The sprawling Love Pentagon investigation into the private emails of ex-CIA director David Petraeus, his mistress-biographer Paula Broadwell, and Gen. John Allen has caused multiple reporters to note the irony that our massive surveillance state has started eating itself. It is not yet sated. The CIA has begun its own open-ended investigation into Petraeus, even though the FBI has found he did not give classified information to Broadwell. The inspector general told House and Senate intelligence committees an "exploratory" internal review was under way, the Associated Press reports. Wired's Spencer Ackerman and Noah Shachtman explain that the probe's focus will be broad, looking at things like whether Petraeus used CIA funds to conduct his affair, and fact-checking the FBI's determination that he didn't spill classified information.
Wired reports that CIA employees have begun dishing on their fallen leader:
“Military guys tend not to do well, because they treat senior people like Lt. Colonels on their staffs,” one former intelligence official tells Danger Room. “He tried to avoid that. But the [military] bearing is the bearing.”
“There’s not gonna be a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth now that he’s gone,” the official adds.
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