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Petraeus mistress had
substantial classified data
on computer: sources

Reuters, by Mark Hosenball

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 11/15/2012 11:52:37 AM

A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 11/15/2012 11:56:44 AM     (No. 9016249)

Anyone else see the b/s flowing freely through all this? Anyone? Anyone?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 11/15/2012 12:04:05 PM     (No. 9016282)

If they were emailing, then the general´s computer was open to be hacked. I find it hard to believe the general would have sent any classified stuff to the broad. Oh well. As for Ms Kelly. She could be a "spy." With her creds as an ´honorary consul" and being "in touch" with foreigners was a great way to get the general into a blackmail scheme. Neither of the broads should have had anything related to classified material. Disappointing that the general was so very stupid.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tipover, 11/15/2012 12:07:44 PM     (No. 9016297)

Was some of that material from her job as a LTC in the Army Reserves?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/15/2012 12:09:28 PM     (No. 9016302)

Petraeus had a special gmail account under a psuedonym. He left his emails to her in his Drafts folder, unsent. She apparently did the same on her email account. They logged into each other´s email accounts to read the messages.

This does not mean that she could access his regular email. Or anything else in his computer. Webmail access does not give access to other parts of one´s computer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/15/2012 12:10:32 PM     (No. 9016308)

(cont´d)
She had her own security clearance, as an intelligence officer in the Army, which allowed her to view classified documents.

She was not allowed to copy them and take them away in any form.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 11/15/2012 12:13:37 PM     (No. 9016315)

She should just tell them that she got the classified info from the same source as that which out enemies use- The New York Times.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/15/2012 12:24:48 PM     (No. 9016355)

Good thing General Pervert didn´t have a penchant for Chinese or Russian chicks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/15/2012 1:08:54 PM     (No. 9016459)

I am unfamiliar with the conception of a journalist having a security clearance at all, just how does that work?

You certainly don´t have a clearance today just because you had one in a job five years ago, even as active military.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/15/2012 5:41:00 PM     (No. 9016981)

Her latest rank was lieutenant colonel in the Army reserve. She had been a regular Army intelligence officer. She had a security clearance as an intelligence officer which allowed her to view classified documents.

She is not a journalist by profession.

All of this has been covered in numerous articles posted at LCom since this thing began.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/15/2012 5:42:47 PM     (No. 9016983)

Her security clearance was just taken away, so she must have been authorized to have one until they found that she had taken documents.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/15/2012 7:26:50 PM     (No. 9017134)

The reason that Paul Broadwell had a current security clearance is that she is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve.

If she had substantial classified data on her computer, she must have got it from various places, and from various people who also have security clearances.

Before this is over a lot of butts are going to be dragging in the dirt, especially if they attempt to single out and prosecute Broadwell.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/15/2012 7:57:52 PM     (No. 9017174)

My experience is probably too old to apply.

I had to have the clearance then a need to know. And access was logged. Copying the information was not allowed. Usually I couldn´t take it anywhere.

But with computers and the web that has surely changed in some regards.

If Broadwell could access that account to read his Drafts folder couldn´t she read his Sent folder and his Inbox folder and other folders on that special account?

True, she probably never got into his military email.

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