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  • Socialite Jill Kelley and husband Scott sue over Petraeus leaks

    06/04/2013 2:53:49 AM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 12 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 04, 2013 | AP
    A TAMPA, Florida, socialite and her husband claimed in a lawsuit that the government willfully leaked false and defamatory information about them in the scandal that led to the resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director. Jill Kelley and Scott Kelley filed the lawsuit in federal court against the FBI, Pentagon and unidentified officials in the government, claiming the couple's privacy was violated. It was Jill Kelley who became the focus of national media attention last year after it was revealed she received anonymous emails from Paula Broadwell, Mr Petraeus' biographer and mistress.
  • Ex-Diplomats Report New Benghazi Whistleblowers with Info Devastating to Clinton and Obama

    05/21/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT · by onyx · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21st, 2013 - 12:05 am | Roger Simon
    More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon. These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law. According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in...
  • FBI Visits Petraeus' Home, Sources Tell NBC News

    04/05/2013 9:09:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    NBCNews ^ | April 05, 2013 | Pete Williams and M. Alex Johnson
    FBI Visits Petraeus' Home, Sources Tell NBC News Pete Williams and M. Alex Johnson FBI agents visited the home of former CIA director David Petraeus on Friday, two sources with knowledge of their visit told NBC News. USA Today reported Friday that the agents went there to "interview" Petraeus, but it's unclear whether he was at his home in suburban Washington. Officials said the visit didn't indicate any new development in the FBI's months-long investigation into allegations that writer Paula Broadwell improperly received or stored classified documents while she was working on Petraeus' biography.
  • Fairy Tale: Anonymous Women Harasses Another via Email, Major FBI Investigation Ensues

    11/12/2012 6:41:34 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 11 replies
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/12/12 | 4YourCountry
    A women in Tampa calls the FBI. "I am getting harassing emails from some unknown person telling me to 'Stay away from my man'. I am not sure who she is talking about. What should I do?" Well of course, the FBI launches a major investigation that included many months of work. What else would you do?
  • Probe eyes any Petraeus staff role in Broadwell obtaining sensitive documents

    11/21/2012 11:30:17 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig, Sari Horwitz and Anne Gearan
    A federal investigation of how David H. Petraeus’s biographer obtained numerous classified records is focusing on whether the retired general’s staff gave her sensitive documents at his instruction, according to federal officials familiar with the inquiry. Petraeus and Broadwell have told FBI investigators that Petraeus did not provide her with classified information, law enforcement officials said. Attorneys for the two declined to respond to specific questions for this article, as did Broadwell’s spokeswoman, Dee Dee Myers of the Glover Park Group.
  • Leno: 'Petraeus's Mistress Had More Information About Benghazi Than Susan Rice'

    11/21/2012 8:31:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Leno: 'Petraeus's Mistress Had More Information About Benghazi Than Susan Rice' By Noel Sheppard Created 11/21/2012 - 10:38am Jay Leno continued his comedic assault on the White House Tuesday. During the opening monologue of NBC's Tonight Show, the host said David Petraeus's mistress Paula Broadwell had more information about Benghazi than United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice (video follows with transcript and commentary): “More problems for General Petraeus," teased Leno. "After searching the home of his mistress Paula Broadwell, the FBI said it found classified material on her personal computer." "In fact," he continued, "agents said she had more information about...
  • Paula Broadwell smacks photographer in forehead with car door

    11/19/2012 1:53:45 PM PST · by maggief · 98 replies
    NYDN ^ | November 19, 2012 | ennifer H. Cunningham AND Bill Hutchinson
    David Petraeus’ ex-mistress, Paula Broadwell, left a female news photographer with a bloodied forehead Monday in a confrontation outside the biographer’s North Carolina home. The 40-year-old West Point grad smacked the photographer with the driver’s side door of her Nissan Pathfinder SUV. “I had my camera and in all the chaos the door slammed and I got hit in the head with the flash,” said Nell Redmond, a freelancer for the Associated press. Redmond suffered a small cut on her forehead in the incident, witnessed by a Daily News reporter. The encounter occurred just before 2 p.m. as Broadwell, wearing...
  • Petraeus mistress and her partner arm in arm on night out for first time since scandal broke

    11/18/2012 11:05:16 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2012 | James Nye
    Paula Broadwell arrives back at her brother's Washington D.C. home with husband Scott Linked arm-in-arm, Paula Broadwell and her husband Scott were seen together yesterday evening for the first time since the news broke of her affair with shamed former CIA Director David Petraeus. Arriving at her brother's home in the Mount Pleasant suburb of Washington D.C. in a black SUV, the two put on what was a clear show of solidarity as they marched from the garage to the back door of the $2.3 million property. Since the scandalous revelations surrounding his wife first surfaced just over a week...
  • Exploding Daisy-Cutter Hot

    11/17/2012 1:31:03 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/17/2012 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Women love a man in a uniform. Men love a woman out of a uniform. Old verities stand affirmed by the intelligence that ousted the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. General David Petraeus commanded U.S. forces in Afghanistan. But what man is really in command when face-to-face with a determined Paula Broadwell? The author of the appropriately titled "All In" conquered Petraeus in a way that neither the Taliban nor al Qaeda could. Terrorists aren't the only ones who target generals. Broadwell gives new meaning to "hagiographer." The overused term, which 99 percent of the time tells us more...
  • From Kelley to Petraeus, It Doesn't Add Up

    11/13/2012 2:26:15 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 70 replies
    US News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Paul D. Shinkman
    An FBI agent carries out a computer after a search of the home of Paula Broadwell in Charlotte, N.C. The evidence of an affair that forced CIA Director David Petraeus to resign from his position still leaves many unknowns, experts say, including some fundamental questions about the investigation itself.[READ: Broadwell's Driver's License Found in D.C. Park] It remains uncertain why the FBI began investigating the E-mails sent to Jill Kelley, a social liaison volunteer at a Tampa base where Petraeus was stationed as an Army general, and whose connections with Petraeus' alleged mistress and family is not yet clear, according...
  • Holder defends keeping Petraeus inquiry from White House until after election

    11/16/2012 11:26:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012. | By Sari Horwitz, Carol D. Leonnig and Greg Miller,
    Jonathan Bachman/Reuters - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at a news conference in New Orleans November 15, 2012.Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday defended the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation that ledDavid H. Petraeus to resign as CIA director, saying that the department was right to keep the inquiry secret from the White House until after last week’s presidential election.Holder’s first public comments on the controversy came as the CIA opened an internal inquiry of Petraeus’s conduct during his 14-month tenure as director. The move means that there are three active investigations related to a scandal...
  • Paula Broadwell’s drive and resilience hit obstacles

    11/15/2012 1:58:54 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | By Greg Jaffe and Anne Gearan,
    Paula Broadwell was a rising star who seemed destined for a sparkling career in foreign policy. A West Point graduate who excelled in triathlons, she was pursuing a doctorate at Harvard University and had found a mentor in Gen. David H. Petraeus, an iconic U.S. military leader.But in 2007, Broadwell was asked to leave the doctoral program at Harvard, where she had first met Petraeus a year earlier, because her course work didn’t meet its demanding standards, according to people familiar with what happened there.
  • Paula Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard

    11/15/2012 11:07:29 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 15 November 2012 | Callum Borchers, Tracy Jan and Bryan Bender
    Paula Broadwell, the biographer with whom former CIA ­director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair, abandoned her bid for a doctorate from Harvard in 2007, failing to advance to PhD candidacy after four semesters at the Kennedy School of Government, and now faces the prospect of an ethical review at King’s College London, where she has resumed pursuit of a doctorate. The revelations about her mixed academic record add to the portrait of a principal figure in the Petraeus scandal who has refused to respond to multiple Globe requests for comment and hasn’t spoken publicly since disclosure of her relationship...
  • Paula Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard

    11/15/2012 7:20:26 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 54 replies
    Paula Broadwell, the biographer with whom former CIA ­director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair, abandoned her bid for a doctorate from Harvard in 2007, failing to advance to PhD candidacy after four semesters at the Kennedy School of Government, and now faces the prospect of an ethical review at King’s College London, where she has resumed pursuit of a doctorate. The revelations about her mixed academic record add to the portrait of a principal figure in the Petraeus scandal who has refused to respond to multiple Globe requests for comment and hasn’t spoken publicly since disclosure of her relationship...
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/14/2012 6:33:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly.
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/14/2012 5:56:14 PM PST · by Arthurio · 68 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly. The details about material held by Broadwell, a reserve officer in military intelligence, emerged...
  • Fatal Distraction: Focus On Benghazi, Not Broadwell

    11/14/2012 4:15:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 13, 2912
    Petraeus Scandal: Four Americans have been killed under still-unexplained circumstances, yet the obsession is with a general's mistress and not with the truth of why these men were left to die in Libya. How ironic that the FBI agents who descended on the home of Paula Broadwell to gather information on the mistress of now-former CIA Director David Petraeus probably did a better job than the FBI agents who gave a cursory look at our burned-out consulate in Benghazi, leaving behind classified documents strewn on the floor and even our ambassador's diary to be picked up by CNN. A press...
  • Jill Kelly Really Jill Khawam: Woman Who Launched FBI Takedown Of Petraeus And Allen A Foreign Spy?

    11/14/2012 7:33:22 AM PST · by JihadiKiller · 83 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 11/14/2012 | Pat Dollard
    What I’d like to know is if the FBI agent who launched this witch hunt/terror campaign against Petraeus, Allen and Broadwell as a ‘favor’ to his lover Jill Kelly is one of the notorious Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators of the FBI. The FBI, who pulled him off the case and says he is now under investigation, will not release his identity. Kelly, though Lebanese, is ostensibly a Maronite Christian. The fact that socialite Jill Kelley’s maiden name is Khawam and that she was born in Lebanon to Maronite Christian parents should raise eyebrows a bit. (Note that the Maronite Christians were...
  • How CIA Director David Petraeus’s Emails Were Traced (and How to Protect Yourself)

    11/13/2012 8:56:48 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 34 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Thorin Klosowski
    Late last week, CIA director David Petraeus stepped down from his position after an FBI investigation revealed an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Curiously, the revelation of the affair came about using location data from Gmail. Here's how the FBI put together the pieces, and how you can keep them from doing the same to you. How the Affair Was Revealed by Tracing through Gmail As you'd expect, the timeline of the affair itself is terribly complicated, and to understand the email trace that lead to the outing of the relationship, we do need to vaguely understand what...
  • Paula Broadwell's License Discovered in D.C. Park (Espionage? Meeting with Obama thugs?)

    11/13/2012 1:17:14 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 159 replies
    US News ^ | 11/13/12 | PAUL D. SHINKMAN
    The woman revealed to have been carrying on an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus lost her driver's license in a Washington, D.C., park recently, sources tell U.S. News. A Maryland National Capital Park Police spokesman confirmed that a jogger found a North Carolina license in Rock Creek Park belonging to Paula Broadwell. Park Police planned to hold it for 90 days, per policy, and then send it back to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The Park Police also alerted the FBI, says Bill Kellogg, a spokesman for the Park Police. The FBI did not initially return calls...
  • The increasingly strange case of David Petraeus

    11/13/2012 11:04:47 AM PST · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-13-12 | DrJohn
    What we think we know thus far Paula Broadwell met Gen. David Petraeus in 2006 and wrote a dissertation about Petraeus' leadership style and subsequently decided to write a book about it in 2008. Broadwell was granted impressive access to Petraeus and his workings. The two apparently engaged in an extramarital affair. Their relationship, which allegedly began in 2011, is said to have ended four months ago. The affair came to light subsequent to an FBI investigation which included sifting through emails. Broadwell is said to have had classified intel on her computer both she and Petraeus both deny it...
  • Video: Say, why would the FBI be investigating a CIA director, anyway?

    11/13/2012 9:46:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on November 10, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Piers Morgan asked a pretty good question of former CIA agent Robert Baer on his show last night, and Baer is just as perplexed as Morgan. David Petraeus suddenly resigned yesterday after the FBI discovered an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, but does the FBI routinely investigate the director of the CIA? Baer tells Morgan, “There is something going on here,” apart from the sexual peccadilloes. Or could it be as simple as the old adage that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”?
  • FBI says agents at the North Carolina home of Petraeus lover; a search appears under way

    11/12/2012 8:48:57 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 40 replies
    AP/Wash Post ^ | Nov 12 2012 | AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FBI agents are at the North Carolina home of the woman whose affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation as CIA director. A spokeswoman for the FBI says that agents went to Paula Broadwell’s home in Charlotte on Monday night. FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch declined to say what the agents were doing there. FBI agents appeared at Broadwell’s home carrying the kinds of cardboard boxes often used for evidence gathering during a search. They walked through the open garage of Broadwell’s house and knocked at a side door before entering the home. One person...
  • FBI agents inside home of Charlotte author investigated in Petraeus scandal

    11/12/2012 7:15:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 254 replies
    Federal agents are inside the home of the Charlotte author at the center of a scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigations confirms that it has agents inside Paula Broadwell's Dilworth home. While agents on scene would not confirm what they were looking for, nearly a dozen agents were seen carrying boxes and taking photographs inside the home. Paula Broadwell, the biographer who wrote a book about retired four-star general David Petraeus, 60, has not been seen at her Dilworth home since the news connecting her to an extramarital affair with Petraeus.
  • The Petraus Brief: with apologies to Grisham

    11/12/2012 8:12:55 PM PST · by disraeligears · 18 replies
    IDMB.com
    An amabassador, his aide, and two navy seals have been killed (Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed.) The CIA Director gives apparently misleading testimony, albeit not under oath, to Congress regarding these mens' deaths, in addition to having possibly given contradictory information to a woman with whom he has had an affair. (Now a college professor, who clerked for one of the two men, who's also having an affair with one of his students, is given a brief by her, that states who probably, wanted to see these two men dead.) A potential rival of the mistress gives information...
  • 'I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview

    11/12/2012 4:53:32 PM PST · by Arthurio · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Tuesday, Nov 13 2012 3AM | Daniel Bates
    The woman who had an affair with David Petraeus denied she was in love with him in a bizarre interview she gave in the midst of their fling. Speaking in an interview while promoting her book in February, Paula Broadwell said without prompting: 'I am not in love with David Petraeus', in what was something of a Freudian slip. By that stage their affair was around five months having started when he became head of the CIA in September last year. It ended around July, according to reports. In the interview Broadwell, who is married with two young sons, revealed...
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help,

    11/12/2012 2:57:25 PM PST · by autumnraine · 16 replies
    Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11. She also acknowledged that "there was a failure in the system." Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that...
  • DOD Won’t Answer Questions on Broadwell’s Embed With Petraeus Because ‘It Is Currently Under

    11/12/2012 3:08:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/12/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – A Pentagon spokesman said Monday that the Department of Defense (DOD) could not comment on the details of biographer Paula Broadwell's embed with Gen. David Petraeus when Petraeus was an active duty Army officer serving as the U.S. commander in Afghanistan because “it is currently under investigation.” CNSNews.com asked Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a Defense Department spokesman, a series of questions about Broadwell's time in Afghanistan with Petraeus. Breasseale said the Defense Department could not discuss the matter at this time.
  • Petraeus told biographer to stop harassing family friend, officials say

    11/12/2012 1:40:25 PM PST · by maggief · 95 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sari Horwitz and Scott Wilson
    Former CIA director David H. Petraeus told the woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair to stop sending threatening e-mails to a family friend, Jill Kelley, after a federal investigation determined who was behind the harassment. The move by Petraeus came in mid-summer after Kelley contacted a friend who worked as an FBI agent in Tampa, where she lived, beginning a process that would eventually force the former four-star former general to resign last week. The new information, provided by two law enforcement officials, helps fill in a summer timeline when Petraeus’s e-mail account became the subject of...
  • The hacking of a general's mistress

    11/12/2012 1:36:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Errata Security ^ | Sunday, November 11, 2012 | Robert David Graham
    skip to main | skip to sidebar Errata Security Advanced persistent cybersecurity Sunday, November 11, 2012 The hacking of a general's mistress Posted by Robert David Graham (@ErrataRob) This news story claims "Anonymous" (the well known hacker collective) may have hacked the account of Petraeus mistress. That's because her e-mail account, paulabroadwell@yahoo.com, was included in Stratfor email hack last year. That story is baseless. Since the Stratfor database was made public, everyone had a copy of it. Anybody could've cracked Paula Broadwell's password, not just Anonymous. The dumped file is known as "stratfor_users.csv". You can still find it on numerous...
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help

    11/12/2012 10:43:50 AM PST · by mojito · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11.... Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack. Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox...
  • Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?

    11/12/2012 10:37:46 AM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/11/2012 | Blake Hounshell
    So here is a bizarre twist in the David Petraeus resignation saga. Paula Broadwell, the biographer revealed as the woman having a secret affair with the now-former CIA director, gave a talk at the University of Denver on Oct. 26 in which she appeared to reveal sensitive, maybe even classified, information about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The most interesting revelation is her claim that the CIA was holding several Libyan militia members prisoner, which may have prompted the attack.... [UPDATE: The CIA has denied holding prisoners at the annex, according to the DailyBeast's Eli...
  • Revealed: Petraeus 'flew his biographer mistress to Paris on taxpayer funded trip after

    11/12/2012 9:31:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/12/12 | Hayley Peterson and Daily Mail Reporter
    full title.....Revealed: Petraeus 'flew his biographer mistress to Paris on taxpayer funded trip after being named CIA chief' David Petraeus took his mistress with him on a government-funded trip to Paris after he was named director of the Central Intelligence Agency, it was claimed today. ~~SNIP~~ Buzzfeed also reports that Petraeus's unofficial press agent, Tom Ricks, helped Broadwell score a literary agent, a publisher and a six-figure deal for her biography. Broadwell isn't the only biographer of Petraeus's who has gotten special treatment from him.
  • Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?

    11/12/2012 9:39:59 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Max Fisher
    I can only imagine three possible explanations, all of which should be taken with many grains of salt: 1. Intelligence from faraway conflict areas can be hazy, and the story got honestly confused. Who knows how long or convoluted the chain of information was from Benghazi to Broadwell, whether or not it went through Petraeus, and it’s not hard to imagine a misstatement or mistake getting amplified. 2. She made it up or exaggerated some other piece of information, possibly including the name-dropping implication of Petraeus’s knowledge, either deliberately or mistakenly. 3. The story is true, and she let slip...
  • More on the Timing of Petraeus’s Resignation

    11/10/2012 11:17:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Ronald Kessler of Newsmax has more details on the Petraeus affair. They are rather sordid, and raise more questions about the timing of his resignation: [A]n FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011. The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan. … Given his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued...
  • Who Authorized FBI Surveillance of Gen. Petraeus?

    11/10/2012 10:51:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 106 replies
    Even by the standards of the friday afternoon news dump tradition, yesterday's news that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned from the CIA was a stunner. The most heralded military officer of his generation fell from grace after it was revealed he'd had an affair with his biographer. The affair was discovered earlier this year soon after the FBI began monitoring his email. This raises a very serious question. Who authorized the FBI to monitor the e-mail of the Director of the CIA?
  • 'The truth will come out': Father claims her affair is part of bigger scandal [Petraeus]

    11/12/2012 7:23:06 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 153 replies
    Daily Mail | 11/12/12
    The father of David Petraeus' mistress Paula Broadwell has defended his daughter today as an 'exceptional person', saying he supports her 100 per cent after details of her sordid affair with the decorated general were made public. General Petraeus's relationship with Broadwell, his biographer, was revealed on Friday after an FBI investigation which suspected corruption between the pair. Broadwell's father Paul Kranz, a retired high school basketball coach, suggested that the explosive revelations that led to Petraeus resigning as CIA director, have been used to cover up a bigger scandal.
  • CIA denies Broadwell claim of “secret prison” in Benghazi annex

    11/12/2012 7:34:18 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    HotAir ^ | November 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This seems like a pretty good reason to push the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell affair from a boys-club peccadillo into a resignation-worthy event. According to a transcript of a speech by Broadwell at the University of Denver the week before the election, Broadwell told an audience that the reason for the September 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate was neither a YouTube video nor a celebration of the anniversary of 9/11, but a prison escape for jihadis secretly held by the CIA in its nearby annex. Late last night, the CIA denied this report of a secret prison in its now-abandoned...
  • The Fall of Petraeus: A CIA Coup?

    11/12/2012 1:34:50 AM PST · by olcurmudgeon · 32 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Nov. 11, 2012 | Philip Giraldi
    It now seems clear what occurred to bring down CIA Director David Petraeus: some months ago his paramour Paula Broadwell sent threatening emails to another woman warning her to keep away from Petraeus, seemingly unaware that computers and emails have signatures that can be identified by investigators. The woman, identified by the Associated Press as Jill Kelley, became alarmed over being threatened and notified the FBI, which got into the emails to discover that there was an affair in progress, leading to an investigation of Petraeus to determine if any classifed information had been leaked. Broadwell was subsequently interviewed by...
  • Petraeus 'flew mistress to Paris for a trip that was funded by the government'

    11/11/2012 9:08:08 PM PST · by Arthurio · 69 replies
    David Petreaus took his mistress with him on a government funded trip to Paris after he was named director of the Central Intelligence Agency, according to news reports. Petraeus made the trip with 40-year-old Paula Broadwell, who has written a fawning biography of him, in July 2011, an unnamed source told Buzzfeed. Petraus was heading to his new job as chief of the CIA at the time. Sixteen months later, the four-star general has resigned from his post after his affair with Broadwell was uncovered by the FBI. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231568/Petraeus-flew-mistress-Paris-trip-funded-government-named-CIA-chief.html#ixzz2ByvdfzPq Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Broadwell Sez Consulate Attack Aimed to Free Libyan Militia Members Held @ Secret CIA Prison There

    11/12/2012 3:10:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    I guess it's possible they were also mad about the YouTube video- lol You probably wouldn't think that Al Qaeda types involved in the highly-successful raid on our Benghazi consulate would have chosen a 9/11 date of attack for any other reason than historical significance/celebration/revenge- most anybody would have expected heightened American security on that day, so if you're trying to launch a surprise attack to liberate your jihadi buddies, that probably wouldn't be the day to do it. Yet the woman involved in the Petraeus affair -author and Army counter-terrorism expert Paula Broadwell- seems to have betrayed the presence of just such a prison at the...
  • FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance (Whoops!)

    11/10/2012 8:43:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/12 | Zack Colman
    FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chanceBy Zack Colman - 11/10/12 03:41 PM ET The FBI reportedly happened upon former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair while investigating a complaint from a woman close to Petraeus who had received harassing emails from the general’s alleged mistress. The FBI traced those emails back to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and Petraeus’s biographer, according to news reports. When law enforcement officials delved into her email account, it was apparent Broadwell and Petraeus were engaged in an affair. The identity of the woman who filed the original complaint has not been disclosed. Investigators...
  • E-Mails From Biographer to a Third Party Led to Petraeus

    11/10/2012 3:17:48 PM PST · by thouworm · 50 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-10-2012 | SCOTT SHANE and ERIC SCHMITT
    The F.B.I. investigation that led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as C.I.A. director on Friday began with a complaint several months ago about “harassing” e-mails sent by Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus’s biographer, to an unidentified third person, a government official briefed on the case said Saturday.... The person who complained about harassing messages from Ms. Broadwell, according to the official, was not a family member or a government official. One Congressional official who was briefed on the matter on Friday said senior intelligence officials had explained that the F.B.I. investigation “started with two women.” ...A senior intelligence official...
  • Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?

    11/11/2012 7:14:16 PM PST · by dinoparty · 30 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Blake Hounshell
    So here is a bizarre twist in the David Petraeus resignation saga. Paula Broadwell, the biographer revealed as the woman having a secret affair with the now-former CIA director, gave a talk at the University of Denver on Oct. 26 in which she appeared to reveal sensitive, maybe even classified, information about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The most interesting revelation is her claim that the CIA was holding two Libyan militia members prisoner, which may have prompted the attack. (Though she also sought to explain the Obama administration's initial view that the attack was...
  • Paula Broadwell Spent Year Embedded With Petraeus

    11/11/2012 6:07:56 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | REENA NINAN
    Didn't read this article. No need. The point is not the article's contents, but rather the wording of the headline. "Embedded With," did you say? Hmmm.... "Somehow I don't think that word means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya
  • New Details in Patraeus Scandal: Woman Who Received Threatening Emails Revealed

    11/11/2012 3:39:27 PM PST · by nuconvert · 82 replies
    -excerpt- Kelley alerted the FBI about the emails that appeared to be an attempt to blackmail Petraeus, which started the investigation, said the sources, who are close friends of the Petraeuses. In addition, the threatening emails might not have come from biographer Paula Broadwell, as widely reported. 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.
  • Beyond Petraeus Biographer’s TV Interviews, a Family-Focused Life

    11/11/2012 1:19:01 PM PST · by billorites · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 11, 2012 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — Paula Broadwell became a fixture around the Kabul headquarters of the American-led coalition in Afghanistan soon after Gen. David H. Petraeus assumed command in June 2010. She was seen as ambitious and as a striver who aimed to join Washington’s national security elite, and she drew resentment from officers for playing up her connection to their boss. In television interviews, Ms. Broadwell — a Petraeus biographer whose affair with him led to his resignation on Friday as director of the central intelligence — appears assertive and confident, appearing on “The Daily Show” sporting bare, toned arms that have...
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help (Classified pillow talk?)

    11/11/2012 2:03:04 PM PST · by barryobi · 76 replies
    israel national news ^ | 11/10/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11 Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack. Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox...
  • Petraeus's mistress became jealous of woman military liaison officer from the State Department

    11/11/2012 12:37:25 PM PST · by Arthurio · 63 replies
    The woman at the center of the Gen Petraeus cheating scandal fired off a threatening email to a military liaison in the State Department whom she felt was getting too close to him, it has been revealed. An official says 37-year-old Jill Kelley in Tampa, Florida, received the emails from Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell that triggered an FBI investigation. Details of the affair between Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell reportedly came to light during a FBI probe of the emails that she allegedly sent to Ms Kelley. The new revelation raises the possibility that Broadwell was growing increasingly jealous...
  • Is This The 'Other' Other Woman? Petraeus knows

    11/11/2012 1:23:35 PM PST · by barryobi · 102 replies
    Pic at link. In this article the name is spelled KELLY, but that is just a misspelling. If you good her husband, his name is Dr. Scott Kelley with the extra 'e'