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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:37 PM

FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say

The collapse of the dazzling career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was triggered when a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement officials with knowledge of the episode.The recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and Petraeus biographer, and uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials said.

When Petraeusís name first surfaced, FBI investigators were concerned that the CIA directorís personal e-mail account had been hacked and security had been breached. But the sexual nature of the e-mails led them to conclude that Petraeus and Broadwell were engaged in an affair, the officials said.

The identity of the woman who received the e-mails was not disclosed and the nature of her relationship with Petraeus is unknown. The law enforcement officials said the e-mails indicated that Broadwell perceived the other woman as a threat to her relationship with Petraeus.
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Reply FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say (Original post)
sasha031 Nov 2012 OP
NMDemDist2 Nov 2012 #1
hifiguy Nov 2012 #2
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #3
johnq45 Nov 2012 #4
Bucky Nov 2012 #5
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #39
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #6
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #25
aletier_v Nov 2012 #27
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #42
Whisp Nov 2012 #7
Tess49 Nov 2012 #9
seabeyond Nov 2012 #10
Whisp Nov 2012 #15
seabeyond Nov 2012 #17
aletier_v Nov 2012 #30
seabeyond Nov 2012 #31
aletier_v Nov 2012 #34
seabeyond Nov 2012 #40
aletier_v Nov 2012 #45
aletier_v Nov 2012 #26
Whisp Nov 2012 #28
hifiguy Nov 2012 #41
Mme. Defarge Nov 2012 #8
Whisp Nov 2012 #11
DemocracyInaction Nov 2012 #12
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #43
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #13
Dalai_1 Nov 2012 #14
HappyMe Nov 2012 #16
sasha031 Nov 2012 #18
glinda Nov 2012 #19
Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #20
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #21
Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #22
marlakay Nov 2012 #23
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #29
rocktivity Nov 2012 #35
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #24
Cleita Nov 2012 #32
rocktivity Nov 2012 #33
aletier_v Nov 2012 #37
rocktivity Nov 2012 #46
Cha Nov 2012 #36
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #38
edbermac Nov 2012 #44
winstars Nov 2012 #47

Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:39 PM

1. the plot thickens.... K&R n/t

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:41 PM

2. This is going to be interesting

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:42 PM

3. +1 nt

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:43 PM

4. I wonder if,

 

Paula Broadwell had her diaper on getting ready for the long drive to go kidnap and kill the other woman?

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:44 PM

5. You think he was getting both? Lining up mistress #2? I love all that "Honor" talk about him.

The ex-admiral on the Ed Show last night talked about how Petraeus had to resign because of his strong sense of honor. I've noticed that about 90% of the time people talk about their codes of honor, it's because they've been caught doing something dishonorable. Don't tell me how honorable your vow-breaking buddy is. Just tell him to shut up, resign, and go home to apologize.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:45 PM

39. I agree

It's total bullshit that they all have a strong sense of honor. It isn't about honor but whether they will get caught. If honor is so high in the military than why do they need the MP's? Why do they need the JAG's? I'm sure that they don't employ the same standards on everyone in the military either.

I think we should respect many that serve in the military but they are not gods. They are not better than everyone else. They should get credit for serving but don't go overboard.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:46 PM

6. Ok, I'll ask it out loud..lover seems to have contacted wife?

It could be lover contacted lover and threatened to contact wife, but that seems way beyond parsimony.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:55 PM

25. I read that the other woman was not a family member.

Perhaps a new love interest?

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:00 PM

27. Newspaper article says the other OTHER woman was "not a family member".

Looks like Patraeus has three women involved now.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:16 PM

42. I don't think his wife

would take the e-mail to the FBI, do you?

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:51 PM

7. so Broadwell used a private account that belonged to Petraeus to threaten a woman

 

who may have been having an affair with Petraeus as well, or was seen as a contender to be that...

Did Broadwell really think at all? What a garantuan dumbass to use Pet's accounts. I mean, really. Wouldn't you go to a library (in a mustache disguise, just in case!) and make up a new email account, Then go and do something so stupid?

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Response to Whisp (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:04 PM

9. "in a mustache disguise, just in case" LOL!! n/t

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Response to Whisp (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:06 PM

10. i do not know. i have never chosen to have that kinda drama in my life. so, i can not guess

what i would have done.

plus i would have to learn how all this stuff worked so i could be better equipped to hide the shit. i am to lazy and uninterested.

damn, hubby gets to feel awfully secure.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:12 PM

15. me too. I guess I'm too lazy too

 

because all that stress would Never be worth it for me.

obviously some think it's exciting, whatever, to me it would be nothing but stress.. and I don't need that, ty.

hah

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Response to Whisp (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:13 PM

17. right there with you, woman. lol. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:06 PM

30. I did this already. Technically I never cheated physically...

really glad I'm divorced now,
it makes everything a lot easier,
no promises of "forever after", fidelity, etc.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

31. good for you, your choices. dont really care. better understand your perspective from another

thread.

good for the x too, i imagine.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:22 PM

34. "good for the x"

I doubt it.

She was highly financially dependent,
which I tried to fix for about ten years
but she just wouldn't do it.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #34)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:50 PM

40. ya... even here, in this situation. womans fault. always da wimminz. whatevah. obviously,

you are the man.

cant control anything. dna decides life choices for you. but however you do it, you see yourself as the winner.

meh.... a way to walk life, i suppose.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #40)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:24 PM

45. I tried to get her to learn new skills and earn more money

and be independent of me.

project your biases if you like,
I'm glad I don't date much any more, though.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:55 PM

26. She may have tried to masquerade as Patraeus

I can see the twisted logic of this.

Sent the competitor a "fuck off, we're done" email, pretending to him.

Equally, i could see trying to "trump" the other woman by showing off her access to the account,

"See, he likes me more, I know his email account & password".

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:01 PM

28. I see, yes, could be that too! n/t

 

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:15 PM

41. Hmmm. Methinks you

might be on to something.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:03 PM

8. What was the name of that movie

With Michael Douglas and Glenn Close? Does a rabbit figure into any of this?

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:07 PM

11. Fatal Attraction. n/t

 

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:08 PM

12. damn rabbit

Looks like we were thinking alike Mme!

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:18 PM

43. Fatal Attraction...

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:08 PM

13. Yup--got jealous and went nutty.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:09 PM

14. Tweet that came out when the 'breaking news" re petraeus did

The tweet said "Petraeus trying to get ahead of this story
by resigning.I can find no direct connection with Sinclair and Petraeus
so far..
Sinclair trial in link below

http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/11/08/1216138?sac=fo.home



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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:12 PM

16. She gets jealous

and goes off the deep end.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:22 PM

18. sounds like this was a very immature affair, teenagers...

I've nothing at all against 2 consenting adults falling for each other, but this is just plain foolish

something meant for the Lifetime channel.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:34 PM

19. If she was that angry who knows what information she would have used or what she

would have done. boy, what a waste of a huge resume'.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:39 PM

20. Interesting. Last night I heard that the only way the FBI could investigate Petraeus

is if the CIA invited them in.

So, we find out that Petraeus was not the one initially under investigation which means that the White House would not necessarily have known about this UNTIL they tracked into the computer.

So, the fact is, the POTUS probably didn't know until 24 hours before it was announced, just as the official story goes and that it was NOT hidden for the election.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:48 PM

21. This may provide a little help -

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:50 PM

22. Thanks...going to read it now

I watched that shitface Peter King trying to turn this into a conspiracy to keep things under wraps until the election was over.

Said there was NO way that the FBI could be investigating Petraeus and Obama not know it...unless of course the investigation was not about him initially.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:52 PM

23. Makes me think of the show scandal

And all the high level messes going on....

My husband says Steve and Jon will have a field day with it...like a torrid spy novel.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:05 PM

29. LOL me too...

I kept thinking that someone needs to call Olivia Pope.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:23 PM

35. And remember that Jon interviewed Broadwell

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:53 PM

24. A woman scorned...

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:20 PM

32. To look at him, you'd never think of

him as a Lothario.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:21 PM

33. Sounds like Petraeus had more than one filly in his stable

Despite the Times' delicate wording ("a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him"), it suggests that Broadwell was a mistress scorned. And the fact the "the recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI" instead of the police suggest that she wasn't a mere civilian any more than Broadwell was.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:30 PM

37. article says the other other woman was not a government employee

maybe another "biographer" wink wink.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #37)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:17 PM

46. This article says that she WAS a government employee

A senior U.S. military official says the author who had an affair with David Petraeus sent harassing emails to a woman who was the State Department's liaison to the military's Joint Special Operations Command...37-year-old Jill Kelley in Tampa, Fla., received the emails from Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell that triggered an FBI investigation...(link)


This article says that Kelley DIDN'T go to the FBI:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke to an FBI whistle-blower two weeks ago who accused then-CIA Director David Petraeus of having an extramarital affair and potentially jeopardizing the security of classified information...Cantorís chief of staff, Steve Stombres, later spoke with FBI officials to pass on the accusations from the whistle-blower...(link)


Which raises the question of why Cantor didn't inform the one member of Congress who should have been informed:

House majority leader Eric Cantor talked to an FBI official in late October about former CIA Director David Petraeus' involvement in an affair, a spokesman for the congressman told CNN Sunday...October 31, Cantor's chief of staff phoned the FBI to inform them about the call between the congressman and the FBI official...(link)


Which in turns raises the question of why the commander-in-chief wasn't informed.

I love the smell of vindication in the morning.


rocktivity

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:26 PM

36. Oh The FReaking Irony!

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:34 PM

38. Probably not a good idea to send threatening e-mails ...

to someone close to the Director of the CIA.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:21 PM

44. She was obviously trying to sap and impurify his precious bodily fluids.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #44)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:54 PM

47. General Jack Ripper

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Thanks!

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