Obama Cover-Up Claim Over CIA Chief's Affair:
Was the Relationship Discovered by FBI Months Ago, but Hushed Up
Due to Election?
faced allegations of a major political cover-up last night over
the resignation of CIA chief General David Petraeus, who had an
affair with a married woman.
expected to investigate claims that the affair was hushed up to
protect Obamas re-election campaign.
It is believed
the affair was discovered by the FBI months ago, but not made public
until after the election.
The FBI began
an investigation in February after discovering the 60-year-olds
computer had been accessed by someone else believed to be his
40-year-old mistress Paula Broadwell prompting fears of a major
This led to
the discovery of hundreds of explicit emails including one referring
to sex under a desk.'
A source said
last night: The real question is, what did the President know,
a former senior US government security official and now a member
of the CIA Advisory Committee, said: Whenever the FBI opens
an investigation of a senior official they have to make notification
of that, especially if there is an intelligence concern.
'It is hard
to believe the White House did not know about this prior to the
officials insist the President did not know of the affair until
last Wednesday, the day after the election.
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