The head of the House Intelligence Committee suggested on Sunday that President Barack Obama might have known about former CIA Director David Petraeus´ extra-marital affair before the November election, and said Attorney General Eric Holder should address this question soon before Congress. U.S. Representative Mike Rogers, a Republican, said Holder´s statement that the Justice Department had not informed the president before the election implied that Holder might have told Obama privately.
There´s no way the FBI would rogue itself into spying on Petraeus without Obama knowing about it.For Obama to claim ignorance right after he got re-elected isn´t the least bit believable.
The FBI´s excuse is the general´s behavior hadn´t reached a level to bother the president on it.What exactly triggered the FBI to go very deep into data mining on someone who had a sterling reputation? Oh,right the honorary counsel from Tampa who opened the door for the forensic digging into a threatening e mail.This took some serious hacking most people wouldn´t believe the FBI is capable of.
Did the FBI investigate the death threats on Romney that were on Twitter and those people being easily identifiable?
I just hope when they dig Arafat up,they get a DNA sample and compare it to Chelsea Clinton.
Pass the popcorn. This weeks episode of "Survivor - Mordor On The Potomac" is on.
Pay no attention to the fact that as this is all happening, nothing is really happening. As time goes by the manchild is distanced from responsibility. The stories change the "truths" increase and the sheeple move on to Black Friday. Four dead guys in a place most Americans can´t find on a map are long forgotten. And obama is still awesome.
This administration is a bunch of corrupt slimy liars from Obama on down. If the GOP had the nads and the Press wasn´t totally corrupt they would have the people screaming for the impeachment of Obama and the firing and indictments of most members of his administration for multiple offenses. These people daily spit on the Constitution.
Do you believe (a) the birth certificate is genuine (b) the stimulus created four (or put in your favorite number) million jobs (c) 0bamacare does not add to the deficit, will allow you to keep your doctor and lower your premiums (d) the real unemployment rate is 7.9% (e) 0bama got 247,000 out of maximum 174000 votes in St.Lucie county Florida Such questions are not to be asked for the next four years
OBAMA: We need to get this stuff off the front pages. Even Leno´s giving me hell. DAVID AXELROD: A war between Egypt and Israel would distract everyone, sir. OBAMA: True. Valerie, your call. JARRETT: Hillary, tell Huma to get a message to the Brotherhood: provoke a serious but non-nuclear response. Truce in five days. We´ll make up their losses. HILLARY: Yes, Ma´am. OBAMA: Sweeten it. Throw in a nuclear-tipped cruise missile preprogrammed for Tel Aviv. We need a counterweight to Israel other than that moonbat Ahmadinejad anyway. JAY CARNEY: We´ll get hammered for losing Egypt, sir. OBAMA: We won´t. I´ll fly there with Chris Christie when hostilities cease and survey the damage. Does FEMA have international capabilities? AXELROD: It doesn´t even have local capabilities, sir. Uh, why would Christie agree to go? OBAMA: I´ll ask Springsteen to do a live benefit for the Egyptian military while we´re there. Christie´ll host. Jeez, I hope he doesn´t bear hug Bruce. JOE BIDEN: Hey, Chief. You still hot to make Susie Rice SecState? The Repugs are saying´ she´s either a dupe or a liar. They´ll filibuster her. JARRETT: We´ll say, she´s not a dupe, she was out of the loop; she´s not a liar, she was singing with the choir. And Jay, set up a meet with Sharpton, Jackson, the CBC, the Times editorial board, E. J. Dionne, and Maddow. They´ll push the racist meme. BIDEN: Nice thinkin´, Val. McCain, Graham, they been all over her like, uh, like white on Rice. OBAMA: Joe, you´re leaving tomorrow to attend Queen Elizabeth´s funeral. BIDEN: She´s not dead yet, Chief. OBAMA: I want you to be on hand, just in case.
This whole business of Obama not knowing his director of the CIA was having an affair works because we are surrounded by the willfully ignorant who believe anything the boy king and his minions tell them. A lie only works if it is believed and this country is full of true believers who understand that critical thinking is only for chumps. They much prefer being spoon fed Obama propaganda.
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Fiesta del sol, 11/19/2012 7:43:32 AM (No. 9023232)
We all know that Obama knew. But you know what? The media knew too.
How many members of Pravda in DC/NY got leaks about this before the election, and didn´t investigate or publish? My anger goes to every single one of the lying traitors who belong to the axis of evil known as the DC Press Corps.
This is the type of sleaze Axelrod and obama and his cohorts thrive on. Then, they save it for the most opportune time to release the info. For some reason or another, it is about time this craaaaaaap backfires. Maybe NOW?
Re #3 - I read in today´s Washington Examiner that the reason the FBI pursued the threatening emails (when they normally would not) was because there was mention in them of Petraeus´ and Allen´s travel schedule. That is what supposedly forced the FBI to investigate.
I bet everybody in Washington knew about the affair 24 hours after it began, just as everyone in Washington knew the Plame dame worked for the CIA, long before she was used to mousetrap the Bush administration.
The affair (whether it had begun yet or not) was probably the talk of Afghanistan and Iraq from the moment the two were seen lunching together in the Officers´ Mess.
Oh DUH...Chicago Politics number one thing is to get dirt on everyone as soon as possible. You never know when it will be useful! J Edgar Hoover did the same thing, and why he was untouchable (to Congress).
Don´t forget ....in August ,before Romney picked Ryan, Obama was telling his big fundraisers that he heard Petraeus would be the VP pick. Drudge picked up on this. Obama may have been trying to start the Petraeus as Veep wave , which would have guaranteed the perfect October surprise.
If the FBI Director knew, the Attorney General knew, and if the Attorney General knew the President knew. Those Obama appointees would not put their positions at risk by keeping the President in the dark.
Once the Attorney General knew, you can bet that he passed along the information to the President in a private conversation of which there is no evidence and that will never be publicly revealed by the parties involved. There is nothing revolutionary about that happening.
President Obama does not care what the Republicans think, or say, about the matter. As Obama knows that he has been re-elected, and that there are enough people in the country who believe that the standard for him should be that "he is doing the best that he can" no matter what he says or does, and will always believe him no matter the circumstances, after all they just reelected him.
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FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
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