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Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources
Reuters ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Mark Hosenball and Andy Sullivan

Posted on 11/15/2012 4:17:58 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Classified material kept by the woman who conducted an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus predates their liaison and does not come from the spy agency, sources briefed on the investigation told Reuters on Thursday.

The finding appears to bolster assertions by both Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, that their affair did not put national security secrets at risk - a central question hovering over the scandal that brought down one of the United States' most respected public figures last week.

The CIA said on Thursday it had opened an "exploratory" investigation into Petraeus' conduct, building on the FBI's probe. Law enforcement officials have said they believe the FBI investigation is likely to end without criminal charges.

The scandal has cast a spotlight on the private lives of some of the nation's top national security officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 11/15/2012 4:18:03 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So where is it that she was a reserve lt. colonel and had a TOP SECRET CLEARANCE??

Or am I misinformed??


2 posted on 11/15/2012 4:29:55 PM PST by Huebolt (United Socialist States of Amerika. Thank you I.N.S. (Immigration - National Suicide))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Doesn’t everyone have at least a little classified information on the laptop? Last year’s SIOP target lists, some Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information, sensitive sources and methods summaries, and perhaps a smattering of DOE Q are not that unusual. Who really cares about security regulations and the nonsense on “exceptionally Grave Damage” to the security of the United States? It’s convenient to take it home, so those of us who deserve to be above the law just do what we want.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 4:33:02 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When are the other “bimbo eruptions” (as the Clintoon administration used to call them) going to occur? It is pretty unlikely that Petraeus had an affair with just one of his female protogees.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 4:33:31 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Huebolt

That is true. But you don’t leave that stuff on your personal, unsecured, at home computer.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 4:33:54 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unless her laptop was stored in a TS cleared facility and met FISMA security requirements then it most certainly DID put classified information at risk.

Anyone else would be going to jail.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 4:35:26 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well we know that almost everything we see in the media is a lie, but liars do tend to mix in some truth just to make it seem plausible. So what’s true here? She did have classified material on her computer, so that’s enough to hang her, but it didn’t come from Patraeus, so that means they don’t want to hang Patraeus yet. So they still need leverage on him, because he’s the scapegoat. After he goes in front of the Senate and falls on his sword, then they’ll probably discover some new more heinous offence and ruin him completely. He thought he had a deal last time. He’s probably wrong again.
7 posted on 11/15/2012 4:35:55 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: throwback

If there wasn’t classified material on it, there sure is now, after the FBI search and seizure party at her house the other night.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 4:39:10 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Vermont Lt

Are you implying that my NORTON SYMANTEC TOTAL DEFENSE UNLIMITED KAPERSKY EARTHQUAKE THUNDERBOLT AND BATTLE CRY antivirus is not capable of defending my PC???

So much for my secret plan to take over the world...

(good point BTW)


9 posted on 11/15/2012 4:39:47 PM PST by Huebolt (United Socialist States of Amerika. Thank you I.N.S. (Immigration - National Suicide))
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To: Huebolt

From what I have heard, there were 20,000 pages... That’s a stack of paper 7 feet high.

This tells me that these emails were documents not love letters. It would take you a lifetime to type 20K pages. It has probably never been done. They have to be attachments...


10 posted on 11/15/2012 4:42:27 PM PST by babygene
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To: driftdiver

After wikileaks, this is all an unbelivable, hilariously incredibly, laugh till you puke JOKE!!!!

To quote Master Chief: “LOL LOL LOL LOL”.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 4:44:47 PM PST by Huebolt (United Socialist States of Amerika. Thank you I.N.S. (Immigration - National Suicide))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whatever happens, Patraeus needs to tell the truth. That’s his only way out of this mess.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 4:53:53 PM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: Huebolt

MI doesn’t take their work home with them. period. She’s a spy until proven otherwise.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 4:57:42 PM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: Pollster1

Either on the laptop or just stuff some papers in your pants before you leave the reading room.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 5:12:21 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Toespi

LOL! Good point. I’m still stuck in the old mindset that law enforcement “finds” evidence rather than bringing it with them.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 5:21:31 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Broadwell is or was in Military Intelligence, these documents are likely hers...she likely is in a heap of trouble for having them on her laptop at home. I’m pretty sure taking work home is a no no if it is classified.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 5:38:18 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: palmer
Either on the laptop or just stuff some papers in your pants before you leave the reading room.

"I'm Sandy Berger, and I approve of this message."

17 posted on 11/15/2012 5:44:18 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Toespi

“If there wasn’t classified material on it, there sure is now, after the FBI search and seizure party at her house the other night.”

Real investigations don’t include a logorrhoea description of what is and is not being discovered as though it is sports radio describing a game. Real investigations are circumspect.

This is theater. Sort of a Moscow show trial ala Chicago.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 5:49:17 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Petraeus and Broadwell’s last meeting together. Check out Broadwell’s dress.

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/14/15174356-as-their-secret-dissolved-petraeus-broadwell-chatted-at-awards-dinner?lite


19 posted on 11/15/2012 5:52:01 PM PST by Atlantan
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To: Pollster1

Don’t forget to accidentally burn those copies along with whatever handwritten notes were on them.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 6:07:15 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer"

Actually, Petraeus mistriss had a substantial amount of data on her computer, which then became "classified" once the FBI and the Justice Department seized it.
21 posted on 11/15/2012 6:31:56 PM PST by indthkr
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To: indthkr

LOLOL


22 posted on 11/15/2012 7:09:57 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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