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The FBI Has Been Investigating Petraeus' Biographer Over Access To Classified Info
Business Insider ^ | Nov. 9, 2012, 6:23 PM | Kim Bashin

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; broadwell; cia; libya; nationalsecurityfail; petraeus; petraeusaffair
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It's Paula Broadwell.
1 posted on 11/09/2012 5:34:24 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

He fell on his sword for Obama.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 5:35:22 PM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: FreeReign

witch hunt, star chamber


3 posted on 11/09/2012 5:37:14 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: FreeReign

My guess is, she’s a Dem mole. Her mission was to engulf Petraeus in an affair to neutralize him.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 5:38:07 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: FreeReign

She was embedded with Patraeus and titled his biography “All In.”

I’ll hang up now and listen......


5 posted on 11/09/2012 5:38:23 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: FreeReign

She was “embedded” with him...


6 posted on 11/09/2012 5:38:36 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: 9422WMR

I don’t get it....How does this get him out of testifying about Benghazi?


7 posted on 11/09/2012 5:38:58 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: 9422WMR

No he didn’t. He “embedded” his biographer.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 5:40:07 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: FreeReign

Petraeus was dead to me after he attacked our rights to Freedom of Speech

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/Afghanistan/burn-quran-day-sparks-protests-afghanistan-petraeus-endanger/story?id=11569820#.UJ2vqeOe8jk


9 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: FreeReign
WH claiming the pres didn't know about the investigation. I call BS. Massive NS breach and the POTUS isn't made aware? Unless he was also being investigated...
10 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:52 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: bravo whiskey

I’m sure the FBI is going after those guys in the WH that leaked all the Osama bin Laden info, next.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:41:58 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: FreeReign

Paula, Schmaula! They investigate HER for possible yata, yata, yata......while Oblamer, et al in the White House spilled their guts with all sorts of highly classified info they thought might make them look hairy-chested, to the extent that it got one of our helicopters shot down and numerous Navy SEALs killed......and all we hear is crickets chirping.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 5:42:44 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: 1raider1
Since 1998, if a Clinton gets in trouble, there will be a republican sex scandal to provide cover.
13 posted on 11/09/2012 5:43:47 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Pigsley
How does this get him out of testifying about Benghazi?

It doesn't. It only delays him doing so this Thursday but he may be subpoened to come before the committee if and when they see fit.

14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:43:55 PM PST by StarFan
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To: 9422WMR; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx
That was the first time that he appeared before the Senators.

he can be subpoenaed by at least the House if they choose.

John Bachelor appeared on Kudlow and said something about rumors that there were rumors that the Obama administration was concerned when he was in Afghanistan as a possible rival.

I thnk the timing of all of this is just very smelly....

I think we will hear much more on how this might tie in with Benghazi.

15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:44:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: 1raider1

She’s probably under contract for the NSA or another shadowy agency, all along. Her body is a bit too tempting to have been coincidentally in that position with Petraeus (so to speak..LOL)


16 posted on 11/09/2012 5:44:26 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: FreeReign

Broadwell was “in bedded” with Petraes in Afghanistan. Hmm, some guys take there mistresses to the Four Seasons or a Hilton, Broadwell got a dusty tent in a land not listed on Trip Advisor. I guess it classifies as an “exotic, sandy location”.

I am a bit surprised this didn’t get picked up on his vetting for the CIA position. I thought all senior government officials got vetted by the FBI. (Remember, these were the FBI files that were in the Clinton White House a number of years back that Clintoon had on his political rivals. It’s how they took down some Congressional leaders when they opposed Clinton.) It either means they didn’t vet him, or he mislead them during the vetting process.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 5:45:10 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: FreeReign

One of Obama’s “honey traps”.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 5:45:17 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: FreeReign

Chicago style payback for hanging the Pres and State department out.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 5:45:37 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: FreeReign

A classic Honey Trap Operation?


20 posted on 11/09/2012 5:46:32 PM PST by Lexington Green (Burn down the house.)
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To: Tucker39
A little under the radar comment by E. Holder today. Said that he may not return as AG. Doesn't want to have to investigate Obie's involvement in this serious national security leak?
21 posted on 11/09/2012 5:46:39 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: FreeReign

O’s government is running guns to drug cartels in Mexico and Honduras, running guns to Al Qaeda all across the middle east, and Petraeus steps down because of an affair they knew about before he became CIA director.

Because we can run guns to mafia and terrorists but our spymaster has to be squeaky clean while he does it.

Right.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 5:51:54 PM PST by marron
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To: FreeReign
Now, NBC is reporting that the FBI has been investigating Broadwell, fearing that she had access to some confidential information.

Oh, darn! Now the FBI will have to ONCE AGAIN suspend its ongoing investigation of Jon Corzine!!!

Darn the luck!

23 posted on 11/09/2012 5:52:56 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Sir Clancelot

Several years ago I had to take a lie detector test before I could work at a facility in the Nevada desert.

The first question was “Have you ever done anything ... WRONG?”


24 posted on 11/09/2012 5:54:53 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Ms Mable

It’s gotta be a Honey Trap. I mean look at this guy he hasn’t been laid by a good looking woman in his life he would be lucky to get laid in a whorehouse with a fist full of $100 dollar bills. And have you seen the picture of the woman in question she is very hott.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 5:56:49 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: FreeReign

How odd the title of the book would be “All In”.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 5:56:56 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: JohnnyP

If any rational people don’t believe that this election was a total fraud,
we are indeed Naive.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 5:57:27 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Agreed: Smelly timing. What a coinky dink.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 5:59:37 PM PST by SisterK (no compromises)
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To: FreeReign

OK, I real it all and the FBI accidentally found this while investigating something else, and they looked into it to see if there was anything being seen by Paula Broadwell accidentally that might be classified info. and found nothing. Petraeus has been sending thousands of emails to her evidentally from his office since the FBI found them.

The two of them had an affair and the FBI has found no cloak and dagger secret spy problem. It was just an affair but a CIA director can’t do that but he did.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 5:59:48 PM PST by Marcella (“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic)
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To: cquiggy

YEP, how convenient for O. People are going to have such a low opinion of him now...see, he was not/is not trustworthy, therefore, Benghazi has to be his fault.....

I always thought Pelosi had set honey traps on people in congress to “control” them. Nothing else could explain the control she has on them.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 6:04:58 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: volunbeer

sounds way too much like the Edwards affair


31 posted on 11/09/2012 6:10:44 PM PST by molson209
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To: FreeReign

I’m hearing now on CNN that the woman broke up with him months ago and he kept sending thousands of emails to her using his military email. Very bad.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 6:11:51 PM PST by Marcella (“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic)
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To: Sir Clancelot
I am a bit surprised this didn’t get picked up on his vetting for the CIA position. I thought all senior government officials got vetted by the FBI. (Remember, these were the FBI files that were in the Clinton White House a number of years back that Clintoon had on his political rivals. It’s how they took down some Congressional leaders when they opposed Clinton.) It either means they didn’t vet him, or he mislead them during the vetting process.

After close to 20 years, the FBI has given up on vetting.

33 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:16 PM PST by jwsea55
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To: 9422WMR
He fell on his sword for Obama.

On the contrary, I think he was about to rat out the administration over the Benghazi affair; they attempted to blackmail him, and he decided it was better to admit to adultery than to be blackmailed.

34 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:22 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: cquiggy
the woman in question she is very hott.

She's also a US Military Academy West Point graduate who is married and is the mother of two children.

35 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:28 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: JohnnyP
The first question was “Have you ever done anything ... WRONG?”

"Could you define the meaning of 'Wrong', please?"

36 posted on 11/09/2012 6:14:56 PM PST by jwsea55
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To: JohnnyP
The first question was “Have you ever done anything ... WRONG?”

The correct answer to that, of course, is "yes."

37 posted on 11/09/2012 6:15:19 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Ms Mable
YEP, how convenient for O. People are going to have such a low opinion of him now...see, he was not/is not trustworthy, therefore, Benghazi has to be his fault..... I always thought Pelosi had set honey traps on people in congress to “control” them. Nothing else could explain the control she has on them.

Not sure if Broadwell was a setup but yes, Petraeus is the fall gay for Benghazi.

They will out him now for the affair and they will claim that there may have been a security breech.

And the 50% of the people in this country who are sheeple will buy it.

38 posted on 11/09/2012 6:15:48 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

Was Ms Broadwell paid to diddle the good General for an as-yet undisclosed reason ... or maybe, with the resignation, the reason has been disclosed.


39 posted on 11/09/2012 6:18:27 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Your scenario sounds quite plausible here. The fact that this was hitting the media right after Obama's "we must cooperate to deal with the fiscal cliff" press conference makes me wonder if the Republicans in the House of Representatives already know a lot more about Benghazi and the information that would have been in Petraeus' testimony than they are letting on.

I also wonder if Obama's victory on Tuesday didn't throw a monkey-wrench into a "blackmail" scenario that was intended to keep Petraeus quiet in the event Romney won.

40 posted on 11/09/2012 6:18:47 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: FreeReign
I think Paula was leaking info to the newspapers regarding the Benghazi fiasco and Obama had the FBI backtrack the leaker and that's how they found out about her.

Patraeus was then offered a choice between being arrested for treason or copping to the phony affair and retiring.

41 posted on 11/09/2012 6:19:23 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: FreeReign

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.


42 posted on 11/09/2012 6:19:57 PM PST by Toespi
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To: FreeReign

fearing she had access to files? or are they just circulating the story .


43 posted on 11/09/2012 6:21:00 PM PST by dalebert
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To: FreeReign

I’m sure Obama will resign when the truth about his affair with Reggie comes out.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 6:23:00 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: 1raider1

I doubt that. They met in 2006, when he was an up-and-comer but not yet a hero. He was just another General.


45 posted on 11/09/2012 6:25:02 PM PST by buwaya
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To: FreeReign

had obama not been re-elected, he could not have been impeached. gives me strength


47 posted on 11/09/2012 6:26:25 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: IMR 4350

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!


48 posted on 11/09/2012 6:26:43 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: dalebert

“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.


49 posted on 11/09/2012 6:27:33 PM PST by Marcella (“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic)
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To: tomkat

The General should have quit BEFORE the election if they had the goods on him.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 6:27:52 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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