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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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.