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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:02 AM

Broadwell stored classified documents at her home.

Petraeus Scandal: Paula Broadwell in Classified Document Probe

Paula Broadwell, the author who allegedly had an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus, is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents, including classified material, at her home, potentially in violation of federal law.

A source familiar with case told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took the documents from secure government buildings. The government demanded that they all be given back, and when federal agents descended on her North Carolina home on Monday night it was a pre-arranged meeting.

http://gma.yahoo.com/broadwell-classified-document-probe-114054139.html

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Reply Broadwell stored classified documents at her home. (Original post)
mfcorey1 Nov 2012 OP
Common Sense Party Nov 2012 #1
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #4
MineralMan Nov 2012 #2
Stargazer09 Nov 2012 #3
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #6
Whisp Nov 2012 #7
flamingdem Nov 2012 #14
SpartanDem Nov 2012 #25
Whisp Nov 2012 #28
magical thyme Nov 2012 #8
Stargazer09 Nov 2012 #11
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #10
Stargazer09 Nov 2012 #13
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #26
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #23
RobinA Nov 2012 #34
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #5
Whisp Nov 2012 #9
seabeyond Nov 2012 #15
flamingdem Nov 2012 #16
Whisp Nov 2012 #18
flamingdem Nov 2012 #19
Whisp Nov 2012 #21
global1 Nov 2012 #20
sandyshoes17 Nov 2012 #29
Little Star Nov 2012 #30
Marrah_G Nov 2012 #12
warrior1 Nov 2012 #17
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #22
Kablooie Nov 2012 #24
flamingdem Nov 2012 #27
Little Star Nov 2012 #31
Kablooie Nov 2012 #32
Little Star Nov 2012 #35
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #33

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:06 AM

1. "secure government buildings"?

I assume she did not have a top-level security clearance. It seems the buildings were not that "secure" after all.

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:09 AM

4. I saw that she had a pretty high clearance but only for a portion of the time

But.... i'm guessing the stuff at home has nothing to do with her job. The stuff at home is stuff she probably wanted to keep to use for her writing. VERY bad.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:07 AM

2. This is getting stickier and stickier.

A very bad thing. She should not have even seen those documents, whatever they were.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:08 AM

3. Damn

That is just plain stupid. Everyone gets briefed about proper storage and handling of classified material when they join the military or get a civilian job that deals with classified stuff.

YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE THE CLASSIED STUFF HOME!

What was she thinking??

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Response to Stargazer09 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:10 AM

6. Unless it was planted? Discrediting her is probably a huge priority for everyone involved right now

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:14 AM

7. interesting.

 

so if it wasn't planted you think she just took the files herself or did Petraeus get them for her?

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Response to Whisp (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:27 AM

14. Good point, he may have done that to please his "sweetie"

but she'll never implicate him I bet..

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Response to Whisp (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:17 PM

25. He denied given them to her

and she backed him up on him. Finding the classified files on her computer is what really, brought Peatraues into the investigation, the FBI wanted to know same question you were asking.



At Mr. Petraeus's interview in the week before the election, he also admitted the affair and said he hadn't provided the classified documents to Ms. Broadwell. Agents conducted a second interview with Ms. Broadwell on Nov. 2. She also said Mr. Petraeus wasn't the source of the documents.

That information helped resolve concerns that there was a national-security breach, although the source of the documents hadn't been determined. The officials offered no specifics about what was in the documents.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324073504578113460852395852.html

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:26 PM

28. that's a strange sentence there...

 

That information helped resolve concerns that there was a national-security breach, although the source of the documents hadn't been determined.

what? if the source hasn't been determined then the security aspect is still in question.

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thanks for that info - hard to keep up.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:19 AM

8. she admitted to having classified material at home

A source familiar with case told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took the documents from secure government buildings.

And the pickup for them was pre-arranged.

Although the idea had occurred to me that she was being set up, that doesn't seem to be the case.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:21 AM

11. Good point

I would be more inclined to believe that if the story had said that this was more of a raid than a planned hand-over of the material.

But yes, there is definitely a possibility that the stuff could have been planted.

She may have even offered to take the fall for her lover, too. It's been known to happen. Make it look like she was the evil spy, and the poor general just fell into her web.

What a tangled mess!

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Response to Stargazer09 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:21 AM

10. She was probably thinking that if it became an issue,

the general could "explain it away"

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:26 AM

13. Probably

Although, trusting a guy who is cheating on his wife may not be the smartest idea.

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Response to Stargazer09 (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:23 PM

26. Trusting a guy who is cheating on his wife

AND head of the CIA, probably not a good idea, lol.

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Response to Stargazer09 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:05 PM

23. Indeed. Hell, I don't even take charts home from my cat hospital. If a client calls

before I get in in the AM and their chart isn't on site, much confusion could ensue. I don't risk it.

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Response to Stargazer09 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:49 PM

34. I Would Be Very Surprised

if there weren't many classified documents in many homes or people who have access to them. For all kinds of reasons. Documents have a way of turning up where they aren't "supposed" to be. It doesn't necessarily mean skull-duggery is afoot.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:10 AM

5. Well, she's in some deep doodoo now.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:20 AM

9. see, this is Not about sex, it's about something else

 

the media wants to feed us that bullshit, and unfortunately that's what most people want to hear of.

I wish the yappers on tv would give this story more serious thought.

Maddow last night pretty well said we shouldn't get too involved with the sex in this story, then went into Hoover shit. and we should leave Patraues and his picadillos alone.

so early in the story? and she wants to shut the book on it now?

what irresponsible ignorant tripe.

O'Donnell had a much healthier attitude on this: he never trusted Petraeus and talked about him and that Allen guy like they were the idiots they proved themselves to be.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:28 AM

15. once again... i agree with you. i want to know when she got these documents.

supposedly they broke in july. did she get these before or after?

but yes, this is not about the sex.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:30 AM

16. What do you think underlies this mess? Attempt to

smear Obama? I tend to think she was looking for an angle to move up the totem pole, she wanted to be another Condi Rice. She was using the General and other contacts to do so.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:36 AM

18. might be totally separate stories, hers

 

and what Patraeus and the CIA were really up to in Libya with the prisoner story. This related to Obama (remember Petraeus is a Bush fuckface with big britches and ego to match) and somehow connects with that awkward presser Romney had when the story broke. He was so giggly and delighted.

Petraeus quit/got fired to distract from the real story. Paula and the twins and all the others are just peripheral entertainment for us.

I am hearing too much about what a lovely and wonderful and moral and exemplary man Patreus is (barf) from our great and esteemed media and the hairs on the soles of my feet are standing up.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:53 AM

19. The real story being an attempt by the Neocons to

create an October Surprise to let Rmoney win?

I remember that presser and the timing was insanely suspect.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:57 AM

21. yeh, I could believe that

 

let's not forget what kind of creatures those scums of the earth are.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:55 AM

20. A Day Or Two After This Story Broke Somebody Was Trying To Put The Emphasis On Sex....

versus any of the other details surrounding this scandal like breeching of security and classified documents, etc.

It looks like there is a concerted effort to put the lid on this or switch the emphasis to a sex scandal.

Something else is going on and we need to get to the bottom of this.

If there are partisan shenanigans going on behind the scenes one or the other party will ultimately show its hand by the way they handle this.

We must be vigilant and watch now how each party will deal with this and this will be a clue as to who is protecting who.


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Response to Whisp (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:28 PM

29. I noticed it too

They get all giggly when speaking of it. And not mentioning cantor at all. Move on nothing here. They're becoming so obvious these days. 2 weeks ago they had us believing it was a tie.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:40 PM

30. Yes. All the investigations prove it's not about sex...

I can't figure out why the media is trying to sell this as a sex story. Oh yeah, the media knows sex sells but I'm not buying. If it were JUST about sex there would not be all these ongoing investigations.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:22 AM

12. If this is true, his resignation makes alot more sense

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:32 AM

17. On Rachel

that was last night. Obviously a lot is changing hour by hour.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:01 PM

22. Is she a Mata Frickin' Hari???

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:10 PM

24. This is the weirdest story I've ever heard in all my 4073 years.

And the destitute twin Jill Kelly who lives like the 1% expects to receive diplomatic rights given to foreign government nationals while the Dept of State refers questions about her to the Korean Embassy.
Shirtless FBI agents being forced off the case.
Two 4 star generals interceding in her twin's custody case.
20,000 sexmails from the leader of an American war.

My head is not just spinning it's turning inside out.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:24 PM

27. You forgot twin sisters 8 MILLION dollars in debt!

motive everywhere you look, amazing pickings for a screenwriter

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:45 PM

31. "Two 4 star generals interceding in her twin's custody case." The stupidity blows my mind!....

Does anyone know if the father lost custody? Why and how did he get custody in the first place? What in the world would make 2 4 stars get involved in marital/custody battles? This whole thing is just nuts.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:47 PM

32. The father got custody and the judge laid all the legal expenses for both sides on the twin.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:56 PM

35. Do you mean he kept custody or am I not understanding...

the sequence right. I thought he had custody and the twin was fighting to get custody away from the father. The whole mess is so confusing.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:48 PM

33. Republicans gone wild.

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