Skip to comments.FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance (Whoops!)
Posted on 11/10/2012 8:43:54 PM PST by Libloather
FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance
By Zack Colman - 11/10/12 03:41 PM ET
The FBI reportedly happened upon former CIA Director David Petraeuss extramarital affair while investigating a complaint from a woman close to Petraeus who had received harassing emails from the generals alleged mistress.
The FBI traced those emails back to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and Petraeuss biographer, according to news reports. When law enforcement officials delved into her email account, it was apparent Broadwell and Petraeus were engaged in an affair.
The identity of the woman who filed the original complaint has not been disclosed.
Investigators said that when they found a private account linked to Petraeus in correspondence with Broadwell, they were initially concerned the retired four-star general's account had been hacked and that a security breach had occurred, officials told The Washington Post.
But that was not the case, as the sexual demeanor of the emails pointed to an affair. Investigators approached Petraeus two weeks ago about what they had discovered and told him no criminal charges would be filed, according to The New York Times.
Petraeus asked to resign on Thursday because of the affair. The news became public Friday.
After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation, he wrote in his resignation letter on Friday.
His wife, Holly, works at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set up by the Wall Street reform bill.
Petraeus was installed as CIA chief in September, 2011. He previously was commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
CIA Deputy Chief Mike Morell will replace Petraeus atop the agency. He will also testify at a hearing this upcoming week on the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.
That I agree with. Here is Pat Buchanan saying that the CIA did the "full field investigation" of Petraeus.
I hope he has got the mustard to make himself a member of the Oliver North , heroes club. Col. North willingly took a pounding for Iran Contra and ,as far as I am concerned, is a man of honor and respect. He could have rolled over and saved his hide but he didn’t.
Patreus will do what is honorable. Just wait and see. I have a spare room if he needs it.(and doesn’t mind eating beans and taters)
Sure, strictly by chance, just the way Rush Limbaugh gets randomly selected for audit by the IRS EVERY YEAR but, strictly by chance.
It’s funny that the idea of ‘outing’ anyone is going to cause the public to turn against them.
Think about it, all the morons support gay marriage and are surely getting around to making pedophilia more ‘acceptable’ - my God, what is left to embarass anyone with?!
True.... I kinda agree...
I am signing nothing.. My enemy has become the federal givernment...
If it has not become global already.. probably has been for decades..
Obama KNEW when he made him CIA Director.
His wife works for Obama and worked for Elizabeth Warren....YUK.
Was Paula SET-UP???? Or did Patra-ASS just cheat because he's a DEMOCRAT and that's what they do?
It is, of course, but this will blow the Bengazi story onto the front pages. It has transformed from an Obama failure buried by the press to a sex scandal. The media will now cover it, for that reason, but then be forced to tell the rest of the story.
I refuse to believe these “stories and accounts” leaked to the MSM
Exactly, everyone in the MSM talks about the affair, the MSM continues their embargo on Benghazi
NOBODY is ‘just cheating on his wife”.
There is ALWAYS a lot more to it.
I know what you are saying but It is not always about what others will think though....it could and will destroy his family. That is the thing that makes people do what the blackmailer wants more often than a societal fall from grace.
You have some valid points in your post.
I think many people out of respect for his uniform automatically have respect for him.
But General Betray-us is a democrat and had a major position in the obama administration.
Did Israel Honey Trap David Petraeus?
November 9th, 2012 | Author: Patriot
With the breaking news on General Petraeus (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/cia-chief-petraeus-resigns-reportedly-over-affair-201305343politics.html) you might be interested in taking a look at the Mondoweiss.net link (at the following New Statesman article) which broke the story about email exchanges with David Petraeus which US mainstream media ignored as well (as also mentioned on Press TV via http://tinyurl.com/proisraelbiasedmedia & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8).
True. And more screwball evidence of the decedent loons, the ones who are pushing to have 5 year old learn all about alternate lifestyles.
What a freakin disaster this nation has become.
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