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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:18 PM

So, Holder knew about Petraeus in "late summer" eh?

according to freepers quoting the WSJ
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324073504578113460852395852.html

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Reply So, Holder knew about Petraeus in "late summer" eh? (Original post)
Roland99 Nov 2012 OP
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #1
grasswire Nov 2012 #3
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #6
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #4
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #5
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #8
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #9
grasswire Nov 2012 #2
Barack_America Nov 2012 #7

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:27 PM

1. Holder knew last week.

The question is why didn't the Director of the FBI tell Holder and Clapper - D.N.I.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:37 PM

3. they weren't told until 5 p.m. election day

according to that article.

And Di Fi was not told at all -- she had to call Petraeus when the media started asking her for comment.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:06 PM

6. Meanwhile, according to the NY Times

Congressman Rogers (head of House Intelligence Committee) was fully briefed by FBI before the WH was told. Why was he read in and his counterpart in the Senate was not and why was he told before the D.N.I ?

I think the FBI was clearly playing politics and Dir. Mueller needs to be removed.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:43 PM

4. Nope, according to this article Holder knew back in the summer

However, I wonder if there are two separate instances that are being conflated into one by WSJ.

In the aftermath of the investigation, some lawmakers are aiming criticism at the FBI and the Obama administration, including Attorney General Eric Holder, who knew about the email link to Mr. Petraeus as far back as late summer. A House Republican leader also learned of the matter in October. Some argue that Mr. Petraeus shouldn't have resigned; others said that the FBI should have formally notified Congress earlier.



From early June:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/08/politics/white-house-leaks/index.html

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday he had assigned two U.S. attorneys to lead investigations into the possible leaking of state secrets.

"The unauthorized disclosure of classified information can compromise the security of this country and all Americans, and it will not be tolerated," he said in a statement.

Holder assigned U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr., a Democratic appointee, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, a holdover GOP appointee, to lead the investigations.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:01 PM

5. Two different events.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:36 PM

8. Which is why I suggested WSJ may be conflating the two events

or else Holder knew "as far back as late Summer."

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:39 PM

9. I was agreeing with you.

It appears to have come off as a correction. Sorry, that was not my intent.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:36 PM

2. that WSJ article has a lot of info

Lots of dates and details.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:13 PM

7. IMO, Cantor is the odd link here.

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