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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For the same reason Cantor reported it to the FBI.
It’s called oversight. Congressional Oversight.
The reason. Blackmail. If it wasn’t so important. Why did Betrayus resign
>>>If Canter is House majority leader, what the heck is John Boehner?
John Boehner is SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.
This whole thing is preposterous. Yes, he screwed up, but this was USED to ruin P at an opportune time.
They strain on a gnat and swallow a camel.
Dumb question... What is p4????
Petraeus has four stars => p4 (nickname)
Cantor never knew who the stalker was, or her “man”. All he knew was some harassment episode was going on and the FBI had the resources to figure out the email target.
You guys all think that Cantor has some intelligence collection capability and personally tracks the various stalkers around DC, and that just isn’t the case.
I just recently learned that p4 = Petraeus. It’s his nickname (Petraeus and 4 star [general]).
For what reason?
Issa should have been notified. Armed with this explosive information, he would have found a way to pressure releases of info on Benghazi by bargaining with administration officials through backchannels. And Boehner knew.
Perhaps Cantor thought it could have been a trap by the Chicago mob. They certainly would have no problem feeding false info to the GOP, and having it backfire big time. “How dare the GOP politicize national security, with pre-election smears against a war hero?”
Regardless, time for a real Speaker and Majority Leader. Ryan, Issa, Gohmert, anyone but these two mollusks.
Now I hate Repubs as much as Dems. I am now an Independent.
Cantor knew of the allegation from a whistle blower
Not really directed at Rockingham...just using your post to ask a question.
Why is the person called a whistle blower and not an FBI leaker? IIRC....the ‘wb’ was also an FBI employee. Why isn’t that person slapped down for leaking?
IMO...a whistle blower is someone who testifies about their ‘own’ company...not about someone in another business. It’s not just semantics to me. I don’t like all this leaking from any one. It seems very politically motivated...
But then, I’m a suspicious sort.
I have no particular use for Cantor but what he did is what a member of Congress should have done in a case involving classified information. What would you have him do, call the National Enquirer?
Petraeus was doomed from the moment he fooled around but Cantor should have demanded answers the moment he found out,
But i have to admit i was not on free republic then but i did listen to the radio every day.
Some people try to make a security issue out of it but don,t you think it is a little too late for that?
It is too late to worry about a communist invasion because they have already conquered America.