed to tell the president so I -- they wanted to see where the investigation ended up right well it's ended up on the front page of the paper Judy Griffin's that you're much let's dial.
Filter by section