By Carlo Muñoz - 04/06/13 03:22 PM EDT
FBI investigators questioned former CIA Director David Petraeus on Friday as part of the ongoing probe into possible intelligence leaks tied to his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.
FBI spokeswoman Jacqueline Maguire declined to comment on the issue, confirming only that federal investigators had conducted "law enforcement activity" in Northern Virginia.
CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood told USA Today the agency "is fully cooperating with the FBI" in its investigation.
FBI agents are investigating whether that information was provided by Petraeus’s aides when he was in the military and Broadwell was writing a book about the general. Petraeus left the military in September, 2011, to assume the directorship of the CIA. The affair forced the former intelligence chief to resign from the agency last year.
Last November, Broadwell had turned over her computer to the FBI as part of the inquiry.
During the investigation agents discovered “low-level classified” information on the computer.
On Nov. 12, 2012, agents searched her Charlotte home and reportedly found additional evidence suggesting she may have had classified information.
In late March, Petraeus made his first public appearance since resigning from CIA, giving a speech to veterans at the University of Southern California.
“Please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret — and apologize for — the circumstances that led to my resignation from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters,” he said.
The former director acknowledged “the pain that I inflicted on those closest to me,” but also sought to move past the scandal in his comments, focusing his attention on aiding veterans transitioning to civilian life.