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FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus
Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2012 | EVAN PEREZ, DEVLIN BARRETT, and SIOBHAN GORMAN

Posted on 11/11/2012 7:29:39 AM PST by billorites

A complaint about potentially harassing emails sent by a woman romantically linked to Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus to a second woman sparked the security investigation that led Mr. Petraeus to suddenly resign on Friday, according to people familiar with the investigation.

U.S. officials familiar with the probe said the Federal Bureau of Investigation began its investigation following a complaint from a woman in Florida about Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus's biographer and the woman identified by officials familiar with the probe as having had an extramarital affair with him.

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Relationship Began Through Running

The woman's complaint alleged Ms. Broadwell was sending harassing emails to her about the nature of the relationship between Mr. Petraeus and the Florida woman.

Investigators began looking into Ms. Broadwell, a West Point graduate who wrote a biography of Mr. Petraeus, and over a period of months examined emails that initially suggested Mr. Petraeus's private Gmail account had been breached, these people said.

The revelations Saturday raised the possibility of a more complex situation surrounding Mr. Petraeus. While the specific contents of the emails couldn't be learned, people familiar with the investigations said they suggested Ms. Broadwell suspected the other woman was in a relationship with Mr. Petraeus. There is no evidence that Ms. Broadwell's suspicions were true.

Ms. Broadwell couldn't be reached for comment.

he FBI and prosecutors in Florida and North Carolina began investigating the possibility of email hacking, because at least some of the emails sent by Ms. Broadwell to the other woman included contents of messages that appeared to come from Mr. Petraeus's own account, these people said. The Justice Department and high-level officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder, were aware of the investigation for months,

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1 posted on 11/11/2012 7:29:44 AM PST by billorites
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To: billorites
Ms. Broadwell couldn't be reached for comment.

I'm so shocked.

2 posted on 11/11/2012 7:31:49 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: billorites

can’t “read more” on wsj link


3 posted on 11/11/2012 7:34:15 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: billorites

I can only imagine what Holly Petraeus is going through ....


4 posted on 11/11/2012 7:34:34 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: billorites

The other woman may be a journalist. When this first broke on Friday, the name of another woman who is a reporter surfaced on a media insider’s tweet which has since disappeared. This could be another example of a media coverup.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 7:34:55 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: billorites

“FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus”

That’s an interesting way to title the srory.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 7:35:12 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: billorites; MestaMachine; Ann Archy

So, when did FBI Director Mueller inform President Obama that the FBI was investigating the DCI?

Anybody who believes that Obama was not informed of this many months ago is a complete moron, or a damned liar.

Mueller would go in person to the WH the day he learned of the DCI email flap. He would have to. If he kept this from the president, he could be fired in disgrace for gross dereliction of duty.

So let’s look forward to Mueller being asked UNDER OATH about when he told Obama, and put the big lie to Obama claiming he only found out after the election.

(Anybody who believes that, I’ve got a really fantastic bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you very cheaply.)


7 posted on 11/11/2012 7:36:11 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: billorites
I have it! We've heard all this "a woman romantically linked to Petraeus and possibility of blackmail" stuff before.. I know what's going on. Re-elected, more flexibility and now it is purge time!

The purge was motivated by the desire on the part of the leadership to remove dissenters from the Party and what is often considered to have been a desire to consolidate the authority of Joseph Stalin Barack Obama. Additional campaigns of repression were carried out are planned against national minorities and social groups which were are being accused of acting against the Soviet state and the politics of the Communist Democratic Party.

Most public attention was will be focused on the purge of the leadership of the Communist Democratic Party, as well as of government bureaucrats and leaders of the armed forces, most some of whom were are Party members. The campaigns also affected targets many other categories of the society: intelligentsia, peasants and especially those branded as "too rich for a peasant" (kulaks One-percenters), and professionals.

There by golly in nut shell.. wot? Plagiarized? I did not copy that from wiki.. d'oh! I forgot to remove the text I replaced.

9 posted on 11/11/2012 7:36:56 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: V_TWIN

Headline writing is a fine art.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 7:38:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: V_TWIN

Love that title heading...


11 posted on 11/11/2012 7:39:03 AM PST by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: billorites
This entire matter just keeps getting murkier.

And when you consider how many Generals and Admiral(s) have been given the boot recently, one wonders if something else is afoot.

12 posted on 11/11/2012 7:40:16 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: billorites
FBI Probed Woman

Fluke?

13 posted on 11/11/2012 7:41:01 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: billorites

The FBI is so good, those two didn’t even notice....


14 posted on 11/11/2012 7:43:51 AM PST by mikrofon (Undercover Agents)
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To: billorites

private Gmail account ???????


15 posted on 11/11/2012 7:46:02 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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16 posted on 11/11/2012 7:50:46 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Travis McGee; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
"So, when did FBI Director Mueller inform President Obama that the FBI was investigating the DCI?"

I'm not even sure Mueller knows he is still the FBI Director. He has all but disappeared...so much so he can't even see his own relection in a mirror.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

17 posted on 11/11/2012 7:54:12 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: MissMagnolia
I can only imagine what Holly Petraeus is going through ....

Her pal, Elizabeth Warren won, so I doubt she's feeling too bad.

18 posted on 11/11/2012 7:56:18 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: UB355

Oh My Lord!!! gmail? You have GOT to be kidding me!


19 posted on 11/11/2012 7:56:58 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: billorites
Mr. Petraeus's private Gmail account

The NSA reads every GMAIL account. There was never a private Gmail account.

20 posted on 11/11/2012 7:57:45 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Travis McGee
"(Anybody who believes that, I’ve got a really fantastic bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell you very cheaply.)

Yeah, right. I bet it's got hidden damage from the storm and you're trying to unload it cheap.

21 posted on 11/11/2012 7:58:41 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: MissMagnolia
If it helps her messiah Obama, she is doing cartwheels down the street. Holly Petraeus is a moonbat’s moonbat, a disciple of Granny Warren. Take a look at her, she hung up her spikes in the boudoir years ago. She's wondering what the promotion and pay raise the regime has in offering for her.
22 posted on 11/11/2012 8:01:25 AM PST by gusty
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To: billorites

I was thinking there may be a movie out soon. Considering the events, it may turn into a weekly Showtime Mini-series.

It’s proven out again, truth is truly stranger than fiction and only the surface has been scratched.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 8:01:40 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MissMagnolia
I can only imagine what Holly Petraeus is going through ....

Possibly nothing.

This is the CIA we're talking about here. Nothing is as it seems.

In fact, if the affair began before Petraeus' appointment as DCI, its existence would have come out in the vetting process (unless Petraeus lied about it and the CIA was sloppy in doing its homework).

And it seems even stranger that the affair would have begun after the appointment considering the delicate nature of the job (she could very easily have been in the employ of the KGB or Mossad or the Chinese MSS).

This entire case is fishy.

24 posted on 11/11/2012 8:02:47 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: dfwgator

Well, at least she’s got one shoulder to cry on.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 8:04:03 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: UB355
"private Gmail account ???????"

fourstar.peaches@gmail.com

26 posted on 11/11/2012 8:10:46 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: yldstrk

Always Google the title for the article.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324894104578111471926161846.html


27 posted on 11/11/2012 8:18:57 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: billorites

Let me give you the dirty little secret about Petraeus. He runs five miles a day. He’s sixty years old. He’s run a lot of miles. What do you think his body fat is? Pretty low, I’d guess. What is your brain made of? Petraeus rose to the top of an organization (The Army) that glorifies and rewards long distance runners and people with low body fat. The Army wants loyal Officers, not smart Officers. What would the university professors look like if they all had to be able to run five miles in under 35 minutes and have 5% body fat? Those generals aren’t as smart as you’d hope they would be.


28 posted on 11/11/2012 8:22:56 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: billorites

“FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus”

I wonder if she liked it?


29 posted on 11/11/2012 8:23:43 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: billorites

“FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus”

OUCH!


30 posted on 11/11/2012 8:24:24 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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“FBI Probed Woman

The entire FBI? God, what a slut!

31 posted on 11/11/2012 8:24:54 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: V_TWIN

A similar malapropism was cited by John Derbyshire in his latest Radio Derb podcast - quoting a news account of the fact that an openly homosexual Wisconsin state legislator (Marc Pocan) had won the U.S. House position left by successful Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin. The report stated that Pocan had “taken Tammy Baldwin’s open seat.”


32 posted on 11/11/2012 8:29:43 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: billorites

Could Petraeus be blackmailed by Obama? Of course he could be. Petraeus had an affair while he was still in the Army. He has seen generals brought out of retirement to be punished for offenses they committed on Active Duty. Adultery is still a punishable offense in the Army. You don’t see it punished much because society doesn’t despise it too much. A lot of those admirals and generals who get canned because their boss has “lost faith in his judgement and leadership” are getting canned for affairs. Now, normally a general who has an affair is just allowed to quietly retire, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you look up THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE, it will show you the offense and maximum punishment. I’m sure it’s greater than being allowed to be retired. And what happens when the President says he wants the maximum punishment for this Officer. It could be pretty bad. Plus, Petraeus is a legend in his own mind. He would do most anything to protect his reputation. Obama had him by the short hairs.


33 posted on 11/11/2012 8:34:46 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Iron Munro
“FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus”

Yeah, well Petraeus probed her first, and they were no doubt linked at some point.

34 posted on 11/11/2012 8:35:20 AM PST by MCH
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To: blueunicorn6

It’s the Red Army 1938, only without the one-way ticket to The Lubyanka.


35 posted on 11/11/2012 8:36:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Iron Munro
"FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus"

The long arm of the law.

36 posted on 11/11/2012 8:37:26 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: blueunicorn6

I would say this...having spent twenty-two years in the Air Force...in the era when fitness wasn’t important and in the era when your career depended on fitness. The low-body fat folks weren’t exactly looking at a problem in the same way that others would. These folks ran for hours, then would come back to the office in an exhausted state but act like they were fully functional in the mental sense.

If you wanted the very best mentally out of one of these people...you did it in the early morning hours before their workout.


37 posted on 11/11/2012 8:38:41 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: billorites

The only real problem is that Petraeus should have kept his own ‘probe’ in his pants.


38 posted on 11/11/2012 8:44:38 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: UB355

“private Gmail account ???????”

WTF?!


39 posted on 11/11/2012 8:50:49 AM PST by maggief
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“private Gmail account ?”

Good point! I was having email discussions with a friend in New Joisey last week, about what type of generator he should buy for his home. Next thing you know, everytime I open a newspaper site, there are ads for generators. Before that, it was guitar-related ads. “private Gmail account ?” Yeah,,,, riiiiiight!


40 posted on 11/11/2012 8:53:17 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: MestaMachine

Ditto. When was the last time we heard a peep out of him?

btw, thank you for adding me to your ping list. Much appreciated.


41 posted on 11/11/2012 8:54:41 AM PST by bonfire
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To: V_TWIN

“FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus”

Hey! If everybody is “probing” her, where do I get in line?


42 posted on 11/11/2012 8:54:41 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: MissMagnolia

Read somewhere that the Florida woman was one of a small circle aware of what was going on with Petraeus and Broadwell and was being shut up by Broadwell, via email.

As for Holly? Her appearance indicates something funny there— trying to look as unattractive as possible, twice as old. Few women let it go this severely. Embarrassing actually.


43 posted on 11/11/2012 8:56:26 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: ropin71

Petraeus had been probing her BEFORE the FBI came along and starting probing.


44 posted on 11/11/2012 8:56:40 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: billorites

Looks like Petraeus may be a serial affair kinda guy?


45 posted on 11/11/2012 9:03:17 AM PST by zeaal
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To: billorites
The FBI probed her? Surely, there's an editor out there who has a bit of decency.
46 posted on 11/11/2012 9:13:02 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: billorites

This story is as believable as a video started the embassy attack in Benghazi.


47 posted on 11/11/2012 9:13:15 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (If you repeat a lie enough--it is not true--it is just propaganda.)
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FBI Probed Woman Linked to Probed By Woman Probed By Petraeus

There, better.

48 posted on 11/11/2012 9:15:57 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Travis McGee
Just read on DRUDGE that Hillary said she won't testify....scheduling conflict, doncha know!!!

Mueller, Clinton, Panetta, Donilon ALL need to be subpoeaned....NOW!!!

49 posted on 11/11/2012 9:21:56 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RitaOK

Next we will hear she has some horrible, life threatening illness.


50 posted on 11/11/2012 9:23:55 AM PST by bonfire
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