Transcript for Petraeus Sex Scandal: Paula Broadwell May Face Criminal Charges
Tonight we're seeing new images of paula broadwell with her family learning new details what he's telling her closest friends and new questions about whether she'll face charges. Pierre thomas has the... See More
Tonight we're seeing new images of paula broadwell with her family learning new details what he's telling her closest friends and new questions about whether she'll face charges. Pierre thomas has the story. Reporter: This morning, scott and paula broadwell slipped out of their north carolina home, children in tow, trying to piece together lives shattered by a scandal. As broadwell struggles under the hot glare of reporters and them following her every move she's also the target of late night comics. It's "saturday night live." Reporter: Including "saturday night live" spoofing her rng of her biography of petraeus. Lock the door said general petraeus and I knew the general officers outside could easily tell what was going on. Reporter: Jokes aside, prosecutors must make a critical decision about whether to charge broadwell with a crime. She allegedly took secret files from secure buildings and stored them on a personal computer and on in her home but sources say some of the files are old and there's no indication so far broosdz intended to harm national security. Petraeus maintained he never gave broadwell classified information. Broadwell is cooperating and could pursue a plea deal that would not call for jail time. A family friend tells abc news she is devastated and deeply regrets the damage that's been done to her family and everyone else. The investigation is ongoing and fbi agents are still poring through thor documents from her house though broadwell remains in legal jeopardy. A health alert.
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