The woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an affair has been identified as Paula Broadwell, the co-author of a recent biography about the retired four-star general. Broadwell is currently under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access Petraeus’ emails and possibly gaining access to classified information, NBC News reported Friday, the same day Petraeus resigned from his post as director of the top U.S. intelligence agency. He cited the extramarital affair as his reason for stepping down. Holly Petraeus, the general’s wife, is employed in the Obama administration’s
Comments: 0bamaNation doing anything to subvert complete testimony of Benghazi murder investigation next week. But, being former head of CIA, what can one believe that Petraeus would say would be true?
John Batchelor on Kudlow tonight said his sources tell him that Obama and company threatened to expose the affair if Petraeus would not stick to the "video" story on his next congress appearance next week. Petraeus refused and resigned. Look for the general to come clean to the committee.
I agree that the Obama regime held this affair over Petraeus' head in order for him to toe the line over this scandal. I just think they might have underestimated him. Do you wonder how he felt watching so many military ballots never delivered and votes not counted by the men and women who served under him? Just wondering if this regime's total disdain for this country and its military might have helped him come clean on his own. If it was my husband of 37 years and I loved him, I would have told him to own this affair, come clean on your own terms and then go before the House as a civilian who no longer works for the regime. I could be fantasizing, but I think a lot of people are fed up with the Obama machine.
What a tramp. And if you google her, all her pictures of the come-hither variety. She was on the make, selling her looks, turned on by the presence of power, stalking her guy, no better than Monica Lewinsky. Her last tweet, dated Nov. 5, showed that she was still mooning about her illicit boyfriend as late as this week.
She sold herself to the public, and Jon Stewart as this serious scholar as she was thrusting her boobs out in her halter tops. Stewart believed her, and the public never suspected just-how-well she knew Petraeus and wasn't revealing that little conflict of interest to her reading public and all the think tanks that supported her and propped her up as a serious scholar. Pardon me if I am more disgusted with her than him. Journalistic ethics are on the line and she broke them - and tried to go snooping into his email.
She is also a Major in the US Army Reserve which puts her in jeopardy of charges for violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice for adultery and Conduct Unbecoming and Officer. At the very least she will not make O-5.
10 bucks says this broad voted with her lady parts. She apparently was using them for everything else in life. Too bad for her kids to have to grow up knowing mommy is a whore. Standard values for the Boston-beltway corridor.
petraeus isnt going to testify and i just read clinton isnt either.....do these jokers think this is just a circus act...this is serious stuff...subpoena them or use them as a hostile witness...obama is always trying to be one step above the law....it is time he be held totally responsible.........TOTALLY
The photo is of Broadwell in Petraeus´ office. How was she ever cleared to have such access? No one in the CIA is allowed to write books without a long vetting process of content. So many rules were broken by Petraeus that his own people must follow. He is an arrogant little man who deserves what he gets. He put our entire country and national security at risk and allowed himself to be blackmailed by this administration for months. God help us. Are there no good people left? Yes Romney. Look what happened to him..
#1 is right.. dont get side tracked with the affair and how awful she was or he was. I dont need to hear it. I want to know why the WH had this imformation, put the CIA at risk of whatever they can be at risk of.. and kept it quiet for MONTHS. They had this info before Sept 11th, and before any comments made by Petreaus about it. My thought is, he now has his reputation as a military man to come clean. Most will forgive an affair (as we all know), but few in government would forgive him covering for this disgraceful administration. We all know how the military think of both men.
I look for him to do what is right for the country.
He was being investigated by the FBI? Eric Holder´s FBI? Yes, of course. .... First, I agree that the general had better watch his back, lest he commit suicide. .... In addition, I hope he has written it all down, lest he commit suicide.
I also have to wonder if the girlfriend who betrayed him believed that she and her family would remain anonymous. Of course, it´s possible that her future is now so financially safe that a bit of scandal doesn´t matter.
I cannot understand why he would not be required to testify. If anything, I would think he would insist on telling what he knows for loyalty to the men in service. Sex under a desk doesn´t necessarily put him in Clinton´s category, and he certainly doesn´t visit Chicago bath houses while married.
From another thread I posted this on - this is extremely intriguing. Note the description of the "other man" and his job description:
The word is that the second letter in the column linked below is from Broadwell´s husband, showing knowledge of the affair. More interesting is the reply from "The Ethicist" column author. Intriguing. From July of this year:
"Reply 36 - Posted by: coldborezero, 11/10/2012 9:37:34 AM (No. 9004865) I´m with #24. I´d hit it. To all that are calling her a slut/tramp/whore: perhaps true; but she did not have the affair all by herself."
Ok, he´s a whoremonger, cheater, and a man without honor or good character . . . but that doesn´t change what she is.
You may be overestimating Petreus. This is a modern general, and they can play for either team. He is not where he is, liberal Princeton grad and all, without being sympathetic to the cause. That cause included understanding and enforcing loser "rules of engagement." To be entrusted with the CIA, rather than DOD, where Petreus had access to state secrets, congressmen´s secrets, secrets about Obama´s sealed documents and lifestyle, and secrets about muslim influence in government, requires a particular kind of flexible left winger. Maybe he didn´t expect the depth of treason he uncovered. given. Maybe he wanted to run for President in 2016 as a republican, rather than take a VP spot from Obama. People are giving odds on whether we will have a country in two years. This can very easily be a small opera, long time in the planning just as the Arab Spring and Benghazi seem to be, all designed to ruin a few politicians and cover some craziness in the Lame Duck session.
I don´t see anything that speaks of character in Patraeus´ resigning now. Had he resigned before the election it would have had a profound impact. But instead he knowingly lied for Obama. He is now just another horndog.
33 Labrador Heaven...where did you first see this link to bring attention to the affair...
..that was from July of 2012...some time after the affair had stopped....so was this a blackmail reminder that Pertraeus need to cooperate or he would go down as a louse...Comply or else???
Was this to silence Pertraeus regarding the missile running taking place in Benghazi at the CIA safe house under cover of destroying the ruined weapons while selling other and using Turkey as the conduit to Al Qaeda in Syria?
Those Ex Seals must have figured out what was really happening was not a recovery and destroy mission...was this a hit?
Is this a coverup of Missile running and treason???
Interesting that the article....the Letter from the Husband ...appeared in the NYT´s July 13, 2012.....15 months after the affair STOPPED....but the article appeared 3 short weeks before Obama mentions at a fundraiser on Aug 8, 2012...that Romney THINKS Petraeus will be his VP...
Guess the thug from Chicago had the last word on that too
So...they FBI has the CIA Director under investigation but they can´t manage to secure a crime scene in Bengazai until 3 weeks or more after the fact? They can´t manage to investigate voter fraud? They can´t manage to secure high risk officers the Muslim Major at Ft. Hood? They can´t even do a proper vet of Hilary Clinton´s right hand woman who is directly connected with HAMAS? Muslim Brotherhood? But they can manage to investigate and bring down the CIA director at the behest of a traitor....wow...who else here is impressed? The new Brown Shirts for o?
Get ready for the civil military force--that is next. Our military is doomed to the back page. The campaigner in chief will not give our standing military the time of day nor the respect that any American patriot would give them--the crap in this article proves that conclusively. We´ll never see or hear anything close to the truth associated with this story.
#52, I don´t believe that letter to the NYT came from an aggrieved husband as men just don´t do that. The aggrieved husband in this affair lives in North Carolina and has no known connection to the NYT. If anyone connected to this affair sent the letter to the NYT, it was the lady who was involved, you can take that to the bank.
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