Skip to comments.Holder defends keeping Petraeus inquiry from White House until after election
Posted on 11/16/2012 11:26:07 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Jonathan Bachman/Reuters - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at a news conference in New Orleans November 15, 2012.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday defended the Justice Departments handling of the investigation that ledDavid H. Petraeus to resign as CIA director, saying that the department was right to keep the inquiry secret from the White House until after last weeks presidential election.
Holders first public comments on the controversy came as the CIA opened an internal inquiry of Petraeuss conduct during his 14-month tenure as director. The move means that there are three active investigations related to a scandal that has scrambled President Obamas national security team.
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Holder provides (Not Very) Plausible Deniability for Hussein.
Is there anyone who seriously believes that Obama didn’t know about the investigation. As much as I despise Obama, even I believe he knew. Not to have known about an investigation of his CIA director (over information that could have led to blackmail) would be proof that Obama is shockingly incompetent, and unsuited for the office he has usurped. While I already concluded that Obama was completely clueless, I assumed he wasn’t quite as deep over his head as the White House story claims.
These people think we are complete morons, and apparently they are right about 51%.
Another lies, lies, and more lies administration.
Gosh these Democrats sure know how to govern.
Where’s the outrage Republicans?
At the very least there should be a call for him to step down, and Feinstein should be doing the same thing.
Your top overseas clandestine operations manager may be compromised, and you don’t warn the president?
Put a fork in Holder, he’s done.
Not with this administration. Remember the Holder defense of Fast and Furious, "I was never informed..... what you have a memo addressed to me"? "Well you can't expect me to read every memo that comes across my desk now can you.
And it worked.
Eric ‘the Red’ Holder - “I thought it would be best to keep the President in the dark about his CIA Director. What good would it do to tell him?”
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
Interestingly enough, the comments after this WaPo story are 99% negative toward the WaPo and Obama/Holder. Do only conservatives read and comment, I don’t think so, so that means some of those comments are coming from Dems.
eric “pinnochio” holder
And what do the expressions on the faces of the three guys around Holder tell us?
Eric “My People” Holder, supporter of voter suppression and creator of fast and furious. In an honest world he would be in prison for the deaths of two agents and a few dozen Mexicans. Of course in that type of world, he be doing some menial job and never would have been appointed.
Stalin would have loved this clown to be working for him.
He’s Obama’s “Beria.”
B fn S!!!!!!!!!
He knew all about it. I am sure they all laughed them self silly when he found out about it months before.
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