Paul Kranz, father of David Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell, has defended his daughter as an “exceptional person”, saying he supports her 100 per cent after details of her sordid affair with the decorated general were made public.
David Petraeus’s relationship with Paula Broadwell, his biographer, was made public on Friday after an FBI investigation which suspected corruption between the pair.
Paula Broadwell’s father Paul Kranz, a retired high school basketball coach, suggested on Sunday that the explosive revelations that led to David Petraeus resigning as CIA director, have been used to cover up a bigger scandal.
Paul Kranz told the Daily News: “This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out.”
He refused to elaborate on the information at his home in Bismarck, North Dakota on Sunday, where he lives with his wife Nadene Kranz.
“This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out,” Paul Kranz told the New York Daily News outside his home in Bismarck, North Dakota.
“There is a lot more that is going to come out. You wait and see. There’s a lot more here than meets the eye.”
He added: “I stand by my daughter. She is an exceptional person.”
Yet other members of Paula Broadwell’s family seemed much more shaken, revealing that they only learned of the alleged affair as they watched reports of David Petraeus’s dramatic resignation on Friday.
“They didn’t find out about the affair until they saw it on the news Friday night,” the grandmother of Paula Broadwell’s husband, Scott, added.
“Everyone’s reaction was shock. We were all shell-shocked.”
The grandmother, who would only identify herself by her first name, Sylvia, added Scott Broadwell’s parents “felt like the rug was pulled out from under them”.
David Petraeus quit his post as CIA director on Friday while offering an apology over the affair. He issued a statement acknowledging the affair after President Obama accepted his resignation, which was announced by the CIA soon after.