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  • David Petraeus' former mistress Paula Broadwell Claims He Threw her 'Under the Bus' after their ....

    12/08/2016 11:05:05 AM PST · by Cecily · 80 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 8, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus cost him his job, has accused him of having her 'thrown under the bus' over their illicit relationship. The former intelligence officer said she felt 'betrayed' by Petraeus after news of their affair broke in 2012. 'I was in such a state of mental shock and quickly spiraled into a depression,' she told Vanity Fair.
  • Snowden: Petraeus Disclosed "More Highly Classified" Information Than I Did

    12/06/2016 1:42:11 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 December 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    In an interview with Katie Couric for Yahoo Global News, Edward Snowden (shown) said what many already know: America has a “two-tiered system of justice.” People with political value and government connections are handled with kid gloves when they mishandle or disclose classified information, even when it is for their own gain, while others — those with no political value or government connections — are given the iron fist for mishandling or disclosing classified information, even if it is for the public good.Answering a question about what a plea deal would look like in his case, Snowden said he wasn’t...
  • Snowden says Petraeus disclosed ‘far more highly classified’ secrets ‘than I ever did’

    12/04/2016 7:54:45 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden says that former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus — under consideration to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state — disclosed “information that was far more highly classified than I ever did” and yet never “spent a single day in jail.”
  • Disgraced former general David Petraeus would have to check in with parole officer

    12/01/2016 1:53:26 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 1, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    Disgraced former general David Petraeus would have to check in with parole officer before being named secretary of state and he would need to clear ALL work travel in advance David Petraeus would have three days to check in with his parole officer if Donald Trump picks him to be secretary of state in his administration Petraeus pleaded guilty to sharing classified information with his mistress The ex-general was sentenced to two years probation and fined $100,000 Parole deal states he would also have to clear all work travel Disgraced former general David Petraeus would have to check in with...
  • Trump's secretary of state drama is down to the final 4 candidates

    11/30/2016 10:15:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/30/2016 | Allan Smith
    President-elect Donald Trump is down to his final four candidates in what has been a drama-filled search for his secretary of state. Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer told reporters during a Wednesday morning press call that Trump was down to four candidates for the administration post. Spicer said no additional appointments are expected this week. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that the search was down to five candidates: 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker, former CIA Director David Petraeus, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and retired Marine Corps Gen. John...
  • Secretary of State Petraeus would be John Kerry 2.0

    11/30/2016 6:58:20 AM PST · by Hawthorn · 29 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 11/29/16 | Michael Rubin
    Whether Trump will select Petraeus is one question. Whether Petraeus would make a good secretary of state, however, is another. Unfortunately, the answer to the latter is likely no. Much of the hagiography surrounding Petraeus is the product of politicking rather than a true judgment of history.
  • Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control(now?)

    11/30/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Gen. David Petraeus may be on the short list to be our next secretary of state, but his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to him being convicted of mishandling classified information; Broadwell had access to journals of Petraeus that contained sensitive material. I’m not so sure he’s the best pick to lead the State Department. Moreover, isn’t mishandling classified information exactly what we’re trying to avoid and what we slammed Clinton for? Well, another venture Gen. Petraeus is diving into is gun control policy (via CNN):
  • WHAT COMES 'AFTER AMERICA'? (2014)

    11/29/2016 6:45:22 AM PST · by pgkdan · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 07/05/2014 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – In recent weeks, both General David Petraeus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have woven into public speeches the theme of combining the United States, Canada and Mexico into a single, North American Union. “After America, there is North America,” explained Petraeus, the former U.S. military commander and former head of the CIA, to a panel entitled “After America, What?” held at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty on June 18, 2014, hosted by the Center for Policy Studies in Great Britain. In his presentation to the conference, Petraeus proclaimed the coming of the “North American...
  • David Petraeus, Mark Kelly launch gun control group

    11/29/2016 6:38:22 AM PST · by DOC44 · 89 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/10/politics/david-petraeus-mark-kelly-gun-control/index.html
    Washington (CNN)Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control. The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to "do more to prevent gun tragedies." The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release.
  • Petraeus emerges as top Sec of State candidate

    11/29/2016 2:16:30 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 95 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/16 | Shlomo Vlle
    General David Petraeus spent an hour meeting with Trump on Monday at his offices in Trump Tower in Manhattan and has emerged as a top contender for Secretary of State, along with Mitt Romney and Rudolph Giuliani. He is praised as a politically astute military commander with extensive experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, two hot spots that will immediately be facing the new president. His CIA experience gave him broad exposure to America’s clandestine operations around the world, and he already has an extensive network of connections with heads of state and foreign and defense ministers. Under President Bush, Petraeus...
  • Trump to meet with Petraeus, Romney as secretary of state battle heats up

    11/28/2016 11:25:49 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/28/16 | Jerry Markon and Paul Kane
    "Others inside Trump’s orbit, particularly Vice President-elect Mike Pence, are viewed as Romney supporters, believing that he has a steady hand that would benefit Trump in the turbulent world of diplomacy, according to people familiar with the dispute who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Romney’s supporters have largely counseled Trump privately, while his opponents — Conway, former House speaker Newt Gingrich and a handful of other Trump loyalists — have gone public in recent days to stoke a revolt."
  • Trump To Meet With Petraeus Amid Secretary Of State Rumors

    11/28/2016 7:03:48 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    President-elect Trump is set to meet with retired Army Gen. David Petraeus at Trump Tower on Monday amid rumors that the former CIA director is a leading contender for secretary of state.
  • Who for Secretary of State?

    11/27/2016 5:48:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2016 | Robert Charles
    No doubt Rudi Guiliani, a staunch loyalist and the face of our grieving Nation on 9/11, would make an excellent Secretary of State. That said, he is more Richard Armitage than Colin Powell, more cut to the chase than the 35-year military man, more maverick than mollifier. Mitt Romney? Steady mollifier, a proven manager-in-chief, turn-key source for dispassionate counsel. But is that what the Trump/Pence Administration is hunting, as they prepare to remake America’s Foreign Policy? Or is the best choice General Keane, General Kelly, Senator Corker? Maybe. Maybe not. Comes now a new name, General David Petreaus. Here...
  • Gen David Petraeus opens door to Trump administration

    11/24/2016 8:00:43 PM PST · by 867V309 · 103 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 23 November 2016 | nobody
    General David Petraeus, one of the United States' most prominent military officers, has indicated he would be willing to serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration if asked.
  • David Petraeus in the running to be Trump's secretary of state

    11/17/2016 12:30:36 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 116 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/17/16 | Julian Borger and David Smith
    David Petraeus – the former US army general and CIA director who was prosecuted for mishandling classified information – has entered the race to become Donald Trump’s secretary of state, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.
  • 1,000 Clinton-Petraeus emails missing from records sent to State, FBI files show

    10/21/2016 2:29:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    Roughly 1,000 emails between Hillary Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus were thought to be missing from the 30,000 emails provided by Clinton’s team to the State Department in December 2014, according to the newly released FBI investigative files. Additional documents obtained through a federal lawsuit by Judicial Watch show Clinton had directed Petraeus to send her emails at her personal address, which was used for all government work during her tenure as secretary of state. In a heavily redacted FBI interview summary from Aug. 17, 2015, a State Department employee from the Office of Information and Programs and Services (IPS),...
  • Clinton Emails with Petraeus Reveal Her ‘BlackBerry Blues;’ Clinton Tells Then-CENTCOM Commander...

    10/20/2016 11:58:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 20, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Clinton Emails with Petraeus Reveal Her ‘BlackBerry Blues;’ Clinton Tells Then-CENTCOM Commander to Use Her ‘Personal Email Address’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents containing email correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus, in which she had what she termed “blackberry blues” over her inability to use her BlackBerry inside her secure office. The FBI recovered these new emails from those not turned over by Hillary Clinton. These emails are government documents and not personal emails, as Clinton claims in defending her decision to not turn over 30,000...
  • How David Petraeus avoided felony charges and possible prison time

    10/14/2016 12:17:25 PM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2016 | Adam Goldman
    Interesting to note that Paula Broadwell "Was Not Charged with a Single Crime" Here's why: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director James B. Comey listened as prosecutors did a mock run-through of the government’s case, a preview of how they would present their evidence to Petraeus’s lawyers in order, they hoped, to force a guilty plea. The presentation included felony charges: lying to the FBI and violating a section of the Espionage Act. A conviction on either carried potentially years in prison. They were also considering bringing the same charges against Petraeus’s biographer and former mistress, Paula...
  • Hillary Deleted 1000 emails with Petraeus and lied about it to Congress and the FBI

    09/30/2016 6:17:40 AM PDT · by son of terrence · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/26/2016 | Guy Benson
    During Hillary's time at State, Petraeus led US Central Command, then was director of the CIA -- so obviously most of the emails between himself and America's top diplomat would entail formal government business. The FBI discovered that Hillary's lawyers had unilaterally deleted roughly 1,000 of those messages, most of which were recovered through other means (this does not include any official emails Team Clinton managed to permanently destroy). Mrs. Clinton insisted repeatedly that she had turned over every single email "that could possibly be work-related," going so far as to over-share emails that were later deemed to be personal...
  • FBI Docs: Hillary Deleted Nearly 1,000 Emails With David Petraeus

    09/29/2016 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 67 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 27 Sep 2016
    A potentially explosive nugget from the FBI's Friday document dump of investigatory notes from the Clinton email probe has been all but ignored by the media. And that is the revelation that Hillary Clinton deleted 1,000 work-related emails between herself and General David Petaeus from his time as the director of the United States Central Command. ... Petraeus started out as the leader of U.S. Central Command and then became the director of the CIA during Clinton's tenure as secretary of State, so not only were those emails obviously work related, they very likely were highly classified. The implications here...
  • Report: Ex-CIA Director Crossed Out 'Classified' on Hillary Document

    09/05/2016 6:07:51 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    LawNewz ^ | Sept. 5, 2016 | David Bixenspan
    Newly released documents from the FBI reveal that former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus admitted to “crossing out” a classification marking in a document concerning a meeting that he had with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • Update: Why Did General John Allen Speak at DNC Convention For Hillary Clinton?….

    07/30/2016 2:06:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | sundanc
    When you read this, sip slowly, dust off the way-back machine, and think about those who have surfaced visibly to support Hillary Clinton. Including “retired” U.S. General John Allen (retired in 2012), who was previously brought out of retirement to lead President Obama’s fight against ISIS in 2014. In order to understand the scope of the relationships it takes understanding the full back story. Stay with it….
  • A Look at Federal Cases on Handling Classified Information

    07/05/2016 1:12:58 PM PDT · by jobim · 9 replies
    Phys Org ^ | January 30, 2016 | Eric Tucker
    But when the Justice Department does pursue a case, it often relies on a statute that bars the unlawful removal and retention of classified documents. That low-level charge, meant for cases in which defendants improperly hold onto information that they know to be classified, carries a fine and maximum yearlong prison sentence and is reserved for people who have "really, really screwed up," Vladeck said. Other, more serious laws make it a crime to knowingly disclose classified information to someone not authorized to receive it, and threaten punishment for anyone who through "gross negligence" allows national defense information to be...
  • David Petraeus, Mark Kelly launch gun control group

    06/11/2016 5:57:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 10, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control. The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to "do more to prevent gun tragedies." The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release. "As service members, each of us swore an oath to protect our Constitution and the...
  • General David Petraeus Forming Gun Control Group with Mark Kelly

    06/11/2016 8:56:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    General David Petraeus is forming a gun control group with Gabby Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly. The goal of the group will be to push national adoption of the same universal background checks that have failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris. In fact, Petraeus will be pushing the same background checks that Giffords’ attacker passed in order to acquire the gun he used to wound her on January 8, 2011. According to The Hill, Kelly announced the launch of the group by talking about military members’ commitment to “protect our constitution and homeland.” He suggested political leaders now need...
  • General Petraeus vs. Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Will Islamic Supremacism Silence Free Speech?

    06/06/2016 4:00:31 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Conservative Review | June 6, 2016 | Benjamin Weingarten
    <p>It is striking to compare the words of a leader of America’s foreign policy establishment with those of a Muslim Brotherhood member-turned apostate—who today lives with a fatwa on her head for her heresies—when it comes to free speech versus Islamic supremacism.</p>
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s first class of...
  • The Avarice of an Empty Pantsuit Speaking to an Empty Room

    05/19/2016 7:59:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The following meme by Matthew Bracken provides a fitting counterpoint to last night’s article on David Petraeus. Hillary Clinton and Gen. Petraeus are both shameless lucre-seeking missiles targeted at the copious petrodollars of the Persian Gulf.
  • Was General Petraeus ensnared in a Hezbollah “Honeytrap” and is there a cover up by the White House?

    05/20/2016 10:11:03 PM PDT · by pboyington · 41 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jerome Almon
    We are all aware of the scandal: former CIA Director and four star General David Petraeus was forced to resign due to an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. But was this the whole story? Is there an unknown scandal behind the scandal? All evidence points to a cover up. Examine the following questions that should have been answered: -What did the material consist of that General Petraeus gave his mistress Paula Broadwell? -If the material was of such high value, why wasn’t General Petraeus subject to more harsh punishment? -And the million dollar question, why would the FBI, the...
  • General Petraeus is drinking the PC Kool Aid

    05/15/2016 8:23:54 PM PDT · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 15, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    I’ve always thought highly of General David Petraeus. He’s a smart man who was an extremely competent US Army general officer; perhaps even a mini MacArthur without the gigantic ego and the propensity for hunkering down in dugouts. Petraeus was the man who led the surge, who took command of US forces in Afghanistan, who later became the Director of the CIA. In an era searching for real military leadership, Petraeus seemed just what the doctor ordered. Or, was he? His reputation was tarnished by an affair with his biographer and his carelessness which allowed her access to his Top...
  • Petraeus blasts politicians spreading 'anti-Muslim bigotry'

    05/13/2016 9:53:14 AM PDT · by McGruff · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus on Friday called out politicians who are spreading “anti-Muslim bigotry” in a Washington Post op-ed. Petraeus wrote that he was concerned about “proposals from various quarters for blanket discrimination against people on the basis of their religion,” an implicit shot at presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has called for a ban on Muslims entering the country. “Some justify these measures as necessary to keep us safe — dismissing any criticism as ‘political correctness,’ ” Petraeus wrote. “Others play down such divisive rhetoric as the excesses of political campaigns here and in Europe, which...
  • Task Force Report: North America Time for a New Focus

    03/22/2016 5:43:47 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 8 replies
    CFR Blog ^ | October, 2014 | General David Petraeus, et al
    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 Global...
  • New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor...

    02/02/2016 1:50:39 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/02/16 | Judicial Watch
    "New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor Committed a Possible ‘Felony’ by Disclosing Petraeus Classified Information".... ‘Will a grand jury be empaneled by the Justice Department? When will Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Judiciary Committee… begin an investigation of this matter?’ – November 13, 2012 Blumenthal advised top Obama debate advisor that Romney would ‘falsify, distort, and mangle facts;’ advised Clinton on Libya turmoil disclosed in ‘internal govt discussions high level’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on January 7, 2016, it obtained a new batch of documents from the Department...
  • Gen. David Petraeus: Hillary Clinton is being treated fairly

    03/18/2016 11:04:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2016 | John Sexton
    In an interview with the Fox Business channel, David Petraeus said he believes Hillary Clinton is being treated fairly by investigators, contrary to “conspiracy theories” coming from both sides.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO She’s being treated fairly. And I think that, you know, there are people…there are critics who will claim otherwise. There are supporters actually who will claim otherwise. Both sides are given to fantastical conspiracy theories. I think the debate among them and the treatment actually has been fair. And I think we’ll see how this plays out. Petraeus was given two years probation and a...
  • The Destruction of David Petraeus

    01/25/2016 4:05:00 PM PST · by pboyington · 38 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The sharks smell blood, the blood of a retired US Army four star general who’s treading water as the Hammerheads and Great Whites circle around him and close in for the kill. Last week, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter stated that he’s considering demoting General David Petraeus, after Petraeus was convicted of a misdemeanor, given two years’ probation and fined $100,000 for providing classified material to his mistress, biographer and US Army Reserve Intelligence officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Paula Broadwell. “The secretary is considering going in a different direction,” from the Army, which said the four-star general should retain his rank, a...
  • Petraeus Prosecuted - Why Not Hillary?

    01/23/2016 9:03:19 AM PST · by raptor22 · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In was an interesting coincidence that as the Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III was writing to the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, among others, that Hillary Clinton had above-top-secret SAP (Special Access Programs) information on her private email server, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Daily Beast reports, is preparing to demote Gen. David Petraeus, former CENTCOM commander and CIA chief for mishandling similar SAP information while in uniform.
  • Petraeus Prosecuted -- Why not Hillary?

    01/23/2016 7:31:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2016 | By Daniel John Sobieski
    In was an interesting coincidence that as the Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III was writing to the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, among others, that Hillary Clinton had above-top-secret SAP (Special Access Programs)  information on her private email server, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Daily Beast reports, is preparing to demote Gen. David Petraeus, former CENTCOM commander and CIA chief for mishandling similar SAP information while in uniform. The cases are almost identical, but Petraeus admitted his crime, apologized for it and paid a fine. Now the man who is arguably the most significant...
  • In His Final Year, Obama Proves He Knows Sh** From Shinola

    01/21/2016 6:25:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-21-2016 | MOTUS
    Big Guy visited Detroit yesterday to take another victory lap for having saved GM (and whacking bin Laden). BO visits a Detroit-based Shinola store proving he knows…well, you know.While he was in Motown BHO addressed the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan which is 70 miles northwest of Detroit (not that it matters butt Flint is ranked the 10th most liberal city in America, just behind San Francisco). President Barack Obama, in Detroit on Wednesday for his first visit to the North American International Auto Show, weighed in on the Flint water crisis at the top of his speech to...
  • Exclusive: Pentagon May Demote David Petraeus

    01/19/2016 10:08:36 AM PST · by wtd · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01.18.16 4:54 PM ET | Nancy A. Youssef, Shane Harris
    Exclusive: Pentagon May Demote David PetraeusThe defense secretary is looking to clamp down on misbehaving generals. Pentagon insiders say Petraeus could be the next general to face the consequences. The Pentagon is considering retroactively demoting retired Gen. David Petraeus after he admitted to giving classified information to his biographer and mistress while he was still in uniform, three people with knowledge of the matter told The Daily Beast. The decision now rests with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who is said to be willing to consider overruling an earlier recommendation by the Army that Petraeus not have his rank...
  • Petraeus testifies before House Benghazi committee [closed door]

    01/06/2016 11:58:09 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 6, 2016 | Catherine Herridge and The Associated Press
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus was interviewed Wednesday by the House panel probing the 2012 Benghazi attacks, the first of several high-level witnesses set to appear before the committee in the new year. Lawmakers were likely to quiz the former spy chief in the closed-door session on hidden Benghazi documents as well as shifting explanations he provided on what led to the attack. Some members of Congress have accused Petraeus of providing inconsistent stories on who and what was to blame, originally pointing to a demonstration over an anti-Islam film -- but later saying he knew the attack was terrorism...
  • Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

    11/12/2012 10:22:04 PM PST · by JouleZ · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    Here we go again. Obama is taking down the leadership of Americas military.(my words) 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.
  • Government Finds Emails With David Petraeus That Hillary Clinton Didn’t Hand Over

    09/27/2015 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Vice News ^ | 09/26/15 | Reuters and VICE News
    The US Defense Department has found an email chain that Hillary Clinton did not give to the State Department, the State Department said on Friday, despite her saying she had provided all work emails from her time as secretary of state. The correspondence with General David Petraeus, who was commander of US Central Command at the time, started shortly before she entered office and continued during her first days as the top US diplomat in January and February of 2009. The Defense Department provided the emails to the State Department in "the last several days," State Department spokesman John Kirby...
  • Government finds new emails Clinton did not hand over

    09/25/2015 3:50:06 PM PDT · by keat · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:14pm EDT | Jonathan Allen
    The U.S. Defense Department has found an email chain that Hillary Clinton did not give to the State Department, the State Department said on Friday, despite her saying she had provided all work emails from her time as secretary of state. The correspondence with General David Petraeus, who was commander of U.S. Central Command at the time, started shortly before she entered office and continued during her first days as the top U.S. diplomat in January and February of 2009. The Defense Department provided the emails to the State Department in "the last several days," State Department spokesman John Kirby...
  • Emails Between Hillary Clinton and Petraeus Discovered, Contradicting Her Sworn Statement

    09/25/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    Who ever knows how, or if, “the law” will apply to Democrat royalty? It sure looks as if Hillary Clinton committed perjury with her sworn statement that she turned over all of the official correspondence from her secret email server, and deleted only the yoga routines, cookie recipes, wedding reception plans, and so forth. What the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon sounds like the “game over” moment Democrats have been fearing since the Clinton email scandal came to a boil: The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she...
  • Petraeus: ISIS war progress 'inadequate'

    09/22/2015 6:53:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/15 11:57 AM EDT | Kristina Wong -
    Former CIA Director and retired four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus on Tuesday described progress in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as "inadequate." "An impressive coalition has been assembled, key ISIS leaders have been killed or captured, and support for local forces in Iraq and Syria has helped roll back ISIS in certain areas," he testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. But, he added, "Some elements of the right strategy are in place, but several are under-resourced, while others are missing. We are not where we should be at this point." The former...
  • Petraeus apologizes for giving classified info to mistress

    09/22/2015 8:07:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 10:16 AM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus apologized to Congress on Tuesday for sharing classified information with his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell. It was his first public testimony before lawmakers since resigning as CIA director. Petraeus appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee, offering his recommendations for how the U.S. should address what he called a “revolutionary upheaval that is unparalleled in its modern history.” He said the progress achieved so far in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq has been “inadequate” and suggested the U.S. increase support to Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal and Kurdish fighters. In Syria, he...
  • BENGHAZI Cover Up: Petraeus Says CIA Knew it Was Terror Attack, White House Edited Talking Pnt-VIDEO

    09/11/2015 10:28:11 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 53 replies
    mic.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jesse Merkel
    Former CIA director David Petraeus on Friday testified in front of Congress on the terrorist acts against the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that took place on September 11th. His testimony will no doubt place him severely at odds with both the Obama administration and its official stance on the attacks. It's a good thing Petraeus is already out of a job, otherwise he would probably be asked to resign this afternoon. Fox News and CNN both have both released stories earlier confirming that David Petraeus will state in no uncertain terms that both he and the CIA knew that...
  • HRC Advised To “Cut A Deal” With Feds On e-Mail Scandal

    09/08/2015 8:11:23 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 107 replies
    LiveTradingNews.com ^ | September 8, 2015 | Paul Ebeling
    The word inside the beltway is that a longtime adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging her to hire outside legal counsel and look into cutting a deal with the Feds over the e-Mail scandal currently dogging her presidential campaign, it was reported Tuesday. According to the report Mrs. Clinton was told she needs to act quickly because, contrary to reports that the FBI probe into her use of a private e-Mail server may drag on for months, the investigation may actually wrap up by year’s end. The NY-T’s is reporting that Mrs. Clinton received Top-Secret e-Mails on her unsecured,...
  • David Petraeus' bright idea: give terrorists weapons to beat terrorists

    09/02/2015 5:26:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 2, 2015 | Trevor Trimm
    The latest brilliant plan to curtail Isis in the Middle East? Give more weapons to current members of al-Qaida. The Daily Beast reported that former CIA director David Petraeus, still somehow entrenched in the DC Beltway power circles despite leaking highly classified secrets, is now advocating arming members of the al-Nusra Front in Syria, an offshoot of al-Qaida and a designated terrorist organization. Could there be a more dangerous and crazy idea?
  • Emails show Hillary's political sleuthing

    09/01/2015 6:22:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails made public by the State Department Monday night show her expressing interest in the presidential aspirations of Gen. David Petraeus, who ultimately took a job as CIA director in the Obama administration instead of running for president in 2012 and was then driven out of government by scandal. Clinton--who's now the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination next year--sounded intrigued when her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reported to her on a Saturday morning in February 2010 that prominent Washington foreign policy blogger Steve Clemons said Petraeus was talking frankly about the possibility of...