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Who Authorized FBI Surveillance of Gen. Petraeus?
Breitbart ^

Posted on 11/10/2012 10:51:39 AM PST by Perdogg

Even by the standards of the friday afternoon news dump tradition, yesterday's news that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned from the CIA was a stunner. The most heralded military officer of his generation fell from grace after it was revealed he'd had an affair with his biographer. The affair was discovered earlier this year soon after the FBI began monitoring his email. This raises a very serious question. Who authorized the FBI to monitor the e-mail of the Director of the CIA?

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allin; benghazi; broadwell; davidpetraeus; fbipetraeus; paulabroadwell; petraeus; petraeusaffair
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1 posted on 11/10/2012 10:51:42 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Probably on application by the fbi to the secret intelligence court.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 10:54:12 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Perdogg

My guess is the same people (or their liberalistic clones) that authorized the hounding and seige of Randy Weaver, the murdered people at Waco, TX, and a hundred other unknown politically-based persecutions about which this country has come to know the truth.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Perdogg

Probably the generally-recognized principle that any use of computer equipment at work can be monitored by the employer.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 10:56:27 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Perdogg

everyone with Top Secret clearance is always monitored. He knew it.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 10:57:39 AM PST by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Perdogg

Maybe just Holder’s agents with badges.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 10:57:51 AM PST by marron
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To: Perdogg
If you have a security clearance you know you're being monitored. Especially at his level.
7 posted on 11/10/2012 10:58:17 AM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: Perdogg

If Petraeus was using his offical email, or even his private email on a government computer, it was all subject to monitoring without any warrant.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 10:58:17 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Perdogg

Remember when General Eisenhower was shamed into resigning as commander of the Allied Forces in Europe because of his travelling mistress? Neither do I.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 10:58:49 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Perdogg

What’s the problem here? I remember the last half of the 1990s! A blow job, an extra-marital affair is not an impeachable offense!..... A public figure? Moral turpitude? The hell you say? Shit....Marilyn Chambers (a porn start) was a mother on some well-known baby product commercials....there ain’t no story here!

This is all subterfuge by the administration to cover up the fact that DP knows what really went on in Benghazi, and they’re poisoning the well.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 10:58:56 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Perdogg

One article said the NSA found the original email during routine scans of government employees. It was the NSA who went to FBI. I have not seen that confirmed, just putting it in the record as a possibility.


11 posted on 11/10/2012 10:59:09 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Perdogg

I have a feeling it began with the Secret Service embarrassment a few months back and has grown legs from there. That investigation has brought out a number of those charged and in turn, they’ve dropped a dime on others. A Secret Service agent committed suicide about a week ago. I think a broader net has been cast ... and its catching others...JM $.02


12 posted on 11/10/2012 11:00:56 AM PST by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: freedumb2003

That is what does not make sense. “Thousands “ of emails? He cannot be that stupid.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 11:01:12 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

There might have been a Florida couple with a Radio Shack wireless network card that inadvertently received his e mail.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 11:04:00 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Joe 6-pack

Sure they are. Aldritch Ames, Hansen, Manning, et al are proof of that. Good thing these guys were rolled up before they could do any damage.

Valerie Jarret I’m sure has terabytes of sigint proving she as pure as the Sibeian snows.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 11:04:42 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: SueRae

If only those investigative energies were so enthusiastic and fruitful on crimes such as Benghazi and Fast and Furious... Or on Valerie Jarretts’ background...honestly, that woman Jaing Qing, of Gang of Four infamy.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 11:05:09 AM PST by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: freedumb2003

‘zackly.
FBI monitors government emails.
When someone else besides the user signs on, it’s worth a closer look.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 11:06:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Perdogg

The internet is not secure. Free email is not secure. There are multiple angles that foreign intelligence services use to access and steal unclassified emails from our national security architecture and military personnel. Especially when those emails originate or terminate in Afghanistan.

Any number of foreign intelligence services could have used this information as a bargaining chip with Obama loyalists within the U.S. government. Petraeus has long been a potential political rival of Obama. When McChrystal stepped down and was replaced by Petraeus, Obama was widely praised by the left for having cleverly shipped a potential rival out of the picture. Obama later kept his friends close and enemies closer by putting Petraeus in charge of the CIA. Romney apparently still wanted him as his VP, a point Obama leaked himself at a fundraiser.

Foreign intelligence services trade in this sort of information like currency. Handing a government a knife it can use to take out a political rival silently is a gift that doesn’t go unrewarded.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 11:07:54 AM PST by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Perdogg

Is there anything that says that Patraeus was being investigated, versus the mistress?

Maybe they were investigating her and got him in the process...


19 posted on 11/10/2012 11:11:27 AM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Perdogg

This has the fingerprints of White House operatives all over it. Petreus was going to testify before Congress and blow holes in Obama’s cover story even to point that those in the Situation Room of the WH watched the attack in real time and did nothing. Obama’s Chicago thugs with the cooperation of AG Holder got the FBI to dig for dirt on Petreus and just before Petreus was going to testify dumped the dirt into the willing hands of the MSM. Anyone remember how Obama got elected to his Senate seat in Illinois? .... tawdry details from a sealed divorce file were released. Remember how Obama got elected to the Illinois legislature? .. a smear campaign took out his opponent. See a pattern here?


20 posted on 11/10/2012 11:13:43 AM PST by The Great RJ
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