So on being presented with a warm turd, Cantor duly ran to teacher and the beans got spilled.
Meanwhile, the F.B.I. agent who had helped get a preliminary inquiry started, and learned of Mr. Petraeus’s affair and the initial concerns about security breaches, became frustrated. Apparently unaware that those concerns were largely resolved, the agent alerted the office of Representative Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, the House majority leader, about the inquiry in late October. Mr. Cantor passed on the agent’s concerns to Mr. Mueller.
2. Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?
In an Oct. 26 speech at the University of Denver, she said that Libyan militants had attacked the consulate to retrieve some fellow fighters who’d been taken prisoner at the nearby CIA annex. She also seems to suggest that Petraeus himself knew about it, implying that he may have been her source.