Skip to comments.White House insists it was unaware of Petraeus scandal until day after election
Posted on 11/13/2012 3:08:55 PM PST by tobyhill
The White House insisted Tuesday that it was not aware of the David Petraeus scandal until last Wednesday, blaming FBI "protocols" for not being informed earlier.
Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama was "surprised" when he learned last Thursday that Petraeus had carried on an extramarital affair. While the FBI had at that point already been investigating for months, Carney said "protocols" at the agency apparently kept them from notifying Congress and other agencies in the Executive Branch.
In the latest shoe to drop, the FBI on Sunday forwarded to the Pentagon a case involving thousands of "potentially inappropriate" emails between one of the women linked to the scandal and Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
The White House did not know about any of this, Carney said.
"It is simply a fact that the White House was not aware of the situation regarding General Petraeus until Wednesday and the situation regarding General Allen until Friday," Carney said.
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I need to get out my hip boots.
This BS is getting pretty deep.
Why do I hear the “Dallas” theme in the background?
Wonder if he worked with Alsamarae the Iraqi minister of electricity who was caught up in the Blagojevic and Rezko cases in Chicago.
It’s just a coincidence numerous issues and problems were disclosed only AFTER the election.. Maybe 0bama was busy bribing Lockheed to delay their layoffs in exchange for future government contracts..
Don’t forget, he was President for two years before anybody told him there’s no such thing as a “shovel ready job”.
What 0bama accuses others of he is guilty of himself. In spades. With anyone.
I’ve got them on my list, and they’ll none of them be missed.
This story is getting wilder and wilder....which leads me to believe that Obama certainly is responsible for the stand down order in Benghazi. The White House is hoping we’ll all be distracted by the sex, lies and emails....
The House Republicans better go hard on this one. Impeachment seems more of a reality than originally thought.
0bama is holding a news conference tomorrow at 1:30 on the Petraeus affair.. But never held one for the Benghazi murders?
I’m beginning to think this entire convoluted story was designed in advance to distract everyone from the massive voter fraud they were about to commit. They HAD to have some kind of contingency plan in place in case the fraud was too obvious. And it gives the media an excuse to ignore what’s going on in Florida. I’m sitting here right now watching CNN salivating over the sex stories, and no, the coverage doesn’t include the 4 dead heroes.
FBI knew -—> Holder knew-—> Obama knew.
Liar is right. This comes from a man that says the private sector is doing good.
...Or so sez Press Secretary Ron Ziegler.
Good points you made. There’s still doubt that the man had any business running for President in the first place. It’s amazing how many people think the President lies about EVERYTHING (and rightfully so) but have no problem with him sealing all of his records and laugh at those who do have a problem with it.
The truth simply isn’t to be found in any of these people. They will lie even when they don’t have to. Even when the truth sounds better, they will still lie.
riiiiiiiiiiight, and I gotta bridge to sell ya!