Paula Broadwell meets Army Gen. David Petraeus at Harvard University, where she is a graduate student.
Broadwell makes six trips to Afghanistan to research her biography of Petraeus.
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Aug. 4, 2011
Broadwell records conversation in which Petraeus acknowledges his “black books” contain classified information.
Sept. 6, 2011
Petraeus becomes CIA director. Their affair begins in November.
FBI begins a cyberstalking investigation based on a complaint.
FBI discovers intimate emails between Petraeus and Broadwell, concluding that the two had an affair. The affair ends.
Early fall 2012
FBI interviews Broadwell. She admits the affair and gives them her computer. Agents discover classified documents; she says Petraeus did not give them to her.
Agents interview Petraeus. He also admits to the affair and says he did not give any classified documents to Broadwell.
Nov. 9, 2012
Petraeus resigns, citing an extramarital affair.
Nov. 12, 2012
FBI searches Broadwell’s home in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood, carrying away several boxes.
Broadwell is cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the alleged cyberstalking of Jill Kelley, according to a letter from the U.S. Attorney in Florida.
In a brief comment to WSOC-TV, Broadwell apologizes for her affair with Petraeus.
Jan. 9, 2015
The New York Times reports that the FBI and Justice Department are recommending charges against Petraeus. Nothing is said about charges against Broadwell.