Former CIA director David Petraues says he did not disclose classified information to his mistress.
Petraeus, who revealed that he had an extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell last week, said he did not share unauthorized information with her.
Broadwell served as Petraeus’ archivists during their relationship. She turned over her computer to FBI agents for further investigation.
Military officials explained that in order for her to access classified information, Broadwell would have needed security clearance.
The biographer has publicly spoken about following strict rules while retrieving information for the first book.
In addition to her writing, Broadwell is identified as a military intelligence reservist assigned to West Point. She was promoted to lieutenant colonel in August.
Broadwell sparked a media fire when she made claims that the Libya attackers were targeting a hidden prison in the annex of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
“I don’t know if a lot of you have heard this, but the CIA annex had actually taken a couple Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to get these prisoners back,” she claimed.
A senior intelligence officer later denied the claims explaining that there were no prisoners being held there.
Broadwell never provided the source of her information and evidence has not linked Petraues to her claims.
Petraeus is scheduled to testify before a House committee regarding the September 11 attack in Libya that killed four Americans.