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  • 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...
  • McCain to reporter: ‘That’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard.’ (VIDEO)

    11/14/2012 3:40:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    At a morning press conference that set the standard for today's testy responses, Sen. John McCain was calling for a select committee to investigate failures in the Benghazi attack when he was asked by a reporter whether he thought Gen. David Petraeus' extramarital affair and resignation might have been a bigger national security threat than the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.His response, with great respect, of course:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Well, I say with great respect, that’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard. Okay? There’s four dead Americans. Four dead Americans. Not a socialite. I’m answering...
  • Eric Cantor knew before the election about Patraeus Scandal - Did not go public

    11/14/2012 1:45:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 50 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    A week before the election, an FBI whistleblower went to a Republican member of Congress with explosive details about a national security scandal that could have stopped President Obama’s re-election campaign dead in its tracks. But the potentially devastating “October Surprise” was hushed up by Republicans. Although all the details are not yet available and new disclosures are coming every day, it appears that the scandal involves the CIA director leaking classified information to his mistress and the FBI not holding David Petraeus accountable for his immoral and illegal conduct. In short, it is the worst scandal of the Obama...
  • Petraeus’s Bathsheba Syndrome - Why did a man we so respected succumb to temptation?

    11/14/2012 1:49:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 97 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 13, 2012 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    General David Petraeus is arguably the most consequential and renowned American military leader since World War II. His resignation because of an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, has shocked Americans. L’affaire Petraeus has two parts that must be separated: his sexual relationship with Broadwell itself, and the link between the timing of the announcement of his resignation and the Benghazi attacks on September 11.Here I will focus on the former. What led a successful general at the height of his power and influence to have an affair that undid all he had accomplished?In 1993, Dean Ludwig and...
  • Krauthammer: WH 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

    11/14/2012 12:41:10 PM PST · by mojito · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/13/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.... KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously...
  • Petraeus Scandal: Paula Broadwell in Classified Document Probe

    11/14/2012 12:20:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    Paula Broadwell, the author who allegedly had an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus, is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents, including classified material, at her home, potentially in violation of federal law. A source familiar with case told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took the documents from secure government buildings. The government demanded that they all be given back, and when federal agents descended on her North Carolina home on Monday night it was a pre-arranged meeting.
  • Petraeus Socialite Jill Kelley Banned From Military Base

    11/14/2012 12:07:52 PM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    radar online ^ | 11/14 | radar online
    Jill Kelley is no longer welcome at MacDill AFB. The socialite who launched the David Petraeus sex scandal that's now also enveloped General John Allen, has been banned from the Tampa military base where she met both the four star military men, the Tampa Tribune is reporting. "She did have base access but does not currently because of her involvement in an ongoing investigation," a military official told the Tribune. PHOTOS: Jill Kelley Arrives At Her Tampa Bay Home The slam from her former best buddies in uniform comes on top of revelations of the Kelley family's dismal financial picture....
  • Senators call for special committee to probe Libya, as Petraeus agrees to testify

    11/14/2012 11:59:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Foxnews ^ | November 14, 2012
    On the heels of David Petraeus agreeing to testify on the Libya terror attack, Republican senators on Wednesday stepped up their call to empanel a "select committee" to investigate the tragedy -- as they raised concern that the administration's internal review would fall short.  "Let me be clear: there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said, at a lengthy news conference on Capitol Hill.  McCain was joined by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., in...
  • New Requirements for Military officers of Flag Rank (OK, it's satire.)

    11/14/2012 12:05:41 PM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 14, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Because of embarrassments to the Obama Administration caused by the unseemly conduct of General Petraeus and possibly other officers of flag rank, new requirements have been imposed. ZipperGate II The scandal involving General Petraeus' resignation due to marital infidelity, now referred to as "ZipperGate II" because President Clinton's involvement with Monica Lewinsky was ZipperGate I, has shocked the nation and caused potentially grave harm to the Obama Administration. Far worse, it could still endanger President Obama's personal standing with the public as well as his historically unique legacy. Indeed, it may even prove to be an unwelcome distraction from the...
  • The Speech General Petraeus Did Not Give

    11/14/2012 12:00:26 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    November 14, 2012 | Self
    I have received the letter below a couple times now, and checking with Snoops they can only dispute it to the extent it originated with Nick Palmisciano co-owner and co-founder of Ranger Up and not General David Petraeus. The Army was excited enough about Palmisciano’s work that they published it on their Facebook. I verified the substance of its truthfulness as you can do also by looking at the links I checked. The article points out the severe disconnect now existing between veterans and the general citizenry. At the end of World War II, when 11 out of every 100...
  • NAPOLITANO: Silencing General David Petraeus

    11/14/2012 11:29:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Obama administration’s dirty handsThe evidence that Gen. David H. Petraeus, formerly the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, the author of the current Army field manual, Princeton Ph.D. and, until last week, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was forced to resign from the CIA to silence him is far stronger than is the version of events that the Obama administration has given us. The government would have us believe that because the FBI confronted Gen. Petraeus with his emails showing a pattern of inappropriate personal private behavior, he voluntarily departed his job as the country’s chief...
  • Obama: No evidence ‘from what I’ve seen’ that Petraeus scandal hurt national security

    11/14/2012 11:07:21 AM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    AP ^ | November 14, 2012
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  • Obama press conference set for right now

    11/14/2012 10:10:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 239 replies
    politico ^ | 11/14/12 | politico
    The president is scheduled to do his first press conference in months on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. EST in the East Room.
  • David Petraeus’s Secret Trip to Libya After the Benghazi Attack

    11/14/2012 9:01:27 AM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11/13/2012 | Eli Lake
    Last month, as the FBI was closing in on his affair with Paula Broadwell and the political fight over Benghazi was heating up, David Petraeus made an undisclosed trip to Tripoli, Libya. The purpose of the trip, according to congressional and U.S. officials, was to examine what remained of the CIA’s presence in the country after the United States abandoned the agency’s base and nearby U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi after the Sept. 11 assassination of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. More than two months after the Benghazi attack, congressional committees are asking for more information about the former CIA director’s...
  • Feinstein Says Petraeus Will Testify on Libya

    11/14/2012 8:58:04 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2012
    WASHINGTON—The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said Wednesday that Mr. Petraeus, who resigned from the Central Intelligence Agency post on Friday because of an extramarital affair, "is very willing and interested in talking to the committee." No date for his testimony has been set. Ms. Feinstein has been among those in Congress who have complained that lawmakers should have been notified about a Federal Buerau of Investigation probe that led...
  • We will soon know the REAL character of General David Petraeus

    11/14/2012 8:18:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 11/14/2012 | Doug Book
    The reason for General David Petraeus’ sudden, forced resignation is as plain as the ass on a goat. Barack Obama wanted to discredit Petraeus, prejudice the American public against him and effectively intimidate the general into silence lest he spill the beans to congress about the Regime’s criminal activities of providing arms, fighters and support to Syrian terror groups from the Chris Stevens-managed, Benghazi mission. Of course, Obama also didn’t want anyone “in-the-know” testifying about his treacherous betrayal of Stevens and 3 other Americans as he deliberately offered them up to al Qaeda killers. A dead Regime operative can never...
  • Petraeus displays symptoms of Sudden Suicide Syndrome

    11/14/2012 8:12:35 AM PST · by publius321 · 19 replies
    I don't want to be insensitive but depending on what he is willing to share with nothing left to lose - talking about his potential vulnerability to becoming a victim of sudden suicide could help inoculate him....
  • Inhofe: ‘Does anyone really believe that Obama was unaware of this investigation until recently?’

    11/14/2012 7:58:08 AM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/2012 | Caroline May
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe expressed doubt Tuesday evening that President Barack Obama did not know about the investigation into now former CIA Director David Petraeus. “With the close relationship that the president has with Attorney General Holder and the regular FBI briefings he receives, does anyone really believe that Obama was unaware of this investigation until recently?” Inhofe, a senior member of Senate Armed Services Committee and a member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked in a statement. On Tuesday, Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president learned of the “situation regarding General Petraeus on Thursday” and was...
  • Breaking: PETRAEUS AGREES TO TESTIFY

    11/14/2012 7:23:24 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    So right after we start hearing rumors that Obama blackmailed General Petraeus in an effort to obtain favorable -and untrue- testimony on Benghazi (and thus was taken-down) now the good general's going to tell his side of the story under oath... Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify before Congressional committees. A source close Petraeus said the former director has contacted the CIA and committees telling them he would testify voluntarily. Now you know what Paula Broadwell's father was talking about when he said that the affair bit was an Obama smokescreen, one hiding something BIG... Benghazigate getting REAL...
  • General Petraeus on leadership (His views on truth)

    11/13/2012 9:05:24 PM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | March 5, 2010: 4:55 AM ET | Interview by Brian O'Keefe
    (snip) When you’re evaluating yourself, what qualities do you try to focus on? Petraeus: On every bit of guidance I give, the last instruction is: Learn and adapt. We also work very hard on [being] **first with the truth**. That’s a powerful admonition: First of all, we’re going to **tell the truth**. We’re not going to put lipstick on pigs. We’re going to be absolutely **100% forthright** and **brutally honest** with — not just with ourselves and with our subordinates and our superiors — but **with the press**. The credibility of leaders is of enormous importance. How do you identify...
  • Petraeus friends Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam share financial troubles

    11/14/2012 6:18:21 AM PST · by RummyChick · 19 replies
    tampa bay times ^ | 11/14 | montgomery & scherzer
    TAMPA — In late September, a U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and the head of the Central Intelligence Agency sent letters to a court in Washington, D.C., testifying that a single mom in Tampa named Natalie Khawam was fit to parent her 4-year-old son. Gen. John R. Allen praised Khawam — the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman who sparked an FBI investigation that exposed retired Gen. David Petraeus' affair — for her "maturity, integrity and steadfast commitment to raising her child." Petraeus told the court Khawam "dotes on her son and goes to great lengths — and great...
  • 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...
  • Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack

    11/13/2012 8:41:14 PM PST · by forty_years · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | JONATHAN KARL
    In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred. The Libya stop was part of a six nation trip to the region. Petraeus intended the review as a way to prepare for his upcoming testimony before Congress on Benghazi. "He was looking forward to testifying," a Petraeus friend told ABC News. "He wanted to be fully prepared." Petraeus' friend...
  • Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October (I give up!)

    11/11/2012 11:22:45 AM PST · by tobyhill · 81 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/11/2012 | staff
    House majority leader Eric Cantor talked to an FBI official in late October about former CIA Director David Petraeus' involvement in an affair, a spokesman for the congressman told CNN Sunday. Doug Heye said Cantor had a conversation with the whistleblower about the affair and the national security concerns involved in the matter. The New York Times reported Saturday that on October 31, Cantor's chief of staff phoned the FBI to inform the agency about the call between the congressman and the FBI official. The Times reported Cantor learned of the whistleblower through Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Washington. A spokeswoman for...
  • General William 'Kip' Ward demoted for lavish travel, spending

    11/13/2012 8:01:26 PM PST · by haffast · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published: 02:09 PM, Tue Nov 13, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. Panetta stripped Gen. William "Kip" Ward of a star, which means that he will now retire as a three-star lieutenant general despite arguments from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff against the demotion. Ward also has been ordered also repay the government $82,000. (snip) The demotion comes as retired Army Gen. David Petraeus resigned as CIA director because of an extramarital affair...
  • Carney: Obama “wasn’t pleased” with Petraeus scandal when he found out, just after the election

    11/13/2012 6:23:49 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6:51 pm on November 13, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    That’s their story and they’re stickin’ to it, I suppose. During the White House briefing today, Press Secretary Jay Carney affirmed the president’s confidence in Gen. Allen and iterated that the White House’s first inkling of all this came as a complete surprise after the election. Carney also emphasized the president’s eagerness to focus on his current number-one priority, a.k.a. jobs, the economy, and the fiscal cliff (which, I’m sure, is perfectly true — no good lingering on security concerns that bring any more attention to that Benghazi disaster, is it?).
  • Holly Petraeus To Be Elizabeth Warren's Pick For Top Post(Flashback)

    11/13/2012 7:14:44 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 8 replies
    Well, well, well. It tracks back to a HuffPo article.
  • Is One of the Women in the Petraeus Scandal a Spy? You’ll Never Believe Who’s Making the Case

    11/13/2012 5:56:09 PM PST · by RummyChick · 70 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11.13 | The Blaze
    Ever since it was revealed that Jill Kelley, the woman arguably at the center of the currently-unfolding drama rocking the U.S. government, is of Lebanese origin, Twitter users have asked whether she and CIA Director Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell should be investigated for potential national security leaks. Kelley first came into the public eye after Broadwell began sending her “threatening” emails regarding getting too close to Petreaus. But she really piqued the public’s interest after it was revealed that General John Allen also sent her thousands of pages of “inappropriate” emails, and an FBI agent even sent her shirtless photos...
  • NEW: RI (Democrat) Lobbyist Gave $300,000 Loan to Sister of Jill Kelley

    11/13/2012 3:10:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 108 replies
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 GoLocalProv News Team A prominent Rhode Island lobbyist and Democratic fundraiser gave a $300,000 personal loan to the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman tied to the love affair that ended CIA Director David Petraeus’ career, court documents show. Bankruptcy records filed by Natalie Khawam last April list Gerald Harrington, the founder of the Capitol City Group, as an unsecured creditor on the loan. Khawam owes nearly $4 million in total. The loan was first reported by the New York Post. A message left at Harrington’s Providence law firm was not immediately returned. The Post...
  • Petraeus's infidelity was his own affair

    11/13/2012 5:49:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/34/2012 | Helen Croydon
    What business is it of any of us or his supervisors in Congress that David Petraeus had an affair? The former general was forced to resign as director of the CIA after the FBI discovered that he had been romantically involved with his biographer Paula Broadwell for four years. Adultery may not be agreeable to many in our increasingly moralising climate, but we should leave judgment and punishment to those on whom his acts directly impact: his wife of 38 years and his family. His personal dalliances (or as he diplomatically called them in his apology, his "mistakes") are not...
  • Benghazi: US Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine

    11/13/2012 4:47:38 PM PST · by LSUfan
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 13 Nov 2012 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The Center for Security Policy presents a panel discussion Benghazi: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Influence of Shariah Doctrine Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Featuring nationally-recognized experts and authors: Dr. Andrew G. Bostom - author of Sharia versus Freedom (Prometheus Books, October 2012). Dr. Bostom's earlier publications include The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History and The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims . He posts regularly at http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog. Diana West - author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character (St. Martin's Press, April 2013). Ms. West's earlier publications...
  • House members call for Benghazi answers, Petraeus testimony

    11/13/2012 3:50:12 PM PST · by petitfour · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Members of the House on Tuesday reiterated their call for the Obama administration to answer their questions about the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, and pressed for former CIA Director David Petraeus to testify on the matter. "Congress still doesn't know why our people in Libya were left vulnerable," Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said on the House floor. "We still don't know why the U.S. military was not sent to their defense. "It is of the highest importance that General Petraeus, who led the CIA at the time, be brought before...
  • (IBD) Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By Obama Administration To Hide Benghazi Truth?

    11/13/2012 2:20:46 PM PST · by raptor22 · 178 replies
    Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down." The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of...
  • FBI probe of Petraeus began with 'suspicious emails'

    11/13/2012 2:34:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:00am IST | Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus' affair with author Paula Broadwell was sparked by "suspicious emails" from her to another woman and Petraeus was not the target of the probe, U.S. law enforcement and security officials told Reuters on Saturday. But the CIA director's name unexpectedly turned up in the course of the investigation, two officials and two other sources briefed on the matter said.The FBI was looking into "an issue with two women and they stumbled across the affair with Petraeus," a U.S. government security source said.The FBI probe was...
  • PRUDEN: The web of deceit about Benghazi begins to fray

    11/13/2012 1:33:44 PM PST · by Arthurio · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wes Pruden
    What did the president know, and when did he know it? Of what steel are the Republicans in Congress made? We’re about to find out. Big scandals from little leaks grow. Watergate was at first only “a third-rate burglary.” Bubba thought he was only trying to cover up the details of a failed real-estate scheme down on the White River. Humiliation, resignation and even an impeachment followed. History warns presidents that second terms are never Sunday picnics, and the unfolding — exploding is more accurate — of the story of what really happened on a violent night in Benghazi, Libya,...
  • Troubling questions in the Benghazi-Petraeus mess

    11/13/2012 1:24:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/12/12 | Victoria Toensing
    Consider: When Petraeus was nominated for DCI, there were “rumors” in Afghanistan about the duo and the extent of her access to him, according to well-respected foreign policy expert and Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland, who was on the ground there at the time. Who headed Petraeus’ background investigation? The first time I had a background check, the FBI asked my neighbors whether I was a good mother. They also asked whether I was a lesbian. These people are not shy about asking sensitive sex-related questions.
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: Petraeus scandal 'disturbing,'(should have been reported)

    11/13/2012 1:18:55 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies
    CNN Soledad O'Brien ^ | November 13, 2012 | unspecified
    video transcript at 1:45) "I agree with Secretary Panetta who said that we absolutely there should have been notification of the intelligence congressional leadership, as is the proper protocol, long before it occurred." "The Big Four are supposed to be notified." "It is not about politics."
  • 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...
  • Who's Going to Get Fired Over Petraeus Investigation?

    11/13/2012 1:00:25 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | November 12, 2012 | Nick Gillespie
    So retired Gen. David Petraeus has resigned as CIA director in the wake of revelations of an affair and crazy email behavior on his part and that of his lover. That Petraeus cashiered himself just as he was about to testify before Congress about the total botch job surrounding the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya is disturbing for about a thousand reasons. Yesterday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that she and others in the Senate had no idea that the FBI was investigating Petraeus until he resigned. The White House has said they didn't know...
  • Gen. John Allen Probed in Petraeus Affair

    11/13/2012 12:57:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6:48 AM, Nov 13, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    "The FBI probe into the sex scandal that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday," the Washington Post reports.
  • Gen. John Allen also helped Jill Kelley's sister during custody battle (Kerry's name comes up)

    11/13/2012 12:30:53 PM PST · by RummyChick · 55 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/13 | earle & mangan
    A judge noted in the file that Khawam "has attached letters from Gen. David H. Petraeus averring to her ability to appropriately parent the child, and is prepared to present corroborating testimony at trial." And in court documents filed by Kelley's sister Natalie Khawam, she name-drops both Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island -- who both have ties to a Providence, RI, lawyer/lobbyist who loaned a whopping $300,000 to Khawam. Khawam claimed in a July 12 letter to her estranged husband that she took their son "on vacation last year to Martha Vineyard," where...
  • ABC: Petraeus conducted own investigation in Benghazi after attack

    11/13/2012 12:11:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Dianne Feinstein threatened to subpoena the CIA over a trip report from David Petraeus that he allegedly wrote after a personal trip to Benghazi after the terrorist attack that killed four Americans. Today, ABC News reports that Petraeus' visit to Libya was no mere observational tour. The then-Director of Central Intelligence conducted his own interviews with personnel on the ground in Libya in preparation for testimony that has now been cancelled: In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.While in Tripoli, he...
  • Collins: Petraeus must testify

    11/13/2012 11:20:19 AM PST · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    By MANU RAJU 11/13/12 11:23 AM EST It is "absolutely imperative" that Gen. David Petraeus testify about what went wrong in Libya, even as he reels from his sex scandal roiling the intelligence community, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Tuesday. "I will say that I think it's absolutely imperative that Gen. Petraeus come and testify," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the committee's ranking member, told reporters. "He was CIA director at the time of attack. He visited Libya at the time of attack. He has a great deal of information that we need...
  • Elmo, Petraeus, Sex, and What Is Our Damn Business

    11/13/2012 11:20:32 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | James Poniewozik
    The case of Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash is, as sex scandals sometimes are, poised on the cusp of legally actionable and none of our damn business. (See also Petraeus, David, et al.) Clash, 52, acknowledges having had a relationship with a young man, now 24, while he was over the age of consent. His accuser says it began when he was 16. Clash has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street while responding to the allegation. If his lover was under the age of consent, that’s a matter for the law. If he was over—whatever you personally think of...
  • 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...
  • Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and ...

    11/13/2012 10:42:48 AM PST · by Arthurio · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11-13-12
    Petraeus whistle blower and her surgeon husband are 'broke, owe millions and are the target of foreclosures' The housewife and whistle blower at the center of the David Petraeus sex scandal and another involving General John Allen may have been hoping for some financial gain by lifting the lid on the affair, after it emerged today she and her husband are broke. Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, 37, and her cancer surgeon husband Scott owe millions to banks after the collapse of their real estate holdings in 2010. The Kelleys are currently the targets of at least four indebtedness lawsuits and...
  • Judge [Andrew] Napolitano 'What Were FBI Agents Doing Monitoring Petraeus' Private Emails'

    11/12/2012 8:57:05 PM PST · by Selene · 51 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/12/2012 | foxnews
    Discussion of why there is an investigation on this level.
  • David Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack

    11/13/2012 10:30:24 AM PST · by Arthurio · 43 replies
    (WASHINGTON) -- In late October, former CIA Director David Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred. The Libya stop was part of a six nation trip to the region. Petraeus intended the review as a way to prepare for his upcoming testimony before Congress on Benghazi. "He was looking forward to testifying," a Petraeus friend told ABC News. "He wanted...
  • Using email for business affairs or illicit affairs: A lesson from David Petraeus

    11/13/2012 10:33:50 AM PST · by CriticalThinking · 17 replies
    Security Beacon ^ | 11/13/12 | Security Beacon
    Petraeus could probably have used better technology. Its however safe to assume if you write something in a digital realm, the Federal Government can find it if they want to find it. If you need to be discreet, feel you deserve your privacy, or otherwise want the Government and others to stay away there are some good practices to follow...
  • Petraeus Affair Could End Broadwell's Army Career (But She Won't Be Prosecuted for Adultery)

    11/13/2012 10:02:56 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    Military Dot Com ^ | 13 Nov 12 | Bryant Jordan
    The Army Reserve officer alleged to have had an affair with former CIA Director and retired Army Gen. David Petraeus could be forced out of the service. Paula Broadwell, a lieutenant colonel with a top secret security clearance, is under investigation by the FBI for sending anonymous, threatening emails to a Florida woman who is friends with Petraeus. The FBI traced the emails to Broadwell’s computer, and in so doing uncovered evidence of her affair with Petraeus. No charges have been filed against Broadwell. However, the emails, as well as public statements she reportedly made about the U.S. consulate attack...