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  • E-gate epidemics: Public officials are resorting to unlawful ways of avoiding public scrutiny

    03/11/2015 8:01:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/11/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus plea-bargained to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material after having given classified government information to his onetime mistress, Paula Broadwell. How was Gen. Petraeus‘ transgression uncovered? By exposure of a nongovernment email account that he had set up with to communicate with Ms. Broadwell free of CIA scrutiny.After a series of Democratic scandals in the New York state legislature, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is instituting a policy to have the emails of state employees automatically deleted after 90 days. Apparently, Mr. Cuomo does not want e-trails of politicians’ communications. Meanwhile, the...
  • The Early Betting Lines for 2016: What the nation’s top horse race looks like now.

    03/06/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 7, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    A question I often am asked is: "Who would you bet on to win the presidency?" Personally, I don't bet on politics, but here's my current take on the 2016 presidential race—with, of course, the caveat that we don't know which campaigns will turn out the best in terms of organization, strategy, tactics, or execution, much less which candidates will step on land mines along the way. The Democratic nomination appears fairly straightforward. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now the prohibitive favorite. If her early stumbles during her book tour, or remarks like the one she made about...
  • Which Leaker Is Worse, Petraeus or Snowden?

    03/08/2015 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former four-star general and CIA chief David Petraeus pleaded guilty to one count of retaining classified information for handing over information in personal notebooks to his biographer girlfriend in 2011. He agreed to pay a $40,000 fine; prosecutors said they would recommend two years' probation instead of prison, although a judge could decide otherwise. It's a sad close to a government career for the man whose counterinsurgency strategy turned around the war in Iraq. He's an American hero who seemed all that much more upright when he resigned in November 2012 after admitting to an affair that compromised his position...
  • Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to Lover

    03/03/2015 2:55:42 PM PST · by mojito · 79 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/3/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A. Mr. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, a misdemeanor. He is eligible for up to one year in prison but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of probation for two years and a $40,000 fine. The plea deal completes a spectacular fall for Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general who was once discussed...
  • The U.S. Govt. vs. Gen. David Petraeus (Sharyl Attkisson)

    01/12/2015 5:42:22 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | January 10, 2015 | By Sharyl Attkisson
    The New York Times reports federal prosecutors are recommending felony charges against former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to a civilian author and journalist with whom he allegedly had an affair. Meanwhile, another controversy is waiting to boil over within the Obama administration: a sex scandal involving the CIA’s Petraeus. The timing is—intriguing. Only after the Benghazi attacks, as Petraeus’s loyalty to the administration falls into question, does everything turn sour for the spy chief. In the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attacks, Petraeus first draws ire from some administration colleagues for not reading from...
  • Prosecutors Said to Recommend Charges Against Former Gen. David Petraeus

    01/09/2015 3:10:52 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2015 | By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...
  • North America Time for a New Focus

    11/14/2014 2:02:35 PM PST · by Sawdring · 10 replies
    CFR ^ | 2014 | David H. Petraeus, Robert B. Zoellick
    Overview A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world. "It is time to put North America at the forefront of U.S. policy," the report says. "The development and implementation of a strategy for U.S. economic, energy, security, environmental, and societal cooperation with its two neighbors can strengthen the United States at home and enhance its influence abroad." Chaired by David H. Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and chairman of the KKR...
  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries – specifically Turkey – should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is “no evidence” of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is “no evidence” that any government is “supporting this group (ISIS)” is a major lie ... Let’s go...
  • US should launch targeted military strikes on 'terrorist army' Isis, says General David Petraeus

    06/19/2014 5:18:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6-19-14 | Con Coughlin, Defence Editor, and Tom Whitehead
    America should launch "targeted" military attacks against an emerging "terrorist army" in Iraq if it jeopardises the security of the West, the former head of Coalition forces in the country said last night. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, David Petraeus, one of the most senior figures in the American military over the past decade, said that he would now support limited strikes against the leadership of Isis. Gen Petraeus's intervention came as Barack Obama, the US President, announced that America was sending 300 special forces advisers to Iraq to help support the fight against Isis. Mr Obama...
  • Petraeus Investigation Still Open To Keep Him Quiet About Benghazi?

    04/09/2014 10:57:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 3 replies
    shoebat ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shoebat
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder was pressed about why the case against ex-CIA Director David Petraeus is still under investigation. Indications are that members of Congress are concerned that the case is still hanging in limbo to prevent Petraeus from revealing what he knows about the Benghazi attacks. If, as has been relayed by Shoebat.com, the details of an extensive report published in the London Review are correct, Petraeus was the man in charge of the logistics of an operation in Benghazi that involved shipping weapons from Libya to Syria through Turkey and that...
  • Evidence casts doubt on ex-CIA leaders’ claims on Benghazi mortar attack

    03/08/2014 9:11:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    If former CIA Director David Petraeus and his ex-deputy Michael Morell are recalled to testify on Benghazi, they can expect hard questions about the mortar attack on the CIA annex which killed two former Navy SEALs. Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, is weighing whether to recall one or both of those officials over their Benghazi congressional testimony. Rogers said the evidence suggests a highly skilled team carried out the mortar strike. Fox News has confirmed five rounds were fired in under a minute, with three hitting the annex roof -- a target roughly the size...
  • Jesse Watters Confronts Radical Professor Who Organized Ugly Anti-Petraeus Protests (VIDEO)

    09/24/2013 10:04:20 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 6 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Sept 23 | Staff
    Former CIA chief and four star General David Petraeus is teaching at City College of New York for a semester. On the way to class he was verbally assaulted by a mob of students and his presence on campus has led to controversial reaction among some staff and students. FOX’s Jesse Watters confronted S. Sandor John, a professor of Latin American studies, about encouraging the student body to pester General Petraeus. John said “Students and faculty […] are not okay with a death squad organizer and somebody who organized drone attacks.” Jesse also spoke with CUNY students who supported Petraeus'...
  • WATCH: College Students Chase David Petraeus and Shout at Him on First Day of Class

    09/11/2013 2:03:41 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 11, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Recent video shows former CIA director David Petraeus being chased down a New York City street by student activists at the City University of New York. Petraeus was reportedly on the way to teaching his first class at CUNY’s honors college, entitled “Are We on the Threshold of the North American Decade?” He took on the teaching gig as part of rehabilitating his image following an extramarital affair scandal that led to his resignation from the CIA. The students can be heard yelling “War criminal!” at the retired military officer who played a key role in the “counterinsurgency” strategy of...
  • Petraeus backs Obama in push for strike on Syria

    09/08/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/8/13
    <p>Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus is throwing his considerable weight behind the push for military action against Syria, saying a failure to act, “would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast, but around the world.”</p> <p>Politico reports the one-time CIA director under President Obama penned a strongly worded statement in support of his former boss’ call-to-action in response to Syria's purported use of chemical weapons, writing, “I strongly support congressional approval of President Obama’s request for authority to undertake military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.</p>
  • Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama

    05/21/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT · by onyx · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21st, 2013 - 12:05 am | Roger Simon
    More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon. These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law. According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in...
  • ABC: Petraeus called final Benghazi talking points “useless” the day before Rice’s full Ginsburg

    05/12/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/12/13 | Ed Morrissey
    One of the mysteries in the Benghazi scandal has been the role of David Petraeus, who was then the Director of the CIA but was forced to resign in a personal scandal shortly thereafter. While the White House and State Department tried to cobble together talking points to explain away the terrorist attack that took four American lives, what did Petraeus do? According to new information reported for the first time by Jonathan Karl on ABC News’ This Week earlier this morning, Petraeus rejected the final version as “useless” —
  • FBI Visits Petraeus' Home, Sources Tell NBC News

    04/05/2013 9:09:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    NBCNews ^ | April 05, 2013 | Pete Williams and M. Alex Johnson
    FBI Visits Petraeus' Home, Sources Tell NBC News Pete Williams and M. Alex Johnson FBI agents visited the home of former CIA director David Petraeus on Friday, two sources with knowledge of their visit told NBC News. USA Today reported Friday that the agents went there to "interview" Petraeus, but it's unclear whether he was at his home in suburban Washington. Officials said the visit didn't indicate any new development in the FBI's months-long investigation into allegations that writer Paula Broadwell improperly received or stored classified documents while she was working on Petraeus' biography.
  • The secret war behind Benghazi (lot's of good info)

    02/10/2013 2:14:36 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 2/10/2013 | KYLE SMITH
    Obama gave his chief counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, who is now the nominee to be the next leader of the CIA, a blank check. Brennan could do just about whatever he needed to do in North Africa and the Mideast, contend Murphy and Webb. Brennan chose to conduct a dangerous classified war without looping in Stevens, who paid with his life for his ignorance, according to the book. The Joint Special Operations Command, which Brennan controls, is a collection of special forces outside of the regular military command originally formed as a hostage-rescue team. But in the middle of last...
  • Justice Dept. cracks down on leaks (selectively ?)

    05/25/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 602+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-25-10 | Josh Gerstein
    The Obama administration’s crackdown on leaks to the press has snared a high-profile conviction of an FBI linguist, who was sentenced to 20 months in prison Monday after pleading guilty to giving classified information to a blogger. The sentence for Shamai Leibowitz is likely to become the longest ever served by a government employee accused of passing national security secrets to a member of the media. His case represents only the third known conviction in U.S. history for a government official or contractor providing classified information to the press. And it reflects a surprising development: President Barack Obama’s Justice Department...
  • Elections Do Have Consequences…for the Media

    11/26/2012 6:17:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2012 | Dan Holler
    It’s a common refrain from the victor: elections have consequences. The victor then goes on to claim a mandate to do A or Z. It’s par for the course. The real question is whether elections have consequences for the media. As it turns out, the answer appears to be yes. On a whole host of issues, the mainstream media’s reporting seems to have a bit more balance, at least compared to the pre-election coverage of some of the campaign’s most important issues. The left will dismiss this as conservative sour grapes, but ask yourself whether you saw, heard or read...
  • Suddenly There's Talk Of A New Motive For The Benghazi Attack

    11/19/2012 1:32:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    business Insider ^ | Nov. 12, 2012, 5:02 PM | Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll
    As the spotlight shines on ex-CIA Director David Petraeus' biographer-turned-mistress Paula Broadwell, journalists have uncovered a speech in which she may have revealed classified information about the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Broadwell told a Denver audience in October: "Now I don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex [to the consulate] had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back."The CIA adamantly denied her the claim, which would have been a violation of laws prohibiting CIA detention....
  • The CIA Probably Had The Authority To Hold Prisoners At The Secret Benghazi Annex

    11/19/2012 1:08:20 PM PST · by maggief · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 19, 2012 | Michael Kelley |
    In October Paula Broadwell told an audience that the CIA in Benghazi "had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner" at its secret annex. The CIA flatly denied the claim, saying that the agency "has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the Agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless." Marc Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute points out that the denial is factually incorrect because while Obama ordered the closure of all CIA detention facilities (i.e. “Black Sites”), the order states that it "does not...
  • White House Changed CIA Talking Points (The Truth Comes Out

    11/19/2012 9:08:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 19, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    “The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early,” said chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.). The CIA “talking points” on Benghazi initially identified the attackers as al Qaeda or al Qaeda-linked terrorists but senior administration officials removed the reference, Rogers said on NBC’s Meet the Press.Meanwhile, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling with the president on Saturday that the White House made only minor changes in the first comments by a White House official on the Benghazi security scandal.“We were provided with points...
  • Chris Stevens, US ambassador to Libya, killed in Benghazi attack (Three other US staff killed)

    09/12/2012 8:26:55 AM PDT · by GVnana · 52 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 9/12/2012
    Photo Ben Curtis/AP The US ambassador in Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack after the diplomat's car was targeted in the eastern city of Benghazi, it was confirmed on Wednesday. A statement from President Obama "condemned the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens". The president added: "Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States." Earlier, Libya's interior ministry confirmed that Stevens died in the attack. "The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired...
  • Is Petraeus Scandal an Obama Scandal?

    11/19/2012 8:34:27 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 16, 2012 | Roger Aronoff
    The news media are continuing to try to protect the Obama administration from a rapidly growing scandal. A November 13th article in The Washington Post by Scott Wilson argued that Obama “has been untouched by the unfolding investigation involving former CIA director David Petraeus,” a view that belongs on the opinion page under the heading, “wishful thinking,” not on the news pages.
  • Exploding Daisy-Cutter Hot

    11/17/2012 1:31:03 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/17/2012 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Women love a man in a uniform. Men love a woman out of a uniform. Old verities stand affirmed by the intelligence that ousted the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. General David Petraeus commanded U.S. forces in Afghanistan. But what man is really in command when face-to-face with a determined Paula Broadwell? The author of the appropriately titled "All In" conquered Petraeus in a way that neither the Taliban nor al Qaeda could. Terrorists aren't the only ones who target generals. Broadwell gives new meaning to "hagiographer." The overused term, which 99 percent of the time tells us more...
  • First things first, why was David Petraeus investigated at all>

    11/17/2012 10:09:28 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/17/2012 | Doug Book
    What caused the Federal Bureau of Investigation to play the role of voyeur in the affair between David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell? We have been told that FBI agent Fred Humphries—the instigator of the original investigation into “threatening emails” sent by Broadwell to Jill Kelley–was concerned that secret documents might have been passed to or stolen by Broadwell. Yet the FBI made it clear that a breach of national security was NOT at issue in their investigation. “By late October, the FBI had concluded there was no national security breach and was only pursuing a criminal investigation of the harassing...
  • Republican House Leader covered up for Obama and Regime

    11/16/2012 9:13:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/16/2012 | Doug Book
    In late October, an FBI agent and whistleblower brought a story of possible Bureau corruption to Republican House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. It was a story of Obama Regime operatives deliberately sacrificing the national security interests of the United States for the president’s political gain. And what did the Republican house leader do with that information which—10 days before the election–could have shown that Barack Obama placed his own political advantage above the security of the nation? Why naturally he took the story to just one person–Obama appointee, FBI Director Robert Mueller, the very man who would have been responsible...
  • Of Arms and the Man

    11/16/2012 7:42:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    If William Shakespeare were still with us, he would have found his Othello. David Petraeus is not the darkly handsome Moor of the Bard's tale, but a pallor, highly-decorated officer, a nerdy-looking guy with a comb-over. However, like the Moor, he fuses monumental courage with human frailty. Public stature often stands on clay feet. It's the rest of us who put the marble sculpture of celebrity on its pedestal. In spite of all the splendid attributes of competence, dignity and self-respect that accompanied the honorable and valiant Othello in his military career, he was merely mortal, an easy victim of...
  • David Petraeus Could Nail Obama To The White House Wall On Benghazi

    11/16/2012 4:49:49 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 48 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/16/12 | LD Jackson
    The greatly anticipated testimony by former CIA Director David Petraeus is almost upon us. In less than half an hour, General Petraeus will be going behind closed doors to testify to before members of the House and Senate intelligence committees. Specifically, he will be asked about what he knew about the attack in Benghazi and when he knew it. According to CNN, Petraeus will also testify that the CIA was not responsible for the talking points used by Susan Rice when she famously went on five different Sunday talk shows and spread the false rumor that a video was responsible...
  • Sex and the City (of Washington)

    11/15/2012 10:40:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November, 15, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus over an extramarital affair has raised and will continue to raise a number of questions. First among them (OK, maybe not first, national security being more important, but stay with me) is why should he have resigned? I am always amused when journalists use the words "sex scandal" when writing about such things. Having abandoned most standards for what used to be called "upright behavior," culture now "tsk-tsks" when someone is caught in a compromising position. Bill Clinton didn't have to resign after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He lied about their assignations under...
  • Fatal Distraction: Focus On Benghazi, Not Broadwell

    11/14/2012 4:15:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 13, 2912
    Petraeus Scandal: Four Americans have been killed under still-unexplained circumstances, yet the obsession is with a general's mistress and not with the truth of why these men were left to die in Libya. How ironic that the FBI agents who descended on the home of Paula Broadwell to gather information on the mistress of now-former CIA Director David Petraeus probably did a better job than the FBI agents who gave a cursory look at our burned-out consulate in Benghazi, leaving behind classified documents strewn on the floor and even our ambassador's diary to be picked up by CNN. A press...
  • We will soon know the REAL character of General David Petraeus

    11/14/2012 8:27:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 50 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/14/2012 | Doug Book
    The reason for General David Petraeus’ sudden, forced resignation is as plain as the ass on a goat. Barack Obama wanted to discredit Petraeus, prejudice the American public against him and effectively intimidate the general into silence lest he spill the beans to congress about the Regime’s criminal activities of providing arms, fighters and support to Syrian terror groups from the Chris Stevens-managed, Benghazi mission. Of course, Obama also didn’t want anyone “in-the-know” testifying about his treacherous betrayal of Stevens and 3 other Americans as he deliberately offered them up to al Qaeda killers. A dead Regime operative can never...
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 3:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called "sex scandal." But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it's the national security scandal at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There's been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • (IBD) Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By Obama Administration To Hide Benghazi Truth?

    11/13/2012 2:20:46 PM PST · by raptor22 · 178 replies
    Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down." The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of...
  • Rep. Chaffetz: Special Warrants Needed in Petraeus Probe Suggest FBI Found More Than Sex

    11/13/2012 8:53:39 AM PST · by kristinn · 35 replies
    Intercepts - Defense News | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | John T. Bennett
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  • Scandal Probe Ensnares Commander of U.S., NATO Troops in Afghanistan

    11/12/2012 10:28:02 PM PST · by kristinn · 242 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The FBI probe into the sex scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday. According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. The...
  • Cheap Thrillz, homecoming queen and voted the 'most likely to be remembered' [Broadbent]

    11/12/2012 7:45:46 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12 November 2012 | By LAURA COLLINS IN NORTH DAKOTA and THOMAS DURANTE
    Before she went 'All In' with David Petraeus, biographer Paula Broadwell was driven to succeed at a North Dakota high school, where she was named student council president and valedictorian. Broadwell, 40, was revealed late last week to be the woman who engaged in an extramarital affair with the disgraced former general, forcing him to resign from his position as CIA director. But in 1991, she was known back then as Paula Kranz, who attended Century High School in Bismarck, where she was voted homecoming queen and 'most likely to be remembered' in the school's yearbook. A former coach at...
  • FBI agents inside home of Charlotte author investigated in Petraeus scandal

    11/12/2012 7:15:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 254 replies
    Federal agents are inside the home of the Charlotte author at the center of a scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigations confirms that it has agents inside Paula Broadwell's Dilworth home. While agents on scene would not confirm what they were looking for, nearly a dozen agents were seen carrying boxes and taking photographs inside the home. Paula Broadwell, the biographer who wrote a book about retired four-star general David Petraeus, 60, has not been seen at her Dilworth home since the news connecting her to an extramarital affair with Petraeus.
  • Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By His Own Government?

    11/12/2012 4:48:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 53 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 12, 2012
    Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down." The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of...
  • Scarborough: 'Don't Tell Me WH Didn't Know About Petraeus Till After Election--That Is Not True'

    11/12/2012 6:22:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell was willing to peddle the Obama party line regarding the Petraeus matter . . . but Joe Scarborough wasn't buying. On today's Morning Joe, Mitchell dutifully reported that "according to all the officials involved," President Obama was not informed about Petraeus until the Thursday after the election. Scarborough dropped something of a bombshell, saying he "heard about something like this coming several weeks ago." Said Scarborough emphatically: "don't tell me the White House didn't know. That is not true." View the video here.
  • FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus

    11/11/2012 7:29:39 AM PST · by billorites · 67 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2012 | EVAN PEREZ, DEVLIN BARRETT, and SIOBHAN GORMAN
    A complaint about potentially harassing emails sent by a woman romantically linked to Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus to a second woman sparked the security investigation that led Mr. Petraeus to suddenly resign on Friday, according to people familiar with the investigation. U.S. officials familiar with the probe said the Federal Bureau of Investigation began its investigation following a complaint from a woman in Florida about Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus's biographer and the woman identified by officials familiar with the probe as having had an extramarital affair with him. Enlarge Image image image Associated Press David Petraeus in September...
  • Military Timeline From Night of Benghazi Attack Begs More Questions

    11/11/2012 3:30:50 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jennifer Griffin/Adam Housley
    After more than nine weeks of trying to reconcile their story line with that of the State Department and the CIA, the Pentagon finally released its timeline of the Libya terror attack during a Friday afternoon, off-camera briefing with an official who could only be quoted anonymously. The news was overtaken almost immediately by the announcement that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned, purportedly due to an extramarital affair. He was slated to testify in closed-door hearings on Capitol Hill this coming week before the Senate and House intelligence committees. Petraeus no longer plans to testify. However, while the Petraeus resignation...
  • Sheer hypocrisy of the left: Iraq War under bush VS. Benghazi scandal

    10/14/2012 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    On NBC, DEM Rep. --former . Gov Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)-- again repeated VP Biden's line that that was the info we got from the intel, at the time of the attack, and that it was the REP. that cut the defense, thus(as a result) it affected (somehow) the security around the embassy... My question is, why is it that liberals can not stop hammering us on Iraq and refuse to take the truthful answer that we all thought that Saddam Hussein had WMD according to our intel at the time? -- BTW The DEM Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) kept spinning...
  • The Petraeus Espionage File

    11/11/2012 6:23:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/11/2012 | Michael Ledeen
    I may have awakened him. The late James Jesus Angleton, once the chief of CIA counterintelligence, sounded kinda groggy to me after I got him–loud and clear!–on my famously untrustworthy ouija board. Of course I have no idea whether he gets to sleep at all. I don’t quite know exactly “where” he is, after all, and he doesn’t answer direct questions on the subject. Anyway, there he was, and I started right in. ML: So what am I supposed to think about Petraeus? JJA: That you’re living in a country where espionage is rampant. ML: Huh? JJA: Have you read...
  • Benghazi Consulate attack back on front burner in Congress

    11/11/2012 6:29:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Julian Pecquet, Jordy Yager
    Benghazi Consulate attack back on front burner in CongressBy Julian Pecquet and Jordy Yager - 11/11/12 06:00 AM ET The terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya is back on the front burner in Congress now that President Obama has won reelection. No fewer than four House and Senate panels plan to hold closed-door briefings with administration officials about the attack this week, while one committee is holding a public hearing. Members of both parties say they expect the Benghazi probe to last well into Obama's second term. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who has...
  • Benghazi II: New and Improved, with Sex !!

    11/11/2012 6:39:55 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 40 replies
    nov 11, 2012 | self
    To become truly great, scandals need to catch fire. They need to grow as fuel is added daily or weekly, leaks, new info. Post election, Benghazi was a fading campfire. Now, the Petraeus sex scandal has ignited it to a level that even the NYT can't ignore. How long has the administration known? Did Petraeus beat the lie detector on his vetting as CIA Director? Or has the administration known all along? Who authorized the FBI investigation, and how come, since there is apparantley no crime alleged? And, her is the nut of it, what was Petraeus told to say...
  • Is this why CIA chief really resigned? Gun running to jihadists could dwarf 'Fast and Furious'...

    11/10/2012 3:51:16 PM PST · by Perseverando · 164 replies
    WND ^ | November 10, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – The speculation surrounding the sudden resignation of CIA Chief General David Petraeus is focusing in large part on his role in an alleged cover-up of the attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi this past September. Perhaps overlooked is the CIA’s role in purportedly using the Benghazi mission to coordinate U.S. aid to Syrian opposition groups and information those same insurgents include jihadists openly acting under the al-Qaida umbrella. One week before he was slated to testify before Congress on the Benghazi debacle, Petraeus on Friday night announced his resignation, citing an extramarital affair, and it was reported...
  • FBI probe of Petraeus' emails purportedly led to discovery of extramarital affair

    11/11/2012 3:59:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/10/2012 | fox news
    The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair and his resignation Friday started when the agency began monitoring Petraeus’ email, Fox News has learned. The agency was alerted that biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom Petraeus had the affair, may have had access to his personal email account. The FBI investigation began when someone reported suspicious emails allegedly sent from Broadwell. The agency then determined that she allegedly had emailed a number of government employees. The FBI was at one point trying to determine whether any of the employees were being stalked, sources told...
  • The Slut Paula Broadwell

    11/10/2012 2:16:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 100 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | November 10, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way, eh? Aren’t feminists who embrace the “slut” label (e.g., “Slutwalk“) all about empowerment and liberation? And if you are an empowered liberated woman, what difference does it make if you’re married or your partner is married? All those silly vows — “Forsaking all others” and so forth — are just oppressive tools by which the patriarchy subjugates women, and anyone who buys into moral ideals of marital permanence and lifelong fidelity has succumbed to what the Marxists would call “false consciousness.”Stipulate that adultery has occurred and continues to occur...