Skip to comments.The FBI Has Been Investigating Petraeus' Biographer Over Access To Classified Info
Posted on 11/09/2012 5:34:15 PM PST by FreeReign
CIA Director David Petraeus resigned over an extramarital affair, according to a letter he sent to CIA staff. The news was confirmed by Press Secretary Jay Carney in a briefing this afternoon.
Slate's Fred Kaplan quickly reported that the affair was with Paula Broadwell Gen. Petraeus' biographer who was embedded with him in Afghanistan. Now, NBC is reporting that the FBI has been investigating Broadwell, fearing that she had access to some confidential information.
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Patraeus was then offered a choice between being arrested for treason or copping to the phony affair and retiring.
It was just reported that the affair was discovered during an ongoing unrelated FBI investigation of Petraeus. I would suspect the Obama crew has ongoing investigations of anyone they may not completely trust or anyone they might need some information on for purposes just like coverups.
fearing she had access to files? or are they just circulating the story .
I’m sure Obama will resign when the truth about his affair with Reggie comes out.
I doubt that. They met in 2006, when he was an up-and-comer but not yet a hero. He was just another General.
had obama not been re-elected, he could not have been impeached. gives me strength
I agree IMR. People would do well to not forget what the Clintons’ are capable of. We haven’t seen the last of them. I tend to forgot them and their minions when they are under the radar. I made that mistake just lately with Clinton’s “Toe Sucker.” I wanted Obama out of the White House so bad, I was lapping up the bogus polling information from that evil little troll Dick Morris (my mind conveniently forgetting that he helped run Odinga’s (Bamster’s cousin)campaign in Kenya. Won’t make that mistake ever again. Just DAMN!
“fearing she had access to files? or are they just circulating the story .”
FBI found she didn’t and she had called off the affair months ago but he kept sending thousands of emails from his military email and the FBI found all that.
The General should have quit BEFORE the election if they had the goods on him.
One thing I do know, the second that an FBI agent walked out of one of Petraeus’ subordinates office, that subordinate would have been on the phone to tell Petraeus, “Boss, the FBI was here asking me questions about your relationship with that writer.” Petraeus has known for a while that he was in trouble.
“Fall gay”...was that intentional or just a typo?
Hilarious in either case. :)
He was probably made to fall on his sword.
The resignation was probably forced in order to shut him up.
As a private citizen he can be called but cannot be compelled to testify in detail without clearing everything with the CIA first. Which they will stonewall of course.
And the real blackmail is this investigation, not the affair. They still have a hold on him (and her).
Paula Broadwell is a West Point graduate who pursued a career in military intelligence.
The thing of it is, I hear you about Morris and some of the others, but what makes me continue to scratch my head is Michael Barone. Isn’t he regarded as pretty much on the money when it comes to his analysis of polls and elections through the years. When I heard him say that he felt Romney would win, that’s when I started to become “cautiously optimistic”.
“And have you seen the picture of the woman in question she is very hott.”
A real temptress, that she is.
I was asked few years ago by some associates if I would ever cheat on my wife.
My response was:
1. I love my wife.
2. I wouldn’t want to explain my affair to my two grown sons. And,
3. I saw the film “Fatal Attraction!” It’s the best training flick for any guy who even thinks he wants to cheat on his wife!”
Do you have any idea what the mission of the NSA is? Think guys with taped up glasses doing hacks to crack 128 bit encryped codes.
That's not honey traps by any stretch of the imagination.
She may be spooky, but she ain't cashing checks from No Such Agency.
Yes, I don't think anyone in the Obama camp ever dreamed he would win. A host of circumstances worked in synergy to give him the election, and I'll bet he was just as much taken by surprise as anybody else.
“I saw the film Fatal Attraction! Its the best training flick for any guy who even thinks he wants to cheat on his wife!”
I couldn’t believe that film when I saw it. If one doesn’t know the person one is dealing with, and he didn’t - it was just a one night stand for him, one could become dead.
With just the diseases we have today, I don’t see how a man can risk a one night stand. Add “certifiable crazy”, and stay away from a one night stand.
LOL, yeah I saw my typo after I hit submit.
And let the record show that Petraeus' affair was not gay.
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