Skip to comments.FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus
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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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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Ditto. When was the last time we heard a peep out of him?
btw, thank you for adding me to your ping list. Much appreciated.
FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus
Hey! If everybody is “probing” her, where do I get in line?
Read somewhere that the Florida woman was one of a small circle aware of what was going on with Petraeus and Broadwell and was being shut up by Broadwell, via email.
As for Holly? Her appearance indicates something funny there— trying to look as unattractive as possible, twice as old. Few women let it go this severely. Embarrassing actually.
Petraeus had been probing her BEFORE the FBI came along and starting probing.
Looks like Petraeus may be a serial affair kinda guy?
This story is as believable as a video started the embassy attack in Benghazi.
Mueller, Clinton, Panetta, Donilon ALL need to be subpoeaned....NOW!!!
Next we will hear she has some horrible, life threatening illness.
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.
CBS reported a representative of Hillary requested FBI agents be brought in on 9/11. That request was denied.
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:
"....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 Obamas 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.
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.
ty but my point was I didn’t want to “sign in or create an account “ just to get to read the article.
That glove looks like they are AI cattle.
You've spent time on a farm apparently.
“keeping the FBI locked in a closet”
You raise and interesting point.
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.
leaving aside the adults involved, both the Petraeus and Broadwell families have children.
The General and the Slut are the ones acting like children.
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. :)