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Former General David Petraeus Is Advising on ISIS, Iraq to White House

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus talks next to U.S. President Barack Obama at an event in the East Room of the White House in this April 28, 2011 file photo during Obama's announcement that then CIA Director Leon Panetta would be nominated as Secretary of Defense. Former CIA Director Petraeus will testify November 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill about the recent attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but is also expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair.
U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus talks next to U.S. President Barack Obama at an event in the East Room of the White House in this April 28, 2011 file photo during Obama's announcement that then CIA Director Leon Panetta would be nominated as Secretary of Defense. Former CIA Director Petraeus will testify November 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill about the recent attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, but is also expected to be asked about his resignation last week over an extramarital affair. | (Photo: Reuters/Larry Downing)

Former Army Gen. David Petraeus, who admitted to sharing classified information with his former mistress and biographer Paula Broadwell and lying to the FBI about it, is still a White House adviser on Iraq and the Islamic State terror groups, according to reports.

Newsweek, which confirmed it with a White House official, reported that Petraeus, who is also former CIA director, has been advising the National Security Council on Iraq and ISIS, another name for Islamic State, since last summer.

Petraeus no longer has a CIA security clearance, the magazine added.

He has been a good advisor, a White House official told the magazine on condition of anonymity.

Justice Department documents show he confessed to keeping highly classified information in his home after stepping down from the CIA and sharing it with Broadwell. He admitted to the FBI that he had earlier lied about it.

The classified information he shared with Broadwell included the identities of covert officers, information about war strategy and intelligence capabilities and his conversations with President Obama.

While lying to the FBI is a felony, he was only charged with a misdemeanor under a plea deal approved earlier this month by Attorney General Eric Holder.

A hearing on that plea deal is scheduled for April 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He faces a fine of only $40,000 and probation.

Petraeus resigned as the CIA director on Nov. 9, 2012, citing his extramarital affair with Broadwell, author of his biography, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.

His affair reportedly ended in 2012, around the time that he came to know that she had been sending harassing emails to one of his family friends.

Petraeus has kept himself busy.

In March 2013, he joined the American Corporate Partners, a nonprofit group that seeks to provide career guidance to post-9/11 veterans by connecting them to business professionals.

In August 2013, Royal United Services Institute appointed Petraeus as a Senior Vice President, an honorary role created "in recognition of General Petraeus's long association with the Institute and his distinguished contribution to the study and development of defense and international security concepts, as well as his implementation of those concepts in operations in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan."

He has also been the chair of KKR Global Institute, which researches macroeconomic trends and government policies.

Petraeus is also an advisor with a New York City venture capital company.

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