Skip to comments.Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October (I give up!)
Posted on 11/11/2012 11:22:45 AM PST by tobyhill
House majority leader Eric Cantor talked to an FBI official in late October about former CIA Director David Petraeus' involvement in an affair, a spokesman for the congressman told CNN Sunday.
Doug Heye said Cantor had a conversation with the whistleblower about the affair and the national security concerns involved in the matter.
The New York Times reported Saturday that on October 31, Cantor's chief of staff phoned the FBI to inform the agency about the call between the congressman and the FBI official. The Times reported Cantor learned of the whistleblower through Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Washington.
A spokeswoman for Reichert told CNN Sunday that the Times article was accurate but that the congressman had no further comment on his involvement in the case.
Petraeus' affair came to light when an FBI investigation looked into a complaint that his biographer, Paula Broadwell, was sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to the retired four-star general, a U.S. official told CNN Saturday.
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time for some leadership in the house
Are you suggesting that Cantor should have gone public with the news? That would have been very unwise.
An affair, my God, call the police!
Why would Cantor remain mum? Maybe he knows and likes Petraeus. Maybe he thought it was classified info. Maybe he thought disclosure would hurt the GOP if the public associates Petraeus more closely with Bush than Obama. Maybe all of the above.
I don’t like Cantor, but this might be why Romney clammed up on Benghazi.
In otherwards, it added another unknown quantity.
It was classified
Typical crap, “classified” until after the election.
It’s more than an affair, he compromised national security.
Are you suggesting that because the scandal was classified, Cantor shouldn't have disclosed it?
White House said they didn’t know until the night of the election.
Really? Dianne Feinswine is all over then news saying the Senate Intelligence Committee didn’t know.
Almost every one of the people involved in gubamint have sworn oaths.. not many keep them, apparently.. and for varied reasons, some fathomable,, some.. mmmmm
Its absolutely amazing people are falling for this affair nonsense. The newspapers are actually writing stories about the discovery of this ridiculous affair as if it was some incredible crime uncovered.
These are the same newspapers that told you everyone lies about sex, it’s private, Bill Clinton is a hero, etc.
The risk of blackmail? Do you know that Bill Clinton told Monica that they were being taped and that the Israelis were going to blackmail him?? And no one cared.
Yeah the CIA is different. Do you honestly think no CIA directors, case officers, etc, have had affairs?
The affair wasn’t with a Red Chinese spy, it was with a West Point graduate war hero.
This whole thing is preposterous. Yes, he screwed up, but this was USED to ruin P at an opportune time.
Cantor should have referred this matter to the committees already having
Hearings on Benghazi . Betrayus and Broadboobs should have been put
Under oath behind closed doors and determined the truth.
That’s what should have been done. What Cantor did was pass the buck.
And I am sure Bonehead was aware, as well.
Bonehead and Cantor should be removed from their non- leadership posts.
If Canter is House majority leader, what the heck is John Boehner?
I don’t know. Richard Nixon kicked McGovern’s behind in 1972 even though there seemed to be some kind of a problem. The Republicans thought they won a great victory. What they got was shellacked in the 1974 and 1976 elections and the joy of hearing about “Nixon and Watergate” every time they talk to a Democrat. I’m glad Cantor didn’t raise a fuss in late October. Obama has been setting the Middle East on fire to make money for himself and his buddies. If the Democrat voters, like the college professors and government employees, wake up and realize that Obama is just a Democrat grifter who starts wars and gets people killed so he can profit off it, it will kill the Democrat party.
I’m suggesting it was classified which was very convenient for Obama. If released the Dems probably would have called it obstruction of justice or interference with an investigation.
It should have been released, no doubt. But thats why they didnt.