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GOP rep calls Petraeus probe
´perplexing and suspicious´

Fox News, by Catherine Herridge

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/17/2014 5:02:17 AM

The ongoing investigation of former CIA director David Petraeus is “perplexing and suspicious,” according to a leading Republican on the House Government Oversight Committee. After sending a letter and questioning Attorney General Eric Holder twice and former FBI Director Robert Mueller once about the probe, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Holder in a new letter this week, "I find the timeline...to be increasingly perplexing and suspicious. I urge the Department to move forward with this investigation in an expeditious and prudent manner." Chaffetz also told Gretchen Carlson on Fox News’ “The Real Story” Wednesday that the open investigation may have a chilling


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/17/2014 6:55:01 AM     (No. 9928286)

They´re keeping Petraeus quiet. It´s obvious to all of us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Paperpuncher, 7/17/2014 7:16:42 AM     (No. 9928310)

CIA employees have to take polygraph exams every six months or so. (I may be wrong). If so, they know he did not do anything illegal.

The investigation is nothing other than a ruse to prevent him from testifying.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/17/2014 7:45:24 AM     (No. 9928340)

Safe to assume that Obama knew about Petraeus´ bimbo biographer with the perfect name, Broadwell, BEFORE Petraeus was appointed CIA Director, which is why he was appointed to a job he lacked experience with. Obama also had Elizabeth Warren, then acting head of the newly created CFPB, hire Petraeus´ wife to a $187,500 a year job, a job she still has, furthering sweetening what appears to be a bribe to the money grubbing general who was receiving his $150,000 per year military pension in addition to his CIA salary,

These financial gifts of taxpayer money kept Petraeus quiet about Obama´s disastrous decisions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Obama´s lies about Benghazi during his 20 month assignment as CIA head. To keep the the gag on Petraeus after 11/2012, Obama had Holder start an investigation of Petraeus, an investigation that has gone on longer than the one for George Zimmerman, the condo owner who shot Trayvon Martin. Holder still has Zimmerman´s gun, Petraeus´s wife still has her CFPB job and Petraeus has a reason to remain silent rather than speak out on the fatal actions of Obama. The Chicago Way in action.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/17/2014 8:01:01 AM     (No. 9928358)

The Obama administration uses the investigation meme to keep from having to answer questions. I am sure this investigation is being fast tracked and a high priority. /s

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 7/17/2014 8:03:49 AM     (No. 9928364)

Petraeus can probably blow the case wide open:

Fox News has been told any testimony by Petraeus would be of keen interest to the Benghazi committee headed by Rep.Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., ...

I trust Gowdy to find a way. He is formidable and will not let this alone.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rubygram, 7/17/2014 8:36:31 AM     (No. 9928419)

Petraeus needs to man up for the good of the country.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fed-up, 7/17/2014 8:50:06 AM     (No. 9928440)

Holder is the keeper of all information too damaging to our dear leader. As long as they keep it as an "ongoing" investigation, all lips are sealed.

I´m starting to think Holder is the most dangerous man in America right now. He has entirely too much power and control over all these scandals.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: congar, 7/17/2014 9:00:05 AM     (No. 9928455)

Our Department of so-called Justice under Eric The Great has become a whipping boy of political punishment.The Department has become an army of political hacks anxious to get even for imaginary harms. It’s a “justice” that permits you to threaten voters away from a voting booth with billy clubs, if you be the right skin color.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: guybee, 7/17/2014 9:11:59 AM     (No. 9928481)

Be careful what you say about Holder, it might be racist.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: knarfski, 7/17/2014 9:20:12 AM     (No. 9928496)

Some of us think the biggest crisis this country faces involves character--lower standards of honesty and integrity, for instance.

The Petraeus case may reveal how the general, seen as a man of good character, fell from grace so suddenly. Were there others with serious character flaws involved?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/17/2014 10:04:02 AM     (No. 9928567)

Tip of the Iceberg. Obama has sacked more Generals than Stalin. (And, I am not joking.)


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Reply 12 - Posted by: dman, 7/17/2014 10:40:44 AM     (No. 9928629)


It is time to demand a full detailed report on the status of these investigations. Failure to immediately demonstrate real progress should be cause for Congress to order the Administration to stop the internal investigations and let Congress do its Constitutional oversight job.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Evocatus, 7/17/2014 10:54:49 AM     (No. 9928648)

Holder and his Flying Monkeys are blackmailing Petraeus for his silence in the Bengazi incident. It´s as clear as the light of day.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/17/2014 10:55:43 AM     (No. 9928653)

Demand all you want friend. This is the Obama administration. They don´t even honor subpoenas.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: PhD, 7/17/2014 11:02:46 AM     (No. 9928665)

It was obvious to me that the sex scandal was held over P´s head, and when he wouldn´t join the "video team" on Benghazi, he was outed and fired.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/17/2014 11:04:40 AM     (No. 9928669)

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Pray daily for Trey Gowdy and all those in our government who work to keep their oath of office with all due diligence. Pray for their safety, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and success in finding the truth and rendering proper judgment for the sake of the preservation of our Constitutional Republic. Pray for the confusion of those who would betray their oath, that they will be thwarted in every effort to do harm to us and to our Constitutional Republic.

May God have mercy on us and bless us.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dman, 7/17/2014 11:37:13 AM     (No. 9928716)

Agreed, #15. But taking that step gives Congress the authority to tell the Emperor to "stick" his investigations. Congress can simply ignore them and any excuse that these investigations might be "compromised". It can then do its job.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: GO3, 7/17/2014 12:35:31 PM     (No. 9928840)

Speaking of bad decisions, let´s not forget Petraeus had his share in Iraq as well.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 7/17/2014 12:36:36 PM     (No. 9928843)

If and when the Patraeus investigation interferes with the Gowdy committee’s progress – by keeping them from interviewing Patraeus or the administration uses the “ongoing investigation” excuse for not providing important information, then Gowdy’s committee should request a detailed report on the status of the investigation including:
*A week-by-week accounting of the man-hours spent on the investigation, including the nature of the work performed (interviewing witness X, reviewing document Y, analyzing communications between A and B, status/coordination meetings between investigators, etc.);
*The names and titles of all of the people that they claim have been involved in the investigation; and time sheets, travel expense reports, calendars, etc. for each of them;
*All emails or other communications related to the investigations – from all levels of the FBI and/or the administration, particularly emails between the investigators and anyone above them.

Any bets on whether that information will be produced quickly or whether there will be another smoke-screen of delays and excuses (crashed computers, destroyed hard-drives, emails only stored for 6-months despite the fact that federal laws mandate otherwise, etc.)

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nimby, 7/17/2014 1:00:03 PM     (No. 9928893)

Holder, the "key Master"!!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Release, 7/17/2014 2:02:11 PM     (No. 9928974)

I hope #6 your right about "I trust Gowdy to find a way. He is formidable and will not let this alone." Remember all the toughness that Issa was to bring to his committees when the Republicans won the house. I have seen nothing but slinking away by Issa.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ocjim, 7/17/2014 2:14:25 PM     (No. 9928988)

When you are in the regime business, you need to know the personal weaknesses and embarrassing secrets of important persons. This valuable information is then held in reserve and exploited to gain the cooperation of those important persons to help achieve regime goals. IMO Petraeus is such a person.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/17/2014 2:40:26 PM     (No. 9929023)

Are there any honest people in Washington? This sounds like the Obama gang might be pressuring Patraeus. Perhaps this is another move to divert attention? Washington needs to be fumigated.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: judy, 7/17/2014 6:20:52 PM     (No. 9929283)

Reminds me of Janet Reno for 8 years all she said was I cannot answer there is an ongoing investigation. Don´t forget Colin Powell endorsed Obama then the story about his affair surfaced.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 7/17/2014 6:40:15 PM     (No. 9929295)

Holy croak. Another Obie Scandal? Petraeus-gate? I hope somebody is getting all of this down. Dinesh D´Souza, you interested in producing a 20-episode mini-series? Assuming 20 is plenty?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: judy, 7/17/2014 9:46:04 PM     (No. 9929456)

There is nothing preventing Petraeus from speaking out pro or con. If Chaffetz is so concerned he could subpoena Petraeus.

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