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Exclusive: Paula Broadwell’s Emails Revealed
Daily Beast ^ | November 12, 2012 | Michael Daly

Posted on 11/12/2012 3:42:46 PM PST by maggief

Broadwell’s notes to Jill Kelley were full of ‘cat fight stuff,’ a source tells Michael Daly—but there were no overt threats, and Petraeus was barely mentioned. So why did the FBI jump in?

The messages were instead what the source terms “kind of cat fight stuff.”

“More like, ‘Who do you think you are? … You parade around the base …You need to take it down a notch,’” according to the source, who was until recently at the highest levels of the intelligence community and prefers not to be identified by name.

The base being MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, where Kelley serves as an unpaid “social liaison.” The source reports that the emails did make one reference to Gen. David Petraeus, but it was oblique and offered no manifest suggestion of a personal relationship or even that he was central to the sender’s spite.

Kelley herself seemed mystified as to what was behind the emails, much less who sent them.

“I don’t know who this person is and I don’t want to keep getting them,” she told the FBI, as recounted by the source.

When the FBI friend showed the emails to the cyber squad in the Tampa field office, her fellow agents noted that the absence of any overt threats.

“No, ‘I’ll kill you” or ‘burn your house down,’” the source says. “It doesn’t seem really that bad.”

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; petraeus
Wading through WH and media spin ... I concur, let's get back to Benghazi.
1 posted on 11/12/2012 3:42:51 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Is this going to end with her driving hundreds of miles wearing a depends?


2 posted on 11/12/2012 3:52:38 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: maggief

This is not unrelated to Benghazi, in my opinion. Obama had originally suggested that the GOP pick Petraeus as the VP nominee, and was clearly planning this as a steamy “October Surprise,” which is exactly what he did to win more than one election in Chicago in his past. Holder is said to have known about this very early on, and it’s not believable that he didn’t tell Obama, Jarrett and Axelrod.

Obama didn’t need to use this “surprise” because Petraeus was not the VP candidate, but when Benghazi came along, Obama knew that he’d been handed a golden opportunity. This discredits Petraeus in a big way, if not literally, at least in popular opinion, and diminishes the impact of any Benghazi testimony that might come out. And now of course Petraeus has postponed his testimony for an indefinite time while he “gets his life together”...give me a break.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 3:56:42 PM PST by livius
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To: linn37

LOL


4 posted on 11/12/2012 3:57:20 PM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: linn37

Was hoping for at least a “bitch, I’ll kill you” or “mess you up” or “you don’t know who you are f**ing with”.

drama these days are so anti-climactic. /s


5 posted on 11/12/2012 3:57:41 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: maggief

“revealed” I guess to the Daily Beast, but not to the rest of the world


6 posted on 11/12/2012 3:58:15 PM PST by bigbob
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To: linn37

“Is this going to end with her driving hundreds of miles wearing a depends?”

Maybe, but it won’t be Broadwell doing the driving, IMO.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 3:59:52 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Because the Chicago Thugs were aware of rumors. Used the emails to get
The proof, under some made up reason. The emails were the proof.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 4:00:45 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: livius

How do u explain toeing the party line about the video.
If u can’t, I can. It’s called blackmail or leverage.
Betrayus was being blackmailed to toe the party line.
So, it does involve Benghazi


9 posted on 11/12/2012 4:03:40 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: maggief

Why didn’t Jill go to Petraeus instead of the FBI?


10 posted on 11/12/2012 4:04:09 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: maggief

So the Daily Beast writer or source does not think that the head of the CIA having an affair and being compromised rose to the level of anything that should have even been reported on at all.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 4:05:01 PM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: livius

My prediction at this time is that we will find out that all the War on Terror tactics denounced by Obama such as black sites and extreme interrogation techniques were still in place with the regimes approval, despite their so called executive orders. Benghazi has entered it’s third scenario. First it was an out of hand movie review. Second it was a terrorist attack against a consulate. Third, the truth, a jailbreak of a CIA black site. The regime will be caught lying big time to the American people, plus their hypocritical attacks on the Bush administration will be exposed big time.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 4:08:16 PM PST by gusty
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To: maggief
"At most the messages were harassing. The cyber squad had to consult the statute books in its effort to determine whether there was adequate legal cause to open a case. “It was a close call,” the source says.
What tipped it may have been Kelley’s friendship with the agent. The squad opened a case, though with no expectation it would turn into anything significant. "

Ok, so the FBI allocated man hours to an investigation because the agent was friends with Kelly. What are Kelly's political affiliations and connections?

13 posted on 11/12/2012 4:11:08 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin

The best explanation is found if you ever saw the movie “Goodfellas” The scene when Henry Hill and Jimmy Conway were going to throw the guy into the lion cage in Tampa. The guys sister worked for the FBI, so Henry and Jimmy ended up doing time.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 4:14:57 PM PST by gusty
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To: maggief
We go nuts over "bullying" especially when it relates to gays....

This appears to be "stalking" and "bullying"....and says "there's a nut on the loose"

15 posted on 11/12/2012 4:21:09 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Rashputin

Along with the Kelley social circuit, one might look at the twin sister’s ex-husband for political connections.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 4:27:01 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
I think this is, perhaps, all a smoke screen for something much larger. No affair...staged so that the FBI could expose...a cover story. And so the DCI would have to separate from his office.

No, I would not want to speculate.

We'll all know soon enough.

Oops, there a knock at my door.;-)

17 posted on 11/12/2012 4:31:29 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: maggief
When the FBI friend showed the emails to the cyber squad in the Tampa field office, her fellow agents noted that the absence of any overt threats.

Then why did the FBI against its better judgment get involved.

Ahah -- a third female got into the mix -- the FBI agentress.

Better judgment now goes out the window.

I hope this Kelly broad is happy with herself and the role she played in bringing down her General friend.

There goes her access to power.

18 posted on 11/12/2012 4:33:04 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: maggief

HOW MANY MAN HOURS HAVE THEY SPENT ON FINDING WHAT HAPPEND IN BENGHAZI SEPT 11TH 2012?...................*****crickets*****


19 posted on 11/12/2012 4:35:02 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: maggief

Whatever personal mistakes Petraeus made, he served this country extraordinarily well for 38+ years. Its really sad that his career is ending in this sordid way. I sincerely hope he does not pull an Admiral Boorda. But I almost gets the feeling someone is trying to drive him to it.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 4:38:39 PM PST by rbg81
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To: gusty
I see what you're saying, but a guy who owes the mob money and is threatened with being eaten has something to take to the FBI other than friendship even if a family member works for the FBI. They have knowledge of an ongoing criminal activity, names of known criminals the FBI was no doubt aware of, proof that they've been paying, and a burning desire to testify and put their assailants behind bars.

In this case, there's the emails and according to this that's all they based opening a case on. That's a far cry from someone who admits they went to a loan shark and can prove they've been paying known felons with connections to the Mob.

I guess they're awash with money these days, though, so maybe it's not difficult to justify putting man hours into something like it has been sometimes in the past.

Regards

21 posted on 11/12/2012 4:49:03 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: maggief
Sounds like another "offending prophet" video.
22 posted on 11/12/2012 5:16:39 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: maggief
Sounds like another "offending the prophet" video.
23 posted on 11/12/2012 5:17:12 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: maggief

“according to the source, who was until recently at the highest levels of the intelligence community and prefers not to be identified by name.”

Anyone else wonder if Petraeus himself is the source for this story?


25 posted on 11/12/2012 6:37:10 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: occamrzr06

You sound pretty experienced :-)


26 posted on 11/12/2012 6:40:11 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

I’ve watched a few Novellas.

You can’t get that from American Soap Operas!


27 posted on 11/12/2012 9:04:59 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: occamrzr06

LOL!


28 posted on 11/13/2012 3:15:45 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: tennmountainman

Is there video of Petraeus saying the video was the cause?


29 posted on 11/13/2012 3:22:20 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

I don’t know if there is video. He testified to committees. That is where
It has been reported by FOX, that he said it was a mob angered by the
Anti- Muslim video.


30 posted on 11/13/2012 3:26:03 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

Yes, and if I recall, a Democrat on the committee that heard him speak claimed that Petraeus said it was the video. But I have not heard him say it nor did I read that anyone else said he said it. whew.


31 posted on 11/13/2012 3:30:26 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

I have not heard him say it in public, but reports are he told the committee
that lie. Don’t u recall how angry GOP congressmen were after his testimony.


32 posted on 11/13/2012 3:37:58 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: maggief

Is it just me, or does “unpaid social liason” sound like a madam?


33 posted on 11/13/2012 3:46:32 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Fledermaus

That’s my take...I wonder what kind of things happened at her “parties.” The twins sound like they were living high on the hog and playing powerful me and their money. Apparently Broadwell knew about it...


34 posted on 11/13/2012 4:11:38 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez

...powerful MEN and their money...


35 posted on 11/13/2012 4:12:48 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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