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Obama: 'No evidence' of national security harm in Petraeus scandal
NBC News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Jeff Black

Posted on 11/14/2012 5:12:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he has seen no evidence that a scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus harmed national security.

“I have no evidence at this point from what I’ve seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security,” Obama said at a White House briefing.

Petraeus, a decorated four-star general who received widespread praise for the surge strategy in Iraq, resigned as CIA director on Friday, citing an extramarital affair.

Numerous federal government officials have told NBC News that the married general had a relationship with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, 40, who authored “All In,” a book about Petraeus’ leadership philosophy.

Obama brushed aside questions about whether he felt he should have been notified sooner of the investigation of Petraeus.

“Obviously, there’s an ongoing investigation. I don’t want to comment on the specifics of the investigation, Obama said, “The FBI has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. … I have a lot of confidence in the FBI.”

The president was not informed of the FBI investigation that revealed Petraeus’ affair until Nov. 8, one day before he accepted his resignatio

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 20121108; benghazi; dontmentionblackmail; ignorantass; nationalsecurity; navyseals; obama; petraeus; scandal; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi; uninformedpresident

1 posted on 11/14/2012 5:12:42 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
"I don't know nothin' 'bout no national security impact! You can't pin anything on me! I'm completely ignorant!"
2 posted on 11/14/2012 5:17:33 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What? Our national security IS harmed by the Petraeus scandal because our President is using it to deflect away from his dereliction of duty in Benghazi resulting in the murder of four Americans. 0bama is harmful to our national security and I’d bet Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Ty Woods would’ve backed me up on that.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:18:35 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: SeekAndFind

How would he know? His administration does not tell him anything, and they do not tell each other anything, and if they do say something, it is a lie so the other person can say that she was told this when she should have been told that.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:24:07 PM PST by petitfour
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To: SeekAndFind

And we’re supposed to believe anything this clown says?


5 posted on 11/14/2012 5:27:31 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He said subtly changing the subject.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 5:32:21 PM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he has seen no evidence that a scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus harmed national security. “I have no evidence at this point from what I’ve seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security,” Obama said at a White House briefing.

Translation : "General Petreaus, that deal I discussed with you is still on the table if you play nice ... "

7 posted on 11/14/2012 5:40:13 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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“That little misunderstanding last time my advisors spoke with you wasn’t a blackmail attempt, General, it was just my brilliant but uninformed self doing some vocal brainstorming.” —Obama


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:46:17 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s never any evidence of anything with Obama, except for evidence that he inherited a mess in ‘08, but no evidence that he inherited a mess in ‘12.

Did that make sense?


9 posted on 11/14/2012 5:48:06 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: piasa

“Translation : “General Petreaus, that deal I discussed with you is still on the table if you play nice .”

Exactly. The first thing I noticed when hearing a verbal clip on the radio was his use of, not just one, but TWO prepositional phrases to drive home his threat.

“I have no evidence ... *at this point* ... * from what I’ve seen* ... that classified information was disclosed...”


10 posted on 11/14/2012 5:57:04 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama, himself, is the national security threat.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 6:37:11 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: SeekAndFind; PhilDragoo; Brown Deer; Candor7

STAND AT EASE!


12 posted on 11/14/2012 6:38:32 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like Petraeus has accepted Obama’s terms and will walk the official Obama line.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 6:57:01 PM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: SeekAndFind

Uh, then why did the FBI say today they found classified data on Broadwell’s computer?


14 posted on 11/14/2012 7:15:17 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ha! That was too easy.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2959274/posts?page=4#4


15 posted on 11/14/2012 7:17:17 PM PST by gotribe
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To: SeekAndFind
Why is it democrats always use sex as a means of attack?

16 posted on 11/14/2012 7:39:05 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Coming from the same lying turd who said there was no evidence of a planned terrorist attack.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 7:49:08 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Fred Nerks
Petraeus has agreed to stick to the Obama talking points when giving his testimony to Congress. But there is a problem. The various Republican members ALREADY know what happened from whistle blowers. Petraeus will have a difficult time lying.

Too bad the hearing is behind closed doors.

Broadwell mentioned that there were jihadi prisoners being held at the Benghazi mission....something that the official timeline does not mention.She said this in a talk at a University and was filmed saying it....so Broadwell was in the Benghazi loop, and the Obama administration is shutting HER up.

There is a lot going on.But Obama failed to defend US soil,and 4 lives were unnecessarily lost.McCain intends to hang that on Obama , Susan Rice , and anyone else he can bring into range.Perhaps there is some good left in old John McCain yet, we will see.Lindsey Graham mourns Stevens, who was one of the Washington gay boys along with Lindsey, which explains his chagrin. These two are going to make Obama pay.

18 posted on 11/14/2012 7:58:31 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SeekAndFind
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

19 posted on 11/14/2012 8:52:56 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

An admission that classified material was released, but in Barry’s expert opinion, no harm was done.

And all this from a man who regularly skips his security briefings.

I’m so relieved.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 9:46:00 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The point was that it opened national security to the possibility of harm. If there had been actual harm, of course that would have been worse for us, but it would not change the culpability of Petraeus or Obama or anyone else involved.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 9:54:18 PM PST by firebrand
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To: SeekAndFind

What about all those classified documents lost to the locals and terrorists (and CNN) in Benghazi in the aftermath of the terrorist attack?


22 posted on 11/14/2012 10:34:09 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: SeekAndFind

Note to broadwell stay far away from fort Marcy park


23 posted on 11/15/2012 12:26:30 AM PST by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is also no evidence that Obama gives a rat’s a$$ about our national security...


24 posted on 11/15/2012 4:07:21 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Back in 2007 I asked Wild vinyl graphics of Port Hron Michigan to make up this one bumper sticker

OBAMA - America’s Greatest Threat.

I wish I could find that cartoon of an old guy with a leaking Depends Incontinence Brief -
Are Our Secrets Safe? - Depends


25 posted on 11/15/2012 5:45:56 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: SeekAndFind

I am sure he has investigated this matter and found no fault with himself....Applying that philosophy, I could go rob a bank this afternoon, and when I am caught, simply say, I’ve already investigated this robbery and see no reason to indict me.....


26 posted on 11/15/2012 10:40:24 AM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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