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‘Wife of ex-CIA director Petraeus ‘furious’ over Paula Broadwell affair’

Washington, Nov. 13 (ANI): Wife of former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, Holly is furious over her husband’s affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, says a family friend of the couple.

Steve Boylan said that the retired general’s spouse of 38 years is “not exactly pleased right now” that the CIA director had an affair with Broadwell.

“Furious would be an understatement,” the New York Daily News quoted Boylan, as saying on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’.

According to the report, Boylan claimed that Petraeus’ romance with Broadwell began two months after he became the nation’s top spy in September 2011, though they met years earlier, and ended four months ago.

Boylan said Petraeus, 60, is “devastated” that he hurt his wife and lost “one of the best jobs he ever had” by falling for Broadwell, a married Army Reserve officer with two young sons. He resigned after admitting to the affair.

However, he pooh-poohed suggestions that Petraeus had compromised national security while in a compromising position with the brainy fitness buff, the report said.

“My understanding is that she was only at the CIA twice. And at no time, based on conversations with him, did he provide her classified information, nor did she receive anything from him in that manner,” Boylan said.

“My understanding is that they mutually determined that it was time to end it. Petraeus knows he made a huge mistake. It wasn’t right. And it was done,” he added. (ANI)