Skip to comments.Republican House Leader Eric Cantor covered up for Obama Regime
Posted on 11/18/2012 4:42:58 AM PST by IbJensen
In late October, an FBI agent and whistleblower brought a story of possible Bureau corruption to Republican House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. It was a story of Obama Regime operatives deliberately sacrificing the national security interests of the United States for the presidents political gain.
And what did the Republican house leader do with that information which10 days before the electioncould have shown that Barack Obama placed his own political advantage above the security of the nation? Why naturally he took the story to just one personObama appointee, FBI Director Robert Mueller, the very man who would have been responsible for the betrayal of those security interests in the first place!
On October 27th, Tampa FBI field agent Fred Humphries contacted US Representative David Reichert and told him that the FBI was dragging its feet in an investigation of possible national security leaks. Reichert directed Humphries to the far more politically powerful Eric Cantor who, along with staff members, met with Humphries.
The investigation had been prompted by Humphries when family friend Jill Kelley told the agent that she had received numerous emails which she considered threatening. Humphries took the story to Tampa FBI office higher-ups and the investigation led to Paula Broadwell, mistress of General David Petraeus.
Though the investigation had begun in late spring, little had transpired by October and Humphries began to suspect that FBI officials were deliberately delaying and covering up in order to spare Barack Obama and the administration any political embarrassment. After all, Obama had put Petraeus in charge of the CIA, the most important, sensitive information gathering agency in the government. The sudden, public explosion of an FBI investigation which included a sex scandal and possible national security leaks connected to the presidents man at the Agency would not have helped the Obama campaign.
Most importantly, as a result of his actions, Petraeus had become a prime target for blackmail, given his status as CIA Director and former commanding general in the Middle East. Could he have been passing restricted material to Broadwell or others? Clearly it was vitally important that the FBI find out!
After meeting with Humphries, Cantor and his staff decided they were unable to act on the information [Humphries] was giving them because they doubted his credibility. Well dont United States congressmen have the ability to check on the credibility and background of an FBI agent? Cantor would have discovered that Humphries had single-handedly foiled a terror plot and been commended for his service to the nation and the American people. But the congressman doubted his credibility. Funny, Cantor didnt doubt the credibility of Obama Administration operative Robert Mueller. (1)
And what did FBI Director Mueller do with the Humphries-supplied information he received from Eric Cantor on October 31st? He waited one full week until November 6th, Election Day, to [meet with] James Clapper, the director of national intelligence and David Petraeus immediate supervisor We have now learned that the House Judiciary Committee has written to Robert Mueller to ask why it took him a week to come forward with the information that Frederick Humphries had given him. (Humphries through Eric Cantor, but Humphries nonetheless!) (1)
So a Republican congressman and House leader had been given information which might have stopped the Obama campaign cold, causing massive embarrassment and difficulty for the man Cantor himself had accused of instituting an imperial presidency, mismanaging U.S. foreign policy and the war on terrorism and covering up what really happened when four Americans were killed in Benghazi (2)
But rather than act in the best interests of the American people by making Humphries story public, by going to Mueller Cantor put the agents career in jeopardy and provided yet another target for the liberal media and the Obama Regime.
It seems Republican cowardice and stupidity grow with each passing year.
Diogenese in looking for an honest man did not walk the halls of Congress. The results would have been the same! Finding Courage is becming even more difficilt so do not waste your time looking for it in Congress.
Cantor is a cowardly turncoat. Israel can thank him for helping to keep Obama in office.
Nah, someone got to Cantor, convinced him that national security or some such thing was at stake. It wouldn’t surprise if Romney know of this as well, but kept a lid on it.
This is a huge dance being orchestrated by obama, and I don’t think we’ve begun to get a whiff of what’s really at the heart of it.
Every time since Reagan that Republicans have had an overwhelming victory at the ballot box our worthless leaders squandered it all, frittered it away and stabbed us in the back. Boehner, Cantor, et. al are only the latest examples. During the mid term primaries I am voting against every single Republican incumbant.
“...national security or some such thing was at stake.”
I’m willing to consider blackmail....
Care to speculate as to what could be worse for the National security than Obama? I think your RomneyHate is clouding your judgement.
What a moron. A man in a who is one of the leaders of a political party that doesn’t seem to understand politics.
They are as much to blame as the idiots who voted for this a##clown. The GOP regime lost the presidency 2 times to a street agitator who is nothing more than a jesse jackson or al sharpton. This in it self should tell you something. Its your turn to be president didnt work. These fools need to go if they want thier party to survive.
Since the news did become public, at least according to Rasmussen, Obama's approval rating has gone up. By October 27, the Dems had likely already built their lead with early and mail-in voting. Why direct fire at Cantor ? The 1000% conservative, tea party claimant Mourdock did more to ensure the implementation of Obama's leftist agenda than Cantor could have ever dreamed of.
Robert Mueller is a Bush appointee.
Aid, comfort and weapons to an enemy. The players.
Because stopping blue dog Joe Donnelly from becoming a US Senator is more important than ridding the country of a corrupt socialist President...right.
They all seem to be part of the same cabal.
Not many choices in this ~ what would you do?
The damage that Cantor could have done to Obama is iffy at best, very unlikely in all probability. But, if the Dem IN Senator stands against his party when Obama makes a Supreme Court nomination , I’ll gladly make a Freepathon contribution in your name.
Horse hockey. Broadwell was a Lieutenant Colonel reservist in Army Intelligence with a security clearance. So, if she had classified data on her home PC, where is the Court Martial, or the media's mention of a forthcoming one?
Guys like Cantor and Romney think that at the end of the day, we’re all on the same side, all Americans. I disagree.
I think obama is the enemy and I’m not exaggerating that. I think he is equal to al qaeda in terms of his desires to destroy America.
So I think guys like Cantor and Romney dance the we’re all Americans dance by allowing obama to lead.
There is no better explanation. Otherwise, care to tell me what you think obama has over Cantor that shut him up? Closet homo? Felony theft? What exactly?
Depends - reporting it to the FBI and knowing that it would be kept under wraps instead of seeing the light of day is more of a cop-out and hand-washing with the fall-back claim that he "took appropriate action". "Following the book" only works as an appropriate measure if everyone follows the same book. The FBI and CIA are politically compromised agencies.
I think she is a Major (O4).
Do what his constituency elected him to do.
BLOW THE DAMNED WHISTLE!
Then Cantor is another gullible Republicrat!
You and I know that doesn’t mean anything. Bush was not a great president, nor did he appoint great men.
That's always the way: "Shut up, for the good of the country." It's going to be very difficult for any smaller group of elected officials to ever return the nation to constitutional government as long as the "old boys" dominate both parties and the State and Defense hierarchies.
Let’s just say the Virginians of the 21st century bear no relationship whatever to the leadership class of the 18th century.
That’s right, who in the world would pay attention to Cantor or his “superior” Boehner? Certainly not many Republicans outside of VA or OH. Bring back Eddie Cantor, Eric is the real joke.
Yea, GWB must have found John G. Roberts from the same place Reagan found Sandra Day O’Connor.
What would a Democrat Congressman do in a similar situation, with a scandal involving a Republican administration?
First, he’d do exactly as Cantor did—report the news to the FBI.
THEN, he’d leak the news to a friendly reporter at, say, the NY Times.
That’s how the D.C. game is played. And if our leaders aren’t willing to do this, it’s time to get new leaders.
That's a good start. Term limits would help, too.
Should not be surprised that a GOP helped Obama win by covering up for Obama. They had been doing this all along with the Obama Eligibility issue....we even have GOP Talk Radio and GOP Media involved in that one
The GOP is nothing more than DNC-Lite
Or do you keep it to yourself, or do you report it to somebody at FBI you trust, or do you get a gun and go shoot the SOB yourself?
This is one of the problems every whistle blower faces, but Cantor is a member of Congress ~ maybe he should have taken it up with, lo and behold, the whole Republican caucus? Maybe the Forty Committee should have been convened to hear Eric.
Cantor and his team feared that they were being misled and perhaps even set up. They declined to go public because the information was provided in confidence and could not be independently corroborated. Soldiers are taught to balance courage with caution. Cantor and the House leadership make the right choice, especially with an election impending and no sound way to expeditiously check out the information they were provided.
an allegation is not evidence
from everything that I have read about Patreaus, he was not a man who could be blackmailed; he would have resigned had any such attempt been made
from everything that has been reported, there is no evidence that the affair included Patreaus leaking to his paramore any classified information (she was enough of an insider in her own right)
I think Cantor will be proven right, that the scandal could have been used as a political fault against Obama - if Cantor wanted to help it become that at the point at which it was a scandalous allegation, though still lacking evidence of wrongdoing other than an illicit affair - but that if there was any operation in play against anyone it seems that it was not against Obama but against Patreaus, which I believe is still the case.
If - and I am not saying for sure that’s the case - Cantor believed he was giving anyone the benefit of the doubt, for the moment, it was not Obama, it was Patreaus.
Cantor has always been shifty—in appearance and deed.
I find it very discouraging that they are the two senior leaders of a supposedly conservative GOP House.
it is the American mind set,watch TV pay close attention to the programs, commercials, cartoons,
Examples intelligent black women tell ignorant geeky withe guy what insurance to buy.
Children making dad look like a moron.
There are hidden messages everywhere.
I used to be a Cantor fan, but I’ve become very disenchanted with him.
You are correct.
Recently it was reported that Arlen Specter had passed away in Pennsylvania. With all due respect to Mr. Specter, that is not true. I firmly believe that Mr. Specter resides in the person of Eric Cantor, who probably learned how to contrive, confuse and dissemble from Mr. Specter himself. We will never be rid of this rabble.
First time I heard Cantor, I swore he was a demwit. You could have blown me over seeing the R by his name.
Eric has been a sell for years. I have stated here before and took crap. I will say it again. Eric is a sell out.
Straight out of the “Whiskey Priest” episode of Yes, Minister.
Straight out of the “Whiskey Priest” episode of Yes, Minister.
Nothing but chicken$hit politicians and Cantor sure fills the bill as one of them.
Not even close to being true..at the very least Cantor could have passed the information to another member willing to stand up on their hind legs and fight. I'm also sure every Republican challenger, including Romney and Mourlock, would have benefited from the explosive and damaging news that Congress and the American people were being kept in the dark about the Petreus affair investigation.
Why is it being walled off from Obama so successfully now then? How has Obama been damaged by the week of reporting about Petraeus’ affair? Why would it have been different during all the Sandy coverage that was taking place during the week before the election? I just can’t see it making any difference at all.
Deal with it.
He testified before Congress that the YouTube video was the reason. (LIE) Then he resigned, he said, because he had an affair. The affair was true, I doubt that is the reason he resigned.