Skip to comments.Petraeus told within last six weeks of probe that found affair
Posted on 11/11/2012 8:21:26 PM PST by tobyhill
FBI investigators confronted then CIA Director David Petraeus within the last six weeks about his relationship with biographer Paula Broadwell, Fox News has learned -- a detail that comes as lawmakers complain they did not know about the issue until Petraeus resigned Friday.
A source, who is not authorized to speak on the record about the FBI investigation due to its sensitive nature, characterized the meeting between Petraeus and Bureau agents as recent, and within the last six weeks.
Asked when Broadwell was confronted, Fox News was told a little before that.
Asked why the FBI did not brief Congress immediately when Petraeus name surfaced within the scope of the investigation, the source said decisions on notification should all play out next week -- a reference to a half dozen Capitol Hill hearings and briefings on the Benghazi consulate attack.
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Is it possible not even Holder knew of the investigation, because he and Obama were targets?
POTUS would have been told the moment the investigation started unless the FBI is purposely keeping him in the dark about potential security threats at the highest levels.
But the FBI guy who called Cantor is said to be a “whistleblower”. How do we know the whole investigation wasn’t a rogue whistleblowing effort without official FBI sanction?
If this plays out the way it looks that it might it could very well come to impeachment.Of course there’s not a prayer that he’ll be *removed* but it would still be big.I can’t wait to hear “but it’s only about a dead Ambassador”.
I wonder what kind of security issues the FBI found on Zer0? Them may have been riding on that information until after the election. They may have been counting on Zer0 not being reelected to push the matter even further. Now that Zer0 has been reelected, there is one hot potato to deal with and Congress had better get clicking.
But what we DO know is more important at this point,,,,Let it drip for 4 more yrs....
?? you really think so ?? I think that obama has covered all his bases with such perfect crooks that no pry bar will be big or strong enough to remove him.
According to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., was told in October by a friend that a whistle-blower had information that implicated Petraeus, the retired four-star general and top CIA official, in an extramarital affair that may also have involved a national security breach.
from WSJ piece today...
By late summer, after the monitoring of Ms. Broadwell’s emails uncovered the link to Mr. Petraeus, prosecutors and agents alerted senior officials at FBI and the Justice Department, including Mr. Holder, U.S. officials say.
Top officials signed off on the interviews, which occurred in late September and October, just before the U.S. presidential election. During Ms. Broadwell’s first interview in September, she admitted to the affair and turned over her computer, the officials said.
On her computer, investigators found classified documents, the U.S. officials said, a discovery that raised new concerns.
At Mr. Petraeus’s interview in the week before the election, he also admitted the affair and said he hadn’t provided the classified documents to Ms. Broadwell. Agents conducted a second interview with Ms. Broadwell on Nov. 2. She also said Mr. Petraeus wasn’t the source of the documents.
I reckon we don’t know. FWIW I heard that the WB went to some Rep. or Sen. named Reichart (sp?) and Reichart went to Cantor.
White House knew about the affair before Petraeus was chosen for director and would NOT have chosen him for director had they not had something on him.
I think Obama is going to resign. Oh my God. Can Hillary be Vice President? If she was and Biden resigned, could she serve out this term and then be elected two more terms? I’m going to bed.
I thought it was a six months plus investigation!?! It too the FBI that long to find a link between Broadwell's e-mails and Petraeus?
What is publicly known about the timeline suggests Broadwell learned she was the subject of an FBI investigation as early as September and Petraeus shortly thereafter."""...
Broadwell learned in Sept., Like before 9/11 or after, I wonder.
Petraeus..shortly thereafter......like before 9/11 or after.
If she learned before, I would assume she would have told him in some PILLOW TALK setting, before he was called out by others. Wouldn't ya think, being the sweet little lady she is and so loving her man Petraeus/s.
Or did she continue to pay him "visits" and say nothing? (Like my bestess boyfriend is being investigated by the FBI, but I won't tell him??)
She was deposited there to set him up, not hard to resist. Wonder how much money she and hubby will make off with.
Yes, honey, for a couple MILLION Dollars you can be the slut.
I share your opinion and if Petraeus has an ounce of honor and loyalty to this country he will march his butt up to Capitol Hill immediately and spill his guts on everything.
He was using a pseudonym and they weren’t really that interested in the sex emails, because they were trying to investigate the harrassing emails sent to Kelley.
Impeached, but not removed. Same as Slick, and a leftist idiot to this day will deny that Slick was impeached. lol
So what we’re finding out here is that within days of the 09/11/12 fiasco, the FBI was telling Petraeus they had some dirt on him...
So glad to know the timing indicates that this couldn’t have been Benghazi timing related...
We’re seeing some high stakes poker here IMO. Makes me wonder what else the White House has on the general. They just showed they’re willing to dump info, so he’s on record now.
Keeping Hillary close may have been a great idea. She’s tops when it comes to covering criminal behavior.
"On her computer, investigators found classified documents, the U.S. officials said, a discovery that raised new concerns."
Well well well
Holly Petraeus may have known about affair all along - family friends tell Fox. Why reveal it now...just days before Petraeus to testify?
Petraeus was pressured into making the statement three days after Benghazi that it was related to the video. More than likely, he was offered a deal to keep things quiet and keep his job. Ultimately, duty, honor, and country won out and he resigned. Of course. Clapper helped move things along once he found out.
Never know when the Chicago Thugs might need a little help creating
a lie about a video causing Benghizi. Ironic that Betrayus and the CIA
Just happened to clone to the same conclusion early on.
We don’t know how classified, or where she told them that she got them from, but apparently her answer satisfied them.
Sounds plausible but thin.
“Why reveal it now...just days before Petraeus to testify?”
Because it was all unravelling and getting ready to come out. He can testify at a later date.
That sounds plausible too but even thinner.
From WSJ article
“She also said Mr. Petraeus wasnt the source of the documents.”
If not her, then who?
Sure, why not? It's not like the country is waiting to find out why he lied about the hoax 'video' or whether or not the CiC is a total craven coward who turned his back on 41 State and CIA employees and left them to sink or swim with al Qaeda. Maybe a few months in the Caribbean with his wife will patch his marriage up so well no one will care about those silly embassies and consulates.
The disclosure policy was reinforced in a 2007 memorandum by Michael Mukasey, who was then attorney general under President George W. Bush<<<
BUSH'S FAULT!...Got it???...end of story!
an ounce!!....Ive seen pounds given from enlisted men...(check the wall)....What can a General give his country when it counts?..... IMHO...His only "personnel" salvation is to tell the truth...Lets see what hes made of?
I work long hours and have no access to TV. That said, I need an update on the latest with the FBI and petraeus scandal. What exactly is the latest findings and logical train of thought. Reading the posts responses I’m not too clear as to what has happened/or going to happen. Thanks in advance.
I’m afraid it does come down to this. He may have given forty great years of service to his country in uniform but is any of it worth a dime if he walks out on his oath now?
NO. They both knew.
The latest is that this affair is a diversion from a dead ambassador, a state department employee, and two CIA contractors. And that the CinC refused to authorize military assistance to these people. General Petraeus wants some time to get his life in order because his $iitbucket is full. And Hillary does not have time to answer questions from the Legislature.
Read the Constitution! Third in line would be the Speaker off the House. You need to go to Hillsdale.com and do the on line Constitution Course.
Thank you for the recap. Is the administration afraid petraeus will testify and tell all about Libya?
How is this considered duty, honor, and country if he won’t testify to what occurred with Benghazi? I call that cowardice.
He may have been encouraged to go with the video route, but with his attitude about never blaming the islamo crazies for their own crazy behavior, I can see him believing that scenario.
No, he is a coward to say he needs to worry about his personal life now vs. testifying. That is such a pathetic excuse for a “warrior”.
The West Point Cadet Code of Honor: "A Cadet will NOT LIE, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate anyone who does." Inasmuch as Petraeus has lied at least twice (blaming that obscure video for what occurred in Benghazi, and breaking his marriage vows), I fear you have your answer as to his 'honor' (or lack thereof)...
I can’t tell one way or the other.
The video of Paula Broadwell at the University of Denver has her talking about duty, honor, country. It’s interesting.
He has demonstrated that potential. I hope his conscience is sufficiently pricked to lead him back to his oaths and his love of country.
He has, I believe, done much more than that. He has sacrificed the enduring (his integrity and honor) on the altar of the immediate. Since he has, by his own volition, sacrificed his integrity, I can no longer trust whatever testimony he would give in regards to Benghazi.
He may, in time give his testimony in regards to that incident, but even if his testimony were true, logical in my eyes, and in accord with what *I* personally believe to be the truth regarding the death of Ambassador Stevens, and the others, I would still be hesitant to accept it at face value.
Integrity, honor, once lost, is nearly impossible to regain...
Mmm. True. Very true.