Sex under a desk

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CIA chief's romp suggestion in email sparked probe. David Petraeus's dirty talk with his ­mistress alerted the FBI to an ­affair.

David Petraeus et Paula Broadwell

David Petraeus et Paula Broadwell

Talk of “sex under a desk” in an email exchange between ex-CIA chief David Petraeus and his ­mistress alerted the FBI to an ­affair, it was claimed last night.

A government official in Washington, choosing to stay anonymous, said: “It was ­portrayed to us that the FBI was ­investigating something else and ­stumbled across this. That is my impression.”

Sources suggest the emails came to light because agents mistakenly thought Petraeus, 60, was discussing corruption. But instead they found salacious chat. On Friday the former four-star general admitted an “extramarital affair as he resigned as Director of the CIA.

His mistress was his ­biographer Paula Broadwell, a 40-year-old mum of two who has studied at King’s College London.

She ended her Twitter and web ­presence yesterday as the first picture of the two together emerged, with him in army ­uniform before his job in intelligence. One source said she dumped him after he was sworn in at the CIA in September 2011. But US website Newsmax said Petraeus – appointed by Barack Obama and tipped as a future president – still pursued her for months with thousands of emails.

FBI chiefs were said to be “outraged” that despite security risks his resignation was delayed so as not to ­“embarrass the President before the election”.

Newsmax’s FBI source claimed an investigation began when an email ­triggered a corruption probe. The date of the “sex under a desk” message is not clear but agents checked Petraeus’s emails while he commanded US forces in Afghanistan from July 2010 to July 2011.

Another pictured emerged yesterday showing Broadwell, Petraeus and his wife of 38-years, Holly – all in the same Senate ­committee room in June 2011.

According to US claims, Broadwell to sent threatening emails and her ­husband revealed her affair in a letter.

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