CIA Director David Petraeus dramatically resigned today after allegedly having an affair with his biographer. The alleged affair was uncovered after the FBI launched an investigation into the biographer, Paula Broadwell, for allegedly hacking into the former general´s email, NBC News and Slate reported. Broadwell, who researched the book ´All In´ for three years, had extensive access to Petraeus in Afghanistan. Yet sources told NBC it is unlikely she will face criminal charges after the alleged hacking, stressing that Petraeus himself is under no investigation. Petraeus stepped down today after confessing to cheating on his wife of 37 years, Holly
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There´s a great deal more information on the biographer in this piece.
Wow, reporters are certainly having no problem finding out all the details of this top secret investigation into a top secret life. I would guess the White House is making all this information easily available, in order to slime and damage Gen. Petraeus and make sure he can´t testify-- he´d be an easy target to ridicule by the dems. Hopefully, Gen. Petraeus will find a way to get the info out on what happened in Libya. And I´m sure it won´t be pretty for Obama. I hope, anyway.
I really think that Petraeus is a small piece of a much larger plan.
Obama´s end game is to destroy Israel - through the muslims. Obama can only do this if he destroys our military. Destroying our military requires a two-pronged attack, defunding (destroy US economy and force us to cut military funding) and weak military leaders (get rid of Petraeus, etc.)
After reading about this in numerous stories I strongly doubt he was "forced" to resin. But the whole deal is none of my business. They are both accomplished, driven adults. But they´re also still human. Rather than a scandal, it seems a sad thing to me.
For anyone who says "Poor Petraeus. This was only an affair" you are dead wrong. The potential for blackmail of our highest national security officer is not a small thing. He violated the Agency´s own standards for every employee and does not deserve pity or anyone defending him. Is it too much to ask that some people should be held to higher standards for security of 350,000,000 Americans? It wasn´t a mistake. It went on for perhaps a year or more and he wrote thousands of emails over the last few months. Sounds like a man with serious issues, distracted from the most important job in the world. Hall him in. Get the truth. And prosecute if need be. This administration needs to be held accountable for perhaps the greatest most dangerous coverup in our history. Obama, Biden, Holder, Mueller, Clinton for starters. Get rid of them all. Preferably behind bars.
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton said yesterday that Gen. Petraeus CAN be called in to testify, and he can also be subpoenaed, if necessary.
This skank hacked into his email and THEN began an affair with him? Well howdy do, General. I wish he would´ve kept it in his pants. I know it´s none of our business but it just goes to show you how the mighty can fall.
So, petraeus ended the affair BEFORE he became cia director? And our fbi just disclosed this? And our potus allowed a man with compromised ethics (snicker)and vulnerability to be blackmailed (again, snicker)to head our cia? Does this not stretch to breaking point, credulity?
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