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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:41 PM

Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/11/us/petraeus-cia-resignation/

Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October
By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) -- 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.

Doug Heye said Cantor had a conversation with the whistleblower about the affair and the national security concerns involved in the matter.

The New York Times reported Saturday that on October 31, Cantor's chief of staff phoned the FBI to inform the agency about the call between the congressman and the FBI official. The Times reported Cantor learned of the whistleblower through Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Washington.

A spokeswoman for Reichert told CNN Sunday that the Times article was accurate but that the congressman had no further comment on his involvement in the case.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:49 PM

1. Sounds like he did the right thing.

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Response to Caroline-Vivienne (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:57 PM

2. Who else did Cantor call?

Did he tell Boehner? Did he tell Reichert to be quiet?

Who in the FBI did he call?

To make the call that Cantor did the right thing is presumptuous. Instead, given the history of Cantor, it behooves us to think otherwise.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:19 PM

3. I'm only basing that statement on the info given.

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