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Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources
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Posted on 11/14/2012 5:56:14 PM PST by Arthurio

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday.

The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly.

The details about material held by Broadwell, a reserve officer in military intelligence, emerged Wednesday as the Pentagon suspended Broadwell's security clearance.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; broadwell; broadwellcomputer; broadwellemails; colinpowell2; petraeus; securitybreach
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1 posted on 11/14/2012 5:56:18 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

I believe she was a Lt. Colonel and therefore didn’t necessarily obtain the classified material from Petraeus.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 5:58:20 PM PST by fso301
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To: Arthurio

Well, why on earth would she need that or have that?

Was she a spy?


3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:58:56 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Arthurio

Not good Putzrayus.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:59:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: fso301

Good point.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 6:00:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Arthurio

Unless she had authorization to keep a SIPRNET secure computer at her home, she’s in deep, deep sh*t.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 6:04:42 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Arthurio
They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly.

Not authorized to comment publicly? Now that's ironic.

7 posted on 11/14/2012 6:04:44 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: chris37

Natalie’s ex-husband has a very very interesting father.

Paul.
SeaPort-e

I have to wonder what those twins have been up to.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 6:08:04 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: fso301
You know, I have been thinking the same thing since this happened, after all, she is a reserve officer in military intelligence. Probably has a TS clearance at a minimum.

Now, if Jill Kelley had classified info that would be a different story.

9 posted on 11/14/2012 6:08:14 PM PST by vis a vis
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To: FreeReign
Yes. We have someone who is violating the law by revealing details of an investigation into someone who violated the law by taking classified information out of approved storage locations. To say that this Regime is lawless is an understatement.
10 posted on 11/14/2012 6:09:10 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Arthurio

What a mess Obammy is has gotten into! The only way to save face is to resign.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 6:09:21 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Arthurio

Of course. it is not possible that under FBI [and other] jurisdiction for the last 48 hours, that materials would have been added to what was seized... [sarc off]


12 posted on 11/14/2012 6:11:39 PM PST by Swanks
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To: ScottinVA
Unless she had authorization to keep a SIPRNET secure computer at her home, she’s in deep, deep sh*t.

Keeping a classified computer at home is simply not allowed.

Anyway, the source for this article is unnamed.

Add to that, the supposed unnamed source isn't authorized to release this supposed information.

Add to that releasing unauthorized information about somebody who supposedly released unauthorized information, is ironic.

All the while with this ongoing diversion, Obama continues to skate scot free.

13 posted on 11/14/2012 6:12:02 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Arthurio

Why are they leaking this information?


14 posted on 11/14/2012 6:13:10 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Arthurio

Was she a spy? It would seem so based upon her actions. I hope she likes the inside of federal prisons because that is where she will very likely find herself.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 6:20:05 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: chris37

Perhaps she didn’t. It would be very easy to seize her computer and either claim she had classified on it, or plant it on the computer. If she was assigned by the 0bama regime to trap and discredit Petraeus, she completed her mission and is now a liability. Planting incriminating evidence on her computer could get her locked up for a while.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 6:22:38 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: Arthurio

Gee Dave, that pretty little girlfriend of yours can end up like James McDougal or Sandy Berger, it’s up to you.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 6:25:44 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I am more inclined to believe something is weird with the Twins.

Natalie married into a very influential family that has to have security clearance- both father and son. They surely knew how to do background checks.

Check out this on Natalie

http://english.sina.com/world/p/2012/1114/526694.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=DTN+Fashion:

Court documents state that Khawam “was terminated from at least four consecutive positions of employment within the first five years following her graduation from law school, is a psychologically unstable person whose unsteady moral and ethical compass and apparent lack of awareness of her own shortcomings make it impossible for her successfully to navigate her surroundings in a consistent and sustainable way.”


18 posted on 11/14/2012 6:26:09 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Arthurio

From his lap top to her laptop?


19 posted on 11/14/2012 6:27:55 PM PST by Ken H
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To: RummyChick

Who is the ex father in law?


20 posted on 11/14/2012 6:29:20 PM PST by merry10
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To: RummyChick

Who is the ex father in law?


21 posted on 11/14/2012 6:29:25 PM PST by merry10
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To: RummyChick

Who is the ex father in law?


22 posted on 11/14/2012 6:29:35 PM PST by merry10
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Remember the husband and wife Russian spy team that got booted along with Ana Chapman. They lived in the US for years and years and had children.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:19 PM PST by Selene
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To: RummyChick
is a psychologically unstable person whose unsteady moral and ethical compass and apparent lack of awareness of her own shortcomings make it impossible for her successfully to navigate her surroundings in a consistent and sustainable way.”

Is that a nice way of saying "sociopath"?

24 posted on 11/14/2012 6:31:12 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: fso301; Arthurio

She had a very high security clearance. Note that it does not say that she shouldn’t have had the information - but simply that it should have been “stored under more secure conditions,” probably meaning not on her laptop.

Of course, they all carry these things on their laptops. This is just an excuse for the FBI and others to continue harrassing her. I think she may actually be the one they’re after. She seems to be pretty conservative, and knowingly or not, she may have stumbled on some information that would seriously compromise Obama.

Obama was holding the “affair” - which he and the FBI have known about probably since before Petraeus was appointed - over Petraeus’ head but now Petraeus has done the only thing possible and admitted it. This doesn’t mean that he’s necessarily going to tell the truth about Benghazi in his testimony, though; he lied the first time, and he may lie again to protect himself against perjury.

But Broadwell wasn’t involved and hasn’t testified, so she could be the wild card in this. I wouldn’t be in the least surprised if she is suddenly put into custody on some bizarre and trumped up charge.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 6:33:12 PM PST by livius
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To: merry10

Paul G Wolfe

Ewa-iit

Seaport-E Vice president.

Some Navy guys here might be able to tell you more about Seaport-E.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 6:33:35 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: tacticalogic

Not at all.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 6:36:36 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: vis a vis
....she is a reserve officer in military intelligence. Probably has a TS clearance at a minimum.

I does not matter if she has a clearance level sufficient to be privy. She must have a need to know AND authorization to possess.

28 posted on 11/14/2012 6:37:44 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: petitfour

Because Obama wants this to be a sex scandal, not a murder scandal.
And the MSM will ensure it.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 6:37:50 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: RummyChick
here is a hint on the connections of the Wolfe family:

IIT has substantial experience and proven results in intelligence support; homeland security; antiterrorism and counterterrorism; emergency management and response; intelligence; information assurance; Information Operations; Critical Infrastructure Protection; threat, vulnerability and risk assessments; Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT); National Guard WMD Civil Support Teams, CBRNE Response Force Packages, and border security doctrine, training, and evolution. IIT focuses on: supporting the intelligence community; developing homeland security capabilities including response to weapons of mass destruction; protecting our nation�s critical infrastructure; conducting worldwide information operations; orchestrating border security operations and intelligence; reducing business and security risks, and developing and delivering training in each of these areas.
30 posted on 11/14/2012 6:38:01 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Arthurio

Just knowing Petraeus whereabouts, his comings and goings, exits and entrances, schedules is classified information, depending on who wants to know those details. Probably, what she has on her computer will not be remotely comparable to- say- troop movements and equipment specs.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 6:40:55 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Arthurio

I’m guessing, but my prediction is that she had FOUO stuff. “For Official Use Only” for those of you in Rio Linda. Not classified, but required to be protected. This is a gray area as this stuff is available on NIPR (especially AKO) for those who have a need to know. It is frequently found on contractor computer and the rules are rather loose so long as someone is involved in supporting government activities. She certainly can’t be prosecuted for it, if that is what we are talking about.

The real objective here is to smear Petraeus. After he is destroyed, they could care less what happens to Broadwell, and she will never be charged, IMO.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 6:41:46 PM PST by centurion316
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To: RummyChick

I think “the twins” were probably the ones used as bait in this (not necessarily for sexual affairs, but for confidences) and they are clearly working for Obama.

They both had strong ties to the Democratic party, as did Petraeus’ wife, so I think there’s a lot to examine there. Did his wife perhaps send those e-mails from his account?

Aside from that, the e-mails are pretty vague, and trying to say that Allen was carrying on an affair with Jill what’s her name on the basis of the fact that he called her “sweetheart” and “dear” in his correspondence is ridiculous, because I have known many men who routinely call all women “sweetheart” or “dear.”

But clearly the twins are complete nutcases, and how they got that “embedded” themselves with high ranking military figures at that base and got these people involved in their chaotic personal lives is a true mystery. The question is - who was using them?


33 posted on 11/14/2012 6:44:34 PM PST by livius
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To: maggief

One— her clearance was suspended today. Today is Wednesday, correct?

Two—now it is “should have been stored under more secure conditions,”

The narrative changes on an hourly basis.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 6:46:02 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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“The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said.”

It took THAT long to finishing examining the computer documents of a woman who confessed to being mistress of the CIA director and had potentially threatened another woman who is his close friend?

If they are citing materials on her computer, which they took possession of months ago, they are contradicting themselves.

And, they are just NOW suspending her security clearance?

where before they acknowledged that there was no reason to suspect her of anything other than having an affair with Petraeus and sending non-harassing, non-threatening emails to Kelley.

Bill Kristol: “The FBI Is Totally Out Of Control”

The ever-evolving factoids are making less sense, not more.


35 posted on 11/14/2012 6:46:11 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: livius

Just heard on FOX (OReily Factor) that none of this classified material is thought to have come from Petraus. Broadwell had access to classified material as part of her previous job.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 6:46:29 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Damifino

Nobody seems ever to have said anywhere that she shouldn’t have had this information or even possessed it...simply that it wasn’t being held in a way that was “secure.”


37 posted on 11/14/2012 6:47:39 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

There are very interesting stories about Jill

Such as she knocked on doors on the street until she got someone to sell the house on that street.

No one knows yet how they got the 157,000 for the Charity that was spent on meals, entertainment ,etc and went bankrupt.

Michael Boone loaned Natalie 600,000. I hope someone is tracking down info on him.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 6:51:19 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Mustangman

That’s interesting. I don’t think there’s really anything to the “classified documents” narrative, but it’s obviously going to be used as a way to get at Broadwell. Her father said there was something else going on, and I suspect he was right.


39 posted on 11/14/2012 6:53:48 PM PST by livius
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To: FreeReign
Not authorized to comment publicly? Now that's ironic.<<

LOL....Yup!....Lots of really “top secret” stuff...that “we the people” can never know about....(like...where he bought her fancy panties in Afghanistan and other top secret stuff)....they're really putting the pressure on the general now!!....if he tells the truth...they'll convict him of treason in a court where the evidence will never see the light of day!!!!

40 posted on 11/14/2012 6:54:39 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: RummyChick

Jill (and her sister) seem like slightly more socially acceptable Kardashians, that is, very nutty, obsessive, emotionally needy publicity hounds.

Who let these people close to our top commanders and why? Probably because their political credentials and connections were good (they seem to be heavily tied in to the Dem establishment). The only question now is did they just go bonkers on their own, or were they encouraged to do this by somebody else?


41 posted on 11/14/2012 6:59:14 PM PST by livius
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To: Damifino
That's true, but this is Reuters...look at the language—”The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation.” The classified info that is being referred she may legitimately have a reason to have. Reuters could just be using a very broad brush to smear her with.

There are so many layers here—

42 posted on 11/14/2012 7:06:22 PM PST by vis a vis
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To: livius

You’re really not supposed to have classified docs at home.....they need to be properly secured.


43 posted on 11/14/2012 7:08:39 PM PST by merry10
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To: Arthurio

It wouldn’t surprise if its was known that Betray us took chicks in Apaches and shot at school children on play grounds.

It would not be reported by the DNC owned news media.


44 posted on 11/14/2012 7:11:39 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the 911 NYC attacks occurred today, only one station would cover it.)
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To: Arthurio

45 posted on 11/14/2012 7:11:50 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: ScottinVA

That’s what I’m thinking too. Even if you have the clearance you don’t just copy classified stuff onto a USB stick or put a copy in your Dropbox...


46 posted on 11/14/2012 7:15:04 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Arthurio
Wasn't this a HUGE issue with the Clinton impeachment but it was completely ignored by MSN?

For some reason it is important now after Benghazi.

My take on all these military shuffling is a prelude to a US direct attack on Israel they need to make sure they have nothing but 'yes men,'

47 posted on 11/14/2012 7:15:36 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Arthurio
"A computer used by Paula Broadwell....contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday."

LOL!

In other words, Broadwell's computer contained a bunch of embarassing data that became "classified" once the FBI and administration-directed law enforcement got their hands on it.
48 posted on 11/14/2012 7:15:46 PM PST by indthkr
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To: Theoria

Yes, but in this case I believe our commander and chief is the one we need to watch.


49 posted on 11/14/2012 7:17:45 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Arthurio

But, but, but,,,the bammer said nothing important was compromised! (he always classifies unimportant stuff) He wouldn’t lie, would he? sarc/


50 posted on 11/14/2012 7:18:12 PM PST by chessplayer
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