Skip to comments.REPORT: DOJ KNEW OF BROADWELL INVESTIGATION FOR MONTHS
Posted on 11/11/2012 2:25:37 PM PST by tobyhill
As new information emerges regarding Fridays resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, not only does the story begin to crystallize, but so does the timeline of the FBI investigation that sparked it. In light of the news that officials in the Department of Justice apparently knew about the investigation for months, it now appears that they may have prolonged the release of information to appropriate parties, including to the director of national intelligence.
Details surfaced late Friday that the woman with whom Petraeus engaged in an affair was in fact his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Ultimately, it was the harassing emails Broadwell sent to another woman connected to Petraeus, and whom sources say Broadwell perceived as some sort of rival, that prompted the FBI to initiate its investigation this spring. There has not been any evidence to suggest that the relationship between Petraeus and the other unidentified woman was romantic in nature.
Investigators initially thought the CIA Directors personal Gmail account had been hacked and pursued the matter as a potential cybercrime. Instead, they discovered the affair through the course of examining emails between Broadwell and Petraeus, some of which were sexual in nature.
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Liberals won’t care and say that it was not a political matter.
That means the President knew for months about the affair. Obama was blackmailing Petraeus. Blackmail is a crime. “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”.
How about refocusing to Benghazi and Fast and Furious. This is probably important; but definitely a distraction. How many of these are we going to have to go through to learn “Stay Focused”?
Kind of sad the DCI didn’t realize a honey trap for what it was.
DOJ knew about it for months, and kept it close the vest until it was politically expedient not to.
Okay, that sounds about right.
None of this makes sense.
First, can anyone recall that the FBI really cares about threats in emails? Seriously, those are usually in the same category as stock pumping emails, zombie’d computers, phish scams, etc — none of which usually is the target of FBI interest.
Second — anyone who has spent time in DC knows that affairs among the high and mighty aren’t that uncommon. Heck, Ike had an affair going while he was running the entire European theater in WW2. The sex itself is of little interest beyond gossip.
So there is probably more going on here, probably a lot more. And nothing I’ve read today has shed much light on the matter.
I suspect that also. They key thing is whether there is any discoverable evidence left since they have had months to get rid of it.
There should be an investigation of a the investigation.
It’s all connected and soon will come to light.
“that prompted the FBI to initiate its investigation this spring.”
That’s the first I’ve seen anyone mention that the investigation began in the Spring.
“That means the President knew for months about the affair.”
I agree. It’s hard to picture Holder keeping such explosive information away from Obama since at any moment it could have been leaked and he’d have been left holding the bag. Better to let the chief know so he can control/decide how matters should proceed in terms of a) ramifications to Petraeus; b) whether/when to inform the public. Especially in light of all the flack he got over Fast and Furious, his CYA incentive would have been to pass this hot potato to POTUS ASAP.
Hussein needed the dirt on Petraeus cuz there were big-time rumors he’d emerge as Mitt’s VP nominee. If that had played out you can be SURE it would have been sprung on the electorate ONE WEEK before the election, right?
But Mitt didn’t make that choice, so they laid that card aside, and then lo and behold the Bengazi chit sandwich was served up nice and steamy:
They needed a fall guy, right? So in addition to the BS about the naaaasty YouTube video they were going to blame it on the CIA who is soooooo incompetant, right?
Why would they take on the freaking CIA of all entities? Reckless, huh? NOPE..! They had P4 all compromised in this honeytrap.
So OF COURSE Hussein knew for months..! What else do we not know?
I guess we KNOW Ryan is clean as a whistle cuz we heard nothing on him and you know Hussein sent out EVERY flying monkey in the kingdom, right?
For interesting reading check out the tactics Hussein used in Chicago when he first started out.
HE HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS.
I do hope and pray that you are correct. However, these days, sadly...I have become so skeptical of anything this bunch of “people” (being a Christian woman, I can’t say what I really would like to say right now) say or do. Plus, the “taker” majority of sheeple won’t care, either. Honesty, integrity, character, hard work, etc., have all flown out the window with this new cast of characters. The world has certainly turned upside down.
That is precisely the point. I'm not condoning Petraeus' behavior it was wrong, but worse, he has given the administration a huge gift. The DOJ sat on this for months because that is the way the White House wanted it. Now at a time deemed convenient they have a fall guy. And they get to make this all about sex and their media lapdogs will go along with it, pretending that they are covering Benghazi while ignoring the real story.
The focus on sex is intentional mis-direction. And the masses, with their tabloid appetites whetted will eat it up.
Enter ... Joe Biden.
Enter ... Joe Biden.
That stinkin' Holder again .... the guy is corrupt to the core - when he leaves, I'm sure Obama will fill the post with someone equally as bad although Holder might be hard to beat on that score.
Exactly. The Chicago thugs held this close and used this info as leverage
over Betrayus. What else could explain Betrayus either creating the video
lies story or spouting them or both.
I fear you are correct. We’ll see photos of ALL women concerned 1,000 timess. Presstitute believe that their customers are idiots who only understand BOOBS willl combine with the presstitute need to protect their Messiah and we won’t hear the core focus of Bengazi:
1. Deliberately abandoning US troops in combat attempting a rescue
2. Tens of THOUSANDS of MANPADS missiles, most of which are probably now in the hands of our worst enemies
3. Al Qaeda
They want to give the impression of covering the story while avoiding all the consequences of not really questioning the establishment.
It’s time to water-board Holder. That’s not torture, it may save his life since he is probably at the top of the list to be either “Ron Browned” or “Vince Fostered.” He knows all the dirt including where to find Soetoro’s birth certificate.
Sometimes it seems as if there is "we the people" in one corner and "them the insiders" in the other corner.
This was clearly a Hussein/Chicago tactic. But it backfired so now I’m wondering if Petraeus (whom I have never liked, but who actually may have a shred of patriotism) forced the issue.
On another thread, it was pointed out that the real reason for the Benghazi attack, according to Petraeus’ sweetie, was because the CIA had a “secret prison” where they were holding two important Libyan AQ members. Some posters have said they were holding four.
In any case, it appears that even after killing the ambassador and parading his body around, AQ hadn’t managed to find and extract their people. But, if you recall the early accounts, the US forces had caught three or four high value targets...and were then ordered by Obama to turn them over to “Libyan security” and who have since disappeared.
So the only thing that would explain the Petraeus situation is that Obama was and is now desperately trying to cover up his actions and his loyalties, including by sabotaging Petraeus. The good general appears, like Clinton, to have had a long and dishonorable career in the sack, attractive only to careerist women who find power to be the ultimate aphrodisiac. Looking at Petraeus, there sure wasn’t anything else there, and since you were going to be only one of many girlfriends, I don’t think you could have believed you were the one and only striking his “soul.”
I think these two broads are going to be just the beginning of the revelations...but the important point is that I’m sure that the FBI, the CIA and practically your grandmother has known about all this for a long time, and it is being released now to keep Petraeus from testifying.
I think Petraeus, PC to the end, would have fallen on his sword for Obama, but I think Obama’s story is so flimsy that even hara kiri wouldn’t have helped.
Just imagine - had Petraeus not actually resigned, most might never have known about the situation at all.
Holder has known for MONTHS. Ditto the Marxist.
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Can anyone tell me why the FBI would be investigating a 4 Star General who was waging war in a foreign Country?
Wouldn't the CIA been doing that if any investigation or monitoring was needed?
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The reports I’d seen had referred to the investigation starting a “few months” ago or “several months” ago.....6 or 7 months is more than several or a few.
So, what we have at the very least, is the head of the DOJ, the head of the FBI and the president all knowing that the head of the CIA has been having an extra-marital affair and no one has done anything about it.
At the very least, it was no big deal to any of them, because they should have asked for his resignation months ago.
That’s incompetence or dereliction or worse.
It’s another cover-up in this administration.
The problem I have is that the head of the CIA was having an affair which could compromise national security. We have Top Secret Background checks for a reason.
why would I not be surprised if his personal gmail acct was “firstname.lastname@example.org” and his password was his birthday or something.
you’d think the guys at the CIA would be a little more careful. No wonder we have no idea what’s going on anywhere
Yes, I agree
I’d be interested to know when these so-called “affairs” fell into the timeline with his battle with prostate cancer.
Nov. 11, 2012
The Florida woman who received harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, spurring an FBI probe that ultimately uncovered the Gen. David Petraeus’ extramarital affair with his biographer and led to his resignation as director of the CIA, has been identified as Jill Kelley, a local concerned citizen who volunteers to help the military.
“We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years. We respect his and his family’s privacy and want the same for us and our three children,” Kelley said in a statement.
A close friend of Petraeus said Kelley and her husband, who are both civilians but supporters of the military community, befriended the Petraeus’ when the general was stationed in Florida.
January 31, 2010
Petraeus, who runs the U.S. Central Command from MacDill Air Force Base, and his wife, Holly, watched from the comfort of a big tent on Bayshore Boulevard. They were guests of surgeon Scott Kelley and his wife, Jill.
Scott T. Kelley, MD
Dr. Kelley is a surgical oncologist. He is trained in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies of all kinds, including esophagus, pancreatic, stomach, colon and rectal, hepatobiliary, retroperitoneal sarcomas and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
He received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York. He performed his internship and residency in General Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he also completed research fellowships in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology. Dr. Kelley then completed an additional surgical oncology fellowship at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.
Dr. Kelley served as Section Head of Esophageal and Gastric Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery. He is only one of a handful of surgeons in the world who performs minimally invasive esophageal resection, pioneering and refining what is referred to as the Kelley Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy.
Dr. Kelley is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
He is affiliated with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa and Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Tue October 6, 2009
(CNN) Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East, has been treated for early stage prostate cancer and says recent screening tests have delivered very positive news.
Gen. David Petraeus was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February.
Gen. David Petraeus was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February.
He was diagnosed in February, his office said, and underwent two months of radiation treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
My cancer was caught very early, Petraeus, 56, said in remarks released by his office. Ive had two PSA tests since completing treatment five months ago, and theyve both been very positive. Surgery to remove the prostate was not an option due to plates/screws that were used to repair my pelvis after it was fractured in a parachuting accident.
On April 23, 2008, Secretary of Defense Gates announced that President Bush was nominating General Petraeus to command U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
I know it’’s connected; but how is it constructed the way the Left wants it?
If this was the case, don't you think this makes it smell all the more like a setup? Especially since Petraeus was originally chosen by Bush to lead the war in Afghanistan.
“...... But,if you recall the early accounts,the US forces had caught three or four high value targets...and were then ordered by Obama to turn them over to Libyan security and who have since disappeared.........”
This is part of “aiding and abetting enemies”.
Treason on 0’s part.
I was disconcerted before I was disillusioned. I am still mystified. I pray always that this Great Nation will find it’s footing again.
Yep. All three are important, but they are all just part of the bigger story. Why has Obama been setting the Middle East on fire? How does George Soros play into this?
If Petraeus has any honor at all he will get his saggy wrinkled arse up to Capitol Hill and spill his guts.
Funny how these rats know everything we do but they never knew about FAst and Furious or BenGahzi... yeah, right.
Soros’ son mentioned it, like father like whore: don’t build hospitals during a crisis, try to solve the crisis with “peace talks”.
In other words build a Soros society of corruption and governance, screwing every one around with empty words.
They’re capable, just on the wrong side. They have accelerated the caliphate quite efficiently.
People do not seem to realize that both petraeus and his so-called ‘mistress’ were/are BOTH arabists, sympathetic to muslims and very much anti-Israel. Hand and glove with this admin...and state.
Notice in these reports how uniformly they’ll belabor the expression, “just HAPPENED to RUN ACROSS...” They really smack it in your face, and it’s a lie. They want to do several things:
1. they want to give the impression that they learned of the affair very recently
2. they want you to believe they didn’t expect to find what they did
3. theythey want to banish any notion that they were dispatched on this surgical info strike from higher ups —waaaay higher-ups
All exercises of this type have the goal of pushing treachery away from Hussein and making him seem less politically ambitious.
This is so insane it’s hard to say where to begin. I think if someone had tried to pitch a novel with this plot, it would have been rejected as too improbable.
Paging Mr. Clancy, paging Mr. Tom Clancy...