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TEN MISSING DATES IN THE PETRAEUS SCANDAL
Powerline ^ | 11/13/2012 | Scott Johnson

Posted on 11/14/2012 8:20:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Edward Jay Epstein has a large and distinguished body of work on intelligence and intelligence-related issues. Among his books in the field are Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald and Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA.

Ed has also taken to the ebook form. His ebooks on intelligence-related issues include Killing Castro and James Jesus Angleton: Was He Right?

This morning Ed has forwarded the following questions on the Petraeus scandal:

Before we can walk the cat back, and establish the chronology of a possible penetration, we need to answer the following ten questions:

1. When and where did the sexual liaison between Paula Broadwell begin? Was it before, during, or after the FBI conducted its mandatory background check on General Petraeus in 2011?

2. When did General Petraeus (who had top secret access) and Paula Broadwell collaborate to set up anonymous gmail accounts and exchange passwords to them? Over what period were these “drop boxes” used to evade US intelligence surveillance of internet providers through the device of storing drafts of unsent emails?

3. It is reported that Paula Broadwell, a former military intelligence officer (under the pseudonym
“KelleyPatrol”), sent an email to General John Allen, the former deputy to General Petraeus in Tampa, warning him that Gilberte (“Jill”) Khawam Kelley was a “seductress.” If so, on what date was this warning to General Allen sent?

4. It is further reported General Allen told Kelley of the anonymous warning. If so, on what date did this occur?

5. It is reported that Kelley consulted a friend in the Tampa FBI field office in May 2012, What was exact date? Was it after she received news of the warning from General Allen?

6. When did the FBI determine “drop boxes” were being used by Paula Broadwell?

7. The FBI reportedly obtained a warrant by showing probable cause of a crime in order to search the anonymous accounts. If this was a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant, what crime did the FBI allege it was investigating? On what date did it obtain this warrant?

8. When was General Petraeus told by the FBI it was investigating anonymous gmail accounts? Was it done through the FBI liaison with the CIA?

9. When did the FBI determine Paula Broadwell was in possession of classified data on her computer?

10. It is reported that General Petraeus told Paula Broadwell to stop sending anonymous letters. If so, was it after he learned of the FBI investigation? In any case, when did General Petraeus and Paula Broadwell last communicate?



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affair; benghazi; benghaziquestions; cia; petreaus; scandal

1 posted on 11/14/2012 8:20:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Genius. I was thinking details, details, details.
You aren’t a spook are you? If you are, you are a genius
spook.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 8:22:51 AM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is the kinda detail questioning that should be going on in the Benghazi time line.
3 posted on 11/14/2012 8:25:28 AM PST by classified
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To: SeekAndFind

#s 3,4,5 are very interesting .... new info to me. More pieces of the puzzle falling into place.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 8:30:46 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: classified
This is the kinda detail questioning that should be going on in the Benghazi time line.

EGG-ZACTLY!!!!

5 posted on 11/14/2012 8:31:48 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: SeekAndFind
Epstein has put some very good questions on the table.
When Lt. Petraeus testifies, he may have some interesting responses to these questions. That is, if the cowardly, blowhard Republicans dare to ask them.
TWB
6 posted on 11/14/2012 8:32:15 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: classified
Before we can walk the cat back, and establish the chronology of a possible penetration, we need to answer the following

So far, so good -- might want to change the "possible penetration", though. Could be misconscrewed.

7 posted on 11/14/2012 8:33:13 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: classified

Exactly!


8 posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:57 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Migraine

Funny, I see what you did there.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 8:37:49 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's continue to add our questions:

11. The FBI found classified information on Paula's computer, and Paula said Petraeus didn't give it to her and Petraeus said he didn't give it to her, did the FBI find out where the classified information came from?

12. If the FBI didn't determine where the classified information came from, why did they shut down the investigation?

13. Why did Petraeus lie about the video as the cause of the Benghazi attack?

14. Who was in the situation room during the attack?

15. Is this where they viewed the real-time information coming in from emails, phones, video cameras, drones?

16. Was the President there in the situation room?

17. Did the President stay the whole time or go to bed? If he didn't stay the whole time, how long did he stay?

18. Who was in the situation room and did they stay the whole time?

19. Did he tell the people in the situation room to do everything possible to secure the safety of the people in Benghazi?

20. Who first mentioned blaming the video and did everyone agree to blame the video?

10 posted on 11/14/2012 8:41:51 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: TWhiteBear
I have one other question:

Did General Petraeus know of the FBI investigation into his relationship with Broadwell at the time the traveled to Benghazi to conduct his own “investigation” regarding what happened there?

11 posted on 11/14/2012 8:48:11 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: FR_addict

Maybe somebody should ask if Jill Kelley or her sister are spies?

That might be good to know.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 8:49:26 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

I think they should call Broadwell to testify and give her immunity. It would appear that she knows just about everything concerning Petreaus. She could say things that Petreaus can not, and does not have a damn thing to do with the affair. This could get very interesting.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 9:02:42 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank God there are people a lot deeper thay me to search out these precedent facts.
I confess, too often I will be led down a certain path of logic only to have someone point out some very simple, and perhaps childish element that stops me in my tracks and slaps my now very flattening head ... DUH !!


14 posted on 11/14/2012 9:11:37 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: mojito

“Maybe somebody should ask if Jill Kelley or her sister are spies?”

Did Israel Honey Trap David Petraeus, who has been outspoken against Israel?*

November 9th, 2012 | Author: Patriot
With the breaking news on General Petraeus (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/cia-chief-petraeus-resigns-reportedly-over-affair-201305343–politics.html) you might be interested in taking a look at the Mondoweiss.net link (at the following New Statesman article) which broke the story about email exchanges with David Petraeus which US mainstream media ignored as well (as also mentioned on Press TV via http://tinyurl.com/proisraelbiasedmedia & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8).

Or did the ChiComs, Ruskies, Iranian Serial Killers or al Qaeda Honey Trap Petraeus and the latest General:


*“In March 2010, when Petraeus was still head of the US Central Command, he gave testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee which included this observation about one of the “challenges to security and stability” faced by the United States:

“The enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests in the AOR [Area of Operations]. Israeli-Palestinian tensions often flare into violence and large-scale armed confrontations. The conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel. Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and peoples in the AOR and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in the Arab world...’

“Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was so alarmed he issued a statement condemning Petraeus’ testimony, asserting in part of it: ‘Gen. Petraeus has simply erred in linking the challenges faced by the U.S. and coalition forces in the region to a solution of the Israeli-Arab conflict, and blaming extremist activities on the absence of peace and the perceived U.S. favoritism for Israel. This linkage is dangerous and counterproductive.’

“....Obama appointed Petraeus as CIA director after he made his Senate statement about Israel.” (Source: “When former CIA chief David Petraeus enraged the Israel lobby” http://electronicintifada.net/)


15 posted on 11/14/2012 9:14:55 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: mojito

“Maybe somebody should ask if Jill Kelley or her sister are spies?”

Did Israel Honey Trap David Petraeus, who has been outspoken against Israel?*

November 9th, 2012 | Author: Patriot
With the breaking news on General Petraeus (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/cia-chief-petraeus-resigns-reportedly-over-affair-201305343–politics.html) you might be interested in taking a look at the Mondoweiss.net link (at the following New Statesman article) which broke the story about email exchanges with David Petraeus which US mainstream media ignored as well (as also mentioned on Press TV via http://tinyurl.com/proisraelbiasedmedia & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8).

Or did the ChiComs, Ruskies, Iranian Serial Killers or al Qaeda Honey Trap Petraeus and the latest General:


*“In March 2010, when Petraeus was still head of the US Central Command, he gave testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee which included this observation about one of the “challenges to security and stability” faced by the United States:

“The enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests in the AOR [Area of Operations]. Israeli-Palestinian tensions often flare into violence and large-scale armed confrontations. The conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel. Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and peoples in the AOR and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in the Arab world...’

“Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was so alarmed he issued a statement condemning Petraeus’ testimony, asserting in part of it: ‘Gen. Petraeus has simply erred in linking the challenges faced by the U.S. and coalition forces in the region to a solution of the Israeli-Arab conflict, and blaming extremist activities on the absence of peace and the perceived U.S. favoritism for Israel. This linkage is dangerous and counterproductive.’

“....Obama appointed Petraeus as CIA director after he made his Senate statement about Israel.” (Source: “When former CIA chief David Petraeus enraged the Israel lobby” http://electronicintifada.net/)


16 posted on 11/14/2012 9:16:08 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Also, Paula Broadwell was promoted in August 2012. How did that happen if she had been under investigation?


17 posted on 11/14/2012 9:21:24 AM PST by ladylee (LadyLee)
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Benghazi Index

18 posted on 11/14/2012 9:34:07 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: mojito
Jill Kelley's position was unpaid and her husband is a radiologist. With three children — probably in private schools — that would mean a solidly middle class lifestyle — NOT a life that included throwing frequent, lavish receptions for military brass. Who paid for those fetes? I strongly suspect Jill Kelley is a spy.
19 posted on 11/14/2012 9:39:06 AM PST by utahagen
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To: SeekAndFind
"TEN MISSING DATES IN THE PETRAEUS SCANDAL"

See how an Obama scandal is converted to a Petraeus scandal.

20 posted on 11/14/2012 9:47:20 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: SeekAndFind

ßookmark


21 posted on 11/14/2012 10:08:34 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: FR_addict; SeekAndFind; TWhiteBear

Paula Broadwell, the author who allegedly had an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus, is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents, including classified material, at her home, potentially in violation of federal law.

A source familiar with case told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took the documents from secure government buildings. The government demanded that they all be given back, and when federal agents descended on her North Carolina home on Monday night it was a pre-arranged meeting.

Prosecutors are now determining whether to charge Broadwell with a crime...”

Read More:

http://gma.yahoo.com/broadwell-classified-document-probe-114054139.html


22 posted on 11/14/2012 10:25:26 AM PST by LucyT
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To: SeekAndFind
This man doesn't have his act together.

In #1, the CIA said several days ago, the FBI does not do their background check for employees - the CIA does their own and did it for Petraeus. Also, the affair started after he began at the CIA as they would have found it in their background check if he was engaged in that before he started there. Both Petraeus and Broadwell, in separate interviews with the FBI said it started after he was at the CIA.

23 posted on 11/14/2012 11:14:00 AM PST by Marcella ("When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This man doesn't have his act together.

In #1, the CIA said several days ago, the FBI does not do their background check for employees - the CIA does their own and did it for Petraeus. Also, the affair started after he began at the CIA as they would have found it in their background check if he was engaged in that before he started there. Both Petraeus and Broadwell, in separate interviews with the FBI said it started after he was at the CIA.

24 posted on 11/14/2012 11:21:15 AM PST by Marcella ("When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: utahagen

Jill K and her husband owe $millions. To whom? How did they get this type of credit? They keep saying she is a downhome NE Philly girl. Doesn’t sound right. Especially with the twin sister and the “odd” surname. The scandal seems to be more about Jill K than it is with Broadhead/Gen. P. I’m think spy from the minute I heard this. Worse yet, she may be a special spy for Obama.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 11:34:18 AM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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