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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:34 PM

Exclusive: Paula Broadwell’s Emails Revealed ["kind of cat-fight stuff"]

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/12/exclusive-paula-broadwell-s-emails-revealed.html


Broadwell’s notes to Jill Kelley were full of ‘cat-fight stuff,’ a source tells Michael Daly—but there were no overt threats, and Petraeus was barely mentioned. So why did the FBI jump in?

The emails that Jill Kelley showed an FBI friend near the start of last summer were not jealous lover warnings like “stay away from my man,” a knowledgeable source tells The Daily Beast.

The messages were instead what the source terms “kind of cat-fight stuff.”

“More like, ‘Who do you think you are? … You parade around the base … You need to take it down a notch,’”
according to the source, who was until recently at the highest levels of the intelligence community and prefers not to be identified by name....

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Reply Exclusive: Paula Broadwell’s Emails Revealed ["kind of cat-fight stuff"] (Original post)
anobserver2 Nov 2012 OP
anobserver2 Nov 2012 #1
underthematrix Nov 2012 #6
MADem Nov 2012 #2
anobserver2 Nov 2012 #4
MADem Nov 2012 #9
aletier_v Nov 2012 #5
MADem Nov 2012 #8
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #3
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #7

Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:38 PM

1. Very mundane stuff - but the Tampa volunteer had a "friend" in the FBI

See, this is what I thought: very mundane stuff (assuming such emails exist and were sent by Paula).

Not "threats."

But I think you have to follow how the "personal" relationships in this matter play a role.
The Tampa woman volunteer who allegedly received these emails then reportedly told a "friend" of hers who happened to be an FBI agent.
From there, it was a close call for the FBI, according to this article, about whether to investigate, since: there were no threats in these emails.

Had this Tampa woman not had a friend in the FBI, it sounds like this investigation would never have started in the first place,
if it is true these emails exist.

But - who knows!

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:45 PM

6. you are all operating under the assumption the FBI

was not investigating Petraeus and Broadwell on another matter.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:38 PM

2. OMG--they used the "Taliban" methodology of communicating!!!!

The agents then determined that Broadwell and Petraeus had been communicating with each other via private email accounts. As the Associated Press reported on Monday, the pair would save unsent messages in their inboxes, and then log into each other's account to read them.


The idiots didn't, apparently, DELETE the messages...???

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:41 PM

4. This part of the article is interesting, too

As the Tampa case did not involve a crime or a threat to national security, one might have expected the spirit of minimization to lead the FBI to keep any personal revelations within the bureau and not say anything to anybody.

Perhaps Mueller was worried that if it leaked out somehow he might be accused of being like the FBI’s first director, J. Edgar Hoover, who relished collecting dirt. Hoover was not shy about using it to blackmail even the president. Mueller might even have been accused to being party to a plot to muzzle Petraeus regarding the mess in Benghazi.

Mueller chose to refer the matter to Petraeus’s titular superior, the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. The justification was that Petraeus was the head of an organization where such personal entanglements are considered a threat to security by making an agent a target for blackmail. No Bond girls for our spies. Mark it as an added twist that Skyfall opened in the midst of all this.

The CIA double-no code aside, nobody could possibly believe that Petraeus would allow himself to be blackmailed into betraying the nation over an affair. But the principle of the boss adhering to the rules remained. And Clapper is said to have urged Petraeus to resign on his own terms rather than await the jackals.

Petraeus dutifully went to the White House to tender his resignation.

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Response to anobserver2 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:49 PM

9. Mueller was no J. Edgar--he would have gotten pictures and filed them in his little cabinet...

Then used them to threaten and bully at the "right" time.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:41 PM

5. different sets of messages.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:47 PM

8. Oh, I realize that--and the messages to Ms. Kelley were anonymous and creepy.

They apparently continued after the complaint was made, from what I understand.

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:40 PM

3. Cat fight ?!...

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Response to anobserver2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:46 PM

7. Um, what?

"according to the source, who was until recently at the highest levels of the intelligence community and prefers not to be identified by name"

Is the source Petraeus???

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