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Petraeus Affair Known About Since Summer
Weekly Standard ^ | NOV 12, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 11/12/2012 8:08:55 AM PST by Qbert

The New York Times reports that the Petraeus affair has been known about since the summer:

WASHINGTON — High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday.

But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did not appear to be justified, the officials said.

The new accounts of the events that led to Mr. Petraeus’s sudden resignation on Friday shed light on the competing pressures facing F.B.I. agents who recognized the high stakes of any investigation involving the C.I.A. director but who were wary of exposing a private affair with no criminal or security implications. For the first time Sunday, the woman whose report of harassing e-mails led to the exposure of the affair was identified as Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Fla.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; navyseals; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi

"High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair... But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week..."

The coverup begins...

1 posted on 11/12/2012 8:09:00 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Where is the Benghazi treason and murder investigations?

2 posted on 11/12/2012 8:15:54 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Qbert

I’d prefer to just make this a reality show or a miniseries: “The Benghazi Affair”.

Perhaps get all the principles and their families together for an episode of the Jerry Springer Show.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 8:17:10 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Qbert
Mr. Petraeus’s sudden resignation on Friday shed light on the competing pressures facing F.B.I. agents who recognized the high stakes of any investigation involving the C.I.A. director but who were wary of exposing a private affair with no criminal or security implications.

Sorry, but this is a flat out LIE. Anytime a person is LYING and UNFAITHFUL they are in a position to be blackmailed. Petraeus should be courts martial-ed.

4 posted on 11/12/2012 8:20:59 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Qbert

This entire move is nothing more to discredit him when he testifies against the thugs regarding our Ambassador (and aides) being murdered.

He should have known they’d do this “low-rent” deal on him. These are the same people who were calling him “General Betray Us” years ago...and then he goes and works for them??

It shouldn’t have been a surprise to him that trash does trash moves.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 8:22:01 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: dagogo redux

Paula may turnout to be more of a man then the general. Starting with her biceps. He may want to save his family she may not care. She may go after the person that released this info. Think Valerie Jarret.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 8:23:30 AM PST by magua
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To: BerryDingle

Don’t you get it? The administration knew about the affair and tried to blackmail Petraeus to say certain things during his testimony. He refused.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 8:24:47 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Qbert; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ...
This is not a coverup. THIS is CYA for petraeus...and petraeus IS part of the coverup.

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


Benghazi Index

8 posted on 11/12/2012 8:26:00 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: fhayek

petraeus has already given false testimony...and everyone KNOWS it was false. THIS is to get him off the hook. Period.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 8:30:49 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Qbert

But it wasn’t happening or known about before he went to the CIA. This is where a Clintonian chimes in...”mistakes were made”. At least during the Clinton era, they had to be more artful. This Obama corruption is so brute force and pervasive, it’s not nearly as entertaining to watch. Back in the day they had to lie in delicate and intricate plots.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 8:31:46 AM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Qbert
The FBI most likely knew of the affair when vetting him for Director of the CIA. Obama knew before the FBI because that is why he abruptly pulled him out of Afghanistan...

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11 posted on 11/12/2012 8:33:16 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: subterfuge

"Mr. Petraeus’s sudden resignation on Friday shed light on the competing pressures facing F.B.I. agents who recognized the high stakes of any investigation involving the C.I.A. director but who were wary of exposing a private affair with no criminal or security implications."

- Sorry, but this is a flat out LIE. Anytime a person is LYING and UNFAITHFUL they are in a position to be blackmailed."

Yep. Which is why the NYT spin that Obama, as Commander in Chief, wasn't alerted to the fact that the CIA director was in that vulnerable position, is laughable.

12 posted on 11/12/2012 8:36:35 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

It just occurred to me....who would have the facts on Obama’s background, birthplace, and other good stuff....The CIA, and who had access to the CIA files....the Director of the CIA...


13 posted on 11/12/2012 8:37:23 AM PST by B212
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To: Qbert

Things get curiouser and curiouser. The e-mails to Kelley didn’t come from Petraeus’ government e-mail account? Then why was the FBI looking into this? Kelley wasn’t a government employee. She has a friend that’s an FBI agent who looked into this because he’s a pal? Nope. Still doesn’t pass the common sense test. Nice try, though. You get e-mails from an unidentified source saying “Stay away from my man!” and you take them to your pal in the FBI? You don’t go to your Internet provider or the local police? You go to your pal at the FBI? And he finds out that they’re from Broadwell and decides to check her whole computer out? Nope. You call her or go see her and tell her to knock it off. Look through all her e-mails? Why? “Leave my man alone!”....no judge is going to view that as a threat of physical violence. Where’s the crime? Why would the FBI, even a pal, look into this?


14 posted on 11/12/2012 8:39:38 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Qbert

Beck has been covering this. His theory, they knew prior to giving him top CIA job. Kept info quite if needed to use later as means to control...mob tactic (paraphrase)


15 posted on 11/12/2012 8:40:19 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Qbert

If Petraeus and Broadwell didn’t have an adulterous relationship until he was out of the Army, then they couldn’t hold the threat of military discipline over him. They could threaten her, and they could threaten his reputation. We still need a timeline.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 8:42:56 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Qbert

As soon as Holder knew about this, Obama knew about this.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 8:45:41 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Qbert

All this baloney about FBI Agents just happening upon this stuff and then sitting there stuck in a moral dilemma doing nothing is baloney. The head of the CIA is a powerful man. No FBI Agent is going to sit there and ponder this. What if Petraeus was compromising national security? Would you want to be the FBI Agent sitting there trying to explain to your boss how you looked into this to be a pal to Kelley and then saw it was Petraeus and looked into his e-mails and then did nothing? Nope. This goes up the chain of command in the FBI and Justice Department faster than a rocket. Sitting on it could cost you your job. Reporting it and it’s nothing? That would get you a shoulder shrug.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 8:53:09 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Qbert

Reports indicate that this affair didn’t start until after Petreus told over as head of the CIA. Has anyone considered the possibility that Broadwell may be a CIA asset? That this affair was a way of controlling Petreus through blackmail? Or simply discrediting him for anything he might say or do that would be harmful to the one-worlders’ anointed dictator Obama?


19 posted on 11/12/2012 8:55:21 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Dr. Thorne

told=took


20 posted on 11/12/2012 8:55:53 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: blueunicorn6

Word for the day;
“Obfuscation.”


21 posted on 11/12/2012 8:57:47 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: 11th Commandment

Fibbies sure nuff knew his issues long ago. As of Friday afternoon, Nov. 9th, the Obama administration has launched a total smear campaign against Patraeus to discredit and undermine any testimony which undoubtedly in phenomenally damming to Obama & Co. Much like General Hamm, retired General Petraus holds fast to uphold the Constitution, not Obama.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 9:02:27 AM PST by Tugo (A simple sojourners.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
Did you see this? She sure doesn't sound like just a journalist to me:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/11/11/Broadwell-Benghazi-Attack-Was-To-Free-Militia-From-Secret-CIA-Prison

23 posted on 11/12/2012 9:03:40 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: MestaMachine

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231814/How-David-Petraeus-charmed-Linda-Robinson-female-biographer.html

Have you guys alreadys covered this,Linda Robinson the other biographer?


24 posted on 11/12/2012 9:21:51 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

No, but since I started this ping list, I quit quitting smoking. Oy gevalt!


25 posted on 11/12/2012 9:33:58 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: rodguy911

Wow. You should post that as its own thread!
Money quote:
“But it’s really, for him, a way of trying to shape what he calls the “information environment.”

Oh boy!


26 posted on 11/12/2012 9:45:32 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine

Thats the only good FR news I have heard in a week!!


27 posted on 11/12/2012 9:46:52 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Qbert

My theory is that this affair was being held over his head. It was being used to keep him in line before the election. Now that the election is over....


28 posted on 11/12/2012 9:56:51 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

Looks like Jamie Gorelicl’s Wall between the CIA and FBI only applies to Terrorists.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 10:07:00 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Qbert

Liberal ‘team players’ can have affairs with dogs, sheep and children and nothing will happen... We’re suppose to believe that in this day and age a person can be compromised over an affair with a member of the opposite sex? Hell, a person can’t be compromised with a person of the same sex anymore. Also Petraeus wasn’t born yesterday - he knows that ‘emails’ can be read by others... We have people here who can hack an email account. Not that the head of the CIA would know about that... or anything. (yeah, right)


30 posted on 11/12/2012 10:32:27 AM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: magua

Since you broughtup Jarrett,the acting potus, its possible she shielded zero from any Petraeus news until last week.She does run things. He is only a campaigner in chief.He will have even less to do now.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 11:03:53 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: MestaMachine

Petraeus sold his soul to the devil months ago. The devil collected last Friday...


32 posted on 11/12/2012 5:13:43 PM PST by fhayek
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