MM: just an FYI ping, not a Benghazi ping.
Mom: Nevertheless (post 24), you raise some important questions.
The article only has a single bombshell line hanging in the air:
“In addition, the threatening emails might not have come from biographer Paula Broadwell, as widely reported.”
But in the Fox TV report, Griffin said, “according to sources that we’ve talked to in BOTH families, it may not have been Paula Broadwell herself.”
Griffen continues: “This has been tainted as a fight between two women over Gen Petraeus, but it is not clear that that’s what it was at all.”
Griffen: “What we do have confirmation of is that people [people???] close to David Petraeus were potentially receiving threatening emails that may have been, in fact, an attempt to blackmail the Director of the CIA.”
Who sent those emails, & what was the nature of the threat.
Griffen: “There is one other point I think it is important to clarify. It is not clear that this is about an affair with Paula Broadwell at all.”
Griffen goes on to say that the affair was a open secret his closest friends and that the FBI likely would have known about it. She says, It is not clear why this is coming out right now.”
DUH! We suspected FBI & WH had to have known of affair long ago. KT McFarland confirms this. The FBI and WH knew EIGHTEEN MONTHS ago that Petraeus had an affair.
Notes on interview on Judge Jeanine last night with KT McFarland (national security commentator and personal friend of Petraeus)
She said 18 months ago Petraeus would have had an investigation and a polygraph (for CIA Director) from the FBI. The FBI and WH (because file would go to WH Personnel office) knew then about the affair.
She said in spring of 2011 when she was in Afghanistan there were “definitely rumors (about the affair) from a number of people.”
She also said that when senior official testifies before Congress, they submit their testimony to the WH. If they didn’t like what Petraeus was going to say....
She is certain that Petraeus would NOT lie under oath.
KT McFarland interview:
And back to your other point:
” And why in the HELL didnt the FBI notify ANYONE that the DCIA was under investigation and that someone was trying to blackmail him?”
This has now become another scandal having nothing to do with Petraeus’ affair, or, at least, only incidentally.
What a tangled mess. It seems to me that someone is now throwing so much stuff into the air to confuse the media with sex crap instead of the broader issues of blackmail and Benghazi. Media of course is glad to oblige.
Great post! Right on the money.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:36:45 PM · 69 of 69
MestaMachine to IN Farm Girl; no-to-illegals
Have been posting from the jump that this affair thing was the easiest way for petraeus to REMOVE HIMSELF from his position at cia because there is far worse he REALLY doesnt want exposed.
So he resigns with a little help from his friends. Someone who disagrees with me about petraeus said he was a soldiers soldier. No, A thousand times no. Allen West was a soldiers soldier. Petraeus was an ambitious brownnoser
Blackmailer: Paula Kelley, you tell your friend Petraeus to (fill in the blank with a demanded action or inaction) or I (we) will reveal his affair with Broadwell.
What threatened actions or inactions could the blackmailer be demanding from Petraeus?
Assuming that the blackmail has something to do with Benghazi, off the top of my head:
1. Resign immediately and shut up
2. Stick to the video demonstration story that we told you to tell during the first congressional briefing, only make it more convinceing this time!
3. Whatever you do don’t tell the truth about Barry’s involvement (failure to issue CBA) or that of his key underlings
“And why in the HELL didnt the FBI notify ANYONE that the DCIA was under investigation and that someone was trying to blackmail him?”
It was a so called “whistle blower” inside the FBI who told a friend who then told Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash about the investigation. He then went to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who reported it to the FBI.
This is how the cover-up began to unravel.
This administration has so many cover-ups going on, it’s just unbelievable!
The Obama Cover-up Administration
The timeline on all of this is being deliberately muddled to try to protect the WH. When the first story broke Friday, the reports said the affair was first discovered when Patraeus was stationed in Afghanistan. That means Spring 2011, 18 months ago like you say. Press stories in the NYT & WaPo yesterday tried to indicate all this happened in the last 2 weeks. Today, these same outlets are saying it was this spring or summer. The timeline keeps shifting because no one is buying the cover up.
Patraeus was appointed by 0zer0 to the CIA post in April 2011, and was confirmed Sep 2011. The early reports also said the affair continued until Patraeus took over the CIA. If these timelines are correct, that means the FBI had to have been investigating the affair real time, and probably while Patraeus was being vetted for the CIA, and certainly before he was confirmed, or soon thereafter.
So the story that the WH is saying about not knowing about this until Wednesday after the election is a complete lie. If the FBI knew about this 18 months ago, than FBI Director Mueller had to know, and probably AG Holder. You could also assume Nat. Sec. Director Donilon knew, and probably Leon Panetta, who was the former CIA chief. All these people would have to have told 0zer0 long before the election.
I am convinced that 0zer0 knew about this affair in real time and deliberately appointed a compromised Petraeus to allow him to be blackmailed in the future should they need to protect the WH. If the affair wasn’t a big deal 18 months ago, when Petraeus was appointed and confirmed, then why is the affair a big deal now when it actually ended many months ago? The answer has to be Benghazi is the deal that forced the WH to play this trump card. The timeline explains everything.
Whether Petraeus has any other damaging info on the WH, and whether he will divulge it is unknown. But this episode shows all you need to know about how the WH is run.