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FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation
NewsMax ^ | 11/09/12 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on 11/09/2012 3:00:39 PM PST by advance_copy

Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director followed an FBI investigation of many months, raising the question of why he was not forced out until after the election.

In his letter of resignation, Petraeus cited an extra-marital affair he had been having. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Petraeus said in his letter to President Obama. “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”

Petraeus, who had a distinguished military career, revealed no additional details. However, an FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011.

The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan.

The woman who was having an affair with Petraeus is a journalist who had been writing about him.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: broadwell; broadwellemails; navyseals; newsmax; petraeus; petraeusaffair; petraeusnewsmax; ronaldkessler; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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Wow!
1 posted on 11/09/2012 3:00:41 PM PST by advance_copy
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To: advance_copy

set em up and knock em down - the ole Potomac two step


2 posted on 11/09/2012 3:02:55 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: advance_copy

Leaving a compromised CIA Director in charge to avoid the issue coming out before an election? Sounds like good impeachment material to me.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 3:04:30 PM PST by GnL
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To: advance_copy

Catherine Herridge?

She had a lot of inside scoop on the Benghazi thing.

But then, if the FBI had been tracking this for awhile, maybe that’s not right.

Well, anyway, Petraeus and LA Mayor Villaraigosa should get together for drinks. They both cheated with reporters, broke up marriages, embarrassed the people they were supposed to serve.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 3:05:11 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: advance_copy

who is this beyotch

and why the hell are men so effing STUPID

thinking about Dick all the time


5 posted on 11/09/2012 3:05:51 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: advance_copy

The pen was mightier than the sword.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 3:06:21 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: advance_copy

Wait, remind me again why Bill Clinton was OK?

This whole thing stinks to high heaven.

Suddenly FBI info is splashed in the newspapers about that “SOB Petraeus”

Meanwhile back at the ranch aw shucks Billy Boy just won the election for Obamba and suddenly people care about potential blackmail again.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 3:07:14 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: advance_copy

Yeah, wow, it sounds as though Petraeus had gone off the deep end, like Sanford. It also sounds as though the woman was using him for inside information and when he was of no further value, dumped him.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 3:07:40 PM PST by Eva
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To: advance_copy

Wake up folks, this was delayed to protect Bill Clinton as Obama’s surrogate, and to get General P when they didn’t need him anymore.

But suddenly it matters again what you do under a desk. Wake up you manipulated populace!


9 posted on 11/09/2012 3:09:21 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: advance_copy

another distinguished career goes into the sh!tcan


10 posted on 11/09/2012 3:09:21 PM PST by bigbob
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To: advance_copy

slate.com is reporting that it’s Paula Broadwell, Patraeus biographer, and that the FBI was investigating her for trying to access Patraeus’ computer.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 3:09:21 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: married21

Fox just said it was a biographer. Not Herridge.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 3:10:10 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: married21

No, it’s not Catherine. Check his biographer.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 3:11:08 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: lonevoice

that’s what the NBC story linked on Drudge says too. They wouldn’t name names if it wasn’t her. Well General, I hope she was good.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 3:11:22 PM PST by bigbob
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To: advance_copy

A few months back someone here started a thread with the fantasy that the Pubs should dump Romney and draft Petraeus. At the time I asked what we really know about him besides that he was a good miltary leader. I was thinking about disappointments like Wesley Clark and Colin Powell, but hey.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 3:11:34 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: advance_copy
One thing to be thankful for, at least it was a woman!!!!
16 posted on 11/09/2012 3:11:59 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: bigbob

Why? Two term “hero” Bill piece of crap Clinton just won an election from you. When will you people learn? This was hidden to protect Clinton due to obvious comparisons, then used to destroy Petraeus.

Gee who is more susceptible to blackmail? You think?


17 posted on 11/09/2012 3:13:08 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: yldstrk
thinking about Dick all the time

Yep, must have been some booty he was getting to warrant thousands of emails over several months AFTER she broke up with him. Not only was he stupid he was also pu$$y whipped. Nice to have such men in positions of power. Of course, this is nothing new. He only merits a shrug from me. Moving on.

18 posted on 11/09/2012 3:13:23 PM PST by mancini
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To: yldstrk

“who is this beyotch”

According to Fox it’s the woman who was helping him write his autobiography.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 3:13:25 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: advance_copy

VERY elaborate make-believe story to get Petraeus out of the testifying spotlight. Too many of the usual suspects bailing for one reason or another.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 3:13:25 PM PST by moovova
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To: advance_copy

Maybe, just maybe...the Almighty is saying to us all—move over my people, the vengeance is mine and I will repay. Just A THOUGHT-—


21 posted on 11/09/2012 3:14:04 PM PST by tflabo
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To: advance_copy

Don’t you see that this totally discredits Patraeus?
So no matter what he says now, he is the one that cannot be trusted. he was having sex under the desk you see.
They always do this.. This stinks right here to high heaven.
I don’t believe it I don’t believe it all went down like they are saying.
Remember the Wikileaks guy? What did they use to get him?


22 posted on 11/09/2012 3:14:12 PM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: lonevoice

Paula’s contact page at her website:

http://www.paulabroadwell.com/#!contactau

Rather attractive, I should say.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 3:14:24 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: advance_copy

The General & Paula Broadwell
24 posted on 11/09/2012 3:14:24 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: advance_copy

Why is it that Petraeus resigns when the POTUS committed perjury lying about his extra marital affairs (that’s plural) but never had to resign and the rest of his corrupt party rallied around him to protect him?


25 posted on 11/09/2012 3:14:35 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: advance_copy

PETRAEUS RESIGNS — IS THERE A BENGHAZI CONNECTION?

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/11/petraeus-resigns-is-there-a-benghazi-connection.php


26 posted on 11/09/2012 3:14:35 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: lonevoice
Brings new meaning to the title of Broadwell's book about Petraeus:

27 posted on 11/09/2012 3:14:44 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: advance_copy

Wow!


28 posted on 11/09/2012 3:15:37 PM PST by petitfour
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To: advance_copy

“The woman who was having an affair with Petraeus is a journalist who had been writing about him.”

Sleeping with a whore.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 3:17:13 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: advance_copy

Extensive info also on this thread:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2957639/posts


30 posted on 11/09/2012 3:17:32 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: married21

I feel very sorry for Mrs. Petraeus..She did wonderful work on behalf of the troops


31 posted on 11/09/2012 3:17:35 PM PST by ken5050 (Another reason to vote for Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the WH Christmas party)
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To: Andy'smom; USNBandit

Thanks.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 3:17:46 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
One thing to be thankful for, at least it was a woman!!!!

Not for Patraeus. If it was a man he could declare himself a "gay-American", and the media would applaud his courage for coming out of the closet.

33 posted on 11/09/2012 3:17:45 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: advance_copy

I wonder how many posts were made on this site about Petraeus being a good presidential candidate. My experience in the military was a General having something on the side was not rare.


34 posted on 11/09/2012 3:18:07 PM PST by soupbone1
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To: advance_copy; All
OMG!!! MoveOn.org got something right after all...
35 posted on 11/09/2012 3:18:52 PM PST by ken5050 (Another reason to vote for Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the WH Christmas party)
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To: lonevoice
Sad. She looks like a hooker. How long before we start hearing vulgar jokes on the title? 3..2...1...


36 posted on 11/09/2012 3:18:52 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Hugin

I became very leery of Petraeus as a presidential candidate when I learned he called himself a “Rockefeller Republican.”


37 posted on 11/09/2012 3:18:55 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: DOGHEAD

What this says is that Obama knew of a compromised person and put him in the top spot at CIA and deliberately left him there. That is unbelievable!


38 posted on 11/09/2012 3:18:55 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Hugin

she is a lowlife twit

“the adulteress wipes her mouth and says I have done nothing wrong” The Word of God


39 posted on 11/09/2012 3:20:29 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mojito
Rather attractive, I should say.

Yes, at least she's hot. The title of the book is "All In". Imagine that.

40 posted on 11/09/2012 3:20:33 PM PST by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“One thing to be thankful for, at least it was a woman!!!!”

Good point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIFUm70n0fU

Obama’s trying to modernize the military.


41 posted on 11/09/2012 3:20:45 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Hotlanta Mike; MestaMachine; onyx; SE Mom

Hmm...

PETRAEUS RESIGNS — IS THERE A BENGHAZI CONNECTION?

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/11/petraeus-resigns-is-there-a-benghazi-connection.php


42 posted on 11/09/2012 3:21:07 PM PST by maggief ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building.")
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To: lonevoice

Paula Bradwell... Pics shows she’s an attractive whore.


43 posted on 11/09/2012 3:21:17 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: shhrubbery!
"How long before we start hearing vulgar jokes on the title?"

Well, her name IS Broadwell. I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere.
44 posted on 11/09/2012 3:21:22 PM PST by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: Optimus Prime

And the book’s titled “ALL IN”! LOL!


45 posted on 11/09/2012 3:22:03 PM PST by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: advance_copy

WHY is this story breaking right before the general was scheduled to testify RE: O’s Benghazi screw up??

O had to destroy him! Connect the dots.


46 posted on 11/09/2012 3:22:13 PM PST by Humidston (For the first time in my adult life I FEAR my government.)
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To: advance_copy
How many empires destroyed, countries lost, fortunes stolen and lives ruined due to women?

It's time to either ban them or license them.......they can't be allowed to run around unteathered.

47 posted on 11/09/2012 3:22:15 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: advance_copy

This stinks to high heaven. unbelievable.


48 posted on 11/09/2012 3:22:20 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: mojito
Rather attractive, I should say.

Honey trap?

If so, who set the trap? Vladimir Putin, the old KGB hack? Or David Axelrod (ditto)?

49 posted on 11/09/2012 3:22:50 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Hugin

Looks like his wife minus 100 lbs. ;-)


50 posted on 11/09/2012 3:24:22 PM PST by Average Al
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