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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

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To: Marine_Uncle

If I understand the restrictions, he cannot speak as a private citizen about any classified matters unless the CIA approves. So though he will show up, he does have an excuse, or rather a requirement, to avoid answering anything that the CIA won’t let him answer.


101 posted on 11/09/2012 7:27:04 PM PST by buwaya
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To: JohnnyP
"Several years ago I had to take a lie detector test before I could work at a facility in the Nevada desert."

My first question was "Do you take after your father or your mother?"

Of course that was back when being a homosexual was a disqualifier for a security clearance.

Had to love the prices at the Mercury cafeteria, however.

102 posted on 11/09/2012 7:27:46 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Carl Vehse

I put nothing past them...nothing.


103 posted on 11/09/2012 7:27:58 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: IMR 4350
Since 1998, if a Clinton gets in trouble, there will be a republican sex scandal to provide cover.

This tactic ONLY works because dems own the MSM...

104 posted on 11/09/2012 7:28:31 PM PST by GOPJ (New York Times Slogan : "We rewrite Democrat Press Releases Better!")
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FO MEN LEFT BEHIND


OBAMA/BETRAEUS








105 posted on 11/09/2012 7:31:37 PM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: FreeReign

Lets just hope Broadwell isn’t working for a foreign government. She sounds like a pretty smart cookie.


106 posted on 11/09/2012 7:33:06 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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FO MEN LEFT BEHIND


OBAMA/BETRAEUS








107 posted on 11/09/2012 7:35:14 PM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The General underwent an FBI full field investigation before he ever took over at CIA. The WH Chief of Staff received the report of that investigation. Everything from that day forward is a direct result of Petraeus’ being blackmailed BY THE ADMINISTRATION. This doesn’t look like a mystery; this is the plot unraveled. This explains everything this man has done since that investigation. Anyone who cannot see through this is stone blind.


108 posted on 11/09/2012 7:36:05 PM PST by Segovia
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To: FreeReign

I missed Hannity. Just watched Greta. I am shocked that the elephant
In the room wasn’t brought up. It seemed like Greta was hinting at it
With Pat Buchannan, but it never came out. Maybe it’s not that big of a deal.
Betrayus testified before congress that the video was the reason for the
Attack in Bengazi, just like the Obama hacks. Did the Obama administration black male Betayrus, threatening to release this scandal
And use Betrayus until after the election, then exposed him, so how would not testify. My understanding he can still be called to testify, but cannot
testify regarding any classified intelligence. How convenient.


109 posted on 11/09/2012 7:40:47 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: angelcindy

Wtf!?

Tell me you are joking?

I have Been under a rock since Tuesday.


110 posted on 11/09/2012 7:41:46 PM PST by Professional
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To: buwaya

I did not consider that point. Thank you. They may have him so hog tied that he will just disappear into the abyss.


111 posted on 11/09/2012 7:45:47 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Did you see that Big Sis might replace Holder? May God help us all!!!


112 posted on 11/09/2012 8:05:43 PM PST by jayrunner
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To: tennmountainman

Let’s connect the dots that have been reported or alleged:

Petraeus had a punch card. She shunned him after a long running affair. Leaks about Bengazi have been popping up in the press all from one news source mostly: FOX. Fox has been virtually banned from interactions with the administration i.e. Ed Henry has not been allowed into some briefings. Romney during the debates jumped away from any finger pointing about Bengazi, after it was he who said the administrations story reeked of falsehoods. The FBI must have been investigating whom the leaks were coming from. The info reported by Fox was pin point accurate so the FBI sleuths knew it came from inside and from high up. Petraeus was sending unsolicited info to his paramour and these must have been discovered by the FBI. So, with the little head telling the big head what to do, he ended up screwing himself.

Patreous met with O turd yesterday, told him what he already knew, he had betrayed the turd and would leave and keep his mouth shut if he did not interfer with his retirement. It may not be over depending upon what the house investigation does: Is using this as a chip against the desires of Oturd worth some political agreement on taxes. My sense this is the last we hear of this unless Fox gets the paramour to fill in the blanks. If she fades out of the picture, the game is over.


113 posted on 11/09/2012 8:06:26 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: FreeReign
Paula Broadwell embedded with him in Afghanistan.

Snicker, guffaw! Dollars to donuts he was embedded in her as well.

114 posted on 11/09/2012 8:07:54 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Mouton

Mouton, what explains Petrayus saying it was a video, when it was a lie.
Did Omama know about this affair for some time and the Chicago thugs
reminded Petrayus to toe the party lies, or worse yet, create them from the CIA or else?


115 posted on 11/09/2012 8:12:43 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: blueunicorn6

Heard today the CIA people did not like Petraeus,FWIW.


116 posted on 11/09/2012 8:13:59 PM PST by PghBaldy
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Now, NBC is reporting that the FBI has been investigating Broadwell, fearing that she had access to some confidential information.

Let's see, we have an administration that insures radio talk show hosts who dissent with them get audited every year. We have an adminstration whose minions use their public offices to investigate private citizens like Joe the Plumber.

Isn't it also *possible,* if not likely, that Petreaus was being investigated and spied on by a lot of people from activists to Senatorial staff since the left began their anti-surge campaign that culminated in the ad they took out in the NY Times years ago and Senator Harry Reid proclaimed the surge a failure and the war a lost cause?

117 posted on 11/09/2012 8:16:05 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: FreeReign

1) She’s a lot prettier than Monica,

2) Petraeus did not seem to be in the loop on activities in Benghazi. Find out who was running the op from the White House.

3) I forget.


118 posted on 11/09/2012 8:19:32 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Lexington Green
And now he has gone and 'fessed up to it himself, someone would sooner or later wonder why he was 'fessing up unless someone threatened him with it in the first place.

I mean, seriously, usually elites get to retire without humiliation, with one scratching the back of the other. General Ham just had to say he was retiring to take care of an ailing relative or wife, and no further questions were asked, because it does happen. I recall Ham visited Las Vegas a day or so before Obama went there. There's no reason Petreaus couldn't offer the same explanation for leaving, as Hillary and Eric were said to be leaving too, and neither are accused of affairs or admitting to any.

So why did he visit the WH and tell Obama he was having an affair when he could have just told the president he was exhausted and wanted to retire to a beach somewhere, and leave it at that, with no one the wiser? Something had to change the status quo of the relationship, and if it wasn't the lover feeling slighted, it was probably a threat of exposure from someone else, such as a President or one of his advisors, or a Senate staffer. Why confess an affair to the public unless he was being blackmailed? Someone must have threatened to expose the affair or he would have continued it, or would have cut it off if his conscience couldn't abide to continue it, none of it requiring public announcements.

119 posted on 11/09/2012 8:24:58 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: petitfour
Find out who was running the op from the White House.

I will bet it was run by Valerie Jarrett.

120 posted on 11/09/2012 8:29:55 PM PST by zot
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To: tennmountainman

There are two tracks here. Patraeus was told to follow the tape story. Good soldiers follow orders. Meanwhile, he was the one who said, quite clearly, the CIA did not tell anyone to stand down. That is one side.

The FBI had been investigating who was leaking to the press, probably at the direct orders of his excellency and if not by Jarrett. Note, the FBI was conducting a review of the origin of info Broadwell had, so, the question was where did it come from. It did not take those gumshoes long to put two and two together and know it came from Patraeus BUT originally they thought it was her stealing them from him. The only thing I don’t know or cannot piece together was how the FBI knew the info went from Broadwell to Fox. All they knew was it got to Fox and had to come from someone high up. Perhaps they had taps through the secret court in DC or used the NSA to monitor internet traffic. Who knows. But know that the trail went from Broadwell to Patraeus, not visa versa.


121 posted on 11/09/2012 8:30:34 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Revolting cat!; Lazamataz

You and Laz will have to duel for her.


122 posted on 11/09/2012 8:39:46 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: FreeReign

Mainstream media has shown alot of interest in 1 day into Petraeus sex life. How’s that for investigative journalism? Sure beats 4 dead Americans and an enormous cover-up...oh wait.


123 posted on 11/09/2012 8:42:22 PM PST by FURINOS1978
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To: Pigsley

It doesn’t.

It merely means that Petreus will not be testifying as CIA chief next week, as was originally planned. The interim director will do that in his place.

There is nothing, as far as I know, to keep Petreus from testifying as a private citizen with knowledge of the issue. Or Congress could subpoena him.


124 posted on 11/09/2012 8:50:37 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Cats Pajamas
Where to channel all this !@#$%^&; rage?

Living well is the best revenge! That and never giving up. They want us to be crying in a corner somewhere as long as we stay out of their way. We have 2014 to work on and then 2016 - excellent places to channel rage!

125 posted on 11/09/2012 8:54:38 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: FreeReign

Haven’t read all the posts so perhaps this has been answered. Generally its the enlisted guys that get hammered for adultery, but could Patraeus be recalled to active duty and court martialed if the adultery occurred while he was on active duty?


126 posted on 11/09/2012 8:55:46 PM PST by Robert Lomax
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To: FURINOS1978

Or the complete neglect of the attack on the base in afghanistan that was carried out by terrorists in US uniform and wiped out several aircraft and US personnel.


127 posted on 11/09/2012 8:57:05 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: FreeReign

Am still thinking threats are coming from somewhere. Blackmail, cover story. Affair, cover story. Blue Dress (different time), cover story. Of course there have never been threats issued by powerful people while a cover up was used to cover up. D.C. powerful people wouldn’t dare utilize layers to cover up a cover up nor threaten anyone. It wouldn’t be civil.


128 posted on 11/09/2012 8:58:43 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Robert Lomax

I think so, wasn’t there a recent demonstration of that where some other General got nailed for molestation and or other inappropriate behavior with women?


129 posted on 11/09/2012 9:00:01 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: FreeReign

http://www.aspenideas.org/speaker/paula-broadwell


130 posted on 11/09/2012 9:02:26 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: FreeReign

“I will not return.”


131 posted on 11/09/2012 9:08:46 PM PST by onedoug
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To: FreeReign

132 posted on 11/09/2012 9:10:17 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: jwsea55
So, giving information to our press is treasonous? What are you saying about our press?

Receiving classified information and publishing it seems to be allowed under the first amendment.

But yes, most would consider it treasonous in spirit if not legally.

133 posted on 11/09/2012 9:13:52 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: FreeReign
כז וַיַּעֲבֹר הָאֵבֶל, וַיִּשְׁלַח דָּוִד וַיַּאַסְפָהּ אֶל-בֵּיתוֹ וַתְּהִי-לוֹ לְאִשָּׁה, וַתֵּלֶד לוֹ, בֵּן; וַיֵּרַע הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה דָוִד, בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה. {פ} 27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and took her home to his house, and she became his wife, and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD. {P} We cannot wish such men to be. They are either are, or not. Such was a man in George Washington. Temptation is ever present . Those that are able to resist are forever loved and revered by those that are unable to be. We need to find such men or women to lead our country, and they are out there.
134 posted on 11/09/2012 9:44:32 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Sir Clancelot; EDINVA
"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. ... It either means they didn’t vet him, or he mislead them during the vetting process."

You can bet dollars to donuts it was in his vet report. And that it was in a report by other intel groups.
Info dumping to the public is all about timing.
The dump is designed for maximum effectiveness.
This info has been setting and gaining heat.
This is a definite hit on Petraeus and his probable future...which is next to the round file now.

...US$.02

135 posted on 11/09/2012 9:44:54 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: oldbrowser
oldbrowser: "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."

Thats the best explanation I have heard so far!

136 posted on 11/09/2012 9:48:50 PM PST by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Man my Hebrew is rusty, but I think that last says something more literally like “it was a bad word, what David did, in the eyes of the LORD.” (LORD is the tetragrammaton, the special covenant name of God to the Hebrews.)


137 posted on 11/09/2012 9:50:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: zot

General Patraeus/Benghazi - - -

REPEAL THE ELECTIONS ! ! ! : }


138 posted on 11/09/2012 10:33:05 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: FreeReign
"Slate's Fred Kaplan quickly reported that the affair was with Paula Broadwell — Gen. Petraeus' biographer who was embedded with him in Afghanistan"

Military terminology takes on new meaning...

140 posted on 11/09/2012 11:05:59 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: TXnMA

He was “All In” alright.


141 posted on 11/09/2012 11:07:12 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: TXnMA

Petraeus went “All In” on her “Broad well.”


142 posted on 11/09/2012 11:08:24 PM PST by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: Lexington Green
Can't have honey without money.... follow the money trail.

And does anyone believe that the F.B.I. has assets and abilities to outwit the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. when the C.I.A. knows that brand toilet paper each F.B.I. agent uses ? when the C.I.A. knows what car the F.B.I. drives.. what flavor Haagen Daz ice cream they buy ?
143 posted on 11/09/2012 11:14:22 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: devolve

It’s more than just 4 men left behind... it’s 4 men that some how is a little “ inconvenience “ to them.


144 posted on 11/09/2012 11:16:24 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: txnuke

That doesn’t really add up. The ‘story’ states that the affair was over last year and she wasn’t accepting emails from him. I’m sooooooo confused!!


145 posted on 11/09/2012 11:30:52 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: FreeReign

He should’ve told the FBI his book was about 0bama’s OBL raid and that he’s also given Hollywood and Sony pictures some classified information.


146 posted on 11/09/2012 11:31:31 PM PST by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: zot

Brillant! Of course; Valerie Jarrett—why didn’t I think of that? I was honing in on Hillary being involved in this, we all know this smells like the Clinton games! Bastards!


147 posted on 11/09/2012 11:35:42 PM PST by charwel (charwel--Proud sister of a Swiftie)
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To: BerryDingle
Exactly, and if he testifies, he can tell the truth, what are they going to do? Fire him?

Let's hope he doesn't get "Vince Fostered" before he sings.

148 posted on 11/09/2012 11:36:25 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: piasa

“Isn’t it also *possible,* if not likely, that Petreaus was being investigated and spied on by a lot of people from activists to Senatorial staff since the left began their anti-surge campaign that culminated in the ad they took out in the NY Times years ago and Senator Harry Reid proclaimed the surge a failure and the war a lost cause?”

Why, yessir...I believe so.

Could this possibly be WHY they offered him the CIA job? I’ve always wondered about that.

Don’t know, but I bet we’ll find out.


149 posted on 11/10/2012 12:26:43 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (The most massive vote fraud in history has just occurred. We don't know by whom, just yet.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

” the Obama administration was concerned when he was in Afghanistan as a possible rival.”

That makes sense, though it doesn’t absolve him RE: the affair.

I’m very disappointed in him.

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

My thought, as well.


150 posted on 11/10/2012 12:29:34 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (The most massive vote fraud in history has just occurred. We don't know by whom, just yet.)
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