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Nov 14, 2012 1:46 PM by Associated Press

Lawmakers probe widening generals scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers have been meeting today behind closed doors with top FBI and CIA officials -- in hopes of getting more details about the investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus.

The investigation also uncovered suggestive emails between the U.S. general commanding the war in Afghanistan and a Florida socialite.

Members of the House Intelligence Committee met on Capitol Hill with FBI Director Robert Mueller and deputy director Sean Joyce, and then with acting CIA Director Michael Morell.

Lawmakers are concerned about reports that the woman with whom Petraeus was having an affair -- Paula Broadwell -- had classified information on her laptop. But FBI investigators say there was no security breach.

The top Democrat on the House panel, Dutch Ruppersberger, said before today's meeting, "We're going to get to the bottom of all these issues."



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