UNDATED (CNN) -- The scandal involving former CIA director David Petraeus now involves a second high-ranking military official. General John Allen, the U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, is said to have sent emails to a woman linked in the affair with former CIA director David Petraeus.
General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is now under investigation for potentially inappropriate emails with a woman linked to the David Petraeus affair, Jill Kelley.
Kelley is said to have sparked the FBI investigation into the relationship between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
FBI agents carried out boxes from Broadwell's Charlotte, North Carolina home Monday night. Agents wouldn't say what they found. The FBI is under scrutiny as well.
Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein wants to know why the FBI did not tell congressional oversight committees ahead of time about the Petraeus affair. Feinstein's committee plans to meet privately today to determine how it will proceed on the FBI matter.
Broadwell was a biographer for the decorated four-star Army general. The man who co-authored the book on Petraeus with Broadwell says both parties have regrets but will move on. The Washington Post editor Vernon Loeb says, "I'm sure both of them look back on what has now transpired and realize they both made the biggest mistakes of their lives and I assume both of them regret it tremendously, but I would bet both of them, you know, sort of come roaring back."
There is speculation Broadwell could have received classified information during her affair with Petraeus but those close to the former CIA director believe that is not true. Former spokesman for Petraeus Colonel Steven Boylan (Ret.) says, "I don't believe based on my discussions with him and knowing him that there was any crossover between his personal life that he was having with Paula and his duties that he was carrying out as the director of CIA."
Petraeus resigned Friday from the head of the CIA. His affair came to light during an FBI investigation of "jealous" e-mails reportedly sent by Broadwell to Jill Kelley, who says she is a friend of the Petraeus family.