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FBI team raids home of Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

The FBI raided the home of former CIA Director David Petraeus’ biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell, Monday evening.

At least four FBI agents entered Broadwell’s Dilworth neighborhood home in Charlotte, N.C., carrying boxes used for storing papers, according to an early report from The Charlotte Observer.

The Observer noted that the agents appeared to be searching both floors of the home.

Sources told ABC News that the agents were looking into the possibility that there was classified material in the home. They added the search was consensual and had been arranged in advance by Broadwell’s lawyers, ostensibly to show Petraeus’ mistress has nothing to hide.

Broadwell, who is married with two children, is staying at an undisclosed location, according to neighbors who spoke to Charlotte news station WCNC.

National media have descended on Broadwell’s home, which is located just blocks from the home of another infamous mistress, Reille Hunter, who had an affair with disgraced former Democratic Sen. John Edwards.

Petraeus resigned over the affair Friday.

The affair caught the attention of the FBI when Broadwell reportedly sent jealous, threatening emails to a female friend of the retired four-star general, sparking an investigation and leading officials to discover the affair.

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