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Timeline of the Petraeus Scandal
Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | WSJ

Posted on 11/13/2012 9:37:07 AM PST by uncommonsense

June 30, 2010 — The Senate confirms Petraeus as the new commander for war in Afghanistan. Over the next year, Broadwell expands her research of Petraeusinto an authorized biography. She makes multiple trips to Afghanistan and is given unprecedented access to Petraeus and his commanders.

Sept. 6, 2011 – Petraeus is sworn in as CIA director with his wife, Holly, by his side. Broadwell keeps in contact with Petraeus and is later invited to his office for events, including a meeting with actress Angelina Jolie.

November 2011 – Petraeus begins an extramarital affair with Broadwell, according to retired Army Col. Steve Boylan.

May 2012 — Kelley, a Tampa socialite, starts receiving harassing emails. The FBI begins investigating soon after.

Summer 2012 — FBI agents determine that the email trail leads to Broadwell. They come across a private Gmail account using an alias that belongs toPetraeus. Emails between Petraeus and Broadwell lead agents to believe the two are having an affair. FBI Director Robert Mueller is notified. At some point during the investigation, the FBI interviews Petraeus and Broadwell.

July 2012 — The affair between Petraeus and Broadwell ends, according to Petraeus’ friend Boylan.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cia; petraeus; petraeustimeline; scandal
According to this timeline, the affair started after Petraeus was confirmed as Director of the CIA according to his "friend" Boylan. But, Broadwell "makes multiple trips to Afghanistan" in 2010 and "is given unprecedented access to Petraeus and his commanders." Anyone believe this timeline? Or maybe this was staged so ObaMao had the cooperation of Petraeus in arming the MuzBroHood.
1 posted on 11/13/2012 9:37:13 AM PST by uncommonsense
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To: uncommonsense

One of the things that confuses me about this timeline — the affair ended before the investigation started? So Petaeus was nudged out of office because of a past affair already broken up?

And why exactly does the FBI care about one of an incredibly huge number of DC affairs?


2 posted on 11/13/2012 9:49:37 AM PST by TennesseeProfessor
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To: uncommonsense

I don’t believe anything that anyone is saying abut this. I am now reading that Petraeus sees no reason for him to testify...The man is a coward, a liar, and treasonous. As far as I am concerned there is no spot in hell hit enough for this pos. His willfulness cost US troops their lives——a pox on him


3 posted on 11/13/2012 9:51:15 AM PST by Nifster
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To: uncommonsense

All of the happy little creatures at the Naval and Military Academies are watching and taking notes. If it’s good enough for the CinC (Dollar Bill Clinton) and the field commanders...

Maybe both schools should introduce a course in Leadership entitled “How to resist the call of giant bazzonkers.”


4 posted on 11/13/2012 9:51:53 AM PST by DPMD
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To: uncommonsense
Sounds to me like West Point is in dire need of an advance course on wiener control.

Genitalia 505 - Keep it in Your Pants Soldier - becoming a leader of men starts with your wiener.

5 posted on 11/13/2012 9:55:54 AM PST by GilesB
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To: GilesB

Or - “Who is leading your troops? You or your thingy?”


6 posted on 11/13/2012 9:58:13 AM PST by GilesB
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To: uncommonsense

So this is stop the presses news . . . But Clinton’s little drawer dropping digital trysts with Monica never rose to the level of cause celebre?


7 posted on 11/13/2012 9:58:44 AM PST by Bertha Fanation
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To: uncommonsense

No wonder wars never end over there. Make a TV show - Whoring with the Stars.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 9:59:52 AM PST by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: uncommonsense

Or that Obama learned of it on November 8th? This is the WH and MSM propaganda timeline. They must think the Amnerican people are stupid and given the election results, they might be on to something.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 10:05:11 AM PST by kabar
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To: TennesseeProfessor
The FBI was tracking down harassing emails from BraSwell to Kelley, then "They come across a private Gmail account using an alias that belongs to Petraeus".

What on God's green earth is the director of the CIA doing with a frikin' Gmail account? Google? Seriously?

10 posted on 11/13/2012 10:11:44 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Nifster

Hear! Hear!


11 posted on 11/13/2012 10:12:09 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: GilesB
Genitalia 505 - Keep it in Your Pants Soldier - becoming a leader of men starts with your wiener.

First lesson: "This is my rifle, this is my gun. This is for shooting, this is for fun."

12 posted on 11/13/2012 10:13:35 AM PST by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: Nifster
"I am now reading that Petraeus sees no reason for him to testify...The man is a coward, a liar, and treasonous"

I read that "he wants to get his life back in order". Well, 4 Americans would like to get their lives back.

Screw his life! He has a duty to the constitution and the American people who entrusted him with our national security. Do your job Mr. 4 star hero general. Then, "get your life in order".

13 posted on 11/13/2012 10:19:32 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: uncommonsense
Legal Insurrection, iirc, analyzed the longer timeline and figures that Obie/Valerie Jarrett knew of Patreus' affair before he was moved to CIA. IOW, the Gen. came with an automatic "Fire Me" option, whenever it might be needed.

Days after the election, and one day before scheduled testimony.

Coinky-dink, of course.

14 posted on 11/13/2012 10:21:53 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: uncommonsense
makes multiple trips to Afghanistan

So who is paying for all these trips? Her doctor husband? Hopefully not the tax payer somehow. Although evidently we footed the bill when her lover took her on a trip to Paris.

Also, it's been reported that she has two children aged 4 and 6. Who's raising her kids during these extended periods of time away from home.

15 posted on 11/13/2012 10:22:10 AM PST by Texan
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To: DPMD

When I saw your note it reminded me of something I read a couple of weeks ago, but had a very hard time finding it again...wonder why?

Can honor be taught? Can you test for it? Can you detect when it’s been forsaken? For Fred Malmstrom, Air Force Academy Class of ‘64, the answers to those questions are: yes, yes, and if you want to. Malmstrom is a psychologist, researcher and historian of his alma mater’s falls from grace. He has found the academy — where, until last week, he’s served as an unpaid visiting scholar for honor since 1999 — doesn’t seem interested in his documentation of a decline in cadets’ respect for the honor code and an increase in infractions.
Here’s the link to the whole article:

http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/cracks-in-the-code/Content?oid=2452353


16 posted on 11/13/2012 10:29:36 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: uncommonsense

This timeline fills in a lot of wholes that were present in earlier articles. The best article I read on the situation the day it broke was this NewsMax article:

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/petraeus-resigns-cia-affair/2012/11/09/id/463573

Based on that, I assumed that the affair began in Spring/Summer 2011 AFTER Petraeus was appointed but BEFORE he was confirmed as CIA Director. I assumed the affair was discovered during his vetting process. That would mean that the FBI, FBI Director Mueller, AG Holder, and the WH had to have known he was compromised, but appointed him anyway to have a trump card to play against him in the future should they need it.
But this WSJ timeline proves my theory was wrong. Or does it? The current timeline now says the affair began after Petraeus took over the CIA (Nov 2011). But the FBI investigation didn’t occur until May 2012 as a result of being contacted by Kelley, a self described socialite receiving harassing emails. Without sounding like a conspiracy theorist, I wonder if the FBI had been “unofficially” fishing in Petraeus background during the vetting processes and discovered the affair much earlier than is being reported. The Kelley trigger could be a way to get that “unofficial” investigation turned into an “official” investigation. Or it could be that the WSJ timeline is entirely accurate and all this came about exactly as reported.
Either way, the WH has a problem because AG Holder knew about this affair this Summer and buried it until after the election. That is bad enough because it means the WH knowingly left a compromised CIA Director in place while a major international fiasco (Benghazi) happened. But it would be 10x worse if the WH had knowingly appointed a compromised CIA Director back in 2011 with the intention of potentially using the affair against him in the future. That is just speculation now, unless some knew information comes out.
But based on how this WH has been able to suppress just about everything damaging to itself, I am not hopeful that anything will come of this, or the Benghazi situation. Just like F&F. Americans died, the WH lied, and no one cares. Sad.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 10:37:17 AM PST by SDShack (0zer0care = "The Final Solution" - Socialized Euthanasia Healthcare)
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To: uncommonsense

including a meeting with actress Angelina Jolie.

WTH?!?! This is how the head of the CIA spends his time?


18 posted on 11/13/2012 11:03:54 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: SDShack
What really shocks me to the core is that Petraeus used a shared Gmail account to communicate surreptitiously! That alone should have gotten him fired. He's CIA Director - the top spy in the only global super power.

Regarding conspiracies, maybe the timeline at the WSJ is correct. But, maybe Broadwell was sent to Petraeus to get something started so he would tow the line on giving weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood. That's not exactly unprecedented. If this were true, it wouldn't matter if the affair started before or after Petraeus became CIA Director because the plan was hatched to compromise him regardless. Maybe he was acting within character and Jarret et al knew this...???

"Sept. 6, 2011 – Petraeus is sworn in as CIA director with his wife, Holly, by his side. Broadwell keeps in contact with Petraeus and is later invited to his office for events, including a meeting with actress Angelina Jolie."

Hello! Broadwell (I call her BraSwell) invited to meet with Tomb Raider hottie...

And maybe the timeline was doctored by a career officer - retired Army Col. Steve Boylan...?

19 posted on 11/13/2012 11:04:31 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Texan

Its shocking the number of women who are leaving their husband and small children to go take care of other pursuits. Trouble is, if you are a young child and your mother leaves you so she can go do “important stuff” it doesn’t really matter to you if she is on a crack binge or interviewing someone important. Abandonment is abandonment and it is frightening common with the upper class these days.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 11:06:04 AM PST by mingwah
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To: uncommonsense

The sheer incompetence of the man is stunning. He has thousands of electronic wizards at his disposal who could set him up with the ultimate secure email and instead he logs on to Google.

What a buffoon.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 11:08:55 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: DManA
"including a meeting with actress Angelina Jolie."

Yep, that jumped out at me too. Check out my post #19. May be part of a honey trap...???

22 posted on 11/13/2012 11:09:36 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: SDShack

She sure was around a long time for the affair to just be a recent one and one that supposedly lasted five months. At this point, I’m more concerned with why the heck he was in a meeting with Angelina Jolie? So now it’s both the WH and the CIA who can’t make decisions without asking Hollyweird first? Enough with entertaining celebs.


23 posted on 11/13/2012 11:15:53 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: uncommonsense
What on God's green earth is the director of the CIA doing with a frikin' Gmail account? Google? Seriously?

Considering what they were up to, it makes perfect sense. Using his work account would have been truly insane.

What didn't make sense was for Broadwell to frighten Jill Kelley via mysterious and anonymous emails. That's what blew the whole thing open. Gmail is not secure against subpoenas, and that includes the server logs, not just the email content.

This was a case of the general and the major letting their privates call the shots.

24 posted on 11/13/2012 11:18:16 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: uncommonsense

I agree that IF Broadwell was a plant from the very beginning, either from the WH, or some foreign govt (ie. like the Russian Hottie Spy a few years ago), and the WH AG Holder either didn’t catch this, or encouraged it... then yeah, that would be a scandal 100x worse than what it is now. But that is just speculation. It’s either exactly as the WSJ is reporting, or there is much more to come out later. Right now, I expect it will go no further than it already has. The lamestream media has no interest in tarnishing this President and will protect him at all costs. Patriotic whistleblowers are all we can hope for, and I doubt they will ever surface. The Chicago way prevents it.


25 posted on 11/13/2012 11:23:05 AM PST by SDShack (0zer0care = "The Final Solution" - Socialized Euthanasia Healthcare)
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To: uncommonsense

My Grandfather whom fought in the Battle of the Bulge - always wore a belt buckle - Always be prepared. Okay it is sad that the Military Leadership and the Secret Service have a problem - Keeping the Johnson in the pants.

americas military has become a joke in the world. Americans are more absorbed into sex that they have lost sight of reality.

this timeline is just another excuse for Obama to get cover. remember WallStreet journal has joined with NBC.

There is more to this and the Petreaus flings are just a smoke screen. Oddly enough Petreaus went through Prostate Cancer in 2009, note in checking out prostate cancer - 12 - 24 months must transpire before he can have normal sexual relations. But due to the type of surgery and type of prostate cancer he could have the nerve severed and have the ability to raise it up severed so in turn Petreaus may have had a penile implant done to assist him to keep it up. It is usual that man whom are in the 40s-50s, whom undergo prostate cancer surgery generally get a penile implant.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 11:31:22 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: DManA
He has thousands of electronic wizards at his disposal who could set him up with the ultimate secure email and instead he logs on to Google.

You forget that electronic wizards can talk and blow whistles and write books.

His plan was a good one and would have worked well, except for the fact that his paramour and fellow West Point grad could not restrain herself from scaring Jill Kelley into calling the cops. That's where it unraveled.

Of course, the other major point of vulnerability was Dr. Broadwell. According to the article, the affair ended in July. That's probably when Dr. Broadwell confronted his wife. It could very well have been a messy divorce featured on the cover of the National Enquirer. However, apparently, they patched up their marriage, fortunately for the kids. Written in chalk in their driveway is a sign, "Dad ♡'s Mom".


27 posted on 11/13/2012 11:34:17 AM PST by cynwoody
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"Gmail is not secure against subpoenas, and that includes the server logs, not just the email content."

Yes, and Gmail data gets integrated into Google's advertising metadata.

The site should be blocked from CIA employee access (really all government access) unless they're doing an investigation. I suppose the director's access may be wide open, but security policies mean nothing if they're not enforced across the board. Anyone can be compromised and no one should be above suspicion.

28 posted on 11/13/2012 11:37:43 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: SDShack
It just occurred to me that maybe the timeline was "adjusted" a bit by his friend, retired Army Col. Steve Boylan, so that this affair didn't become a military infraction. According to others on FR, adultery is against The Uniform Code of Military Justice when it:

harms "good order and discipline" and when the adultery is "of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces."
Petraeus retired according to this timeline, then had the affair when he was a civilian.

Hmmmm... He was spending a lot of time with BraSwell in lonely, isolated Afganistan, away from the public spotlight. Then when he gets back to the fish bowl of DC, then has an affair. Okay dokey.

29 posted on 11/13/2012 1:09:57 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Portcall24

Thanks for the link. The basic honor code at all the Service Academies is simple and straightforward: Don’t lie, cheat or steal, and don’t tolerate those who do.

Enter situational ethics, big picture concerns, politics and money, and you get a slush of gobbledygook in place of an honor code. Many graduates leave the code at the school and embark on the serious business of ascending.

Too bad the AFA wasn’t receptive to the study; too often, CO’s don’t want bad news on their watch, and will crush anything remotely resembling it.

Beat Army!


30 posted on 11/14/2012 10:06:58 AM PST by DPMD
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