Petraeus Affair: Alleged Mistress Paula Broadwell

Broadwell was writing a biography about the now former CIA director.
3:00 | 11/13/12

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Transcript for Petraeus Affair: Alleged Mistress Paula Broadwell
Now, to the new details emerging about the woman at the center of this affair. General petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell. Fbi agents descending on her home overnight. And sharyn alfonsi is here with the latest on all of that. Sharyn? Reporter: Even as the agents surround the broadwell home, neighbors, friends and family are coming to paula's defense. This morning saying, as crazy as this story is, there's a lot more to it. He was captain america. Reporter: Overnight, the man who once invited paula broadwell to talk about her best-selling biographer about petraeus, gave his spin on the scandal. Paula broadwell. Why does that name seem so familiar to me? Welcome to the program, paula broadwell. No, no. That's not it. Reporter: Jon stewart co-hosted a barbecue with broadwell for wounded vets on labor day. I was staring at how defined her arms were. Reporter: On "the daily show" monday night, he roasted her. The title of her book was "all in." A powerful man had an affair with a fawning admirer. She saw some other girl flirting with him. She was e-mailing. You petter step off. I saw him first. Reporter: Broadwell hasn't been seen since the scandal broke friday. But her friends and family are coming to her defense. Her father telling "the new york daily news" friday, he supports his daughter 100%. This is about something else entirely. The 1995 west point graduate, now reportedly in hiding. Seen here in photos. Above the motto, work hard, play harder. Broadwell was reportedly having an affair with petraeus, even as she was out promoting her book. She gave this interview to arthur cade in february. It's not a -- I'm not in love with david petraeus. I know, holly, his wife read it. As for broadwell's book, it jumped 76,000 places on amazon and is hovering around 111 on the best-seller list. A lot of people anxious to read it and try to read between the lines.

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