General Caught Up in Petraeus Scandal

Posted at: 11/13/2012 10:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it has put on hold John Allen's nomination to be the next commander of U.S. European Command and the commander of NATO forces in Europe.

He's been caught up in the sex scandal that forced David Petraeus to resign as CIA director.

Allen, who succeeded Petraeus as top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is under investigation for communications with one of the women involved in the Petraeus scandal.

Petraeus' mistress allegedly sent threatening emails to the woman, a Petraeus family friend in Florida.

Meanwhile, the FBI is preparing a timeline of the criminal investigation that exposed Petraeus' extramarital affair so it can explain to lawmakers why they weren't notified of the probe months ago.

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