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White-Collar Heavyweight Abbe Lowell Steps into Petraeus Fracas (Clinton impeachment lawyer)
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Posted on 11/12/2012 5:01:14 PM PST by Arthurio

Chadbourne & Parke white-collar criminal defense heavyweight Abbe Lowell has joined the fray surrounding the resignation of Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus, who stepped down Friday in light of the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealing that Petraeus had an extramarital affair with his biographer.

Several news outlets reported Monday that Lowell is representing Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman who complained that she was receiving threatening emails, which turned out to be from Paula Broadwell, a West Point graduate who chronicled Petraeus's life in a book published in January that she coauthored. Investigation into the emails led to the discovery of the affair between Petraeus and Broadwell.

Judy Smith, a Washington, D.C.-based crisis communications manager working for Kelley, confirmed Lowell's involvement in the case to The Am Law Daily. Lowell was not available for comment Monday, according to Smtih.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; navyseals; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi

1 posted on 11/12/2012 5:01:20 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

So she didn’t hire an entertainment lawyer.

She hired a criminal lawyer.

sounds like it’s going to hit the fan.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 5:04:06 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

As in, ‘she’s’ going to need a criminal attorney for representation for doing what?


3 posted on 11/12/2012 5:06:01 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Arthurio
This means nothing. She hasn't been charged or suspected of a crime.

His name might have been toss out there by Kelley's crisis management firm, Smith & Co, to show she was serious about defending her name and position.

This means nothing.

4 posted on 11/12/2012 5:10:03 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: Arthurio
During President Bill Clinton's impeachment proceedings, Lowell served as chief investigative counsel to Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Well isn't that another interesting twist!

5 posted on 11/12/2012 5:11:01 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: RummyChick
Preemptive strike by Kelley's crisis management firm.

Misinformation.

6 posted on 11/12/2012 5:11:44 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: Arthurio

This is gonna get good. Let’s see just how slick Barry really is.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 5:12:36 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: griswold3
‘she’s’ going to need a criminal attorney for representation for doing what?

Exactly. She was warned by the mistress. How is that criminal?

Or did she provide classified info to her FBI "friend"?

8 posted on 11/12/2012 5:18:56 PM PST by what's up
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To: Arthurio
Several news outlets reported Monday that [Clinton impeachment lawyer] Lowell is representing Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman who complained that she was receiving threatening emails, which turned out to be from Paula Broadwell, a West Point graduate who chronicled Petraeus's life in a book published in January that she coauthored. Investigation into the emails led to the discovery of the affair between Petraeus and Broadwell.

Hah, I knew Hillary was behind this.

Step back, look a the overall story being promoted - an affair with a four-star general and head of the CIA that is outed by a bitch fight with another woman having an affair with the same guy that gets outed by an investigation by the FBI over threats between the cats?

WTF? This is made in Hollywood for daytime TV soap operas.

Now think - what type of person watches daytime soap operas AND thinks about things with the emotional sophistication of a thirteen year old girl?

Hillary's "Army," that's who.

So why target them in particular?

Because Petraeus has the goods on Hillary over Benghazi, and Hillary is afraid she can't stop him from talking. So if she can't shut him up, she's got to discredit him. But she only has to concern herself with her brain-dead zombies, so she needs to give them a hate scenario. Now let's see, what kind of hate scenario works with females with the emotional maturity of sleezy, foul-mouthed, thirteen year old girls?

How about a cat fight between two women screwing the same guy behind his wife's back?

In HillaryWorld, this automatically makes the guy a sleazebag who they could never trust, who lies when he breathes, who receives ten minutes of hate a day just for existing and who - especially - will be immediately spit upon by thirty million Hillary zombies the moment he DARES try to shift the blame for his sordid, ugly, rotten, male life onto their queen.

I'm telling ya, this is how it works. Hillary's GOT to hold on to these females, and if - and when - they find out she's been murdering ambassadors and committing treason, it's going to give them pause. Probably not a long pause, lasting only between sips of latte, but still, it's a crack in the armor of their loyalty stupidity that Hillary can't risk.

Thus, the cover story. And it even has the perfect title for the soap opera, which you can read on Drudge right now: "Stay Away From My Guy."

And now Clinton attorney Lowell is representing Jill Kelley (the "threatened woman") to make it stick.

Hillary's Fingerprints are ALL over this.

9 posted on 11/12/2012 5:19:17 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Arthurio; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ..
"Several news outlets reported Monday that Lowell is representing Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman who complained that she was receiving threatening emails, which turned out to be from Paula Broadwell, a West Point graduate who chronicled Petraeus's life in a book published in January that she coauthored."

Try saying that without taking a breath.

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


Benghazi Index

10 posted on 11/12/2012 5:25:55 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Talisker

“Hillary’s Fingerprints are ALL over this.”

Yep.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 5:27:10 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Arthurio

That’s not going to help the family budget.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 5:30:49 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Talisker

But not the way you think.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 5:34:38 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Arthurio

Lowell is a liberal but apparently somewhat of an honorable one in his unflinching fealty to citizen rights. I know if i was in deep kimchee I would call him in a heartbeat. The other candidate would be Steve Tabackman, who was my friend Billy Dale’s counsel during Billy’s persecution by the Xlintoons.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 5:40:22 PM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: MestaMachine
But not the way you think.

Well? Out with it! This isn't Mystery Theater.

15 posted on 11/12/2012 5:42:37 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

This is the way hillary PROTECTED billy. Crazy women and a sympathetic put upon guy. The fluff floating around petraeus trying to make him a sympathetic character is extraordinary...and the demonization of the women involved is way over the top.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 5:50:32 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Talisker
Hillary backed out of testifying thinking Petraeus would go first. She planned on getting her story straight after she heard what Petraeus had to say.

Saxby Chambliss and Petraeus decided that Petraeus should not tesify just yet. His underling will take the stand. Hillary can't run away forever. Turns out she may have to take the stand before she hears what Petraeus has to say. It will be interesting to see how Petraeus later contradicts her.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 5:52:43 PM PST by what's up
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To: Arthurio

I guess that means she is a low life liberal.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 5:52:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MestaMachine
This is the way hillary PROTECTED billy. Crazy women and a sympathetic put upon guy. The fluff floating around petraeus trying to make him a sympathetic character is extraordinary...and the demonization of the women involved is way over the top.

Gonna hafta disagree. No way for Hillary to make him look good compared to the fact that his wife looks like half her followers. I'm not saying Petraeus's people aren't waging thier own MSM war - after all, he was the head of the CIA. He's not exactly impotent here (pun intended).

On the other hand, Broadwell is EXACTLY the type of cold-blooded shark Hillary would have used to set up someone who she needed leverage over.

19 posted on 11/12/2012 6:03:34 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Arthurio

So Kelley has lawyered up. My my. Why would she do that? And a rather famous criminal lawyer at that. Why? Her FBI pal is under investigation. Why would this poor, aggrieved woman need a criminal defense attorney? What kind of criminal charges could you get for receiving nasty e-mails and going to the FBI? Why would her FBI pal be sending her pictures of himself shirtless? Could just be pictures of the guy at the beach. We haven’t seen the photos. What’s Kelley’s maiden name? Anyone know? Where’s she from? Things get curiouser and curiouser.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: what's up
It will be interesting to see how Petraeus later contradicts her.

A major, major popcorn event, to be sure!

21 posted on 11/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Brandonmark

He was John Edwards lawyer as well.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 6:17:18 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: blueunicorn6

Good questions.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 6:21:16 PM PST by maro (what did the President know and when did he know it?)
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To: Perdogg
He was John Edwards lawyer as well.

Strange that she just happened to open the yellow pages under attorney's and found him/sarc

24 posted on 11/12/2012 6:31:11 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: RoosterRedux

True. It could be pre-emptive move or defensive or to CYA (no pun intended). Or could be the real deal.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 6:33:33 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: Arthurio

Very interesting, why whould Jill not hire Gloria? Oh maybe Gloria will be hired by Paula. But still what could Jill have fear of besides Paula? Did she threaten someone or what?


26 posted on 11/12/2012 9:56:19 PM PST by tinamina
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