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Timeline Shows F.B.I. Discovered Affair in Summer
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Posted on 11/11/2012 7:39:50 PM PST by Arthurio

November 11, 2012

Timeline Shows F.B.I. Discovered Affair in Summer

By SCOTT SHANE and CHARLIE SAVAGE

WASHINGTON — High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday.

But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did not appear to be justified, the officials said.

The new accounts of the events that led to Mr. Petraeus’s sudden resignation on Friday shed light on the competing pressures facing F.B.I. agents who recognized the high stakes of any investigation involving the C.I.A. director but who were wary of exposing a private affair with no criminal or security implications. For the first time Sunday, the woman whose report of harassing e-mails led to the exposure of the affair was identified as Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Fla.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; navyseals; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi

1 posted on 11/11/2012 7:39:53 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

First rule: Never let a good crisis go to waste.
Second rule: Don’t use it until you really need it.

The noise about the affair is just a distraction..


2 posted on 11/11/2012 7:42:43 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Arthurio; MestaMachine

The new mystery now is why and who floated Petraeus name as a running mate - was it a sick joke?


3 posted on 11/11/2012 7:45:13 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Arthurio

NYT = BS

COVER-UP TILL AFTER ELECTION.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 7:45:31 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: newheart
The noise about the affair is just a distraction.."""""....

Yes it is. My eye is still on the Coward in Chief.

5 posted on 11/11/2012 7:52:15 PM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie
CUT THROUGH THE CRAP


6 posted on 11/11/2012 7:52:56 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: timestax

Very good. when ill this nightmare end, never. it never will.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 7:58:03 PM PST by annieokie
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To: All


8 posted on 11/11/2012 7:58:28 PM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: Arthurio

“But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did not appear to be justified, the officials said.”

BS! Once the Feds learned Petraeus was involved then they had to notify the White House.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 8:00:17 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: Arthurio

When did Petraeus know the jig was up. That he didn’t immediately resign would be disturbing. The FBI keeping the information from the target is even more disturbing. Were the FBI trying to have Petraeus as a puppet?


10 posted on 11/11/2012 8:02:49 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: Arthurio

A case of this magnitude whould never have moved forward without the approval of DOJ - and since it was CIA they would have gotten the WH involved. No one at FBI wants to lose their job.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 8:21:43 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Arthurio
A close friend of the Petraeus family said Sunday that the intimate relationship between Mr. Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, began after he retired from the military last year and about two months after he started as C.I.A. director. It ended about four months ago, said the friend, who did not want to be identified while discussing personal matters. In a letter to the C.I.A. work force on Friday, Mr. Petraeus acknowledged having the affair. Ms. Broadwell has not responded to repeated requests for comment.

Well this is a breaking news flash. Everything I have read up to this says Paula was embedded with the general in Afghanistan.

12 posted on 11/11/2012 8:27:08 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

She was embedded, alright...


13 posted on 11/11/2012 8:37:09 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Just mythoughts
Maybe the deal was, General, say what we want you to say about this stupid video or else we will do to you what we are doing to that other general caught messing around... play nice and we'll let you retire quietly.

Then news gets out in spite of the deal through Kelley, so it's play nice and we'll let you quietly resign.

No matter what, the investigation of Petreaus had to begin earlier than they admit because all the top dog lib donors were involved in the get Petreaus effort back during the surge. The libs have files on everybody.

16 posted on 11/11/2012 9:09:51 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Just mythoughts

Not to mention this admin has Pootie Poot’s help on data collection.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 9:11:00 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
Maybe the deal was, General, say what we want you to say about this stupid video or else we will do to you what we are doing to that other general caught messing around... play nice and we'll let you retire quietly. Then news gets out in spite of the deal through Kelley, so it's play nice and we'll let you quietly resign. No matter what, the investigation of Petreaus had to begin earlier than they admit because all the top dog lib donors were involved in the get Petreaus effort back during the surge. The libs have files on everybody.

There has to be more than one 'leaker' working this story. Reports are surfacing all over the place with official 'unofficial' mouths squawking about General Pet's love life. Strange isn't it that this same bunch hardly knows where Benghazi is? Let alone willing to answer why the CIC refused to send 'help', and attempted to use some fake video as the cause of 4 Americans getting murdered.

Imagine what we might learn in a couple of days if Obama were to resign tomorrow.

18 posted on 11/11/2012 9:25:40 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: newheart

Q. How is it that the FBI has the time to investigate Mr. Petraeus extramartial affair but can’t look into Mr. Obamas forged birth certificate and phony ss card?

It appears that ideas are one thing and what happens is another.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 9:45:03 PM PST by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: Perdogg; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ...
Drudge Is Floating David Petraeus As A Possible Mitt Romney VP Pick
Aug. 7, 2012, 11:00 AM

At the top of his website where millions of eyes will undoubtedly see, Matt Drudge is floating David Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, as a possible vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney.

Drudge is polling his readers on Petraeus, who served nearly four decades in the U.S. Army before taking the helm at the CIA under President Barack Obama in September of 2011.

Drudge is crowdsourcing, in perhaps a similar fashion to what he did with Condoleezza Rice a few weeks ago.

Excerpt. More at link

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Benghazi Index

20 posted on 11/11/2012 10:48:10 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: fatasshick; maggief

According to Mag, if I understand correctly:
The other Hoochies identical twin sister is a lawyer for whistleblowers....How convenient. Hope the General kept emails, etc of materials from those who threatened to expose him.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 1:19:01 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

Here you go...

http://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliekhawam

Natalie Khawam, Esq., MBA, MS

Successfully Representing Whistleblowers

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Legal Services


22 posted on 11/12/2012 1:24:02 AM PST by maggief
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