Skip to comments.LEVERAGE: Why Karl Rove and Jeb Bush Don’t Fear Marco Rubio a Bit
Posted on 12/05/2015 7:48:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Tossed over the transom by an anonymous (and very reputable) source:
Do you know who the woman on the left is?
Her name is Jill Kelley. She's from Tampa.
Do you remember the Petraeus story and Paula Broadwell emailing the "other woman"?
In 2012, Kelley, a Florida socialite with connections to diplomatic and military circles, issued a complaint to the FBI in May 2012 over a series of anonymous stalking e-mails she had received. The threatening emails were traced to Paula Broadwell, the biographer that had an affair with General David Petraeus. Kelley became a focus of media coverage when her name was leaked (as the victim) of the FBI investigation.
An investigation revealed the socialite was also in close contact with America's top commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen who ended up retiring (please note: "Jill Kelley emails depict a striving Tampa socialite and a smitten military brass").
More recently, she's been involved with litigation surrounding current DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson related to the various military investigations and allegations of leaks.
Lawyers for Jill Kelley subpoenaed Johnson to testify about his knowledge of a complex inquiry that unfolded after Kelley complained to the FBI in 2012 that someone was sending derogatory statements and threats about her to various of her associates, including Marine Gen. John Allen and Petraeus, and seemed aware of private details about their schedules.
The probe revealed an extramarital relationship between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. That discovery led to Petraeus's resignation shortly after the 2012 elections. However, in a lawsuit filed in 2013 Kelley alleged that the FBI and the Defense Department leaked personal information about her to the media, including suggestions that she had a sexual relationship with Allen. Kelley has adamantly denied any impropriety.
There are now unsubstantiated rumors flying around the bowels of the Internet that a Rubio affairs scandal is poised to detonate (and the word "affairs" is plural for a reason):
Numerous national media outlets are pursuing multiple allegations of infidelity involving U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida â all in the aftermath of the âmistress bombâ report we published earlier this week.
Specifically, three mainstream media outlets have independently supplied us with the names of two additional women said to be romantically linked to the GOP establishmentâs candidate of choice. These names are in addition to the woman we referenced earlier this week â a lobbyist whose alleged proximity to Rubio was discovered during a deep dive into the candidateâs disastrous personal finances.
Meanwhile, a national operative familiar with the opposition research on Rubio described his extramarital dalliances as âserial.â
âHe is going down,â the operative told us point blank.
Now you know why Karl Rove and Jeb Bush haven't lost any sleep worrying about Marco Rubio.
Update: More here:
Iâll have more to reveal on Rubio as we get closer to the material being relevant. Why publish now? Itâs not like heâs rising in the polls. Why not wait until the debates or until the January caucus?
Letâs be clear here: I have the names of the women, I have the addresses, and I have the evidence. It is a little funny that people who canât do the work always seem to say it canât be done.
Another story about Rubio. This is like the 5th one I have seen. Just have to wait and see.
Funny, I thought the GOP was battling Dorkbama the Muslim, the Hillabeast, and her rapist hubby.
Yeb!’s campaign hasn’t been able to get anyone to bite on this one yet.
Read where Mike Murphy and the Yeb campaign were dropping $75 million to attempt to take out the whole field (probably Rubio before Florida), in order to make the race mano mano, between just TRUMP and Yeb.
They figure this scenario causes a coalesce of the anti-TRUMP forces, to try and hoist Yeb over the finish line.
I believe it is impossible this time. Not all of Trump’s support are base purists by a long shot. When you add in the Independents, moderates, and minority support and demographic advantages Trump has, they have their work cut out for them, in times of national security threats, where TRUMP blows out the field.
Jeb Bush is essentially dead in the water, with a hole in the hull, and taking on water faster than the bilge pumps can get rid of it. Even all the supposed flush of support for Marco Rubio is maybe too late to have any positive effect, and Karl Rove knows it, but unlike past campaigns, has no way of rebuilding the momentum now virtually gone.
Having a pair is no hand in this game, when faced with four of a kind and flanked with a full house.
Funny we don’t hear so much about the scuzzy and creepy criminal peccadilloes in which EVERY SINGLE MEMBER of Yeb’s little nuclear family are caught up in. Stalking, criminal entry, public sodomy, narcotics abuse, resisting arrest and smuggling.
I don’t think that it’s true; he can’t afford one.
Jeb is in a hurry to take out Rubio in Florida. Watch for a major backfire. The Mississippi Treatment is not appreciated.
People are in no mood for more dirty tricks by the likes of the GOPEEE/Bush/Romney/globalist machinery.
” Jeb Bush is essentially dead in the water, with a hole in the hull, and taking on water faster than the bilge pumps can get rid of it. “ ——
Worth repeating. %:D
He needs another term or two to be able to afford a decent mistress
Not a huge fan of Rubio, but this crap is nasty. Look what they did to Herman Cain.......15 woman all said he sexually harassed him or worse and the minute he dropped out........suddenly crickets. Many times the media and people make up these stories just to get someone to drop out. It is horrible. Rubio will drop out eventually when the voters stop voting for him. That is how it should be.
I don’t see how they take out everyone. If this is true about Rubio then he loses a bunch of his 12-15% but even if most of it goes to Jeb he’s still running third. This will come down to Trump and Cruz. The establishment pubbies have lost their party due to their own fault. They want same old same old and the same pockets lined and the same families enriched.
I contend that if he was paying for his dalliances with his Congressional Credit Card, then we the people have a right to know about it.
And whomever dug up the information had every right, as a US Citizen, to look for it.
Looks like this guy is quoting Chuck Johnson but not giving credit.
No wonder the non-Jeb GOPe are now reaching more toward Chris Christie.
If “they” succeed in smearing and taking out Rubio, Jeb Bush will NOT be the beneficiary of Rubio’s supporters.
Those voters will probably go to Cruz or Trump IMHO.
I sure don’t disagree with you at all. I don’t see how this “take out” maneuver is anything but a psych operation, leading no where.
It’s really a GOPEE temper tantrum, on the floor, kicking and screaming, with faces turning blue. Maybe they will feel better afterward and sober up to reality that the people have awakened, and nothing is as it was before.
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