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Probe eyes any Petraeus staff role in
Broadwell obtaining sensitive documents

Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig*

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Posted By:Drive, 11/22/2012 6:06:32 PM

A federal investigation of how David H. Petraeus’s biographer obtained numerous classified records is focusing on whether the retired general’s staff gave her sensitive documents at his instruction, according to federal officials familiar with the inquiry. Petraeus aides and other high-ranking military officials were often tasked by Petraeus and other top commanders to provide military records and other documents to Paula Broadwell for her work as Petraeus’s biographer, former staff members and other officials told The Washington Post. Broadwell, a married Army reservist,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/22/2012 6:16:04 PM     (No. 9029810)

It´s obvious that 0bama wants to pin Benghazigate on Petreaus. But, it is also starting to look like they are setting him up to be the villain for all administration leaks.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Theeo, 11/22/2012 6:54:34 PM     (No. 9029842)

I´m sure Paula enjoyed eyeing Petreaus´ staff.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/22/2012 7:44:48 PM     (No. 9029868)

This woman was so ballsy, it wouldn´t surprise me if she just walked in and demanded the documents. As an intelligence officer, she had security clearance to view them. She just wasn´t supposed to take them away in any form. (Maybe Carol missed the report about her security clearance?)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BreakRight, 11/23/2012 12:18:37 AM     (No. 9030073)

Brings back memories: could the military have changed that much since I was in the Navy 40-odd years ago?

Back then each classified pub was clearly marked as such and had it´s own ID number; it was stored in a special security file cabinet/safe, and anyone with both the clearance and need-to-know had to sign them out and get a receipt when they returned them. If a document was overdue or missing, we knew who had signed it out. Xerox copiers were not common then.

Pubs were periodically inventoried by 2 officers together, who had to certify the results of their survey. Once (when I was in charge of secured pubs) I did have problems with my commanding officer, who refused to sign for anything, because back then losing a firearm or a classified document was career-ending; his solution to avoiding that pitfall was to not sign them out. I had to spend a lot of idle time in his office while he read documents... seemed stupid then and still does, but I wasn´t going to stake my own commission on whether or not he misplaced a pub (he was a jerk, to put it kindly).



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/23/2012 6:20:39 AM     (No. 9030193)

To me,this all looks ike an accumulation of blackmail pressure to keep Broadwell from singing like a canary on how corrupt Obama´s foreign policy is. Of course if they had their dreathers,she´d drown accidentally while swimming in the Potomac River at 1 am.

As i said before I don´t approve of some of Broadwell´s behavior but until there´s signs she´s a traitor or sold info to foreign agents,I´m giving her the benefit of the doubt. I think she´s a very patriotic American as of right now.

The big effort to discredit her has to do with her saying the CIA had a secret overseas prison,something the left railed against Bush for years.On top of that Obama signed an exe. ordering banning them, This would be huge hypocrisy on the left if her assertions are true and guess what,I believe her.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Really?, 11/23/2012 7:27:14 AM     (No. 9030252)

How about probing who ignored the pleas for help.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bulldog65, 11/23/2012 8:07:14 AM     (No. 9030310)

#2----I think Petraeus staff enjoyed filling Paula in...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/23/2012 8:58:11 AM     (No. 9030405)

Putsch

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/23/2012 9:09:46 AM     (No. 9030417)

Enough, already.

#2 - Naughty, naughty.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tren9, 11/23/2012 9:29:42 AM     (No. 9030448)

Having a security clearance is not enough to get access. You are also required to have a ´need to know.´

I worked in a facility where we had 150 documents that had to be inventoried twice each day. And we changed the safe combinations at least once each month.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LadyVet, 11/23/2012 12:09:54 PM     (No. 9030639)

I tend to agree w/ #5. I think Paula may have been "bi-partisan" (military people try to be because they frequently have to take orders from whatever civilians are voted in to the top offices) enough to not believe that the Obama administration might be malevolent enough to use her as a scapegoat for any number of things. She may have known about Kelley´s connections to the Islamists and in an attempt to protect Petraeus and the military, tried to warn Kelley to keep away. I think her efforts were inept and the administration is willing to not "let a crisis go to waste, using her to misdirect the press away from the truth of Benghazi. Just as they let the apparently very competent FBI agent be portrayed as lusting after Kelley, characterizing what was obviously a joke photo as a "naked photo" (a la Anthony Weiner), they have portrayed Broadwell as just one rabbit away from a "Fatal Attraction" moment. They are also portraying Jill Kelley as an airhead, when she is smart enough to have been in medical school at one point. Any financial professional can probably tell you that many doctors are not very good at managing all the money they make and in downturns (especially in real esate) are very likely to be among those needing the bankruptcy courts. This is apparently what has happened to Kelley´s husband, the surgeon.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NYBruin, 11/23/2012 12:35:38 PM     (No. 9030676)

#11 - anyone who comports herself as does Mrs Kelly is highly unlikely to be sympathetic to "the Ismalists."



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Reply 13 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 11/23/2012 12:42:36 PM     (No. 9030683)

Now I can rest - the story is complete and the movie will come out soon. First Gloria Allred came to advocate for Jill Kelley´s sister, Natalie K(not a Kardashian). Now we learn that Dee Dee Myers (Clinton´s first Press Secretary) is Paula Broadwell´s "spokeswoman".

Ah yes, the intrigue is now complete. These last few years are just a trashy fiction novelette (a novel that is regarded as being slight, trivial, or sentimental). Lord, don´t I wish! At least one can throw a trashy novelette in the garbage - if only we could do the same thing with anything and everything Obama!

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