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Video: Say, why would the FBI be investigating a CIA director, anyway?
Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on November 10, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 11/13/2012 9:46:23 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Piers Morgan asked a pretty good question of former CIA agent Robert Baer on his show last night, and Baer is just as perplexed as Morgan. David Petraeus suddenly resigned yesterday after the FBI discovered an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, but does the FBI routinely investigate the director of the CIA? Baer tells Morgan, “There is something going on here,” apart from the sexual peccadilloes. Or could it be as simple as the old adage that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”?

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alqueda; baer; benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazidebacle; benghazigate; bloggers; broadwell; ciacoverup; fbi; libya; petraeus; petraeuss; robertbaer; staevens; syria; turkey
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1 posted on 11/13/2012 9:46:33 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

In addition, why was the FBI, a domestic police agency, involved in an overseas terrorism case?


2 posted on 11/13/2012 9:50:50 AM PST by relictele
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That has been explained. Kelly went to the FBI about embarrassing EMAILs from Broadwell.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 9:51:33 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; Fred Nerks

Why?


4 posted on 11/13/2012 9:52:45 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: DManA

I mean harassing EMAILs.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 9:52:45 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Patraeus was going to testify exactly on what happened in Libya. Obama and his minions got to him, but perhaps he will have the last laugh since he went public.

I’m wondering if anyone at the FBI investigates our president?

The bottom line is this. Will he do the manly thing and now tell the truth or cower?

The whole story about Libya is dirty. I suspect it includes gun running for the Syrian rebels thru Turkey and a whole lot of other things.

But everyone wants to know the answer to one question. Did our president make a decision to do nothing in the face of the attack, sacrificing our people, to assure his reelection?


6 posted on 11/13/2012 9:53:07 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: DManA
And the FBI normally responds to embarrassing emails?
7 posted on 11/13/2012 9:54:31 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Because the United States is no longer under the rule of law, it is under the rule of Ubama, where anything goes as long as the net result is Ubama gets what he wants.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 9:55:57 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Maybe investigating security breaches that violate federal law? I think that would fall under FBI jurisdiction.

SnakeDoc


9 posted on 11/13/2012 9:55:57 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Texas survived one Obama term, and we'll survive another. The rest of you are screwed.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why not? CIA employees are Federal employees. Why should they be exempt? It’snot like the CIA has any sort of reputation for ethical conduct. I’d bet that a thorough independent investigation would land a sizable proportion of CIA employees in jail.

Of course you could say that for any govt agency.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 9:56:14 AM PST by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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or even harassing emails?


11 posted on 11/13/2012 9:57:12 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: relictele

The FBI has a counterterrorist branch. My understanding is that part of the post-9/11 investigation revealed that the communication and investigation “wall” between CIA counterterrorism and FBI counterterrorism created a weakness ... particularly when overseas terrorists become a domestic threat.

My understanding is that the FBI is now more involved in overseas counterterrorism than they used to be.

SnakeDoc


12 posted on 11/13/2012 9:59:02 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Texas survived one Obama term, and we'll survive another. The rest of you are screwed.)
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To: nikos1121
you suspect gunrunning?

See this:

Benghazi. A view from Turkey (the Iskanderun port & Ali Sait Akin)

13 posted on 11/13/2012 10:02:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Sigh.

The FBI got involved first, because Kelly has a friend in the FBI, and she told him about this "cyberstalking" crap. Following that, "cyberstalking" is within the FBI's jurisdiction. Likely not solely within the FBI's jurisdiction, but still, it is something the FBI is allowed to pursue, under 47 USC 223, Obscene or harassing telephone calls in the District of Columbia or in interstate or foreign communications.

When the FBI got involved, it was not investigating Petraeus, at all.

14 posted on 11/13/2012 10:03:09 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The FBI should have been investigating a nominee to any Cabinet-level office...what amazes me is how deep the investigation was...one has to wonder if red flags were going up at the CIA and what, if anything, the CIA was telling its new boss about that investigation.

Personally, this whole thing reeks of a trap set by Chicago thugs....a very powerful and competent potential political adversary is nominated to a high-level post, at about that sametime or just a little before he is introduced to a woman who has never written a book before, to do a biography of an important figure in the last decade with respect to our war againt terror...and they just “happen” to have an affair? No....Obama’s cronie set a trap, and the General was stupid enough to allow himself to get ensared in it. What was allmthis is for though....what was the grand plan that they are now covering up?


15 posted on 11/13/2012 10:03:37 AM PST by GLH3IL (Slainte Mhath)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
And the FBI normally responds to embarrassing emails?

When the emails involve a high official and suggest he could be open to blackmail by unknown people(s), yes.

16 posted on 11/13/2012 10:06:32 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I meant harassing EMAILs. I blame my spell checker.

And if they are bad enough yes they do.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 10:06:41 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: nikos1121
And this:

GAFFNEY: The real reason behind Benghazigate Was Obama gun-walking arms to jihadists?

18 posted on 11/13/2012 10:07:10 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Perhaps Petraeus told the the White House he wouldn’t lie under oath to cover for them and they decided, with the help of the MSM, to destroy his reputation in the hopes of destroying his credibility.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 10:07:50 AM PST by PTBAA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Everything is a smoke screen to cover the Marxist’s failed Benghazi role.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 10:08:40 AM 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: theDentist

They knew a high official was involved in the beginning?


21 posted on 11/13/2012 10:09:56 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: onyx

Feels that way to me too.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 10:10:59 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Cboldt

Best explanation I have heard so far.


23 posted on 11/13/2012 10:12:42 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Something else, far worse, is happening. This is a distraction.


24 posted on 11/13/2012 10:14:38 AM PST by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: theDentist
When the emails involve a high official

And how did they know that initially....?

Petraus did not send the emails.

25 posted on 11/13/2012 10:17:32 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: ducdriver

What COULD it be...

Obama is meeting today with the most radical of the radical, wonder what’s planned?

The election fraud and any investigations thereof.

Something to do with Obamacare...

Benghazi and all the secrets it holds...

He’s planning another golf outing.

All that extra oil we should have by 2017—he’s sold it all to China. (theory, not reality)


26 posted on 11/13/2012 10:22:30 AM PST by madison10
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Let’s say you were a prez who just stole an election in a country with a very long history of, “real democracy” —what would you then do..?

You would lessen the chances of a COUP, that’s what you would do.

And I think that’s what we’re seeing.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 10:24:53 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Let’s say you were a prez who just stole an election in a country with a very long history of, “real democracy” —what would you then do..?

You would lessen the chances of a COUP, that’s what you would do.

And I think that’s what we’re seeing.


28 posted on 11/13/2012 10:25:08 AM PST by gaijin
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To: nikos1121

I’m wondering if anyone at the FBI investigates our president?

Bwahahahahahahahhahaaa that’s funny. The FBI part of Holder’s Justice Department.

I know you weren’t serious about asking that question.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 10:26:13 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

***“There is something going on here,” apart from the sexual peccadilloes.***

This is clear. There’s a broader agenda and goal at work here. I think it is broader than Benghazi as well.

It is about consolidation of leftist control of our most important governmental departments, bureaucracies and institutions.


30 posted on 11/13/2012 10:28:33 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Piers Morgan asked a pretty good question ...

Ed Morrissey starts right off with a total logical impossibility: Piers Morgan is not capable of asking an interesting question, even accidentally.

31 posted on 11/13/2012 10:28:59 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

From what I’ve heard, and don’t hold me to this 100%, the harassment emails sent to this other woman from Broadwell specifically named Petraus.


32 posted on 11/13/2012 10:34:47 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I share your skepticism on this point - was the FBI completely surprised that the subject of the EMAILs turned out to be Petraeus or was it obvious to them who Broadwell was talking about from the beginning?


33 posted on 11/13/2012 10:41:20 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Petraeus had to go when it was discovered it was a heterosexual affair.


34 posted on 11/13/2012 10:41:39 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Agreed. An extra-marital affair by the CIA Director would be a potential security breach, and the FBI would have jurisdiction to investigate.
35 posted on 11/13/2012 10:41:57 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The plot thickens. Now they got Marine General Allen in mug shots alongside the D/CIA and the two women in question.
H. Clinton throws Congress the bird, then heads of to Australia for some wine tasting parties.
The weirdness in Alice and Wonderland pale to what we are seeing emerge.
36 posted on 11/13/2012 10:42:35 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Something to e-mail to every talking head, every Senator and every House rep.

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Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.

37 posted on 11/13/2012 10:48:56 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

So we should ignore the question?


38 posted on 11/13/2012 10:50:49 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Marine_Uncle

Another rabbit for the media to chase.


39 posted on 11/13/2012 10:52:49 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We already know two things that take it beyond an extra-marital affair. His gf was threatening another gov employee and she had classified docs on her computer.


40 posted on 11/13/2012 11:01:54 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Should keep them busy. It is looking like rabbits are popping up from every bush. :)


41 posted on 11/13/2012 11:21:14 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No, I was just cracking wise....


42 posted on 11/13/2012 11:39:45 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: nikos1121

“I’m wondering if anyone at the FBI investigates our president?”

No. The President is exempt from all security investigations and clearance procedures. Congress can investigate him, but no agency of the executive branch would dare, at least not since J Edgar Hoover went toes up.


43 posted on 11/13/2012 11:55:10 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: relictele

I believe an embassy is US soil.


44 posted on 11/13/2012 12:12:37 PM PST by EEGator
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To: TigersEye
classified docs on her computer.

Now that is not Good at all!

45 posted on 11/13/2012 12:37:07 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: EEGator

Fair enough but two questions out of curiosity:

1) Wasn’t the property technically a consulate not an embassy? Are they subject to the same policies/diplomatic status?

2) What about the safe house, airplane hangar and other sites referenced in the narrative to date? It seems that once they left the embassy/consulate they were on Libyan soil, ‘safe’ houses notwithstanding.


46 posted on 11/13/2012 12:39:50 PM PST by relictele
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To: depressed in 06

LOL...


47 posted on 11/13/2012 12:40:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: ducdriver

I’m inclined to agree with you, for one simple reason:

There is far too much information being release too quickly for this to be the real scandal. It has all the movie-of-the-week aspects: espionage, sex, politics, and the military but it’s all too neat, too self-contained, too pat.

Media outlets uncovering this story have been left mostly alone by the Obama Character Assassination Machine. Rest assured if they start getting near the truth that Axelrod will be brought back to the TV cameras to start his smear campaign.


48 posted on 11/13/2012 12:43:26 PM PST by relictele
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To: relictele
Somewhere I read that the Stevens abode was technically called a mission....not sure of the definitions....

Might have been a thread involving John Batchelor...I think I first herd it from him on the kudlow show,.

49 posted on 11/13/2012 12:45:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: relictele

I think you’re right, and I can’t give you an intelligent answer. Good points. I’m not sure where to find those answers either.


50 posted on 11/13/2012 12:54:10 PM PST by EEGator
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