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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:28 PM

Information About David Petraeus Was Confined to Small Circle

On Capitol Hill, Information About David Petraeus Was Confined to Small Circle
http://www.rollcall.com/news/On-Hill-Information-About-David-Petraeus-Was-Confined-to-Small-Circle-218939-1.html

The circle of Congressional leaders who knew early on of a possible extramarital affair involving CIA Director David Petraeus appears to have been very small, with Speaker John Boehner’s office confirming that the Speaker was told of Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s knowledge of the situation after the news of Petraeus’ resignation broke.

The scandal that felled Petraeus’ storied military and intelligence career first came to light on Capitol Hill when an informant tipped off a rank-and-file Congressman that Petraeus was having an affair.

According to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) was told in October by a friend that a whistle-blower had information that implicated Petraeus, the retired four-star general and top CIA leader, in an affair that may also have involved a national security breach.

As first reported by the New York Times and confirmed by the source, Reichert directed the whistle-blower to Cantor. The Virginia Republican’s staff, and then the lawmaker himself, spoke with the informant. The source was then passed on to FBI Director Robert Mueller.

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cal04 Nov 2012 OP
orwell Nov 2012 #1
Obamamama44 Nov 2012 #2
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #6
leveymg Nov 2012 #3
Celebration Nov 2012 #4
grasswire Nov 2012 #5

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:32 PM

1. But wait...

...Faux Newz assures me that this is all part of secretive plot by Comrade Obama to hide the Benghazi failures, withholding the information until after the election to avoid any scandal.

Nevermind...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. You can call me ignorant but I don't care if he had an affair ...

I didn't care if Clinton did either..I know that in the Patreus case it is about blackmail and other things, so he stepped down, but does it really matter? Is there more that I'm not getting from this story?

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Response to Obamamama44 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:48 PM

6. Funny how republicans seemed to want to cover it up. But I agree with you I don't

 

care who is screwing who but in this case it does matter for the job he does. You just can't have that hanging around.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:42 PM

3. So, it was someone inside CIA with ties to WA State who leaked to his Congressman after Benghazi

So, we'll have to walk the cat back at least two steps to find out the real motive behind the outing. The timing of the resignation still appears to be geared to larger political events.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:44 PM

4. exactly

someone obviously didn't like him. Why? Would love to know that. I am not a fan of his, but he may have been trying to dial the CIA back a bit.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:09 PM

5. freepers are mad that Cantor knew prior to election


Do we know why he sat on the info?

And why Cantor, anyway? Why would anyone go to Cantor? Cantor's staff spoke to the informant BEFORE the FBI!!

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