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Dianne Feinstein: Obama should have been told sooner
Politico ^

Posted on 11/12/2012 11:29:03 AM PST by Arthurio

By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 11/12/12 1:34 PM EST

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein said on Monday that President Barack Obama should have been told much earlier about the FBI’s investigation into former CIA Director David Petraeus.

“Absolutely,” Feinstein said when asked if the president should have been informed earlier. The president was told on Thursday of last week, officials have said.

The FBI investigation ended up uncovering Petraeus’ affair with his biographer, leading to his resignation from the CIA. Feinstein has already declared her committee would investigate why the FBI didn’t disclose the investigation to Congress earlier.

She also said the committee is prepared to subpoena a report written Petraeus shortly before his resignation.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83718.html#ixzz2C2QNxCLT

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1 posted on 11/12/2012 11:29:07 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

It’s apparently very difficult to tell 0bama ANYTHING.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 11:31:44 AM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Arthurio

BULL CRAP


3 posted on 11/12/2012 11:32:57 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Arthurio

No way that passes the smell test.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 11:33:59 AM PST by Cyman
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To: bmwcyle

I wonder if Axelrod will quietly pull her aside and let her know that 0bama knew all along. If that happens, expect her investigation to quietly fade away.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 11:34:39 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
"Obama should have been told sooner"

He was! What an idiot.

6 posted on 11/12/2012 11:35:02 AM PST by BaylorDad (I can't always buy American, but when I can, it's not UAW!)
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To: Arthurio

Who says he wasn’t told? I put nothing past the Chicago mob.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 11:35:16 AM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Arthurio

Oh please!! She just can’ bring herself to question The One can she? He knew you moron!

She is about as smart as sushi.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 11:35:34 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Arthurio

They’re trying to protect Hussein again.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 11:36:30 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: bmwcyle

I would say Obama has been told repeatedly ,but how can you telling someone anything ,when they have fingers in ears shouting la la la la la la


10 posted on 11/12/2012 11:36:55 AM PST by molson209
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To: Arthurio
That man needs to attend his security briefings instead of playing golf.. ya got to wonder what else is going on that he (we) do not know about..

If he REALLY did not know it sounds like the administration culture is just do your job and don't "bother" the boss

11 posted on 11/12/2012 11:37:06 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Arthurio
Obama should have been told sooner

My guess is that he didn't need to be told. 0bama couldn't just get rid of him without some justification, so he called the FBI in and told them that Petraeus wasn't "playing ball", and they needed to find something on him. Unfortunately he conveniently obliged with an affair. Quite possibly Broadwell set him up.

12 posted on 11/12/2012 11:39:53 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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The president was told on Thursday of last week, officials have said.

Everyone who believes this, stand on your head.

13 posted on 11/12/2012 11:40:28 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Arthurio

She’s either lying to smooth things over, or incredibly naive with bluebirds and butterflies gently flying around her head and shoulders.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 11:43:40 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Arthurio

Good grief, they really do believe that the voters are stupid. And I guess, why should they not? He was re-elected, afterall.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 11:44:20 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

...............Unfortunately he conveniently obliged with an affair. Quite possibly Broadwell set him up...............

Gen Petraeus was a very smart child, unfortunately so smart that he was able to skip kindergarten.

That’s when they teach young boys to keep your pee-pee in your pants!


16 posted on 11/12/2012 11:44:58 AM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Arthurio

They already floated Holder leaving last week.
Expect Holder to take the fall for “not telling” Obama.

Think about it Ms. Feinstein.
Obama has a AG that is not smart enough to report that the head of Intellegence is compromised.. Oh, until 3 days after the election.
He has a Sec of Defense that doesn’t know how to deploy CINC
before 14 hours when we are being attacked.

He has a Sec of State that blames a video for a pre planned attack for two weeks when the rest of the world knows it is not so.

But Obama did not know about any of this.

So...MS. Feinstein, when you get through a long investigation I’m sure you’ll come to the conclusion that all three of these must go.. Gee don’t we all feel so much safer now? Ms. Feinstein is investigating this and she’s going to get to the bottom of it...
Geez!! How dumb do these people think the public is?


17 posted on 11/12/2012 11:45:14 AM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: Arthurio

Obama knew or at least Jarrett did. This is why Holder announced he was headed for the door right after the election. Holder will take the blame for dear golfer.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 11:45:28 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Arthurio

Oh Feinstein you dumb piece of wood, OBAMA DID KNOW..DUH
Obama had this info released now about Petraus so that he wouldn’t have to testify about what he knows about Libya..this entire scandal makes Watergate look like a picnic


19 posted on 11/12/2012 11:47:12 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Arthurio

I don’t buy this line that Prince Zero didn’t know.

If Holder knew in “late summer,” Zero knew. To pretend otherwise strains credulity.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 11:47:56 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: BaylorDad
"Obama should have been told sooner"
He was! What an idiot.

It's clearly Bush's Fault! /s

21 posted on 11/12/2012 11:55:49 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: mojito
For crying out loud it has been reported that Eric Cantor knew back in October. http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/11/us/petraeus-cia-resignation/index.html Then again, doesn't totally strain credulity that the clueless Marxist was the last to know. Maybe Valerie protected him,
22 posted on 11/12/2012 12:04:30 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Arthurio

Sooner than what DiFi? Sooner than when he gave the order to take find out (the Chicago way) as much dirt as possible for future use?


23 posted on 11/12/2012 12:10:22 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Paladin2

re: “’Absolutely,’ Feinstein said when asked if the president should have been informed earlier. The president was told on Thursday of last week, officials have said.”

Ok, this lie number which, now in regard to Benghazi?? This is the media spin - Obama didn’t know about Petraeus affair until last Thursday?

Yeah, right. Just like the anti-muslim video started the attack, just like Obama never got the word about the Libya embassy begging for more security, just like he never got the word about our military assets being to told to “stand down” three times. And, on and on, . . .


24 posted on 11/12/2012 12:11:38 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Arthurio

“The president was told on Thursday of last week....”

I will NEVER believe this rubbish.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 12:14:12 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: A'elian' nation
Yes, the Cantor angle is interesting.

The way I read it is that the FBI “whistleblower” who contacted Cantor did so because he was upset that nothing was happening on the Petraues front from Justice or the WH even though the CIA director continued to be a security risk.

So the FBI was getting the stall, and turned to Congress.

If that's the case, and I'm sure it is, then this will get even uglier.

It couldn't happen to a nicer president.

26 posted on 11/12/2012 12:37:24 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Arthurio

you can bet O was told and betch old bad dianne knew too..she is just a fat old liar who has done her share of leaking secrets


27 posted on 11/12/2012 12:39:26 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Arthurio

DiFi covering for Obama (and lying to do it). She has no clue when he was told, and the WH wouldn’t tell her the truth about it, anyway.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 12:46:23 PM PST by Will88
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To: Arthurio

Anybody that thinks Bam didn’t know this at the outset of the FBI investigation is od’ing on Kool-Aid.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 12:53:03 PM PST by kenmcg (t)
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To: Arthurio
BS, especially when you consider the source...

past time to clean house, RINO's included!

30 posted on 11/12/2012 1:14:40 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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WHEN WILL THIS WOMAN EVER NOT BE SHOCKED????

she is constantly telling us how surprised and shocked she is..yet she does NOTHING.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 1:51:55 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: mojito

“It couldn’t happen to a nicer president.”

I hope the whole ****load of bricks comes down on him.
It’s not going to be an easy 4 years for him. Scandal after scandal is going to smack him across his ****eating grin.

And it won’t be Romney’s or Bush’s fault when the economy goes in the crapper.

It will also be interesting to see which democrat senators won’t play ball, and start veering away from this toxic administration.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 2:19:18 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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