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  • How the FBI Could Force DOJ to Prosecute Hillary Clinton

    01/27/2016 11:51:30 AM PST · by bryan999 · 41 replies
    Could the Hillary Clinton e-mail saga end with FBI Director James Comey resigning in protest? Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, knows the laws regarding classified information firsthand. In his private practice, Cuccinelli defended a Marine lieutenant colonel court martialed on charges of possessing such information outside a secure facility. He says Clinton’s actions in the e-mail scandal clearly satisfy all five requirements necessary to sustain charges of mishandling classified material, and constitute a breach perhaps even more glaring than the one for which General David Petraeus was convicted.
  • Former Virginia attorney general says Hillary Clinton broke the law( tr)

    10/01/2015 7:17:15 PM PDT · by shortstop · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/02/15 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Hillary Clinton's infamous use of a private, home-based email server as secretary of state was illegal and practically no different from Gen. David Petraeus's criminal mishandling of secret government documents, a top Republican official argued Sunday in a national op-ed. Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican former attorney general of Virginia, wrote in the New York Post that the Democratic presidential front-runner is 'already in just as bad - or worse - of a legal situation than Petraeus faced' because of the private emails. Petraeus pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified intelligence, fined $100,000 and sentenced to...
  • The curious nexus of Hillary Clinton, David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell

    09/01/2015 5:17:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-01-15 | DrJohn
      A revelation coming out of Hillary Clinton's emails was her keen interest in the Presidential ambitions of one General David Petraeus: "Clemons had dinner this week with Petraeus, who freely talked about running for president," Blumenthal wrote to Clinton. "Will he write about Petraeus?" Clinton wrote back five minutes later. Moments later, Blumenthal sent Clinton Clemons' post mentioning the off-the-record dinner and discussing the relative political merits of Petraeus, Vice President Joe Biden and Clinton herself. "Clemons... told me more detail about [Petraeus'] attitude and interest," Blumenthal said, adding a couple of nuggets. Within four months someone decided to...
  • Awkward Petraeus precedent as Hillary may face criminal liability over her secret email system

    03/05/2015 8:34:29 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 5, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It must have seemed like a good idea at the time to prosecute General David Petraeus over mishandling of classified material. But that was before it came to light that Hillary Clinton did not bother with an official and secure State Department email account, instead preferring to use a private server under her own control that lacked the kind of security measures in place at the state.gov domain. Now, explicit comparisons of the two former officials are being drawn.
  • Federal government has month to respond to Jill Kelley lawsuit - (Gen. John Allen)

    08/10/2013 6:08:15 AM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6th, 2013 07:23 PM ET | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - The government has until September 4 to make its first response to a civil lawsuit filed by Jill Kelley, the Florida woman caught up in the scandal which led to last year's resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus. Kelley filed suit against the federal government in early June alleging her privacy had been violated by employees of government agencies. Last week a federal judge granted a request to give the government 30 additional days before responding to Kelley's complaint. The government cited the length of Kelley's suit and the need to confer with multiple government agencies. Kelley's defense...
  • Hillary Clinton to Write 2nd Memoir

    04/04/2013 7:29:11 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | 4-3-2013 | ABC
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a book deal. The publisher Simon & Schuster tells The Associated Press that Clinton is working on a memoir and policy book. The book about her years in the Obama administration is currently untitled and tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Financial terms have not been disclosed. Clinton reportedly received $8 million for her 2003 memoir, "Living History," also published by Simon & Schuster. snip
  • CNN Poll: Americans rate W.H. response to Benghazi attack and Petraeus resignation

    11/27/2012 6:00:22 PM PST · by haffast · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27th, 2012 05:00 AM ET | CNN Political Unit
    Washington (CNN) - Americans are giving the White House low marks for how it's handled the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, according to a new national survey. But according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, a majority of the public doesn't believe the Obama administration intentionally tried to mislead Americans on the September attack that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead. And the survey also indicates a plurality have a positive opinion of Petraeus and are divided on whether the former...
  • Petraeus chose 'Jackie Kennedy' package for wedding

    11/19/2012 10:58:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner "Secrets" ^ | 11-19-12 | Paul Bedard
    The Petraeus sex scandal didn't just reveal the former CIA director's bedroom secrets. It's also shined a spotlight on a romantic facility in Berryville, Virginia, 65 miles from Washington where David and Holly Petraeus' daughter Anne married Matt Mauney last month in a picturesque setting the couple celebrated with pictures on her blog, fannetasticfood.com. Rosemont Manor owner William Genda told Secrets that he is sad about how the publicity came to his facility, but happy for the new business it is bringing from the Washington area. "It's probably been good," he told Secrets. Only in business for two years, the...
  • AG Defends Suppressing Petraeus Scandal

    11/17/2012 10:29:31 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    Attorney General Eric Holder defended withholding information on the scandal surrounding CIA Director David Patraeus until after the November 6 election. “I know there are those who think that they have a right to know everything about what’s going on in their government,” Holder acknowledged. “But those of us on the inside must place the broader national interest ahead of any presumed duty to keep the general public informed.” “As is becoming apparent in the post-election revelations, there are serious issues of national security that could affect the people’s confidence in their government,” Holder continued. “If these issues had become...
  • Petraeus Testifies That He Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism Immediately … But CIA Info Was Changed?

    11/16/2012 9:01:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | 11.16.2012 | Jan Morgan
    For two hours, David Patraeus testified before lawmakers today. The most pertinent information from that testimony was this: the information and talking points intelligence turned over to the White House regarding the Libya attack, were CHANGED after they were handed over to the White House. The one question that has not been answered is WHO MADE THESE CHANGES BEFORE THEY WERE HANDED TO RICE for release? Whoever made this change is responsible for the dispersal of UNTRUTH to the American people and the world regarding the motives behind the attack. Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his...
  • Glenn Beck predicted Petraeus dismissal 2 weeks ago

    11/14/2012 8:39:47 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 51 replies
    General David Petraeus resigned amid scandal last week after admitting he had cheated on his wife of 38 years with a woman 20 years his younger. Interesting timing, considering Petraeus was set to testify in the Benghazi investigation and will most likely no longer take part. Why now? And why was the man once hated by the left (‘betray-us’) there in the first place? “This all makes sense if you ‑‑ if you think like a revolutionary. Go back to where General Petraeus was when Barack Obama got into office. Do you remember? There were rumors that he was going...
  • WATCH: Pat Robertson Explains Why General Petraeus Cheated: 'He's A Man'

    11/13/2012 6:22:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 11.13.2012 | Michael Berry
    video only at link.
  • WATCH: Pat Robertson Explains Why General Petraeus Cheated: 'He's A Man'

    11/13/2012 6:22:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 11.13.2012 | Michael Berry
    video only at link.
  • 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...
  • PATRAEUS COULD FACE CHARGES - FBI Deemed Petraeus Affair Part of Criminal, Not Intel Probe

    11/12/2012 2:49:30 PM PST · by texas_mrs · 93 replies
    ABC NEWS - VIA DRUDGE ^ | 11/12/12 | MARTHA RADDATZ (@martharaddatz) , PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) , JASON RYAN (@JasonRyanABC) and JONAT
    The FBI withheld its findings about Gen. David Petreaus' affair from the White House and congressional leaders because the agency considered them the result of a criminal investigation that never reached the threshold of an intelligence probe, law enforcement sources said today. The sources said agents followed department guidelines that generally bar sharing information about developing criminal investigations. The FBI is also aware of its history under former director Herbert Hoover of playing politics and digging into the lives of public figures. As one official said, the rules are designed to protect people (both private and elected officials) when negative...
  • 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.
  • Was David Petraeus’s Affair In The New York Times Four Months Ago?

    11/10/2012 8:20:18 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 5 replies
    DailyDownload ^ | November 10, 2012 | Ben Jacobs
    The surprise resignation of David Petraeus yesterday was the result of an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. But was this relationship between the CIA director and a journalist really a surprise? As numerous media outlets are reporting, it appears that Broadwell’s husband may have written a letter to Chuck Klosterman, the ethicist at the New York Times, about the affair months ago: My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership.
  • Obama to put Petraeus at CIA, Panetta at Pentagon

    04/27/2011 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Wednesday, 04.27.11 | MARGARET TALEV AND JONATHAN S. LANDAY
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce Thursday a major overhaul of his defense and intelligence teams, one that analysts say has the potential - but no guarantee - to speed a drawdown of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. He will nominate CIA Director Leon Panetta to lead the Defense Department, replacing Secretary Robert Gates, who is retiring. Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of forces in Afghanistan, will retire from the military and would become the new CIA chief. Lt. Gen. John Allen, now the deputy at U.S. Central Command, would fill Petraeus' shoes in Afghanistan to command U.S.-led forces. Ryan...
  • I wish someone had asked General Patton this (globull warming alert!)

    08/04/2010 3:50:56 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 20 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 08/04/2010 | Paul Mingroff
    I think we missed the story from mid-July about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' mind-boggling effort to lobby Gen. Petraeus to reduce the military's carbon footprint in Afghanistan. During a hearing on the war (yes, this is war we're talking about) the Arizona Democrat stated that the U.S. Air Force is "the largest user of energy on the planet" (even larger than Al Gore?). She then asked Petraeus whether he plans to use "small-scale solar and hydropower systems and also some solar-powered street lights" at our bases in Afghanistan. The General appeared to have a hard time believing what he had heard,...
  • Petraeus: 'We are in this to win' in Afghanistan (C-in-C out of synch with AfPak Commander)

    07/04/2010 12:10:36 AM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 14 replies
    Petraeus: 'We are in this to win' in Afghanistan By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer Deb Riechmann, Associated Press Writer 2 mins ago .KABUL, Afghanistan – Gen. David Petraeus formally assumed command of the 130,000-strong international force in Afghanistan on Sunday, telling NATO and Afghan officials "we are in this to win" despite rising casualties and growing skepticism about the direction of the nearly 9-year-old war. Petraeus received two flags — one for the U.S. and the other for NATO — during a ceremony marking the formal assumption of command. "We are in this to win," he told a crowd...