Skip to comments.FBI Source: Petraeus Case Held Until After Election to Not Hurt Obama Politically
Posted on 11/10/2012 1:08:55 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Outgoing CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus resignation over an extramarital affair was reportedly held until after Tuesdays election to avoid potential embarrassment for President Barack Obama, according to Newsmax.
FBI agents learned of the affair while monitoring Petraeus emails out of concern that the woman, Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell, may have had access to his personal account, the Associated Press reported.
But an FBI source told Ronald Kessler, the author and journalist who broke the Secret Service prostitution scandal, that rather than having Petraeus resign immediately, the decision was made to hold it until after the election for political purposes:
[T]he White House, with concurrence by the FBI and Justice Department, held off on asking for Petraeus resignation until after the election. His resignation occurred three days after the election, avoiding the possibility that Obamas ill-fated appointment of Petraeus could become an issue in the election.
FBI agents on the case were aware that such a decision had been made to hold off on forcing him out until after the election and were outraged.
The decision was made to delay the resignation apparently to avoid potential embarrassment to the president before the election, an FBI source says. To leave him in such a sensitive position where he was vulnerable to potential blackmail for months compromised our security and is inexcusable.
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Was there anything that wasn’t held back to protect him until after the election?
Well DUH. All that effort to keep it hidden for nothing though. Obama voters do not CARE if he screwed an under age midget on the white house lawn while setting puppies on fire. They are low life takers who wanted to keep their perceived gravy train of Federal hand outs rolling coupled with extreme white guilt of not blaming the poor black man for the evil white man’s problem (Bush did it).
Ought to be a law against it and I think there is. Just another expansion of Obama’s watergate. Can’t wait until this corrupt marxist usurper is frog marched out of the W/H.
Of course. The Washington compost had an article detailing the Petraeus story. Supposedly, all of this was presented to James Clapper, Petraus’s boss 2 weeks ago. He reportedly demanded Petraeus’s resignation...but it did not occur until today...conveniently missing the election and over the weekend also to limit its impact on the news cycle.
To me this may have criminal implications of coverup.
You’re wishful thinking of you believe that anyone in DC with an R in front of their name has the guts to go after the first black President and try and get him impeached or removed from office. And you’re also wishful thinking if you think the media and general public would let that happen either. The best and only chance we had was Tuesday and as the song goes; Tuesday is gone with the wind.
That’s because Obama was blackmailing Beytraus to toe the party line,
Or worse, create the party line about the video lies that the rest of the
Hacks were spouting.
So was news about the Iran drone attack, Valerie Jarrett's negotiations with Iran; and the Benghazi inquiry and reporting.
People kept waiting for the other shoe to drop with this administration until we realized it's a centipede.
This case held till after the election... probably 100,000 layoffs held till after the election... no serious inquiries into the Libya affair till after the election, if ever, which is doubtful with Boner in control...
Hey, but you can still get food stamps and free birth control!
What a Republic!
The media in this country are stooges. Period.
What would impeachment give us? Reid would block any action in the senate.
Besides, Plugs Biden may be even worse than the Kenyan Usurper.
So... why wasn't Petraus' security clearance revoked immediately upon learning this information by the "Chumpmander In Chief?" Oh, I see, it wasn't revoked for political reasons. There is nothing that possibly could have been compromised for those few days.
Well, we’ll see about that as Obama’s rampant corruption is exposed more and more to the public and as he tries more and more to run roughshod over the congress and the constitution and as more and more of our citizens lose their jobs and fall into poverty. True Americans will not appreciate that and will not tolerate dictators.
So where was Gloria Allard fighting for his wife?
I agree. It would be worse for the conservatives in the long run to do this. We lost Tuesday. We failed to attack where we should have and have a good solid conservative message and lost.
It looks like sour grapes. Just deal with four years; let the bad news and bad economy pile up and then clean house big time in 2014 and 2016.
Think of the opportunity in this country right now to hire "real journalists" and create a news organization that is actually "conservative" and reports "news." Fox News is left of center and that organization is loathed by libs! Imagine if there were a real news organization that actually reported the news with ethical journalists instead of journoactivists!
So the DO”J” protects al Qaeda, terrorists,
incoming narcomurderers, Mohammed, Korans, and Obama.
The US Constitution? Not on your life, cracker.
We must retake control of the Senate in 2014 and kick Harry Reid to the curb. It’ll take some time anyway for this all to play out. Build on our majority in the House in 2014, retake the Senate, continue building conservative majorities in the state and local governments. Enforce the tenth amendment!
Post of the day!
If the model for what the left thinks we should be is European, the Europeans would only wink and nod at these types of shenanigans.
The real reason Petraeus had his head lopped off is because of his military background. That just doesn't resonate with the current Western European mode.
Only the president would have had the authority to delay the resignation.
Agree, and I seriously doubt the FBI announced the affair to the country or Petraeus himself did.
Murder in Benghazi is not a cheap scandal.
How about all the layoffs? Why did they wait until after the election. If they would have layed off a week before election it would have definitely helped Romney.
It is uncertain who is in charge, the MSM or the Democrats.
Glenn Beck is building one. Why not support him?
You continue to do wonderful work!
Petraeus knew he was having an affair when he was made CIA director a year ago. Did he lie about it when the CIA vetted him or was he given a pass?
“Was there anything that wasnt held back to protect him until after the election?”
The list grows longer every day:
1) The truth about Benghazi;
2) The truth about Iran’s attack on U.S. drones;
3) The truth about Petraeus;
4) The truth about Fast and Furious;
Drip, drip, drip. Wait until the truth about vote-stealing hits the fan. Maybe a quick impeachment will spare us a disastrous second term....
My husband let out a big guffaw at the name of the book this woman wrote about Petraeus. “All In”, LOL
Yes he was!
And the elimination of shale oil production on millions of acres of federal land.
I am amazed how Petraeus was able to leave just before he was supposed to testify to Congess about the Benghazi attack. < /sarc>
That, is a good one.
According to an interview with former CIA guy Bob Baer done by Piers Morgan on CNN- affairs between D-CIA are not uncommon and have never been regarded as security threats. It seems there is more to this than any of us are getting...YET.
Baer tells Morgan that an affair with a biographer hardly represented a security risk. At least four or five DCIAs in Baers time had sexual affairs that never warranted an internal security investigation, let alone an outside FBI probe.
Re the drone attack:
Is it true that the drone was in international airspace?
And that the New York Times reported that it was in Iranian airspace?
I think they should go after him. Benghazi is an issue that Americans can understand. Obama abandoned 30 Americans under fire in Benghazi to save his re-election. The other part is that Benghazi is part of a bigger issue. Why has Obama helped overthrow the governments of Libya and Egypt? Why was he helping to overthrow the government in Syria? It is about money. And the liberals are going to be plenty angry when they come to the realization that they elected a man who kills people and overthrows governments for money for himself and his buddies. This is the issue that can put an end to the grifter leadership of the Democrat party for 50 years.
So how many of us don’t already know that this is a cya story that doesn’t care how many lives are ruined because of it? THIS is what obama considers ‘optimal’.
Another example of why Washington likes to release bad news on Friday afternoons.
So, ... why did it suddenly become an issue requiring him to resign?
That's brutal ... but he axed for it.
And that the New York Times reported that it was in Iranian airspace?
First part is true. Second part, I don't know. They did say that the Iranians claimed the drones were in Iranian airspace, but they have also reported consistently that it was in international airspace.
The Boys’ Club protecting one another again? Some people must have known, even if it wasn’t the FBI.
I am sure that people knew about it including the WH. See post #42.
As long as you give out “free” stuff you can get away with anything.
The timeline goes way back farther than 2 weeks ago. Everyone needs to check out the NewsMax article on this. I think 0zer0 set Petraeus up from day one and the FBI had to know about this affair in real time. According to the article, the FBI suspected the issue in the Spring 2011. Petraeus was commander in Afghanistan at that time. 0zer0 appointed Petraeus to CIA in April 2011, but he didnt assume the office until Sep 2011.
The article says the FBI was investigating this for months because Petraeus was sending thousands of emails to her. That had to be in 2011. This means that the FBI had to know what was going on in real time, probably as Petraeus was being vetted for the CIA post, and certainly before he was confirmed, and that is why they couldnt believe 0zer0 wouldnt fire this guy, let alone hire the guy.
I dont see any explanation other than 0zer0 knew about this (or someone high up in the admin did, and didnt tell anyone... FBI director Mueller had to know, and that means Holder had to know, and probably National Security Director Donolon). That means 0zer0 had to know, and is lying about this when the WH says they first found out about it Wednesday after the election.
I bet 0zer0 knew Petraeus was compromised when he appointed him and counted on this trump card to be used against Petraeus when he needed it, and Benghazi is it. The timeline proves it.
Whether Petraeus has any smoking gun information and will spill it is completely unknown. But for me, I am convinced that 0zer0 knew about the affair and deliberately appointed and retained an obviously compromised CIA director to have something to blackmail him with later. This explains why a compromised CIA director was ok to appoint and retain for over a year, but now a year after the affair, is a liability only because Benghazi is hitting the fan. This confirms everything you need to know about 0zer0.
Who first told Obama and when did that occur? If before November 6, then it will be another fine mess for Obama.
Not stooges, colaborators.