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FBI does 'consensual' search at mistress' home

(THEBLAZE) — Despite being initially described as a raid by multiple sources, the FBI is now saying that the search of Paula Broadwell’s home is “consensual” and part of concluding its probe into the alleged mistress of former CIA director David Petraeus, according to CNBC and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Pete Williams.

A spokeswoman for the FBI has confirmed agents went to Broadwell’s home in Charlotte on Monday night. However, FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch declined to say what the agents were doing there.

FBI agents appeared at Broadwell’s home carrying the kinds of cardboard boxes often used for evidence gathering during a search. They walked through the open garage of Broadwell’s house and knocked at a side door before entering the home. One person was taking photographs of the house and its garage as members of the news media watched.