Skip to comments.Eric Cantor knew before the election about Patraeus Scandal - Did not go public
Posted on 11/14/2012 1:45:09 PM PST by NKP_Vet
A week before the election, an FBI whistleblower went to a Republican member of Congress with explosive details about a national security scandal that could have stopped President Obamas re-election campaign dead in its tracks. But the potentially devastating October Surprise was hushed up by Republicans.
Although all the details are not yet available and new disclosures are coming every day, it appears that the scandal involves the CIA director leaking classified information to his mistress and the FBI not holding David Petraeus accountable for his immoral and illegal conduct. In short, it is the worst scandal of the Obama Administration and makes the third-rate burglary in the Watergate scandal look minor by comparison.
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The guy who told him was “shirtless”
So he didn’t know if it was credible or not.
If it was hushed up by Republicans then it can point to the involvement of one or more Republicans.
Not likely. If Patraeus had resigned a week before the election, it is not likely it would have made a bit of difference.
We haven't even yet gotten details that seriously impact Obama himself. Those may still come out, assuming the government/media coverup doesn't hold.
Looks like the public voted for a confirmed dumb ass that was always the last one to know.
The "whistle-blower" seems to have been a cheesy shirtless friend of the tawdry Jill Kelley. And the initial investigation was highly suspect. A few mean emails over nothing illegal. It appears the agent may have had no right to open the investigation.
Cantor did the right thing by passing it to the FBI Director who may have been unaware that Kelley and the agent were fiddling around.
I think you’re right. the Democrat ground game was not going to be overcome by any scandal. the people who voted for Obama were always going to vote for him, those republicans who stayed home were always going to stay home, as long as Romney was the candidate.
If Cantor had gone public with this, it would have backfired big time on the GOP. You can bank on that. He made the right call.
Now we find out that the top Republican leadership was also aware, and chose to do nothing and abet the cover-up when its exposure would have been the most helpful?
If Petraeus does expose the truth about Benghazi, and implicate Obama in the process, we would be heading into resignation territory. Since the election hasn't been certified by the Electoral College yet, how will the Electors feel when they are accused of voting for a President who did these things, and then covered it up by blackmailing a top General and the CIA Director just to save himself, using mob tactics?
How do we pressure the states to release their committed Electors to vote their own conscious in December or be labeled an accomplice to Obama?
“cry baby” bohner is scared about the Revelations the FBI has been on a “j Edgar Obama” file building mission that could expose republicans who have no control over their zippers...notice no democrats were involved ...they didnt do this to JESSE JACKSON JR...they got him allegedly for misusing campaign funds like his piggybank...
in my opinion kantor and boehner cant be trusted and need to go...the notion that the HOUSE has no options to stop OBAMA is like THE BRITS caving into Hitler....
Yeah right, because if he went public we might have lost the election.
Oh wait............Never mind.
Perhaps Cantor thought he was being set up. With the evil living in the White House, that would be my first thought.
Why, because Romney was such a great success?
The electors of the Electoral College are all political hacks. They get the job based on party loyalty. No way that they abandon Obama. If technically freed to vote their conscience, they would vote for Obama anyway.
If you were Eric Cantor would you believe the luck of some whistleblower bringing a salacious scandal to you just before reelection day or might you wonder if it wasn't a dirty trick?
Oboma said if the political winds blow, he'd ALWAYS take the side of the muslims - and he did. The muslim prisoners are now free, and the Americans are dead.
Maybe Cantor thought this one was wayyyyy over his head. The big guns are going to have to deal with this one.
Romney won independents in every battleground state except NC. He won five states where the GOP senate candidates failed by getting 10s or 100s of thousands more votes than they did. He improved the GOP's vote among men, women, Jews and Latinos.
That cowardly holier-than-thous wouldn't cast a vote for him isn't his fault.
Cantor and Bonehead needs to be retired. Cantors excuse for not telling
His committee chairmen was he did not know if the tip was credible.
Yet, apparently he thought the tip was credible enough to pass onto the
FBI. I guess he and Bonehead were to busy working on this coming grandest of all bargains.