Here's Paula Broadwell, biographer-turned-mistress of CIA director David Petraeus, at the University of Denver in October, answering a question about the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. "Now I don't know if a lot of you heard this," she says "but the CIA annex [to the consulate] had actually — had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back."
Hold up! Let's play that back [Sound of tape rewinding, Broadwell saying "taken a couple of Libyan milita members prisoner" in slow motion] Initially, Fox News had reported that the CIA annex had taken some Libyans into custody following the attack — a report that later turned out to be false — but Broadwell appears to be saying that the attack was, in fact, an attempt to free already-taken prisoners. Did Broadwell get the Fox report wrong? Or is this evidence that Petraeus had given Broadwell access to classified intelligence?
One problem: by all accounts Petraeus had broken off their affair months before this video was shot.