This morning on NBC´s Meet the Press, Andrea Mitchell revealed that the Petraeus would not have been public had it not been for a whistleblower who approached Republican House majority leader Eric Cantor. "[Authorities] have pretty much shut down any idea that there was any kind of security or national security leaks," Mitchell revealed on the Sunday show. "So, this is not a criminal matter." Mitchell continued: "And it would have rested there had not, and this is what is new in the last twenty-four hours, had not it come to the attention from an FBI whistleblower
Comments: Andrea Mitchell is MSNBC´s Susan Rice, robotically repeating the approved version: nothing criminal, no leaks, not important enough.
This new revelation that it was a whistleblower that forced Petraeus´ confession puts everything in a whole new light. How long with this cover-up have continued? Surely past Obama´s inauguration, if ever. I don´t believe for a minute this was Patraeus´ first affair. We will soon find out that Ms Kelley probably was one as well. How many more. What the heck is an "unpaid social liaison" anyway? I believe his behavior has been open knowledge for years and all that time he was compromising our national security. The Obama administration knew long ago and used it to keep Petraeus quiet . The FBI knew it. Justice knew it, Clinton knew it and therefore Obama knew it. Treason and conspiracy at the highest levels. Every single person should call the House and Senate Committees to get cracking before the Electoral College meets to vote in December and demand that heads role as high up as it goes. And throw the whole bunch in prison.
Andrea is a pathetic wretch. The FBI knew about the affair in the spring. I guarantee Holder knew too as did Obama. The FBI and CIA are always in competition. Dirt goes up the chain of command, especially when the top spy has been compromised. They´re trying to Lewinsky the public. Moveon it´s just sex.
#8...the other woman may not have been Jill Kelley...she is a TWIN and Ms Paula might have mistaken her for the single Ms. Natalie Khawam who has a pending sexual harassment suit against her former law firm, the circumstances of which were investigated by a retired FBI agent..Natalie in now a WHISTLEBLOWER attorney in Tampa...
You can see Natalie standing next to GenP in a photo with Jill and her husband and Mrs. P in this ABCNews item:
I may have to ask the ladies to leave the room for this one.
Gentlemen: Who among us would go through all the fuss and trouble to become a rock-star, an astronaut or a home run hitter if there were no proportional increase in the likelihood of our becoming suddenly, almost magically, hugely attractive to the members of the opposite sex...or all three sexes, for that matter ?
#4 The only thing that will ever make a difference in these elections is if we institute a law that says "only those who pay income taxes are permitted to vote." You don´t pay - you don´t get an opportunity to pick who spends our money. If you were living in the ghetto and zero was paying your rent, buying your food, paying for your healthcare and giving you a free cell phone would you have voted for Romney? By the way, #4 the citizens of Cleveland, Philadelphia and Washington, DC would like to thank you for contributing to their lives with the money you pay in taxes every payday.
The issue is not Petraeus. The issue is who was there in the situation room, who knows the sequence of events, who gave the standdown order, and whether that person, Petraeus or otherwise, will testify to what Zippy knew and when. I don´t care about the women - but I sure do care about something serious with which to attack Zippy. If it comes out of the blue and damges him severly, so much the better- he can reap some of what he´s sewn. In Watergate, nobody died.
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For those of us foolish enough to live in a crime-gripped city that summarily denies our constitutional right to protect ourselves, this week´s massacre at the Washington Navy Yard pretty well sums up our insane, defenseless existence.Our Capitol Hill neighborhood drowned in the screams of sirens as police cars, vans, trucks and armored vehicles streaked through the narrow streets at deadly speeds. The skies filled with the constant whopping of countless helicopters.