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CIA boss David Petraeus forced to
quit after FBI investigation found
he was cheating on his loyal
wife ´with married biographer´

Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye*

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/10/2012 7:46:35 AM

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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*with James Nye, Beth Stebner and Lydia Warren

There´s a great deal more information on the biographer in this piece.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/10/2012 8:08:38 AM     (No. 9004654)

Thanks OP, our resident UK press aficionado. Nobody but nobody covers government sex scandals like the UK press.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/10/2012 8:22:18 AM     (No. 9004685)

Some articles are implying he will no longer have to testify. Why is that the case?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lazy shooter, 11/10/2012 8:22:51 AM     (No. 9004687)

Why? No one else has to leave a post for sexual activities. Barney Frank, Bill Clinton......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: spincut, 11/10/2012 8:28:29 AM     (No. 9004695)

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.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 11/10/2012 8:29:41 AM     (No. 9004701)

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.)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: keekng, 11/10/2012 8:36:42 AM     (No. 9004715)

Mission accomplished, obama can dump in one of his minions to head the CIA.
No need to prosecute Broadwell and drag it out.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mamafrog, 11/10/2012 8:51:39 AM     (No. 9004757)

The information on the general and his biographer is readily available on line. Look at the pictures in the article, they say Facebook and Google.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/10/2012 9:00:30 AM     (No. 9004773)

The following is a December 2011 Mail report on the biography and seems to offer some clues about what is happening today:

"General Petraeus nearly resigned over Afghanistan draw down but decided to ´salute and carry on´, claims new biography"

http://tinyurl.com/b497xom

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BcdErick, 11/10/2012 9:04:51 AM     (No. 9004788)

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.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ebgodard, 11/10/2012 9:10:07 AM     (No. 9004798)

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.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pomom, 11/10/2012 9:17:45 AM     (No. 9004816)

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.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Judith, 11/10/2012 9:35:12 AM     (No. 9004858)

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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Reply 13 - Posted by: mbdexp, 11/10/2012 9:52:31 AM     (No. 9004901)

Funny how a President can cheat on his wife, and stay in office, but a cabinet member not.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JerseyDotter, 11/10/2012 10:11:38 AM     (No. 9004962)

I see no reason why this should affect whether he is compelled to testify or not. Not that it matters, like everything else connected to Obama the hearings will come to nothing.

It´s amazing to me how everyone else´s secrets are easy to uncover, but all of Obama´s apparently remain buried at the bottom of the ocean.

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