Cantor Knew About Petraeus in October

    House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia applaud during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was told about David Petraeus’s affair in October, a spokesman for Cantor told CNN. Cantor spoke with a whistleblower about the details of the alleged affair between the former general and his biographer Paula Broadwell, which was uncovered by an FBI investigation. A congressional aide has said that the House and Senate intelligence committees were not told about the affair or the FBI investigation until Friday.

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