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FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance (Whoops!)
The Hill ^ | 11/10/12 | Zack Colman

Posted on 11/10/2012 8:43:54 PM PST by Libloather

FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance
By Zack Colman - 11/10/12 03:41 PM ET

The FBI reportedly happened upon former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair while investigating a complaint from a woman close to Petraeus who had received harassing emails from the general’s alleged mistress.

The FBI traced those emails back to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and Petraeus’s biographer, according to news reports. When law enforcement officials delved into her email account, it was apparent Broadwell and Petraeus were engaged in an affair.

The identity of the woman who filed the original complaint has not been disclosed.

Investigators said that when they found a private account linked to Petraeus in correspondence with Broadwell, they were initially concerned the retired four-star general's account had been hacked and that a security breach had occurred, officials told The Washington Post.

But that was not the case, as the sexual demeanor of the emails pointed to an affair. Investigators approached Petraeus two weeks ago about what they had discovered and told him no criminal charges would be filed, according to The New York Times.

Petraeus asked to resign on Thursday because of the affair. The news became public Friday.

“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation,” he wrote in his resignation letter on Friday.

His wife, Holly, works at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set up by the Wall Street reform bill.

Petraeus was installed as CIA chief in September, 2011. He previously was commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

CIA Deputy Chief Mike Morell will replace Petraeus atop the agency. He will also testify at a hearing this upcoming week on the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affair; broadwell; broadwellemails; cia; fbi; navyseals; patraeusaffair; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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Happens all the time. Just imagine what they'll find out after Commiecare™ hits...
1 posted on 11/10/2012 8:44:03 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

And the FBI wouldn’t have made their investigation results public on a “private” matter.

And at worst Petraeus would have quietly resigned and no one would have known any different, particularly after a President’s new term starts and the people shift in and out of positions normally anyway.

There’s much more going on here than meets the eye. How this came down does not make sense.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 8:49:50 PM PST by DB
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To: Libloather

Oh, yes. It was serendipitous. Really. They just told us so. Sure. Of course.

/S


3 posted on 11/10/2012 8:50:10 PM PST by Jemian
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
And if you are not sick of this story yet....

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 8:50:35 PM PST by MestaMachine ($)
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To: DB

The general chose to make the reasons public. It makes me wonder if he was being blackmailed about Benghazi and decided to reveal the affair so the blackmailers wouldn’t have anything on him.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 8:51:35 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Libloather

BULL..... Its a distraction from Bengazi.. on purpose...


6 posted on 11/10/2012 8:51:44 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND SPREAD TO ALL ON YOUR LISTS! THANKS!
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To everyone who receives this…

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7 posted on 11/10/2012 8:56:25 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: MestaMachine
And if you are not sick of this story yet....""""...

ROFL.........your going to be up all night it seems, just a PING, PING, PINGing away. ROFL,,,,,,,,

You can't stop, Dave's counting on you. You are the commander of this PING LIST, and I salute you. lol

I am sorry, really I am, but your remark was just so funny, I am almost on the floor laughing so hard.

Bless you heart you have pinged EVERY ONE OF THESE Threads tonight. Take a break, it'll be there tomorrow. I'm positive of that. I appreciate you taking this on, but take a break, please.

9 posted on 11/10/2012 9:03:44 PM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie
Dave's is separate. Only for his stuff. His looks like this:


10 posted on 11/10/2012 9:09:38 PM PST by MestaMachine ($)
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To: Libloather

Wonder who else the Obama machine is digging up dirt on and blackmailing?

America is turning into a tinpot dictatorship before our very eyes.


11 posted on 11/10/2012 9:09:41 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Libloather
CIA Deputy Chief Mike Morell will replace Petraeus atop the agency. He will also testify at a hearing this upcoming week on the administration's handling of the Benghazi.""">>>

Just what will Morell be able to testify to. Was he there at the time? If not all he has is hear say.

12 posted on 11/10/2012 9:10:45 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Libloather

“spontaneous demonstration” —> “chance discovery”

It gets INSULTING after awhile, right...?


13 posted on 11/10/2012 9:12:29 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Libloather
FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance


14 posted on 11/10/2012 9:13:53 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: gaijin

“It was a million to one shot, doc, million to one.”


15 posted on 11/10/2012 9:14:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Texas Songwriter

Bingo bump!

Wonder what they have on Boehner? Makes one very curious about other people on our side of the aisle that are acting very squirrely the last few years.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 9:15:37 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Texas Songwriter

The CIA has stated that the FBI doesn’t do background checks for them. They do their own.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 9:25:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Buchanan, who has worked for 3 presidents said on a news program yesterday that all appointments which require Senate approval require FBI background checks. This he said is to be sure the candidate is not subject to blackmail. But whether it is CIA or FBI, the information would have been ferreted out and found its way to Obamas desk.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 9:32:38 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: penelopesire
Wonder who else the Obama machine is digging up dirt on and blackmailing?

How Obama Won His US Senate Office

19 posted on 11/10/2012 9:34:10 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: DB

Patreus threatened to throw the whole lot of them under the Benghazi bus and they broomed him with extreme prejudice.

What ever he comes out with at this point about Benghazi will be the truth.

Of course Comrade POTUS , with an assist from the boot licking white house press corps , will claim, “The good general is just angry cause we chucked him over an affair”.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 9:45:42 PM PST by ping jockey (tagline free zone)
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