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FBI was wary of exposing David Petraeus

Had no evidence of security lapse

WASHINGTON — High-level officials at the FBI and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that FBI agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving Central Intelligence Agency chief David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday.

But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the FBI or the Justice Department until last week because the inquiry was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did not appear to be justified, the officials said.

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