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(HotAir) NYT: FBI agent involved in Petraeus case pursued it because of his “worldview”
Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 11/13/2012 7:55:12 AM PST by maggief

I’ll hit this on the blog later too but I want to push it out bright and early, as it’s a wrinkle in last night’s post about the shirtless circus clowns who govern us:

Ms. Kelley, a volunteer with wounded veterans and military families, brought her complaint to a rank-and-file agent she knew from a previous encounter with the F.B.I. office, the official also said. That agent, who had previously pursued a friendship with Ms. Kelley and had earlier sent her shirtless photographs of himself, was “just a conduit” for the complaint, he said. He had no training in cybercrime, was not part of the cyber squad handling the case and was never assigned to the investigation.

But the agent, who was not identified, continued to “nose around” about the case, and eventually his superiors “told him to stay the hell away from it, and he was not invited to briefings,” the official said. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Monday night that the agent had been barred from the case.

Later, the agent became convinced — incorrectly, the official said — that the case had stalled. Because of his “worldview,” as the official put it, he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; navyseals; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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1 posted on 11/13/2012 7:55:20 AM PST by maggief
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To: RummyChick; penelopesire; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Protect the Bill of Rights; MestaMachine; LucyT; ...

“But Mollie Hemingway asks a good question: Why are we getting two different versions of what this guy’s core motive was? Is someone retaliating against him by trying to ruin his reputation?”


2 posted on 11/13/2012 8:01:38 AM PST by maggief
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To: MestaMachine

Ping.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 8:02:58 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: maggief

I have a hard time believing Broadwell threatened Kelley. The rest of this makes no sense.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 8:03:22 AM PST by jean michael
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To: maggief

So, it’s thru the shirtless guy that Rep. David Reichert found out and then Eric Cantor.
Some of the pieces are starting to come together, but there are lots more.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 8:05:23 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: maggief

So basically, our military and intelligence top brass are a bunch of adolescent frat boys who can’t keep their hands off other men’s wives. That just might be the reason we no longer can win wars with 17th century Muslims in countries so poor they can’t afford outhouses.

The Founders had it right when they did not want a standing army. Every state should have its own defense by an organized state militia. It would be hilarious to see the outfits put together by the ObamaNation. No doubt, they would emphasize diversity and would be composed of homosexuals and women and one-legged pygmies.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 8:05:39 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: maggief; Charles Henrickson; bcsco

LCMS-type ping. Allahpundit references a recognized LCMS gal and her article at ricochet.

http://ricochet.com/main-feed/It-s-Not-A-Love-Triangle.-It-s-A-Love-Pentagon


7 posted on 11/13/2012 8:07:34 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: jean michael

It’s possible that there were rumors of Kelley being involved with a general and since she was already acquainted with Patraeus, Broadwell might have mistakenly thought it was Patraeus that she was involved with. (when it was actually Gen. Allen)


8 posted on 11/13/2012 8:08:00 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: jean michael

These are some of the emails?? They are OVER 1 year old.

The LBT Obtains Exclusive Emails From Petraeus’ Mistress Broadwell To Her Perceived Rival Kelley

http://www.lightlybraisedturnip.com/broadwell-kelly-emails-leak/


9 posted on 11/13/2012 8:08:02 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama.

My suspicion is that the opposite is true...I think it is actually the motivation of the agent to aid and abet Obama.

Seems like Abbe Lowell is already at work and leaking the defense strategy to the NYT.

10 posted on 11/13/2012 8:09:30 AM PST by what's up
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To: txrefugee
So basically, our military and intelligence top brass are a bunch of adolescent frat boys who can’t keep their hands off other men’s wives.

Yes, that is indeed what Hillary Clinton would like you to think.

11 posted on 11/13/2012 8:11:20 AM PST by what's up
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To: maggief
LOL...those are hilarious emails. Much too funny to be anything but satire.

"My Davey"!!! LOL

12 posted on 11/13/2012 8:15:07 AM 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: Cletus.D.Yokel

If the New York times is trying to help the FBI agent then it would seem he was for the other side.

NYTimes doesn’t help our side.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 8:16:54 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: maggief

“Later, the agent became convinced — incorrectly, the official said — that the case had stalled. Because of his “worldview,” as the official put it, he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama.”


14 posted on 11/13/2012 8:22:21 AM PST by HollyB
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To: txrefugee
So basically, our military and intelligence top brass are a bunch of adolescent frat boys who can’t keep their hands off other men’s wives. That just might be the reason we no longer can win wars with 17th century Muslims in countries so poor they can’t afford outhouses.

Frat boys might be the right term...

15 posted on 11/13/2012 8:23:37 AM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
"he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama."

BULL SH!T!

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


Benghazi Index

16 posted on 11/13/2012 8:26:35 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: maggief
How exactly did she have "a previous encounter with the F.I.B. office"
17 posted on 11/13/2012 8:28:00 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MestaMachine
I report, you decide. :)

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/joe-scarborough-i-know-personally-that-some-in-dc-knew-about-petraeus-investigation-three-four-weeks-ago/

He also revealed that “I’m not going to say how I know this, but let me tell you something: There are some people high up in official Washington who knew about this. I know that personally. They knew about it three, four weeks ago. They knew about this. And if they knew about this three to four weeks ago, am I really to believe that the White House didn’t know about this? Nobody in the White House knew about this three to four weeks ago?”

Later, he said that the investigation is further muddled due to the reality that the CIA and FBI do not only dislike each other, but actively hate one another. In addition, he’s worried about what the investigation tells us about the state of our civil liberties.

18 posted on 11/13/2012 8:30:18 AM PST by maggief
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To: RoosterRedux

Saw that the other day. Satire.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 8:32:06 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: maggief

I would bet the WH is blackmailing these people. By the exposure of Petraeus, it also exposes those things that don’t seem to make a lot of sense in the last few years.

Like the Roberts decision.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 8:34:13 AM PST by dforest
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To: maggief

I meant that they are now molding this story to make it appear as though obama is clean as the driven snow and worthy of sympathy.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 8:36:32 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: maggief

I would bet the WH is blackmailing these people. By the exposure of Petraeus, it also exposes those things that don’t seem to make a lot of sense in the last few years.

Like the Roberts decision.

I wonder if Boehner is being blackmailed? Food for thought.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 8:38:30 AM PST by dforest
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To: jean michael; maggief

So why would FBI go to her house yesterday carrying out boxes through her garage, and probably her computers as well???


23 posted on 11/13/2012 8:40:00 AM PST by danamco (-)
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To: maggief

Petraeus has become Odungo’s Monica. The first three pages of any newspaper is filled with stories engulfing more and more people. Meanwhile Odungo remains untouched,Holder recently admitted that none of this info was passed on to Odungo.....?????. A presidential appointee (head of CIA) who’s been under investigation for months by the FBI.....AND Odungo knows nothing.
So we can all expect more and more scandal to fill the front page while Odungo gets away with supplying arms to the brotherhood and ALQ.....


24 posted on 11/13/2012 8:44:11 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: what's up
Seems like Abbe Lowell is already at work and leaking the defense strategy to the NYT.

Wonder whose idea it was to hire Abbe Lowell?

Note that he's not leaking anything yet because she hasn't been charged. He's probably only on retainer.

25 posted on 11/13/2012 8:44:33 AM 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: danamco

Showtime.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 8:44:53 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: jean michael; maggief

The two emails I read between Wanda the Writer and the Lebanese skank were really odd. I wonder if the Lebenese skank could have written both herself. But why? Is Broadwell sane? Her supposed email didn’t seem sane.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 8:48:36 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: maggief
http://www.lightlybraisedturnip.com/broadwell-kelly-emails-leak/

I saw that link last night, but didn't click on it, because the website's name "lightly braised turnip" sounds suspiciously like "The Onion."

Please correct me if I'm wrong about the site, and they somehow have the real documents ... but this topic is so [over]ripe for parodists and other mischief makers, we should be careful.

Even a usually sober writer over at The American Thinker got sucked in by a parody military website the other day.

28 posted on 11/13/2012 8:52:48 AM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: danamco
So why would FBI go to her house yesterday carrying out boxes through her garage, and probably her computers as well???

The FBI already had her computer. It was taken months ago and was used in analyzing the emails that pulled Petraeus into the case.

The fact that the FBI is now going deeper appears to imply that this case is about something quite a bit larger than sex and romance.

29 posted on 11/13/2012 8:54:07 AM 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: dforest

I tend to think/believe that most if not all of the people at high levels in Fed government, especially congresspersons, are very likely prone to scandal.


30 posted on 11/13/2012 8:56:11 AM PST by noinfringers2
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To: jean michael

Telling someone “stay away from my guy” is not a threat.

I’m waiting for some commentary that these poor men can’t resist these women. I mean, what could be more bizarre than an FBI agent who knows he is investigating affairs, and emails, sending photos of himself to one of the women in the investigation?

There is a bigger story here and it’s a breakdown of discipline similar to what you might expect in some crap country. Think about the Secret Service acting like out of control pigs.


31 posted on 11/13/2012 8:56:17 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: maggief
He also revealed that “I’m not going to say how I know this, but let me tell you something: There are some people high up in official Washington who knew about this. I know that personally. They knew about it three, four weeks ago. They knew about this. And if they knew about this three to four weeks ago, am I really to believe that the White House didn’t know about this? Nobody in the White House knew about this three to four weeks ago?”

So why didn't he report it and get the scoop of the year?

Oh. Yeah. Right.

32 posted on 11/13/2012 8:59:05 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: RoosterRedux

They raided her house because they are embarrassed and they will overuse their immense power to get someone. If you have experience with prosecutions you know these guys often are over zealous and it can turn off a jury.

I’ve seen corruption cases where the prosecution is trying like crazy to introduce evidence of the defendant’s mistress, including sex toys, etc. The judges often have to rein them in.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 9:01:03 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: maggief

She’s worried about harassing EMAILs so she turns to a guy who sent her harassing EMAILS with half naked pictures of him self?


34 posted on 11/13/2012 9:06:30 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: maggief

Is this an attempt at parody? I honestly can’t tell.


35 posted on 11/13/2012 9:10:32 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: noinfringers2

In this case, I think that the O adim has been blackmailing all kinds of people to compel them to go along with their program.

My best guess is that nothing would have come out and Petraeus would have just decided to step down for the 2nd Obama term.

But the FBI guy got to Cantor and the whole thing blew up.

Right now it is being spun as a sex scandal and like it is just bad because these guys could be intelligence risks.

But the truth probably is that the O admin likes guys who they can blackmail. Keeps them in line.

Thats why all the timeline lies. Just like Benghazi.

I wonder what they have on Boehner. Maybe it came up on his golf outing with Obama.


36 posted on 11/13/2012 9:10:35 AM PST by dforest
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To: maggief

Cellphone cameras are dangerous things...


37 posted on 11/13/2012 9:19:10 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: MestaMachine
Who mentioned Night of the Long Knives first? Was not me. If that information should not be divulged, am saying 10-4.
38 posted on 11/13/2012 9:21:22 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: MestaMachine
Health problems General Petraeus was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer in February 2009 and underwent two months of successful radiation treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.[185] The diagnosis and treatment was not publicly disclosed until October 2009 because Petraeus and his family regarded his illness as a personal matter that did not interfere with the performance of his duties.[186]

On June 15, 2010, Petraeus momentarily fainted while being questioned by the Senate Armed Services Committee. He quickly recovered and was able to walk and exit the room without assistance.[187] He attributed the episode to possible dehydration.

After Prostate treatment, it would questionable if he was able to "perform"!!!

IF he could/can the fainting in the CONgress hearing could be the afterburner from a steamy affair from the night before???

39 posted on 11/13/2012 9:28:33 AM PST by danamco (-)
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To: MestaMachine

Green River and Bad Company. Love the graphics.


40 posted on 11/13/2012 9:41:05 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: DManA; maggief
The emails at maggief's link are an embarrassingly obvious parody.

It is clearly a joke.

41 posted on 11/13/2012 9:46:53 AM PST by wideawake
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To: MestaMachine
Running word play on youtube. Green River, Bad Company, Rock and Roll Fantasy, and the final one, Wanted Dead or Alive and Tom Cruise 2012 pops up. ????
42 posted on 11/13/2012 9:47:30 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Hardraade

“Cellphone cameras are dangerous things...”

So are computer cameras. I have black electrical tape over mine.


43 posted on 11/13/2012 9:48:52 AM PST by maggief
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To: txrefugee

some thoughts, from someone who knows Patreaus:

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/petraeus-a-sad-day-for-the-united-states.htm


44 posted on 11/13/2012 10:36:10 AM PST by Wuli
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To: maggief

Why haven’t we seen any photos of this shirtless FBI guy? Shirtless or not, where is he? Beginning to doubt this version.


45 posted on 11/13/2012 12:04:07 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: RoosterRedux

Especially, I think, when she started singing about the CIA taken prisoners!!!


46 posted on 11/13/2012 12:11:35 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: maggief
Because of his “worldview

This has a familiar ring to it.

Chief Justice John Roberts exchanged his duty to take decisions based on the law with his notion of how things should be in spite of the law.

If it is acceptable for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, it may not be too much to ask for it to be acceptable by an unnamed F.B.I. Agent, or even Four Star Generals for that matter.

47 posted on 11/13/2012 12:42:55 PM PST by MosesKnows
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To: Andrei Bulba
Petraeus is just being prepared his new role with all this media circus. Somebody has to be the patsey for the gun-running operation and you know it won't be obama or his inner circle. I think Petraeus is about to get charged with something BIG.
48 posted on 11/13/2012 12:49:39 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: nuconvert

So far no pics of Anthony Weiner, TG!


49 posted on 11/13/2012 12:52:43 PM PST by miserare
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To: nuconvert

So far no pics of Anthony Weiner, TG!


50 posted on 11/13/2012 12:52:57 PM PST by miserare
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