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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.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; broadwell; libya; navyseals; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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To: Sacajaweau
-- I don't think you can plead the 5th before congress --

If you are granted immunity, then you must testify. And, Congress has the power to grant immunity. Absent a grant of immunity, an individual has the right to assert the fifth amendment.

Walsh Iran / Contra Report - Chapter 2 United States v. Oliver L. North

51 posted on 11/12/2012 2:30:31 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: July4
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.

ditto... in the pic of her in her youth, she looked au naturale and attractive... but her natural look is not attractive today... i hate to say she let herself go, and in a perfect world, it should not matter... but it does--especially in this case... it doesn't excuse him, and there's no guarantee had she remain attractive that he would have stayed faithful... but in the colloquial words of today--"just sayin'"

52 posted on 11/12/2012 2:31:10 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Sacajaweau
"I don’t think you can plead the 5th before congress"

Oh, yes you can. Unless you are granted immunity. Which Holder will not grant because he wants Petraeus to shut up.

53 posted on 11/12/2012 2:32:44 PM PST by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: July4

Do you want her to give you a lap dance too?


54 posted on 11/12/2012 2:33:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: 9YearLurker

Because he was head of the CIA and NOT a target.


55 posted on 11/12/2012 2:36:13 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: Sacajaweau
I don’t think you can plead the 5th before congress

I seem to recall Denise Rich (among others) plead the fifth over and over during the Clinton pardongate hearings.

56 posted on 11/12/2012 2:36:16 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: maggief

I don’t care about this. What I want to know is what he knows about Benghazi.


57 posted on 11/12/2012 2:37:47 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: onyx

What do you mean “not a target” and why can’t the head of the CIA be investigated?


58 posted on 11/12/2012 2:38:16 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights; Ann Archy

One can lead a horse to water ...

The lapdog media is obsessed with WH talking points and designated anonymous sources.


59 posted on 11/12/2012 2:39:11 PM PST by maggief
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To: 9YearLurker; Romulus

My thanks to both of you for standing up for Mrs. P. I too get so sick and tired of 50-55-60-65 year old women being treated as failures, if they happen to carrying 40-50 extra pounds, dress matronly, don’t dye their hair, and aren’t in to spending hundreds of dollars on overpriced (faux) cosmetics.


60 posted on 11/12/2012 2:43:35 PM PST by nfldgirl
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To: Saundra Duffy

“What I want to know is what he knows about Benghazi.”

So do I, but unfortunately we need to wade through this crap to get us back on topic.


61 posted on 11/12/2012 2:43:53 PM PST by maggief
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To: July4
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."""""""........

I'm sure she will, I know I would......., I would wait until this clears up before I took any steps as far as divorce goes.

Thinking Elizabeth Edwards.

62 posted on 11/12/2012 2:45:08 PM PST by annieokie
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To: July4; mickie; flaglady47
"I want his wife to......."

Your post is funnier than the General's toupee.

Leni

63 posted on 11/12/2012 2:47:37 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Galtoid
There is no doubt in my mind that she was a democrat plant.

I also think that her hubby "leased" her out, thinking BIG BIG $$$$$ trust fund for their retirement. I think it is possible he was aware and willing for his wife to be this involved.

64 posted on 11/12/2012 2:48:44 PM PST by annieokie
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To: TigersEye
The reporting on this story smells a lot like MSM smokescreen.

The key will be in how the MSM portrays Kelley in their attempt to totally destroy Broadwell. Let them go first. Get them on record.

I am not defending the actions of Broadwell or Petraeus. But this is not about the affair. It is about Benghazi. The powers that be wanted to use this to destroy Petraeus. That isn't working--too many sympathies in DC. Now they are have to get to Petraeus through Broadwell.

Sadly, we have to wade through the media crap to get back to Benghazi.

65 posted on 11/12/2012 2:49:54 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: AAABEST

It was all classiified. When he resigned he lost his clearance. He was “read off” all the clearances he had and can no longer divulge any classified information he knows without permission.

What power a Congressional Committee has to impact that I do not know.

If I was him unless I had something signed by the DOJ, DOD, DCI, CIA, etc., I’d keep my yap shut.


67 posted on 11/12/2012 2:51:24 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: maggief
Acknowledging up front that I'm just making blind comments here, I would be willing to bet money that Broadwell has what used to be called ‘borderline personality disorder’. People with that disorder tend to shine very bright lights on people, and have the ability to make the object of their attention seem superhuman - incredibly loved and admired. However, they really aren't capable of those emotions, and tend to split people into super hero vs. super villain. If she truly cared about Petraeus, and was thinking about her children and husband, she would have tried to find a way out of this mess that let them all lick their wounds and recover their lives. She instead appears to have gone the Glen Close route (i.e. Fatal Attraction).

Women like this have a supreme need to bask in the light of what they perceive as greatness, because it is that which gives their own existence substance. Like those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, their actions are the result of a personal emptiness that they are psychologically compensating for. The spouses of women like this - unless superhuman - will always be at risk of being left behind, because at some point they fall off their pedestal and thus lose the ability to provide the kind of greatness by proxy that the borderline requires. It's like needing a bigger and bigger, or at least newer and newer fix. If you look at all the pictures of her that have been pasted into news stories, they have a general feel of flamboyance - of someone seeking legitimacy and attention. Women with this personality disorder are self-destructive, and even cut themselves.

I'm not in any way excusing Petraeus. He made bad choices, and lost his self-respect, his position, and hurt his family in the process. He followed the ‘Song of the Siren’ to where it usually leads - self destruction.

68 posted on 11/12/2012 2:52:26 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Well said. I agree about watching the MSM’s actions closely too. We will have opportunities to destroy them if we only keep in mind the need to.


69 posted on 11/12/2012 2:57:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Romulus

All true. However, we really don’t know their “arrangement”, do we. I saw a news clip showing Petraeus receiving an award. They gave each other a brief peck and then she lightly patted him on the shoulder, like a mother would give her son an “atta-boy.” It was all very maternal, so I would say he left the building a long time ago.


70 posted on 11/12/2012 2:57:08 PM PST by Toespi
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To: maggief

Who are these people and what do they have to do with this thread?


71 posted on 11/12/2012 3:06:18 PM PST by Josephat
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To: Cboldt
I've always found the legal proceedings surrounding Oliver North to be among the most interesting legal stories in my lifetime. I love the ultimate conclusion that was included in that link you posted:

The prosecution may have prosecuted the case well, and the case included several landmark rulings related to the prosecution of former U.S. executive branch appointees in criminal cases ... but it was all ultimately meaningless because the immunity granted to North by Congress made any attempt to prosecute him a waste of time. LOL.

72 posted on 11/12/2012 3:10:00 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Josephat

YOU: “Her twin sister is a lawyer who represents whistle blowers. Another odd coincidence?”

YOU: “Who are these people and what do they have to do with this thread?”

Khawam is the twin sister.


73 posted on 11/12/2012 3:12:01 PM PST by maggief
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To: PLMerite
It was all classiified. When he resigned he lost his clearance. He was “read off” all the clearances he had and can no longer divulge any classified information he knows without permission.

Keyword classified.

There may be aspects of our presence there that may be classified, but as far as I know, nobody got read-in or out of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the lies that followed.

I know for SURE that the "spontaneous reaction to a video" aspect wasn't classified, because it was complete fabrication.

74 posted on 11/12/2012 3:18:07 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: July4

“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.”

She will get half of his pension in the case of his divorce. His pension is 75% of the base pay of a 0-9. You can bank on this.


75 posted on 11/12/2012 3:21:11 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: maggief

Sorry about that. I only heard that Kelley had a twin who was a lawyer. Fox mentioned it this am, but did not mention her name. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I will go back and read your post again, now that I have been enlightened. Thanks.


76 posted on 11/12/2012 3:34:57 PM PST by Josephat
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To: PLMerite; AAABEST; Bloody Sam Roberts
It was all classiified. When he resigned he lost his clearance. He was “read off” all the clearances he had and can no longer divulge any classified information he knows without permission.
What power a Congressional Committee has to impact that I do not know.

Can't a Congressional Committee grant him immunity?

I seem to remember that once immunity has been granted, a witness has no choice but to testify.

Iirc a witness cannot even take the 5th Amendment, once granted immunity. Could be wrong.

77 posted on 11/12/2012 3:39:04 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
“Acknowledging up front that I'm just making blind comments here, I would be willing to bet money that Broadwell has what used to be called ‘borderline personality disorder’.”

I agree. I was married to one and was the sister of another.

Best reference, IMO: “Stop Walking on Eggshells”

78 posted on 11/12/2012 3:41:59 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Josephat

She sounds like a total sleeze. Her sister also. “What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”.


79 posted on 11/12/2012 3:48:39 PM PST by Josephat
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To: onyx

Agree. The meda wants everyone to go off looking in the sex direction to get Benghazi off the radar, but everything will eventually lead right back to Benghazi. It is hard to keep the faith though with such spineless rinos running the house, dems running the senate and a jackal Marxist media.


80 posted on 11/12/2012 3:52:52 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Seizethecarp

” I was married to one..”

I’m sorry. Honestly. That must have been really hurtful and difficult.


81 posted on 11/12/2012 4:01:13 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Veto!

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

Nah.
Ladies: to give a Freeper a chubby, a drop of A-1 sauce behind one ear, Hoppes #9 behind the other.


82 posted on 11/12/2012 4:08:23 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: maggief

Boy he must really have the goods on Obama if they are trashing him like this


83 posted on 11/12/2012 4:10:33 PM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: plain talk

Hillary must be loving this scandal and the diverted focus


84 posted on 11/12/2012 4:13:00 PM PST by opentalk
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To: penelopesire

This is all about Benghazi. None of the time lines add up. Paula’s speech on October 26, wherein she talks about prisoners in the annex, suggest she’s been in contact with GenP long after their romance was allegedly concluded.

Thus far, everyone everyone is lying! It’s a huge cover-up for the Marxist over Benghazi.

I’m waiting to hear from FBI Director Mueller. If he lies then.... Our entire gov’t is corrupt.


85 posted on 11/12/2012 4:19:05 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: Mean Maryjean

Mrs. P is a moonbat. She works for Obama and is a disciple of Granny Warren. As of last Tuesday I have no problem with anyone pointing out she is a dead ringer for Mikey Teutle of American Choppers.


86 posted on 11/12/2012 4:21:04 PM PST by gusty
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Oh boy. The shorter and shadier you are, the faster you spin? Dizzy must be a job requirement in DC.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

87 posted on 11/12/2012 4:34:44 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: gusty

LOL.


88 posted on 11/12/2012 4:51:27 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: onyx

I was trying to remember....isn’t Mueller originally a Clinton appointee and Bush held him over and promoted him?


89 posted on 11/12/2012 5:46:57 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Whatever the case may be, the General will be testifying...

Betcha one of them green beers he won't be. At least not to any Congressional panel.

90 posted on 11/12/2012 6:16:45 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: onyx

Ridiculous is right and HUGE if the drive-bys ever reported the truth...and so this “sex scandal” continues to take the attention away from Benghazi and voter fraud.


91 posted on 11/12/2012 6:24:34 PM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: MestaMachine
Dizzy must be a job requirement in DC.

LOL ... Think you are correct.

92 posted on 11/12/2012 6:30:05 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: opentalk
Hillary must be loving this scandal and the diverted focus

LOL, loving it? She's RUNNING it. Who do you think Paula WORKS for?

Hillary is discrediting Petraeus so that she doesn't lose her brain-dead witchette followers when he testifies that she was up to her eyeballs in the Benghai murder of Ambassador Stevens and his entourage.

93 posted on 11/12/2012 6:36:35 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: onyx
Pray that Holly Petraeus tells her husband to man up

Been praying since the year of 2000 for such to happen somewhere in this land. Maybe asked God for the wrong thing. Always thought the final Constitution Crisis would come when it all came down to where our Military stood, will stand, or would or would not man and woman up for the truth or a lie.

94 posted on 11/12/2012 6:41:26 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: onyx

“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.”

That’s because all of them knew about the affair from the gitgo, don’t you see. That was their hold over Petraeus so that he would play ball on everything their way. They were blackmailing him. Aren’t you seeing the pattern here?

Now General Allen it is found was also being investigated by the FBI for his connections to the “other woman”, Ms. Kelley, for either an affair or over possibly disclosing classified info to her, and he too was in line by Obama for a higher position. So, Obama planned on elevating another general whose background was compromised by an inappropriate relationship with a woman, just like Petraeus. And once again, Obama and his henchmen would have had total control over General Allen because they knew his little secret.


95 posted on 11/13/2012 12:25:42 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

I have no respect for General Petreaus. Obviously he knew about his own afair, right? And he never should have accepted the job of CIA Director.

In my opinion the only way Petreaus can show he has ANY honor left at ALL is to go willingly to testify before Congress and to do so honestly.


96 posted on 11/13/2012 5:20:06 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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