Skip to comments.FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say
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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Drip, drip, drip...
Also interesting that WaPo got this piece of info.
The people at the highest levels of our federal government are truly a passel of sick puppies.
What a mess.
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.
Well I guess this is one of those Washington scandals requiring a probing and penetrating analysis of the hole situation.
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.
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.
Still not understanding why Patraeus’s affair is a big deal, but Clinton’s wasn’t.
I am reminded of the NASA diaper woman. Was her name Nowak?
That's when the REALLY good stuff will start to come out.
It’s not a big deal (to them), it’s an exit strategy to maintain a cover-up.
Who could this other woman be? The only possibilities I can think of are Holly Petraeus or a rival mistress ...
And Val has a whopper of a file on O.
Amazing how hard the MSM can try to report when it’s in their own best interest and their President’s.
This is getting better all the time!
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??
I know, I know ... that just wasn't right. :-P
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.
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