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More on the Timing of Petraeusís Resignation
Powerline ^

Posted on 11/10/2012 11:17:04 AM PST by Perdogg

Ronald Kessler of Newsmax has more details on the Petraeus affair. They are rather sordid, and raise more questions about the timing of his resignation:

[A]n FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011.

The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan. …

Given his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued to investigate and intercept Petraeus’ email exchanges with the woman. The emails include sexually explicit references to such items as sex under a desk.

(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allin; benghazi; broadwell; davidpetraeus; paulabroadwell; petraeusaffair; ronaldkessler

1 posted on 11/10/2012 11:17:06 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Classic compromised pick. Hire a guy you know you have something on, he plays ball, everyone is good. Called before congress... well we pull the trigger if he doesnt play the game. CIA 101


2 posted on 11/10/2012 11:24:15 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Perdogg

Osama Obama....as usual,putting country ahead of personal glory.If this country had a press that wasn’t a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Rat Party this whole thing would become Dead Ambassador-gate.But we don’t so it won’t.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 11:24:27 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Walkingfeather
Called before congress... well we pull the trigger if he doesnt play the game. CIA 101

My understanding is that the House can still compel him to appear and,if they grant him immunity,they can *compel* him to testify.You can't take the 5th in a situation like that if you have immunity.

4 posted on 11/10/2012 11:27:21 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Perdogg
Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption

Dear FBI:

Corruption of whom?

5 posted on 11/10/2012 11:27:49 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

FBI the new Gestapo


6 posted on 11/10/2012 11:32:08 AM PST by molson209
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To: Perdogg
Republican Party Congressional leadership reaction..

"Well darn.. golly gee. We were hoping to hear from the general but we appreciate that Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett will testify in his place. It's such a blessing, Mr. President, thank you for taking time out of your day! Oh, gracious God, thank you so much!"

7 posted on 11/10/2012 11:34:27 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Walkingfeather

None of this adds up, read the story. The FBI “mistook” a Petraeus email for a reference to corruption. Using that as a ploy, they proceeded to monitor his affair and get every salacious detail, some of which they are leaking to the press.

This was done to get him when they wanted to get him.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 11:35:23 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Walkingfeather

It’s going to hit a “CIA Wall”, and go nowhere substantive.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 11:35:25 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: molson209
more like Stasi

coming next are the Rapid Reaction Brigades to keep the neighborhoods from getting Organized. That's the new role of Community Organizers - prevent the development of an informed resistance.

10 posted on 11/10/2012 11:35:42 AM PST by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Think about it folks, this was an affair THAT WAS OVER! Months ago. His big crime was emailing a woman to get back with her.

But he had to resign now?


11 posted on 11/10/2012 11:37:56 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Andrei Bulba

It adds up perfectly: they already had the goods on him when they nominated him to head the CIA—a classic compromised pick.


12 posted on 11/10/2012 11:41:11 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: molson209

KGB


13 posted on 11/10/2012 11:42:24 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 9YearLurker

exactly. Clinton did the same thing. Janet Reno was compromised that is why he kept her around after the branch dividians. He needed that ability to control investigations.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 11:47:44 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Perdogg

Sex under a desk?

Hmmmm. I’ve heard of that before. Can’t quite remember where...


15 posted on 11/10/2012 11:48:09 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Fresh Wind
I think the Good General is just trying to qualify himself to run for President! ;-)
16 posted on 11/10/2012 11:53:18 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Walkingfeather

What I don’t understand is why Obama isn’t being called out for picking a knowingly compromised guy to head the CIA.

Other than that his opposition party is a kennel of lapdogs.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 11:53:46 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: corkoman

Yeah, it’s reminiscent of the games between the Gestapo and the SS from the history books…


18 posted on 11/10/2012 11:56:09 AM PST by mikrofon (Allen West for Speaker of the House ... for "Revenge")
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To: Perdogg
iven his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued to investigate and intercept Petraeus’ email exchanges with the woman. The emails include sexually explicit references to such items as sex under a desk

Such baloney. When Clinton, the President of the United States, was getting regularly serviced by a woman not his wife nobody seemed to think it was news or even blackmailable. Yet NOW they're worried about Petraeus...so worried that the FBI had to do this? Bull. Nobody cares from a blackmail standpoint about public officials having affairs and nobody resigns over them. He was forced out plain and simple.

19 posted on 11/10/2012 12:00:30 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: 9YearLurker

Called out by whom specifically? Look its the same thing with the press. You do not get to play in the political sand box unless the press has something on you. er go Palin. They could find nothing so they had to sideline her. Called out by Senators? They are compromised as well. Who is going to call Obama out?


20 posted on 11/10/2012 12:03:27 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Walkingfeather; 9YearLurker; SaraJohnson

But then he had Jamie Gorelich to create the “WALL” so OBL could operate freely inside the U.S.!!!

Remember John Huang???


21 posted on 11/10/2012 12:20:25 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

Thanks for bring that up.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 12:26:29 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: Gay State Conservative
My understanding is that the House can still compel him to appear

Vince Foster was compelled to be at work that afternoon but he wasn't.

23 posted on 11/10/2012 1:01:11 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Perdogg
It certainly appears that Gen. Petraeus was going through a mid-life crisis, while having great sex.
24 posted on 11/10/2012 1:18:56 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Perdogg
It certainly appears that Gen. Petraeus was going through a mid-life crisis, while having great sex.
25 posted on 11/10/2012 1:19:27 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: bgill
Petreaus should skip his picnic at Fort Marcy Park, and the canoe trip on the Potomac.
26 posted on 11/10/2012 1:27:30 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Perdogg

The blackmail could be coming from The White House. Petraeus had an affair while still an Active Duty Soldier. Adultery is still a punishable offense in the military. You don’t see much of it because you usually need both parties to confess. Petraeus has been around long enough to know, and have seen, that Generals can be recalled from retirement to be questioned and punished. Normally, the Department of the Army Inspector General (DAIG) would investigate adultery by an Army General, but Petraeus has confessed. They must have a lot of evidence or Petraeus would have fought it. That means they can hold military trial and punishment over his head. The blackmailing was already going on, and the blackmailer was Obama.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 1:39:32 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DouglasKC

I want to know when we first heard about the recent suicide of one of Obamas secret service agents. I believe he died on November 1st. Was this also withheld until after the election or did I miss it? Another extramarital affair, is there going to be an investigation?


28 posted on 11/10/2012 1:52:02 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Fresh Wind

Sounds like the lady is another Lewinsky....giving hummers under the desk. Had to give a heckuva rush to a previously straight arrow guy at 60 years of age.

Was it Jerry Reed who sang, He’s middle-age crazy, tryin’ to prove he still CAN?


29 posted on 11/10/2012 2:03:49 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: DouglasKC

And if they are concerned about Petraeus having an affair, how about Hillary and Huma ?


30 posted on 11/10/2012 6:01:35 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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