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Petraeus told biographer to stop harassing family friend, officials say
WaPo ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sari Horwitz and Scott Wilson

Posted on 11/12/2012 1:40:25 PM PST by maggief

Former CIA director David H. Petraeus told the woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair to stop sending threatening e-mails to a family friend, Jill Kelley, after a federal investigation determined who was behind the harassment.

The move by Petraeus came in mid-summer after Kelley contacted a friend who worked as an FBI agent in Tampa, where she lived, beginning a process that would eventually force the former four-star former general to resign last week.

The new information, provided by two law enforcement officials, helps fill in a summer timeline when Petraeus’s e-mail account became the subject of a federal investigation into whether national security had been compromised during his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

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At some point, Kelley told Petraeus about the e-mails and named Broadwell as the person who had sent them. That may have prompted the CIA director to send his own e-mails to Broadwell, telling her to stop the harassment, the law enforcement officials said.

People close to Petraeus say his affair with Broadwell ended four months ago, around the time he e-mailed her about the harassment.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; broadwell; libya; navyseals; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 1:40:39 PM PST by maggief
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To: MestaMachine

Ping.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 1:43:11 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: maggief
I wonder when all this BS over the Petraeus affair will stop and the real story of Benghazi will come out? The MSM has their marching orders so get ready for this to continue.

The affair is what Petraeus used to justify his resignation. His resignation ensures he will never have to speak about what he KNOWS about Benghazi. He is legally enjoined from saying ANYTHING about his days as DCI now that he has resigned.

The truth will come out that arms and supplies were coming from Libya through Turkey into Syria to supply Obama's boys. I want the whole mess to come out and I want to see Obama FRY for it.

3 posted on 11/12/2012 1:45:57 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: maggief

Well, I hope he had fun while it was lasted. I wonder if he thinks she was worth destroying his career and reputation over?


4 posted on 11/12/2012 1:46:49 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: maggief

We need a scorecard. The version with the most check marks win.
:)


5 posted on 11/12/2012 1:47:09 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Patreus wouldn’t play ball. This is his punishment.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 1:49:47 PM PST by Brownie63
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
He is legally enjoined from saying ANYTHING about his days as DCI now that he has resigned.

Where are you guys getting this from? Not doubting you just wondering.

7 posted on 11/12/2012 1:51:58 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

This is by design. MSM will be consumed by this scandal which was timed to create a diversion from Libya.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 1:52:15 PM PST by plain talk
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To: maggief
IF anyone believes that Dear Reader and his puppet masters (such as Jarrett and Axelrod who are the real power behind the throne of this wholly corrupt Regime along with Sorros) did not know about this scandal before the elections and did not pressure the Feebs (specifically, another political HACK, Mueller) to hold off releasing any info before the elections, I've got some nice waterfront property available cheap in lower LA...that's not Los Angeles, but in lower Louisiana as in the bayou.

There is a story on Drudge whereby the Feebs even admit the investigation was complete 4 days before the election.

This stinks to high heaven and if the House does not move to subpoena Patreus and Mueller then I will be highly pissed, but not surprised, considering who we have as Weeper of the House.

9 posted on 11/12/2012 1:52:21 PM PST by neveralib
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To: Army Air Corps

Now that General P now longer serves his country in any capacity, his private life is of no further interest to me.

I do, however, want to hear his sworn testimony on Benghazi.

I also want his wife to lose 50 pounds, buy some appropriate and flattering clothes, get a good hairdresser and have a couple of lessons in applying a touch of make-up. Then I want her to take half of the marital assets, and kiss his adulterous a** goodbye.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 1:56:11 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
He is legally enjoined from saying ANYTHING about his days as DCI now that he has resigned.

No, not at all. He just can't testify as DCI. There is nothing to prevent Congress from subpoenaing him as a private citizen, and if he refuses to testify, he'll be in contempt. At best, he could plead the fifth. Which wouldn't look very good for the administration...

11 posted on 11/12/2012 1:56:48 PM PST by NonZeroSum
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To: maggief

I think these “law enforcement” sources must be political appointees or senior DOJ career employees at Justice. I find it hard to believe that the agents who actually conducted this investigation would divulge so many details to a reporter.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 1:56:56 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: neveralib

I am one skeptic who is wondering whether Paula was a Democrat plant. She went after Patraeus, not the other way around. He is NOT hot, good-looking, or even sexy. What would make her want to be his lover, besides his power and status? And don’t forget, it was Paula’s husband who wrote the letter to the NYT alerting them to this story. Weird all the way around.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 1:57:07 PM PST by Galtoid ( .)
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To: maggief

At least Broadwell had the good sense not to put on a diaper, then drive cross country to do harm to Mrs. Kelly.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 1:57:18 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: maggief

What, it’s been three hours already? Another Petraeus story from the MSM, who’ll do anything to avoid reporting on Obama’s Benghazi Gate.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 1:57:22 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: maggief; MestaMachine; penelopesire; SE Mom; hoosiermama; Miss Didi; RitaOK
This is getting ridiculous and actually FOS.

Petraeus is going to have a huge law suit if he wasn't informed of this investigation straight away, because he has Constitutional rights, and Muelller and Holder had to inform the Marxist, so all of them were also derelict in duties when they did not inform the various Committee heads.

Huge cover-up by all involved and it's all about Benghazi.

IMPEACHMENT.

Pray that Holly Petraeus tells her husband to man up and reminds him all about "honor, duty, country." She's been military all her life.

16 posted on 11/12/2012 1:57:50 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: Protect the Bill of Rights

Isn’t odd that the background of Ms. Kelley, sis, et al, are given a total pass?

I’d be quite shocked if there were not some details in the county records.

;)

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http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/11/broadwells-coauthor-to-publish-wapo-piece-149316.html

Broadwell’s co-author to publish WaPo piece

By DYLAN BYERS |
11/12/12 3:58 PM EST

The Washington Post is set to publish a piece by editor Vernon Loeb about Paula Broadwell, his co-author on the Gen. David Petraeus biography and the woman at the center of the scandal surrounding Petraeus’s resignation from the CIA, Post sources tell POLITICO.

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17 posted on 11/12/2012 1:58:01 PM PST by maggief
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To: Galtoid

I think the democrats could have recruited a much more attractive “plant” — at least the Russians know what American men want...


18 posted on 11/12/2012 1:59:55 PM PST by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’d be willing to bet there’s a lot BS in that story line.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 1:59:55 PM PST by maggief
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
He is legally enjoined from saying ANYTHING about his days as DCI now that he has resigned.

HUH?

That is complete Bovine Excrement.

While all CIA Agents and employees sign a non-disclosure agreements, that ONLY applies to "Classified" information they were made privy to while working to the Agency.

Moreover, Congress has oversight responsibility (you know like purse strings, confirmation of appointments, etc. among other?) over the CIA and anyone thinks that merely by resigning, P can escape having to testify--especially in closed hearings--they are smoking something other than tobacco.

20 posted on 11/12/2012 2:00:27 PM PST by neveralib
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To: maggief
WHAT ABOUT BENGHAZI?????

Ms. Kelley could easily be another affair.......but WHAT ABOUT BENGHAZI?????

21 posted on 11/12/2012 2:01:57 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: onyx; Bloody Sam Roberts

Well, there’s always a chance this unbelievable media frenzy will pressure Petraeus to man up and do what is honorable.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 2:02:49 PM PST by maggief
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

“We need a scorecard. The version with the most check marks win.”

Or maybe a Bingo card?


23 posted on 11/12/2012 2:02:57 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: maggief

Ms. Kelley needs to be looked into.....how do you get to be a “Family Friend” in a few months????


24 posted on 11/12/2012 2:04:09 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: July4

His wife is a DEMOCRAT....they ALL look like that and they ALL stand behind a mon of power...no matter what!!! She works for Obama.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 2:05:31 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

IMO, I’d look into finances. Just a hunch. ;)


26 posted on 11/12/2012 2:06:06 PM PST by maggief
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To: NonZeroSum

I don’t think you can plead the 5th before congress


27 posted on 11/12/2012 2:06:16 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

This is by design. MSM will be consumed by this scandal which was timed to create a diversion from Libya.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by plain talk
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To: maggief

Her twin sister is a lawyer who represents whistle blowers. Another odd coincidence?


29 posted on 11/12/2012 2:06:51 PM PST by Josephat
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I wonder when all this BS over the Petraeus affair will stop and the real story of Benghazi will come out? The MSM has their marching orders so get ready for this to continue.

I believe you're right about that. The Benghazi tragedy has disappeared. Even on Fox there's no new information coming out. It's all Patraeus all the time now.

Every American will know the names of Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley. Who will know or remember the names of Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods? Chris Stevens or Sean Smith?

30 posted on 11/12/2012 2:07:25 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Galtoid

“What would make her want to be his lover, besides his power and status?”

In the world where Petraeus and Broadwell live, power and status is all that matters. There is no stronger aphrodisiac.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 2:07:40 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: maggief

Congress needs to cut through all of this cr*p and just subpoena Petraeus and let the chips fall where they may. All this other stuff is for gossip magazines.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 2:09:17 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Galtoid; Arthurio

“Power is the greatest aphrodisiac,” said Henry Kissinger.

I just read the reviews of All In on Amazon.com. One reviewer unbelievably said:

“it seemed to border on pure hero worship and seemed to be nothing but the worst kind of suck-up writing that I almost gagged as I labored through the first few pages.”


33 posted on 11/12/2012 2:10:02 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Josephat

“All told, Cohen’s Aug. 13 motion and exhibits detailing many aspects of 37-year-old Khawam’s life weighs in at some 120 pages.”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/faced-with-employment-lawsuit-tampa-lawyer-barry-cohen-goes-into-attack/1248260

Faced with employment lawsuit, Tampa lawyer Barry Cohen goes into attack mode

By Caitlin Johnston, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Earlier this summer, a former employee sued prominent Tampa lawyer Barry Cohen. Now he’s fighting back with everything from a motion to dismiss the case to accusations of perjury and bankruptcy fraud.

In July, Natalie Khawam and her attorney Wil Florin sued Cohen, his law firm and other defendants on six counts, including sexual harassment and breach of contract claims. Cohen owed her money, she said, and he also failed to properly take action when she reported a sexual harassment issue involving a financial officer doing work for the law firm.

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Since her filing, Cohen has delved into Khawam’s past: He’s uncovered court documents from a bankruptcy. He also unearthed a searing, 19-page child custody order from a Washington, D.C., superior court judge calling her out in 2011 for a lengthy “history of abusing the litigation process” and a “willingness to say anything, even under oath, to advance her own personal interests.”

In court documents, Cohen also claims that Khawam “fraudulently omitted Rolex watches, sable mink furs and a diamond ring” from a list of her assets in an April bankruptcy.

On top of that, Cohen has filed a motion for dismissal and requested sanctions against Khawam for a bad-faith filing.
All told, Cohen’s Aug. 13 motion and exhibits detailing many aspects of 37-year-old Khawam’s life weighs in at some 120 pages.

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http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/civil/former-employee-takes-on-prominent-tampa-lawyer-barry-cohen/1238610

Former employee takes on prominent Tampa lawyer Barry Cohen

By Caitlin Johnston, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Cohen said the firm dealt with the issue immediately, hiring a retired FBI investigator, Bob Cromwell, to look into the allegations. Cromwell said in an interview he spent about two weeks interviewing employees, including Khawam.

Shortly after the investigation was completed, Cohen told Goldberg in a Dec. 2, 2009, letter that he was prohibited from returning or having “any further contact with any female employees.”

Khawam submitted her resignation that same day.

According to the complaint, Cohen brought Khawam on as an employee in May 2009 under the terms that she bring a high-profile client with her. As a result, the firm would pay Khawam a 30 percent commission on the value of case she had.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 2:11:55 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Who’s finances??


35 posted on 11/12/2012 2:11:59 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
At least Broadwell had the good sense not to put on a diaper, then drive cross country to do harm to Mrs. Kelly.

Who knows??? She might have been wearing a diaper when she was writing and sending those emails.

36 posted on 11/12/2012 2:12:54 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Galtoid

Paula’s husband wrote to the NYT? Could be that’s the reason the book went from some lowly ranking on Amazon’s bestseller list....#7,000 I heard, or maybe even as low as #70,000 to #111 over the weekend.

This whole thing stinks.


37 posted on 11/12/2012 2:14:03 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Sacajaweau

Of COURSE you can plead the 5th before Congress!!! They won’t even call anyone whose lawyer SAYS they are pleading the 5th!!! They dont even have to show up!


38 posted on 11/12/2012 2:14:24 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: July4

I wish people would lay off Mrs P. Women her age have far more to recommend them than some Hooter girl. I am so sick of this “culture” that obsesses over appearances and insists on viewing all women regardless of age or life experience according to a degrading and reductive sex object stereotype.


39 posted on 11/12/2012 2:14:29 PM PST by Romulus
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To: Jyotishi

Yep. WaPo has been grinding a new story out every few hours as people figure out the lies. Shills.


40 posted on 11/12/2012 2:15:48 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: maggief
If Kelley was a close friend of Petraeus, why would she go to the FBI instead of Petraeus? I'm sure this same scenario plays out about serveral millions of times a year, but I doubt anybody thinks to run to the FBI first. Smells like a musty old mustache, like that thing hanging on Axelrod’s face.
41 posted on 11/12/2012 2:16:39 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Veto!; Protect the Bill of Rights

ANYONE could have written the NYT that letter,

... then again it could be completely unrelated.


42 posted on 11/12/2012 2:18:40 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

I imagine there are details to be found in Florida, Northern VA and DC, ripe for the picking.
All one needs to do is look.


43 posted on 11/12/2012 2:20:05 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
The affair is what Petraeus used to justify his resignation. His resignation ensures he will never have to speak about what he KNOWS about Benghazi.

Ever hear of the term "subpoena" and the subsequent "swearing under oath?"

As a side note, I doubt that a subpoena will be necessary to get the General to appear. But if it is, then it's likely a legal formality........

Whatever the case may be, the General will be testifying.........

44 posted on 11/12/2012 2:21:19 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: maggief

Ahh...The cute ones..there ALWAYS nuckin futs !


45 posted on 11/12/2012 2:21:35 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: onyx

Why would he need to have been told of the investigation right away? I don’t think that’s required of even garden variety workplace investigations.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 2:22:11 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Sacajaweau
I don’t think you can plead the 5th before congress

Really? Someone should have told these guys from Solyndra.

47 posted on 11/12/2012 2:22:20 PM PST by NonZeroSum
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To: onyx

“...*may* have prompted emails....”, the excerpt reports above. Then it reports in the last sentence “....he sent the emails. “, in the excerpt.

Just read on Drudge the AP account is that he didn’t know about the threats, was *shocked* to hear of the threats to friend in Tampa!

Alinsky wave in progress.

Also, AP reports he didn’t account for classified material found on Broadwell’s computer, someone else did it.... LOL! A must read 3rd column, top story. ( I wondered if the two contacted one another after being exposed.)

I have the feeling that given the seriousness of the charge, the two were warned NOT to impair or impede the investigation by any further contact or dialogue between them, don’t you? I dunno, since no charges were brought, maybe he was freed to fuss at her for harrassing his social friend in Tampa.

Thanks very much for the ping. I have been covering every printed word today, but haven’t had TV news on since the election. Devastated here.


48 posted on 11/12/2012 2:26:18 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Romulus

I agree, Romulus! Mrs. P looks to me like a nice lady. Her appearance is none of our business and I find it offensive for a 60yo woman to be criticized for not trying to make herself a sex kitten.


49 posted on 11/12/2012 2:29:06 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
No kidding. This version contradicts points that were news yesterday. 1) FBI said it wasn't Broadwell who sents the threats. (just came from her computer) 2.) Kelley didn't know who sent the threats, they were under a screenname. 3.) The threats didn't identify Petraeus as who Kelley was supposed to stay away from.

That may have prompted the CIA director to send his own e-mails to Broadwell,...

May have? Solid reporting by the ComPost. /s

The reporting on this story smells a lot like MSM smokescreen.

Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The Media will not report the truth!

50 posted on 11/12/2012 2:30:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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