The relevance of Paula Broadwell’s security clearance – CNN Security Clearance – CNN.com Blogs
As a commissioned officer in the military reserves, Paula Broadwell’s security clearance would be “secret” or “top secret,” which would allow her access to classified documents, according to military officials.
But exercising a security clearance depends on the type of job a person has, said the officials who spoke privately about the matter because Broadwell is entangled in an investigation of her ties to former CIA Director David Petraeus.
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She has been identified as his mistress. The affair forced the former four-star general to resign his post last week. She also co-authored a biography about him.
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As CNN first reported, her government security clearance was suspended pending the outcome of ongoing investigations, two U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter said.