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President Obama to address Petraeus scandal


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The FBI and CIA are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the General David Petraeus scandal on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama is also expected to make his first comments on the widening scandal Wednesday during a post-election news conference at the White House. Watch the news conference live beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The search for answers continues. Paula Broadwell, the woman at the center of the General Petraeus affair, was seen for the first time since news broke of her affair with Petraeus.

She was seen behind closed doors of her brother's home in Washington D.C. As more information comes out about this scandal, the spotlight now shines on the top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen.

Officials uncovered thousands of what are being called "potentially inappropriate" emails between General Allen and Tampa socialite Jill Kelley.

Kelley sparked the investigation into Petraeus and Broadwell. General Allen says he did nothing wrong.

In a 911 call, Kelley tells Tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she is an honorary counsel to South Korea, which is an un-official position according to the State Department.

When FBI officials brief members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, they are expected to lay out their handling of the case. They are expected to make it clear no politics were involved.

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