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Petraeus: I did not pass classified info
CNN ^ | November 15, 2012

Posted on 11/15/2012 7:55:31 AM PST by maggief

CNN) -- David Petraeus' resignation was not linked to the September attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and he never passed classified information to the woman he was having an affair with, the former CIA director told an HLN journalist.

Petraeus, in conversations with HLN's Kyra Phillips, confirmed to her what his supporters have been saying about ongoing scandal.

"In our first conversation," Phillips said Thursday, Petraeus "had told me he had engaged in something dishonorable. He sought to do the honorable thing in response -- and that was to come forward. He was very clear that he screwed up terribly ... even felt fortunate to have a wife who is far better than he deserves."

Phillips, who knows Petraeus from several interviews, initially reached out to him to express shock at the news of the affair that derailed a highly decorated career in the military and CIA. Obama: No evidence of leaked info Gen. Allen's place in perplexing scandal Petraeus: 'I screwed up big time' Military sex scandal heats up

Among other things, Petraeus said he has not talked with Paula Broadwell, his biographer and woman he admitted an affair with, since the scandal broke.

"He insisted to me that he has never passed classified information to Paula Broadwell," Phillips said. "He said this has nothing to do with Benghazi, and he wants to testify. He will testify."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; denial; petraeus; securitybreach

1 posted on 11/15/2012 7:55:35 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

He hasn’t talked with her even though the two of them destroyed and mortified and harmed two families in their evil quest for happy genitals? He and she are both snakes, disgusting filthy snakes.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 7:57:36 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: maggief

next they’ll tell us that Petraeus ordered his terrorist buddies to attack U.S. Consulate in Benghazi


3 posted on 11/15/2012 8:01:33 AM PST by molson209
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To: yldstrk

“Among other things, Petraeus said he has not talked with Paula Broadwell, his biographer and woman he admitted an affair with, since the scandal broke.”

I doubt it.

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/11/09/the-cloakroom-rumors-swirl-around-paula-broadwell-as-petaeus-paramour/

Broadwell, Petraeus attended Oct. 27 OSS Society dinner as couple

EXCERPT

Although they did not sit together, the general and his biographer attended the Oct. 27 OSS Society Annual Dinner as a couple. The two mingled as a couple at the VIP reception before the dinner and as the general made his way around the Washington Ritz Carlton ballroom, Broadwell followed one pace behind.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 8:04:50 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

“He insisted to me that he has never passed classified information to Paula Broadwell,...”

yeah, just like a former prez who insisted he didn’t have sex with “that woman.”

How the heck did she/broadwell get the classified documents? If he didn’t give ‘em to her, then he was negligent enough w/ the documents under his control to leave them for her to obtain.

His judgment was impaired the minute he was thinking with his genitals.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 8:05:39 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: maggief

Betrayus: remember Duty, Honor, Country?


6 posted on 11/15/2012 8:06:04 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: maggief
If the Lybia CIA detention center was not classified and he shared that info with his mistress then why didn't he testify to that earlier?

Could Obama been blackmailing the CIA chief to stick to the company line or else be exposed.

(Another word for Matthew's list of racist terms.)

7 posted on 11/15/2012 8:14:15 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: maggief

so now Benghazi has morphed into a quagmire of espionage which will eclipse Benghazi in importance... should of guessed...


8 posted on 11/15/2012 8:14:35 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: maggief
Meanwhile: Hillary will testify in December.

Conveniently after Petraeus and learns what he has said. (who will tell her?) why the dems on the inside of course or a conveniently placed mic.

9 posted on 11/15/2012 8:16:25 AM PST by annieokie
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To: maggief

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2959856/posts


10 posted on 11/15/2012 8:24:21 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: maggief

GEN. Petraeus,

For God’s sake, sir... come clean. You excelled in so many areas during your illustrious military career, culminating in the surge operation that literally saved Operation Iraqi Freedom from certain failure.

Lift this burden from your heart and your soul. Look deep within yourself and come to realize this evil man for whom you lie and obfuscate is nothing more than a messenger and imp of Satan.

Please... reach inward and grasp onto what remains of your love of the country you so honorably served in uniform and know the truth shall set you free.

No good will come of drawing in a cloak of protection over Barack Obama. Loyalty to your COUNTRY comes first!


11 posted on 11/15/2012 8:28:11 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: maggief

Not even the travel plans of the CIA Director


12 posted on 11/15/2012 8:29:17 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: maggief

In my opinion, the Obama administration sees Petraeus as the one guy who could bring them all down if he goes public with what he knows about Benghazi. Because of this, the administration, with the help of the mainstream media, is in the process of doing everything in their power to tear down Petraeus and destroy his reputation. If he does go public with information that is damaging to Obama, he will be portrayed in the media as a “bitter, disgraced ex-general who has an axe to grind, someone who is completely lacking in credibility, and should not be believed.” They will do everything in their power to deflect attention away from the events in Benghazi, and make the whole thing about Petraeus.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 8:36:37 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: ScottinVA

Operation Iraqi Freedom was and is a failure. Irag is now an ally of Iran, and the only reason the surge appeared to tamp down violence was that one of the two feuding factions chased the other one out of its areas.

Petraeus has always been a self-promoting tool. He took credit for things that looked like success where he could and got out of town when things looked like they were going south in Afghanistan. He was responsible for the horrible decision to make troops get out of their armored vehicles more to “interact” with the populace. The result was a dramatic increase in our people having their legs and other body parts blown off by IEDs. Even when it became apparent this tactic was a complete failure, it was not stopped.

At least we won’t have to put up with Petraeus running for president, which was probably his ultimate goal.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 8:38:45 AM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: maggief

General, you have been played.
Obama and his inner circle of henchmen knew about your illicit affair a long time ago, when it didn’t mean much. Before you ever got installed as the head of the CIA, Obama and his henchmen spotted you and your honey and thought, “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card!
You were put in as the head of the CIA so that Obama would be able to call up a laser light show on command to take the eyes of the public away from a really embarassing crisis, that turned out to be Benghazi.
Sir, you have been played by the experts. You are the schlep who will take a fall to pull eyes from the White House itself.
My condolences, sir.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 8:41:23 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: maggief

I wonder if Petraeus has a bridge to sell too?


16 posted on 11/15/2012 8:44:36 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: GreenHornet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2959833/posts


17 posted on 11/15/2012 8:47:40 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: maggief

I guess this is now the official line and we can expect this to slowly just fade away...

“He said this has nothing to do with Benghazi, and he wants to testify. He will testify.”


18 posted on 11/15/2012 8:52:18 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: maggief

He just allowed it to be passed.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 9:33:46 AM PST by onedoug
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To: maggief
Those used hags are ugly ...for what, General..

Gee..tell the truth.. you owe it to the country. Let hell break wide open on this one. (we can dream) You got the closed hearing due to the affair. Everyone knows now about it.

20 posted on 11/15/2012 9:37:23 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: maggief

There doesn’t have to be any charges, Broadwell is through. Unless things change drastically, her military career is done. It appears that the universities are afraid of her.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 9:49:26 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Trying to pick through the garbage. All other Benghazi articles at link.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

22 posted on 11/15/2012 10:38:45 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: annieokie
Meanwhile: Hillary will testify in December.

I'll save Congress the time. Here will be her testimony: "I'm sorry, I can't recall".

23 posted on 11/15/2012 10:44:11 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: ScottinVA

Maybe he can place a call to Ollie North.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 10:48:05 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: MestaMachine
Mesta, you have my sympathy. Picking through garbage is no fun whatsoever. Well the media machine, drive-bys, or lamestream is still at it. Blame the General. Pretty soon they will saying it's the Military’s fault. Think the purge has slowed a bit. The zer0 administration may try to go after a few more in the Military. Can see the meat of hillary, panetta, and zer0, from here, and know who the real guilty are. Major cover-up underway. Major orca circling, perhaps. Been too afraid to get in the water. Bad thing about all this is being on the shoreline or two miles back is dangerous. How does Jack Bouer do it? May have to call in 007 for backup.
25 posted on 11/15/2012 10:51:48 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: COBOL2Java

YEP that’s it. WHITEWATERGATE testimoney.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 10:58:23 AM PST by annieokie
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To: COBOL2Java
It would be so great to see that witch go down. Finally getting her just rewards for the misery she helped dish out to NIXON over nothing..... and beyond as FLOTUS and beyond......

Ironic that WATERGATE has come FULL CIRCLE and is biting her in the butt. reap what you sow

I wish that the only job she could get after this, would be as a test driver at the GEICO BROOM FACTORY.

27 posted on 11/15/2012 11:07:39 AM PST by annieokie
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To: sassy steel magnolia

>>How the heck did she/broadwell get the classified documents?

She is a West Point grad, LTC in the Reserves in military intelligence. I would be surprised if she didn’t have a TS clearance.

I’d suggest there are plenty of ways she could have obtained material outside of Petraeus, your commentary notwithstanding.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 11:51:18 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: dps.inspect

as Obama walks quietly away, unscathed.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 12:03:48 PM PST by Toespi
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