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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:03 PM

don't look now, but Patraeus just got interesting, and in a good way, if I read correctly

Motives Questioned in F.B.I. Inquiry of Petraeus E-Mails

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/us/timeline-shows-fbi-discovered-petraeus-affair-in-summer.html?_r=0


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Later, the agent became convinced — incorrectly, officials say — that the case had stalled. Because of his “worldview,” as the official put it, he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama. The agent alerted Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who called the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, on Oct. 31 to tell him of the agent’s concerns.

The official said the agent’s self-described “whistle-blowing” was “a little embarrassing” but had no effect on the investigation.

David H. Laufman, who served as a federal prosecutor in national security cases from 2003 to 2007, said, “there’s a lot of chatter and noise about cybercrimes,” and most of it does not lead to an investigation. But he added, “It’s plausible to me that if Ms. Kelley indicated that the stalking was related to her friendship with the C.I.A. director, that would have elevated it as a priority for the bureau.”

Orin S. Kerr, a George Washington University law professor who specializes in computer crime issues, said it was “surprising that they would devote the resources” to investigating who was behind a half-dozen harassing e-mails.

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uhm...looks like someone really may have been trying to create an october surprise.

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Reply don't look now, but Patraeus just got interesting, and in a good way, if I read correctly (Original post)
pepperbear Nov 2012 OP
grasswire Nov 2012 #1
demhottie Nov 2012 #3
demhottie Nov 2012 #2
SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2012 #4
Turborama Nov 2012 #5
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #6
Wellstone ruled Nov 2012 #7
tibbiit Nov 2012 #8
loudsue Nov 2012 #9
uponit7771 Nov 2012 #10
s-cubed Nov 2012 #11

Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:07 PM

1. yep....here we go

On O'Donnell just a few minutes ago, they referenced this story, talking about the political motivation of the "rogue" FBI agent who was worried that the WH was getting away with Benghazi coverup.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:11 PM

3. So the repugs thought they had something



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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:10 PM

2. Yep. Can't say I'm not thrilled that the agent with his "worldview"



Wound up making a big mess of everything

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Response to demhottie (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:12 PM

4. Meh, he had no effect on the investigation

It was ongoing long before he even contacted Reichert to complain that nothing was being done.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:13 PM

5. K&R Thanks for sharing. It adds some clarity to this very murky business

...which has had my head spinning.

It's all so complicated and confusing I'd stopped bothering trying to work out what the hell's going on. This news makes it all a lot clearer.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:16 PM

6. Yes. Now it's beginning to make sense. Except....

Cantor had an opportunity to create a scandal BEFORE the election, but did not.

Everything was kept quiet until after the election.

Petraeus, after all, is a big Republican hero. I'm assuming Broadwell is a Republican, and I'm sure Kelly must be, since she's pals with the Petraeus family.

So it's Obama's administration, and his appointment of Petraeus. But it's Republicans who are involved in the scandal.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:56 PM

7. Was this a cover your

ass created by the Willard Campaign? Was Paula or Dave offered a plum job in Willard's Kingdom?

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:22 AM

8. Petraus's downfall knocks him out of 2016

Get rid of him now to help Jeb
tib

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Response to tibbiit (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:47 AM

9. Exactly. It might be Kkkarl behind all of this.

Making sure Jeb gets on the ticket.

We need to start NOW making sure Jeb bush is NOT elected.

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Response to tibbiit (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:13 AM

10. +1!

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:19 PM

11. Maybe Cantor read 538 and thought this would damage a re-elected Prez? Pure speculation. nt

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