Skip to comments.FBI probe of Petraeus' emails purportedly led to discovery of extramarital affair
Posted on 11/11/2012 3:59:54 AM PST by tobyhill
The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus extramarital affair and his resignation Friday started when the agency began monitoring Petraeus email, Fox News has learned. The agency was alerted that biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom Petraeus had the affair, may have had access to his personal email account.
The FBI investigation began when someone reported suspicious emails allegedly sent from Broadwell. The agency then determined that she allegedly had emailed a number of government employees. The FBI was at one point trying to determine whether any of the employees were being stalked, sources told Fox News.
Petraeus, who turned 60 on Wednesday, met his wife when he was a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. She was the daughter of the academy superintendent. They have two children, and their son led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan.
Holly Petraeus also works in the Obama administration, for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Petraeus met with President Obama on Thursday before submitting his letter of resignation, which the president accepted. In a message to staff, Petraeus said he asked "to be allowed" to step down.
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WHO at the FBI is high enough to look at the CIA’s DIRECTOR e-mails??? Mid-level...low-level....Director MUELLER???
They want to prove to the world that the American system of government is flawed by setting the system up, reporting it to the world and showing the world that they alone have the answers.
Holly Patreaus also worked for Elizabeth Warren....nuff said...two DEMONCRATS...could care less what happens to them.
Apparently Eric Cantor also knew since at least late October.
Come on. Whatever the timing, you have the director of the CIA letting his illicit squeeze look at his sensitive e-mails ( among other sensitive things).
To me this is far less about the suspicious timing than it is the utter foolishness of a once-great soldier.
It’s all of the above. The GOP should have used this as a campaign issue even if they don’t use names.
How much less could you care?
The Administration knew about this 18 months ago and I am going to tell you why.....Petraeus had a lie detector to take the current job and would have let that out either through being completely upfront or the lie detector would have picked up something when they ask if anything from your background cause embarrassment for the Administration. Why is Fox only covering this?????
Well folks they investigate the head of the CIA, a man who is an American Hero despite his dipping his wick where he shouldn’t have. Yet they ignore Huma Abedin.
That should be very telling.
With his “resume enhancer” added to Petraeus’ “accomplishments” this Demonicrat will be back on Traitorobama’s thug team in no time.
He should have been suspected when he agreed to work for Traitorobama the first time.
And don’t expect the fifth-column ‘journalists’ to criticize one of their own. More like “high-fives” all around, especially from all the other ‘journalists’ who have advanced the same way.
No, my Friend, she is not being ignored,the fools...er..sheeple may not know who she is, butt those in positions of power know exactly who she is, why she is there, and what she is doing.
Who’s pulling Paula’s strings?
Anyone with common sense knows that someone like Obama is going to operate Hoover style and have the resources at his disposal dig up dirt on his own staff in case they betray him for insurance later just in case. That’s the way those guys roll. He had to have known long ago. He just wanted to get Petraeus to resign and discredit him before he testified at congressional hearings over BenghaziGate.
Up here in New York state we have had two State Police Superintendents resign in disgrace because they and their cohorts were involved 1) in SPYING on the opposition for the Governor Spitzer (D) (Superintendent Preston L Felton) 2) trying to intimidate a victim of DOMESTIC ASSAULT involving a top aide and close associate of Governor Patteron (D) (Superintendent Harry J Corbitt).
When law enforcement agencies are used for political purposes, in one manner or another, freedom is on the skids, it is the totalitarian way.
Whoever is in charge of email security. All email messages would be scanned. Anyone in a position that Petraeus had at the CIA would have to be a total idiot to use his CIA email account to send messages to and receive messages from his girlfriend. IMHO they have been sitting on this since before he took the position of Director. I think he just got tired of being blackmailed. I just hope he has enough integrity left to do the right thing now.
As I understand it the FBI concluded that there was no such security lapse.
People with very high security clearances get some on the side all the time. They are humans. When counter intelligence finds out they just make sure that said person isn't a CHICOM spy or some such. Otherwise it is no issue. Really! All people are humans.
And those on this forum who think that someone who agreed to put his life on the line for 30+ years and who agreed to go where he has to go 24/7 at the beck and call of the nation for 30+years (flag officers are probably paid on an hourly basis less than your car mechanic) agreed to be a monk just are plain out of their skull.
There are some things that are part of that social contract and some things that are not and when we confuse the two we are going to end up with third rate buttkissers running the military.
Exactly! I would think the FBI would have better things to do than investigate the CIA, especially over gossip triangle horse hockey. You can tell from the stupidity of this, it's from the White Hut. I doubt the FBI was even involved.
You could be right.
I amnot a religious scholar, but every large religion I know of preach’s peace and love Except one.
I also find it impossible to believe that the head of the CIA does not understand the risk of email communications. There is much more to this.
Nothing is ever as it appears when it comes to politics. The MSM covers and lies and the internet is a swarm of wild and crazy speculation. The problem with issues like this, is our enemies see it. That’s the part that bothers me.
I’m going to watch the story, take what I read with a grain of salt and see how it all unfolds.
who, why, what ?
As far as Petraeus, he lost me many months ago.
Petraeus may never testify is my guess. More likely, he will experience a “suicide”, have a fatal heart attack or something similar (Clinton’s way of eliminating problems).
The gov knew about the affair and are using that as a lever to shut him up about Bengazi. No matter what, he MUST be made to talk.
“The FBI investigation began when someone reported suspicious emails allegedly sent from Broadwell. The agency then determined that she allegedly had emailed a number of government employees. The FBI was at one point trying to determine whether any of the employees were being stalked, sources told Fox News.”
What the? She was sending stalkerish emails to government employees using his email account? Sounds like she was getting some revenge on him. Right?
Anybody who takes at face value the story that the FBI was investigating the DCI without the FBI director immeditately informing the president in person, is too stupid to be allowed outside of a care facility.
Or, they are damned liars. (The MSM.)
Mueller himself would demand an audience with Obama the moment he learned about the security breach at the very top of the CIA. He would go in person, that very day, and he would not be deterred by Axlerod or Jarrett or anybody else. He would deliver this message in person. He would have to do so. If he didn’t, he could be fired or worse for gross dereliction of duty and other security-related charges.
It’s going to be interesting to ask Mueller when he told the president about the FBI’s investigation of the DCI.
Obviously, Obama has known about it for months.
This might be a lie so big that even the MSM won’t be able to cover it up.
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Something here stinks to high heaven!
Seems like the FBI failed in it’s duties to vet the incoming
CIA director. Petraeus affair reportedly ended in 2011 - before he accepted his CIA position.
“This might be a lie so big that even the MSM wont be able to cover it up.”
They already have. “It was about SEX, who cares???”
SEX could be the “hook” that pulls a few MSM reporters into covering Benghazi.
Petreaus has a lot to answer for, especially about his early take on the bogus Mohammed video excuse.
Let him take the 5th and damn himself to the hall of traitors forever.
Or let him tell the truth, in an attempt to redeem his honor.
Either way, it’s history being made.
Or, he might go on a canoe trip or picnic in Fort Marcy Park.
The stakes don’t get much bigger. Eternal Disgrace. John Dean Cubed. Murdered to shut his mouth forever.
Not to mention, when Mueller is asked under oath when he told Obama about the FBI investigating the DCI.
It doesn’t get bigger than this. The MSM will wind up covering it, for sure. (I hope.)
I heard Friday, “Banghazi? Who cares? It’s a non-story. The real story is that the Demeocrats won and re-elected Obama. Nobody cared before the election and no one cares now. Let the extreme right-wing segment of the Republican party continue this ridiculous investigation instead of helping those in need. It’s going nowhere.”
Did Israel Honey Trap David Petraeus?
November 9th, 2012 | Author: Patriot
With the breaking news on General Petraeus (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/cia-chief-petraeus-resigns-reportedly-over-affair-201305343politics.html) you might be interested in taking a look at the Mondoweiss.net link (at the following New Statesman article) which broke the story about email exchanges with David Petraeus which US mainstream media ignored as well (as also mentioned on Press TV via http://tinyurl.com/proisraelbiasedmedia & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8).
“And those on this forum who think that someone who agreed to put his life on the line for 30+ years and who agreed to go where he has to go 24/7 at the beck and call of the nation for 30+years (flag officers are probably paid on an hourly basis less than your car mechanic) agreed to be a monk just are plain out of their skull.”
He also implicitly agreed to adhere to the UCMJ during those 30+ years or face the consequences.
The day after Benghazi, instead of looking for the terrorists, the administration immediately began investigations of Americans who might not be completely loyal to them. Something about one of his emails referring to “under the desk” (something illegal) triggered the investigation, only to find it was sex under the desk. Yeah right.
I expect that kind of behavior from a run of the mill spook. Not from the head of the CIA. And certainly not from a president.
So the guy who married the West Point Superintendent’s daughter he met while attending West Point, hooks up with a potential whoring gold digger, collecting infor for a biography? He marries the bosses daughter, so to speak. Then he shacks up with a young honey, who is ever so interested in his life.
I’m sorry, he’s a cheater. get divorced if you want to have sex with someone else, but don’t cheat!
WHO in the FBI was allowed to investigate the CIA DIRECTOR?????
GOOD RIDDANCE you RUINER of the military by wanting OENLY GAY SOLDIERS!!!
There are some things you just have to figure out for yourself.
As fas as Petraeus goes,I had my doubts about him when, after Hillary insulted him[in my opinion]on the Senate floor, he joined the obama administration. Honest individuals do not unite with crooks.
Richard Nixon must be spinning at the fawning kid-gloves MSM treatment Obama is getting for a scandal a million times worse than Watergate.
Between getting 4 people killed in Bengazi and Fast & Furious killing hundreds of people including a federal gent, yes, Nixon is thinking he got a raw deal and should have stayed.
Proof Democrats are corrupt and the only way to defeat them is to fight them, not hug them as the RINOs do.
Four Americans were killed in Benghazi, but that is the tip of the proverbial iceberg, if Team Obama was “walking” shoulder-fired heat-seeking missiles to Al Qaeda.
Which part of the UCMJ did he violate?
So every serving military officer, and all officer appointments are senate confirmed, should quit?
Punitive Articles of the UCMJ
Article 134 Adultery
This has ruined many careers.
There was an air force general on the Joint Chiefs of Staff - separated from his wife, and involved with another woman. He was charged with adultery and withdrawn from consideration for promotion.
Go read the specifications.