Many have been speculating that the husband of Paula Broadwell wrote to the New York Times about the Petraeus affair after an anonymous letter was found in the advice column.
According to the Huffington Post, some think that the husband of Paula Broadwell wrote to the New York Times seeking advice about the Petraeus affair after seeing a column that describes similar circumstances of his own experience. On July 13, the New York Times’ “Ethicist” advice column had many speculating that Scott Broadwell knew about the affair between his wife and then CIA Director David Petraeus.
The letter was written to the column’s author, Chuck Klosterman, for advice about his wife’s affair with a “government executive.” While there are some that think what government executive hasn’t had an affair, the letter specifies the job “role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership.”
The letter goes on to explain how the husband watched the affair intensify over the last year. The writer of the letter also stated that he had respected his wife’s lover and believed he was the right man for the high-powered job he held, so if he exposed the affair, it would “create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort.”
However, the New York Times firmly denies the claim that Scoot Broadwell wrote the letter as editor Hugo Lindgren wrote on his tweeter saying, “This @theethicist column http://t.co/i3sSSb5Y (2nd Q) is NOT about the Petraeus affair, based on our factchecking. Strange, I know.”
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Husband of Paula Broadwell Wrote To New York Times About Petraeus Affair.