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FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say
WaPo ^ | 11/10/2012 | Sari Horwitz and Greg Miller

Posted on 11/10/2012 12:19:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux

The collapse of the dazzling career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was triggered when a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement officials with knowledge of the episode.

The recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and a Petraeus biographer, and uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials said.

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KEYWORDS: broadwell; broadwellemails; broadwellharrassment; cia; navyseals; petraeus; petraeusaffair; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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1 posted on 11/10/2012 12:19:42 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
Just another interesting tidbit.

Drip, drip, drip...

Also interesting that WaPo got this piece of info.

2 posted on 11/10/2012 12:21:53 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

The people at the highest levels of our federal government are truly a passel of sick puppies.

What a mess.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 12:23:25 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: RoosterRedux
This is getting better almost by the minute. LOL.

Kind of makes you wonder how the U.S. ever managed to become the most powerful country in the world, when so many things are run like Keystone Kops operations like this.

I'm really, really hoping there's some kind of "Anthony Weiner" side to this story, too.

4 posted on 11/10/2012 12:24:30 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Well I guess this is one of those Washington scandals requiring a probing and penetrating analysis of the hole situation.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 12:24:44 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: RoosterRedux

Yes, this whole caper is “classified”.

But, oh, ho-hum, who cares in the Brave New World of O?

The thing is O and Val have files on all their minions and can pull the plug whenever they cross them or refuse to lie for them.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 12:25:17 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: atc23

Well said.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 12:25:17 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up." ~marron)
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To: RoosterRedux

Do you remember back in early summer when supposedly Obama whispered to somebody that Romney was going to pick Petraeus for Veep? have we worked that over on a thread somewhere? I confess to having skipped virtually all of the Petaeus info.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 12:26:57 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: RoosterRedux

Still not understanding why Patraeus’s affair is a big deal, but Clinton’s wasn’t.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 12:27:44 PM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: RoosterRedux

I am reminded of the NASA diaper woman. Was her name Nowak?


10 posted on 11/10/2012 12:28:35 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Alberta's Child
I am hoping the media (starting with the online media and spreading to the dead-tree and dead brain--TV--media) will work themselves into a feeding frenzy.

That's when the REALLY good stuff will start to come out.

11 posted on 11/10/2012 12:28:49 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: KansasGirl

It’s not a big deal (to them), it’s an exit strategy to maintain a cover-up.


12 posted on 11/10/2012 12:29:20 PM PST by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: Alberta's Child
This is getting better almost by the minute. LOL.

Who could this other woman be? The only possibilities I can think of are Holly Petraeus or a rival mistress ...

13 posted on 11/10/2012 12:29:59 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: shalom aleichem

And Val has a whopper of a file on O.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 12:29:59 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Amazing how hard the MSM can try to report when it’s in their own best interest and their President’s.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 12:32:03 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: maggief

This is getting better all the time!


16 posted on 11/10/2012 12:33:09 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: RoosterRedux
WaPo is spreading disinformation (no surprise):

It was not until Tuesday that the Justice Department notified James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, that compromising material about Petraeus had been uncovered as part of an investigation, according to a senior intelligence official. Clapper then spoke with Petraeus and told him to resign.

“Director Clapper learned of the situation from the FBI on Tuesday evening around 5 p.m.,” the intelligence official said. “In subsequent conversations with Director Petraeus, Director Clapper advised Director Petraeus to resign.”

Other sources say the investigation had been going for months. And we're to believe the WH wasn't informed until Election Day??

17 posted on 11/10/2012 12:35:16 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
I think the "other woman" was Lindsey Graham.

I know, I know ... that just wasn't right. :-P

18 posted on 11/10/2012 12:35:32 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: cynwoody

Holly


19 posted on 11/10/2012 12:36:11 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Juicy info? It sure it, but personally I don’t believe this last part.

One jealous woman trying to scare away a rival —it seems so abundantly BELIEVABLE, right? But it wouldn’t be politically TREACHEROUS for what passes as NORMAL for gayMuzzie’s crew.

Nah, I’m going with they already knew and simply PLAYED THE CARD now, the better to dirty him up and arrange it so he’d either SHUT UP or that no one would listen to, “the lecherous betrayer”.

THAT IS HUSSEIN STYLE.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 12:37:03 PM PST by gaijin
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Yes indeed, latex gloves and all should be used.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 12:37:16 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: RoosterRedux

Reminds me of this whackadoodle.

22 posted on 11/10/2012 12:37:16 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: machogirl

Something to keep in mind here is that the networks and cable news channels are going to see their ratings decline considerably now that the election is over. This is the sort of thing that will help attract viewers who otherwise would have been doing something else with their time.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 12:37:21 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: RoosterRedux

For all we know this woman could have been his wife. “Basic Instinct” comes to mind. Or it could be more disinformation


24 posted on 11/10/2012 12:38:41 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: RoosterRedux

“Also interesting that WaPo got this piece of info.”

Also interesting that every jot and tittle conforms to the almost-certainly mendacious account of events provided by the WH, i.e., that the president/WH didn’t hear of this until after the election etc.

Moreover, this version of events is sharply counter to other versions, i.e., that this investigation had been going on many months, that it was triggered by concerns that a reference to something going on “under the table” was potentially a reference to corruption, when it turned out to be nothing more than a reference to sex etc. etc.

Anyone buying this WaPo version of events should recall the early days of Lewinsky and how misinformation was put out right and left by the WH. When the full truth comes out about Petraeus, I’m guessing half this WaPo story turns out to be a pack of lies.


25 posted on 11/10/2012 12:39:05 PM PST by DrC
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To: RoosterRedux

I wonder how long the Post has known this info?


26 posted on 11/10/2012 12:39:05 PM PST by plain talk
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To: RoosterRedux

The classic story of two people caught in a honey pot. Petraeus as the Bear and Broadwell as the Pot.

Seriously, since this was known back in September when Petraeus tried first to resign, do you think he was compromised into testifying before Congress that Benghazi was sparked by the video when all along he knew otherwise?

When your pants are down, you just can’t run fast enough to get away from extortion.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 12:40:13 PM PST by plangent
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To: Moonman62

28 posted on 11/10/2012 12:41:07 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Alberta's Child

Kind of makes you wonder how the U.S. ever managed to become the most powerful country in the world, when so many things are run like Keystone Kops operations like this.


We were not always run by this amoral crap mob of modern day. They are bringing the country down. Economically, militarily, socially, legally - in every way. They are too corrupt and self serving to do otherwise.

When I saw the Jon Stewart video interview with this biographer, I got the sense she had the ego and values of an stunted attention whore porn queen from a rough neighborhood. She graduated from the Naval Academy and was an officer. Aren’t we lucky. /s/


29 posted on 11/10/2012 12:42:01 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: RoosterRedux

So Petraeus got involved with a bunny boiler.


30 posted on 11/10/2012 12:43:08 PM PST by AU72
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To: RoosterRedux

For what it’s worth to this discussion, the Charlotte Observer early 2012 article about the author includes a mention of a Washington Post “journalist” named Vernon Loeb who “helped” write the book.


31 posted on 11/10/2012 12:43:13 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: RoosterRedux

Given the 0ministration’s lying about Ben Gazi and just about everything else, how do we know that this is not just more disinformation?


32 posted on 11/10/2012 12:44:04 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The ants got it right. Their hardest workers are all eunuchs.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 12:45:28 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: gaijin

I still do not believe this young women fell for an old guy like DP.
She must be kinda nutty.

She could land a younger and better looking guy for an affair
She had lots of choices from all of the soldiers in Afghanistan


34 posted on 11/10/2012 12:45:50 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: SaraJohnson

The United States government may not be that great when it comes to integrity and competence, but we’re better than just about any other country in the world.


35 posted on 11/10/2012 12:46:12 PM PST by LiveFree99
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To: Alberta's Child

Chris Christie AND Chris Matthews.


36 posted on 11/10/2012 12:46:47 PM PST by Cyman
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To: gaijin

During the election, Petreus gave off signs of being unwilling to stick to the stupid Bengazi narrative to the very last micrometer.Questions then loomed forward in the mind of Vallerie Jarrett about what Petreus might then say —maybe something really, really explosive.

So with the Secret Sex Card having been tucked away for months, they whip it out and PLAY IT; the heavily invested presstitutes gang-bang it for a couple weeks, and by that time Petreus’ reputation is totally destroeyd.

THEN when he blabs about the full enormity of Bengazi NO ONE LISTENS.

Oh suuuure THIS is how the FBI discovered the affair, OH SURE I BELIEVE THAT...!


37 posted on 11/10/2012 12:48:04 PM PST by gaijin
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To: RoosterRedux

1. The media has no issue with understanding the risk to national security of the CIA director having an affair, but the same people thought nothing of Slick Willy nailing a teenager in the oval office.

2. We now have more reporting from the Socialist Media about how this will affect testimony on Bengahzi, than we have about the deaths at Bengahzi.

The Socialist Media is the enemy. They ARE the domestic enemy that oaths are made to combat. The media must be defeated.


38 posted on 11/10/2012 12:48:30 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: atc23
The people at the highest levels of our federal government are truly a passel of sick puppies.

Yep. It's the logic of keeping Austin around. We can keep 'em all in one place where we can keep an eye on 'em.

Launch, and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

/johnny

39 posted on 11/10/2012 12:48:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: petitfour

I was thinking the exact same thing, sounds a lot like the NASA astronaut.

The other articles stated that it was Petraeus who was sending all the emails, after the woman dumped him, though.


40 posted on 11/10/2012 12:48:34 PM PST by Eva
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To: SaraJohnson

She graduated from West Point—not the Naval Academy.


41 posted on 11/10/2012 12:49:41 PM PST by vis a vis
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To: Paladin2

I refard these articles as a little bit of truth (the affair) sprinkled on a crap sandwich.
If Petraeus took the wind out of the blackmail sail, plan B went into effect.
Total character assasination. Petraeus needs to be completely destroyed if/when Congress calls him to testify.


42 posted on 11/10/2012 12:50:00 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: SaraJohnson
"She graduated from the Naval Academy.. "

Was it over when the Germans bombed Peal Harbor?.....

43 posted on 11/10/2012 12:50:58 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Refard = regard


44 posted on 11/10/2012 12:50:58 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: SaraJohnson

Didn’t she graduate from West Point?


45 posted on 11/10/2012 12:51:27 PM PST by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: RoosterRedux

Get out the Pop corn.


46 posted on 11/10/2012 12:51:41 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

47 posted on 11/10/2012 12:51:47 PM PST by Spunky (Those)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
“Well I guess this is one of those Washington scandals requiring a probing and penetrating analysis of the hole situation.”

From the title of the book, it appears like like the good General was getting “training” on how to get it “all in”.

48 posted on 11/10/2012 12:52:19 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
Petraeus needs to be completely destroyed if/when Congress calls him to testify.

I am hoping they will grant him immunity from prosecution so he can blow the lid off Benghazi.

49 posted on 11/10/2012 12:52:23 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to find out the CIA planted these Bimbos and had him set up for this sting . Once the Fling happened they went into stage 2 ,, the eMails as the evidence needed .


50 posted on 11/10/2012 12:53:06 PM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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