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Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October (I give up!)
cnn ^ | 11/11/2012 | staff

Posted on 11/11/2012 11:22:45 AM PST by tobyhill

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To: Andrei Bulba

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
Over it?


41 posted on 11/11/2012 12:06:14 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Rudder

>>>If Canter is House majority leader, what the heck is John Boehner?

John Boehner is SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.


42 posted on 11/11/2012 12:07:35 PM PST by GoodDay
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To: pepsionice
Cantor felt it important enough to turn it over to the FBI so why didn't he call Petraeus behind closed doors and demand answers for himself?
43 posted on 11/11/2012 12:08:16 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: virgil
Cantor has every right to call his own investigation and it could have started on Nov 1 and had Petraeus’s resignation on the 2nd.
44 posted on 11/11/2012 12:12:24 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: Andrei Bulba

This whole thing is preposterous. Yes, he screwed up, but this was USED to ruin P at an opportune time.


You got that right, it reminds me of the thing that Jesus told the religious leaders.

They strain on a gnat and swallow a camel.


45 posted on 11/11/2012 12:14:15 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Dumb question... What is p4????
Thanks!


46 posted on 11/11/2012 12:16:13 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: ravenwolf
Petraeus was doomed from the moment he fooled around but Cantor should have demanded answers the moment he found out, not a week later, after the election.
If Cantor found out on Oct. 31 then he could have got all the info he needed to demand the resignation. It could have been done without disclosing classified info.
47 posted on 11/11/2012 12:25:51 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: MarineMom613
Dumb question... What is p4???? Thanks!

Petraeus has four stars => p4 (nickname)

48 posted on 11/11/2012 12:26:33 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: tobyhill

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.


49 posted on 11/11/2012 12:26:41 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: MarineMom613

I just recently learned that p4 = Petraeus. It’s his nickname (Petraeus and 4 star [general]).


50 posted on 11/11/2012 12:28:08 PM PST by didi
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To: pepsionice
All he had to do is ask Petraeus one on one behind closed doors. Petraeus would have known the jig was up and would have gave his resignation that afternoon.
It was delayed for one reason, to not create waves until after the election.
51 posted on 11/11/2012 12:33:30 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
(I give up!)

For what reason?

52 posted on 11/11/2012 12:40:33 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
Just frustration. We never get the information until it’s too late or when we do get it at the last moment, our Reps just kind of walk with it.
53 posted on 11/11/2012 12:47:49 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

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.


54 posted on 11/11/2012 12:49:09 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: rfp1234
That's why they should have called Petraeus and asked him if what they heard was true and then after he fesses up, demand his resignation right then and there.
55 posted on 11/11/2012 12:52:03 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Now I hate Repubs as much as Dems. I am now an Independent.


56 posted on 11/11/2012 12:52:30 PM PST by Hattie
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To: Rockingham

Cantor knew of the allegation from a whistle blower
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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.


57 posted on 11/11/2012 12:52:30 PM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: tobyhill

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?


58 posted on 11/11/2012 12:54:18 PM PST by bigbob
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To: tobyhill

Petraeus was doomed from the moment he fooled around but Cantor should have demanded answers the moment he found out,


What strikes me as stupid is the fact they are treating this like a national emergency, but when Clinton did much worse it was taken with a grain of salt.

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.


59 posted on 11/11/2012 12:55:54 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: bigbob
No, I don’t expect him to disclose classified information but why didn’t he just call Petraeus and ask?
I believe Patraeus is a man of honor and would have resigned immediately knowing the jig is up.
60 posted on 11/11/2012 12:58:52 PM PST by tobyhill
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