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The curious nexus of Hillary Clinton, David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell
Flopping Aces ^ | 09-01-15 | DrJohn

Posted on 09/01/2015 5:17:24 PM PDT by Starman417

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton delivers dinner remarks at EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala in Washington March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4RYS4

 

A revelation coming out of Hillary Clinton's emails was her keen interest in the Presidential ambitions of one General David Petraeus:

"Clemons had dinner this week with Petraeus, who freely talked about running for president," Blumenthal wrote to Clinton.

"Will he write about Petraeus?" Clinton wrote back five minutes later.

Moments later, Blumenthal sent Clinton Clemons' post mentioning the off-the-record dinner and discussing the relative political merits of Petraeus, Vice President Joe Biden and Clinton herself.

"Clemons... told me more detail about [Petraeus'] attitude and interest," Blumenthal said, adding a couple of nuggets.

Within four months someone decided to throw a wrench into the spokes of Petraeus' bicycle to the delight of Clinton:
Clinton's top communications adviser, Philippe Reines, opined that the new assignment would be seen as a way to take Petraeus, said to describe himself as a Rockefeller Republican, out of contention as a potential presidential candidate in 2012.
According to Reines, this would "lock up" Petraeus:
"My bet on the direction this now takes is two fronts 1) does Petreaus make any big changes; can he do in Afghanistan what he did in Iraq; his health; political benefits of locking him up like Huntsman," Reines wrote to top Clinton advisers, referring to perceptions that Huntsman was out of the running for 2012 because he accepted an appointment from Obama to be U.S. Ambassador to China. The email was later forwarded to Clinton by her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills.
Not long afterward an affair between Petraeus and Paula Broadwell was uncovered and Petraeus was taken out of the Presidential picture.

Comparisons have been drawn between the actions of Petraeus and Clinton. These comparisons were dismissed by Petraeus prosecutor Anne Tompkins:

As the former U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, I oversaw the prosecution of Gen. Petraeus, and I can say, based on the known facts, this comparison has no merit. The key element that distinguishes Secretary Clinton’s email retention practices from Petraeus’ sharing of classified information is that Petraeus knowingly engaged in unlawful conduct, and that was the basis of his criminal liability.
Of course she sees no merit. She is a Hillary Clinton supporter and campaign donor- to the max:
Noted at the bottom of the op-ed, Tompkins is a donor to Clinton’s presidential campaign. According to Federal Election Commission data, she gifted $2,700–the maximum amount–to Hillary for America in June after the email controversy broke. She also made contributions to Clinton’s failed 2008 bid for the Democratic nomination.
Broadwell was under investigation for "improperly" trying to access Petraeus' email and "gaining access to classified information."

Didn't you ever wonder what happened to those charges?

They went nowhere. Why?

Paula Broadwell, who was a military intelligence officer at the time, had the security clearance to review the information she had.

She was stripped of that clearance for "storing classified military material at her home." Ultimately, that's what brought Petraeus down as well. I know someone else who was storing classified intelligence at her home. And in a toilet closet.

The difference? I don't see any. Clinton's current defense is that she is an idiot who can't recognize classified information despite being specifically briefed on doing so.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2016election; anthonyweiner; arkansas; clinton; davidpetraeus; election2016; hillaryclinton; hitlery; humaabedin; newyork; patraeus; paulabroadwell; sidneyblumenthal; trump

1 posted on 09/01/2015 5:17:24 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

SEND HILLARY TO JAIL ... FOREVER


2 posted on 09/01/2015 5:21:08 PM PDT by ptsal
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To: Starman417
The key element that distinguishes Secretary Clinton’s email retention practices from Petraeus’ sharing of classified information is that Petraeus knowingly engaged in unlawful conduct, and that was the basis of his criminal liability.

And Hillary didn't - making her a complete incompetent who you support as the leader of the free world?

3 posted on 09/01/2015 5:25:56 PM PDT by capydick ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.")
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To: Starman417

These are just the opening moves in the big game.

The Queen is threatened.

Can the player protect the King if the Queen is removed from the game?


4 posted on 09/01/2015 5:26:14 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Every two-bit lawyer knows that ignorance of the law is no excuse for violating it.

Petraeus is not and never was a lawyer nor a lawmaker. Hillary was.

5 posted on 09/01/2015 6:08:04 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Starman417

Co-Conspirators.


6 posted on 09/01/2015 6:23:21 PM PDT by Ray76 (When a gov't leads it's people down a path of destruction resistance is not only a right but a duty.)
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7 posted on 09/01/2015 6:29:23 PM PDT by Bon mots
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Blumenthal comes out of most of these emails as the perfect consigliere, insightful, intuituive, corrupt and utterly amoral.
8 posted on 09/01/2015 7:26:59 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: blueunicorn6

The King and the Queen are gone, each piece is the same.
The difference between us is a part of the game.

While everyone clamors for the justice they seek,
The world is corrupted and the strong take the weak.


9 posted on 09/01/2015 7:29:39 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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