Tangled web of Gen. Petraeus investigation
Breaking down the growing scandal
- Duration 4:40
- Date Nov 13, 2012
Breaking down the growing scandal
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Good evening I'm Bret Barry it's a -- -- -- scandals the affair that unwound the CIA career a General David Petraeus.
And the assassination of -- US ambassador and three others in Ben Ghazi.
The former is a story that is changing by the -- minute.
While the latter is being seen in a new life ahead of congressional hearings.
We have fox team coverage -- chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge looks at the -- -- nations on Capitol Hill and who knew what when.
But first national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin on tangles all the complicated relationships here and there are a lot of them -- even jumped.
Good evening Brett in the military they call this collateral damage what a difference 24 hours make.
As of Monday the director of the CIA had resigned over -- affair with his biographer today we learned the app that.
At the top US commander in Afghanistan is also implicated in the scandal.
As well as an unnamed FBI official who has taken off the case for becoming to involved.
David Petraeus is -- -- was seen in public for the first time since the affair was revealed Friday.
Jogging in the rain outside her brother's northwest Washington home and then later and -- -- TV.
Overnight the Defense Secretary announced John Allen his commanding general in Afghanistan was also under investigation.
For sending and receiving hundreds of quote flirtatious emails that amounted to nearly 30000 pages to and from.
Jill Kelly that Tampa -- socialite.
Whose original complaint to the FBI resulted in the Petraeus affair being revealed.
Defense Secretary Panetta's office notified the chairman of the house armed services committee that he had referred the -- investigation into the Pentagon's inspector general.
Well this matters under investigation.
And -- the facts are determined.
General how -- were made commander vice -- Allen is entitled to due process.
In this matter.
The White House then postpone -- confirmation hearings to be the next supreme allied commander of Europe which -- -- for Thursday.
And asked that the senate move quickly on confirming marine general Joseph -- for it as the next commander for Afghanistan.
Allen who is married insists he did not have a sexual affair with Kelly.
Both Petraeus and Allen got to know Jill Kelly in 2010.
When both -- based at -- com.
Allen was Petraeus is deputy in Tampa Bay Florida where Kelly is married to a surgeon and has a penchant for hosting parties for top military brass.
She used to shop with Petraeus his wife holly.
Meanwhile -- abroad -- has hired an attorney her father told the New York Daily News that quote this is about something else entirely and the truth will come out.
You wait and see there's a lot more here than meets TI in another twist it seems both Petraeus and Allen wrote letters of support for Kelly's twin sister Natalie coop as part of a bitter custody battle in September.
Quote we posted them in the Kelly family for Christmas dinner this past year Petraeus wrote on September 20 in each case we have seen a very loving relationship.
Quote I humbly request your reconsideration.
Of the existing mandated custody settlement Allen wrote on his official letterhead.
In a separate -- we can confirm the FBI agent that Kelly first approach is now being investigated himself for sending shirtless photos to Jill Kelly.
And also becoming obsessed with the case.
He also may be the source of the leak to congress about the Petraeus affair Brett.
Some believable Jennifer some on Capitol Hill are saying all of this is overshadowing.
Ben Ghazi investigation.
The CIA is denying that any prisoners were being held at that CIA and acts in Ben Ghazi saying you have a very carefully worded statement that the CIA.
Got out of the detention business in 2009.
Well our principal source -- who was at the annex on September 11.
Says there were three Libyan detainees who were handed over to the Libyan security forces that night.
Our colleague Adam Housley has sources on the ground -- being Ghazi.
Saying the CIA -- was being used as a processing facility for detainees despite the 2009 executive order.
Signed by President Obama barring these black sites.
Daily Beast reporter Eli lake reported on.
January 28 2009.
When he worked for The Washington Times that there was a loophole in the executive order.
That enabled the CIA to hold prisoners for a few days for questioning.
Quote a little noticed exception that allows the spy agency to continue to operate temporary detention facilities abroad -- There will continue to follow this part of the story as well Jennifer from pentagon thank you.