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FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus
Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2012 | EVAN PEREZ, DEVLIN BARRETT, and SIOBHAN GORMAN

Posted on 11/11/2012 7:29:39 AM PST by billorites

A complaint about potentially harassing emails sent by a woman romantically linked to Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus to a second woman sparked the security investigation that led Mr. Petraeus to suddenly resign on Friday, according to people familiar with the investigation.

U.S. officials familiar with the probe said the Federal Bureau of Investigation began its investigation following a complaint from a woman in Florida about Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus's biographer and the woman identified by officials familiar with the probe as having had an extramarital affair with him.

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Relationship Began Through Running

The woman's complaint alleged Ms. Broadwell was sending harassing emails to her about the nature of the relationship between Mr. Petraeus and the Florida woman.

Investigators began looking into Ms. Broadwell, a West Point graduate who wrote a biography of Mr. Petraeus, and over a period of months examined emails that initially suggested Mr. Petraeus's private Gmail account had been breached, these people said.

The revelations Saturday raised the possibility of a more complex situation surrounding Mr. Petraeus. While the specific contents of the emails couldn't be learned, people familiar with the investigations said they suggested Ms. Broadwell suspected the other woman was in a relationship with Mr. Petraeus. There is no evidence that Ms. Broadwell's suspicions were true.

Ms. Broadwell couldn't be reached for comment.

he FBI and prosecutors in Florida and North Carolina began investigating the possibility of email hacking, because at least some of the emails sent by Ms. Broadwell to the other woman included contents of messages that appeared to come from Mr. Petraeus's own account, these people said. The Justice Department and high-level officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder, were aware of the investigation for months,

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To: RoosterRedux
In fact, if the affair began before Petraeus' appointment as DCI, its existence would have come out in the vetting process (unless Petraeus lied about it and the CIA was sloppy in doing its homework).

I read that it began shortly after he became CIA director, and it ended several months ago (her husband figured it out, perhaps?). Before I read that, I had assumed they were at it in Afghanistan.

51 posted on 11/11/2012 9:28:51 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: MestaMachine; maggief; Travis McGee
With each new revelation, I come back a a common denominator which has to do with keeping the FBI locked in a closet.

CBS reported a representative of Hillary requested FBI agents be brought in on 9/11. That request was denied.

Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack

Absent coordination from Counterterrorism Security Group, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official says the response to the crisis became more confused. The official says the FBI received a call during the attack representing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and requesting agents be deployed. But he and his colleagues agreed the agents "would not make any difference without security and other enablers to get them in the country and synch their efforts with military and diplomatic efforts to maximize their success...."

Following 9/11, it was 3 weeks before the FBI reached Benghazi and once there, they were on the ground for hours. It wasn't until Lindsay Graham wrote a letter that the FBI was granted access to the suspect being held in Tunisia. By his own words it was a matter of 24 (or 48 ) hours.

Friday we read this:

Kessler: FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation

"....Still, the White House, with concurrence by the FBI and Justice Department, held off on asking for Petraeus’ resignation until after the election. His resignation occurred three days after the election, avoiding the possibility that Obama’s ill-fated appointment of Petraeus could become an issue in the election.

FBI agents on the case were aware that such a decision had been made to hold off on forcing him out until after the election and were outraged....

We do not know at what level the FBI concurred or if Mueller was involved in the decision. We only know when Cantor went to Mueller.

I don't know what to make of it. It seems each revelation carries with it another instance of the FBI being thwarted in some manner. Where has Mueller been through this? Is there a layer in the FBI loyal to the Administration charged with preventing certain information reaching the highest levels of the Agency? If so, for what purpose? I have more questions and no answers. I may be reading too much into it.

Just putting it out there.

52 posted on 11/11/2012 10:03:45 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

At a minimum, Mueller had to tell Holder, his boss in the COC. In reality, I think he would have gone in person to the White House to deliver the news about the FBI investigating the DCI. Mueller would also protect himself by creating a provable record for later use, that is, proving that he told Holder, and if he went to Obama, proving that.

It’s going to be interesting to watch Mueller, Petreaus, Holder, Panetta, Clapper, Dempsey etc all testifying under oath.

What a low class of outright lying scumbags we have as our nominal “leadership” under Obama.


53 posted on 11/11/2012 10:25:02 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: COUNTrecount

ty but my point was I didn’t want to “sign in or create an account “ just to get to read the article.


54 posted on 11/11/2012 11:03:42 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: billorites

That glove looks like they are AI cattle.


55 posted on 11/11/2012 11:28:27 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
"That glove looks like they are AI cattle."

You've spent time on a farm apparently.

56 posted on 11/11/2012 12:03:09 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

“keeping the FBI locked in a closet”

You raise and interesting point.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/24/how-fbi-bosses-us-presidents?newsfeed=true

One agency in the US has the power to invade and investigate the White House: the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Its extraordinary powers make it the closest thing the country has to a secret police. With the intelligence at its command, the FBI can make presidents, and break them.


57 posted on 11/11/2012 12:08:43 PM PST by maggief
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To: MissMagnolia

leaving aside the adults involved, both the Petraeus and Broadwell families have children.


58 posted on 11/11/2012 12:12:38 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

The General and the Slut are the ones acting like children.


59 posted on 11/11/2012 12:14:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: billorites

Yep; but i remember a clear plastic glove and a 2600 lb bull behind me separated by a fence( and some guys( like that was going to help me) to tease that cow. I did not set this up as so. Nearly fainted when I learned bulls have very strong necks. :)


60 posted on 11/11/2012 1:01:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: billorites

That was the end of of my AI career until a better safety method. I think they started using A&M for breeding. I know we to that big ol bull to A&M for pedicures and to save semen.


61 posted on 11/11/2012 1:06:17 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights; ntnychik; devolve; onyx; Fred Nerks
It seems each revelation carries with it another instance of the FBI being thwarted in some manner. Where has Mueller been through this? Is there a layer in the FBI loyal to the Administration charged with preventing certain information reaching the highest levels of the Agency?

President Obama Proposes Extending Term for FBI Director Robert Mueller

Hussein will get a new flexible DCI and a new flexible FBI director, a new SecState, a new SecDef, a new AG, and all closet Islamo-Commies like his phoniness.


62 posted on 11/11/2012 1:22:19 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: PhilDragoo

Don’t forget the commanders of naval submarines, who have now been replaced with ‘loyal’ people who will not fire nuclear weapons.


63 posted on 11/11/2012 1:25:17 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: PhilDragoo; The Cajun; DJ MacWoW

May 12, 2011 Date of Release by WH.

Excellent find, dearest Phil!


64 posted on 11/11/2012 1:38:07 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: billorites

I’m guessing that the Obama administration is simply purging anyone they think might be a threat to their plans for turning America into an Islamic state.


65 posted on 11/11/2012 1:46:41 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: billorites
“FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus”

Days whooole lota PROBIN goin on n Washington!

66 posted on 11/11/2012 1:59:48 PM PST by Erich von Manstein (Jihad spread, best on a Claymore cracker & sprinkled with 308's)
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To: PhilDragoo

New Details in Patraeus Scandal: Woman Who Received Threatening Emails Revealed
FOX ^

Posted on Monday, 12 November 2012 10:39:27 AM by nuconvert

“Kelley, a Tampa, Fla. resident who is married with three children, and sister Natalie are close friends of the Petraeus’ and spent holidays together. And she was not having an affair with the retired, four-star Army general, sources close to the family tell Fox News.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2958382/posts


67 posted on 11/11/2012 5:05:01 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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Probe?

How about erection fraud?

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68 posted on 11/11/2012 5:25:41 PM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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