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Holder defends keeping Petraeus inquiry from White House until after election
The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012. | By Sari Horwitz, Carol D. Leonnig and Greg Miller,

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 Department’s 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 week’s presidential election.

Holder’s first public comments on the controversy came as the CIA opened an internal inquiry of Petraeus’s 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 Obama’s national security team.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; broadwell; genallen; humphries; jillkelley; petraeus

1 posted on 11/16/2012 11:26:13 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; Grampa Dave; RummyChick

fyi


2 posted on 11/16/2012 11:27:59 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Utter BS.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 11:28:11 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“You lie.”


4 posted on 11/16/2012 11:30:21 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Holder defends keeping Petraeus inquiry from White House until after election

Holder provides (Not Very) Plausible Deniability for Hussein.

5 posted on 11/16/2012 11:31:53 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 11:38:10 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

These people think we are complete morons, and apparently they are right about 51%.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 11:43:12 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Another lies, lies, and more lies administration.

Gosh these Democrats sure know how to govern.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 11:45:19 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 11:59:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Pollster1
Would be proof that Obama is shockingly incompetent, and unsuited for the office he has usurped.

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.

10 posted on 11/16/2012 12:01:50 PM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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?”


11 posted on 11/16/2012 12:04:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
holder. Spit.

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


Benghazi Index

12 posted on 11/16/2012 12:07:40 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 12:11:59 PM PST by memyselfandi59
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To: memyselfandi59

eric “pinnochio” holder


14 posted on 11/16/2012 12:21:07 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And what do the expressions on the faces of the three guys around Holder tell us?


15 posted on 11/16/2012 12:23:53 PM PST by Will88
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To: hal ogen

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.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 12:30:32 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Stalin would have loved this clown to be working for him.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 1:11:10 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

He’s Obama’s “Beria.”


18 posted on 11/16/2012 1:15:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


19 posted on 11/16/2012 1:26:59 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Will88
And what do the expressions on the faces of the three guys around Holder tell us? They are all trying to decide where to have lunch. Cater in or have someone go out to get lunch?
20 posted on 11/16/2012 1:29:52 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: dfwgator
RE: "He’s Obama’s “Beria.”
Bingo. You hit it upon the head.
21 posted on 11/16/2012 1:31:26 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: ColdOne
They are all trying to decide where to have lunch. Cater in or have someone go out to get lunch?

I think just a little bit of shame and embarrassment is creeping into their expressions because of the BS and lies Holder is putting out.

22 posted on 11/16/2012 1:42:53 PM PST by Will88
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Holder’s first and last loyalty is to the Obozo.

The Obozo and his Chicago thug controlled white house is to be protected by Holder and his thugs, 24/7/365.

Holder has no loyalty to America, other Americans nor to our constitution.

Everything he does is to protect his lord Obozo.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 1:55:55 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: Will88
I think just a little bit of shame and embarrassment my thoughts............IMHO........NOPE. They all think alike. They all hate this country and want to see it destroyed otherwise they would not be on the regime team.
24 posted on 11/16/2012 2:20:43 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
kept it secret, from the white hut, yeah, right...

25 posted on 11/16/2012 3:53:21 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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