Washington - The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus´ affair with author Paula Broadwell was sparked by "suspicious emails" that initially did not contain any connection to Petraeus, 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. It was "an issue with two women and they stumbled across the affair with Petraeus," a U.S. government security source said.
Comments: Little by little this story emerges...tick, tick, tick.
So after reading the article, it appears they are trying to cover for the WH in this whole thing. If the FBI was investigating him as Rep King stated, for 4-5 months, but no one reported it to the President, isnt that suspect?? And notice there is not a mention of Bengazi in the article.. the MSM are using a scalpel on this story.
I was way bored with this story about 2 minutes after I read the first of a zillion posts. Press was absent during jfk, lbj, slick willy and discussing which way flapears swings as well as his icky masculine wife. Media loves them - would not dream of mentioning them - yawn on their crud now.
According to what I read this morning, the FBI was called in to investigate harassing emails to a woman who was "close to Petraeus." The harrassing emails were traced to Paula Broadwell. So who is the woman "close to Petraeus?" His wife? Another mistress?
There are no other women or threatening emails....the WH had to come up with an explanation for snooping on their CIA director, and pulled the "other woman" out of their arse again. How else could they explain snooping on the General in the first place?
So here´s an alternative explanation, one that makes so much more sense. Isn´t it strange that a graduate of West Point, a Major, would be so stupid as to send harassing emails to some other woman "close to Petraeus"?
We know Obozo has used damaging personal information to destroy opponents in the past. This "affair" started when Petraeus was mentioned as possible Republican VP material. Would it be so far fetched to think someone, say Valerie J, convinced Broadwell to seduce Petraeus? Maybe in return for something of significance. Then they welch on the deal and Broadwell get´s upset.
Maybe far-fetched, but is it any more far-fetched than everything else coming out of this Administration? It fits there MO.
I had wondered about #19´s theory. At least the part about the Broadwell setup. Too cute.
And if you read a number of articles, you find that the timeline on the affair, and particularly the time when she purportedly ended the affair - dumped him (when he joined the CIA) - and the reports that he continued to pursue her with lots of emails - and then the various times when the FBI was supposed to have been investigating Broadwell´s sending threatening emails to a woman she perceived to be a rival.
If you read enough and have any kind of a memory, you will see that - once again - a timeline related to the Obama administration simply doesn´t add up.
Re #20, sorry about the mess of that post, but I was trying to call attention to a few of the many dates and timelines in this matter that just don´t jibe.
We have heard that the FBI began investigating his emails while he was still in Afghanistan, we have heard that she dumped him when he joined the CIA in 2011, we have heard that he continued to pursue her by email, we have heard that at some point (fairly recently?) she sent harassing emails to another woman she perceived to be a rival, and on and on.
When Benghazi happened Petraeus held a news conference to state the CIA did not withhold Benghazi support, at that point Obozo had to get rid of him, quick. Knowing Petraeus from when he was at Ft Campbell he is a military leader of integrity ... Petraeus was thrown under the bus by ObozoX because they know he will not lie to support the Obozo lies on Benghazi= Obozo TREASON.... The affair is just misdirection crap to keep everyone from Obozo´s Benghazi treason and Obozo Election Fraud.. Very hard to do
Proof Election Fraud - Programmer Testifies About writing software for Rigging Elections in Vote Counting Machine in Numerous States; Ohio/Florida/etc
#22, we do seem to have two stories that don´t jibe. Was Petraeus the lovelorn castoff of Broadwell (the "several thousand e-mails/20 per day" from Petraeus to Broadwell after she broke it off), or was Broadwell the lovelorn castoff of Petraeus (the "other woman" e-mail story)? Neither one makes any sense. Love does make people do stupid things, but Petraeus couldn´t have made his position without at least a modicum of self-discipline and a healthy awareness that his e-mail is vulnerable. And "an issue with two women and they stumbled across the affair with Petraeus" makes even less sense. There was a third story, that Broadwell was trying to hack Petraeus´ e-mails, which to me made it sound like Broadwell was a spy for a foreign agency (now THAT would fit the fact pattern; an "author" who never wrote any books doing a biography of the Afghanistan commander who would be a valuable target/asset); but the "two women" story seems to deep-six that one, which leads me to suspect the "Broadwell as spy" story was in fact the true one, with the "two women" story cooked up as cover.
No doubt it will all come out eventually. The crucial thing was to make sure it did not come out before November 6th. Mission Accomplished.
Broadwell has a connection to a war college in London so maybe she is a 007 clone?
If a person will cheat once, he or she will cheat twice, cheaters know that, and is the reason for the suspicious e-mail traffic from one of the women to the other. Whatever happened to the West Point honor code and the tenets of Duty, Honor, Country?
If the FBI really became involved in this in an investigative capacity, it was in a counter-intelligence mode and the real truth will never come out.
If Broadwell had broken off the affair, why would she be upset about another of Petraeus´ girlfriends to the point of threatening her?//Thousands of emails when he´s got something going with someone else? I doubt it.//Petraeus has been a general for a long time and I suspect many women have made themselves available to him. Growing up as an Army brat and serving for 27 years in uniform, I´ve rarely seen an officer´s wife who has let her appearance go like Mrs. Petraeus. Further, for the past decade I suyspect he´s been gone for 90% of the time. I doubt this is the first affair.
I know this is about politics instead of sex, but I just don´t understand Petraeus supporting the Democrats & Obama by his delayed resignation. How can he forget "General Betrayus"? The Obama administration must have more than affair(s) to make him toe the line and come out after the election.
Whatever the personal facts are regarding Petraeus and Broadwell, I know that sex is just the distraction we are offered. So, to use an Old West movie metaphor, I am going to ignore the fire at the horse stable to watch and see if the bank is robbed by the Obama gang.
One thing is for sure, when you have two girlfriends on the side, and one of them finds out about the other one, you are moving into a sticky wicket situation. A guy with Petraeus´s go-power should have known that.
Not quite understanding the neccesity of mentioning Mrs. Petraeus´ appearance. Good thing my husband didn´t feel so inclined after my mastectomy and other physical changes after breast cancer #29. General Petraeus has been set up and it´s all related to Benghazi and not his wife´s pants size.
I have a dream. My dream is that the good General decides to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about Libya, about Mrs Broadwell, about the Obama WH, about everything that isn´t truly classified. Imagine if he decided to be honorable and forthright. Truth is what I pray for every day.
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