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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Dem rule: Make the lie a really really big one.
I won't articulate the others the WH won't, cause they already have ...
If you get caught...lie, lie, lie!
Barack Obama : Marion Barry :: Benghazi : B!tch Set Me Up
I dunno , i`m so confused......
New rules for the Military
man/man sex OK
woman/ woman sex OK
Man/ woman sex NOT OK
Bill Clinton sex under the desk OK
Barry sorento sex with another man OK
for a “brilliant” (so called) President, he sure is stupid.
If true, that's another reason why the communist in our White House should be impeached. A White House that permits an investigation of the CIA director (over an issue that could lead to blackmail) to take place without informing the Attorney General and the "Commander"-in-Chief is not competent to safeguard our security. If not, it's yet more proof that we are being ruled by compulsive liars who will say and do anything to retain power over us.
Hey Obama...”you lie!”
And look who Natalie Khawam's ex-husband is
Wolfe served as Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. In this capacity he was directly responsible for implementing a wide range of initiatives to attract foreign direct investment and provide financing to Iraqi companies. During this time, Wolfe worked extensively on the ground with senior Iraqi and Kurdish officials, and with the Ministries of Finance, Trade and Oil.
Talk about an incestuous governing class. Someone should ask him about the C-130's full of cash that went missing ....
What was that the president said about children and bullspitters?
I’m gonna run this by my children. I’m guessing they will go with BS.
Obviously we are expected NOT to notice that the Emperor is NOT wearing any clothing. Carney and Obozo believe that Americans are fools. Well, around 60 million Americans (give or take the fraudulent votes) are.
Better print it out before it’s scrubbed.
This tells me one of two things:
1) Pure BS and liars, or...
2) Totally incompetent.
You look up lie in the dictionary and there’s a photo of the Obama White House. This group of scallywags has misled the American people time and time again. It’s obvious their unethical behavior will continue the next four years with the marshmallow MSM sucking it up rather than doing their job.
He must have said this on Leno or Letterman to get a big laugh.
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!
Then the WH reflexively blamed it on a Youtube video.
The real question is what did the puppet master know and when did she know it.
This is nothing to make light of; even Rush doesn’t quite see the whole picture.
Get rid of all the generals; put Kerry in as Sec of Def.
The real career military leaders will be gone.
No one will be left to lead the troops when the 2nd admendment is cancelled and the full dictatorship is in place, the soldiers won’t have anyone to follow...don’t worry, the brown shirts first graduating class has been finished.
That’s what is really happening.
i find it sick that we have heard more about the general sticking is d!ck where he shouldn’t have than we have about this entire Bengazi “inconvieneince”
That’s the LSM for ya!
Yeah, we’ve gone from “I feel your pain” to “I’ll pay your bills.”
“Dem rule: Make the lie a really really big one.”
And repeat nine times daily.
[...Carney said “protocols” at the agency apparently kept them from notifying Congress and other agencies in the Executive Branch . . . “
Yet Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, knew months ago? No, they knew.