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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:05 PM

FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny

Source: Wall Street Journal

FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny

By DEVLIN BARRETT, EVAN PEREZ and SIOBHAN GORMAN

WASHINGTON—A federal agent who launched the investigation that ultimately led to the resignation of Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to superiors' concerns that he had become personally involved in the case, according to officials familiar with the probe.

New details about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled the case suggest that even as the bureau delved into Mr. Petraeus's personal life, the agency struggled with questionable conduct by one of its own—including allegedly sending shirtless photos of himself to a woman involved in the case.

FBI officials declined to identify the agent, who is now under investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility, the internal-affairs arm of the FBI, according to two officials familiar with the matter.

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However, supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter, and prohibited him from any role in the investigation, according to the officials.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324439804578115410189757452.html



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Reply FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
snagglepuss Nov 2012 #1
Coyotl Nov 2012 #10
Glimmer of Hope Nov 2012 #14
Coyotl Nov 2012 #16
maindawg Nov 2012 #17
kalli007 Nov 2012 #2
Mr.Bill Nov 2012 #3
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #4
FLyellowdog Nov 2012 #6
Vanje Nov 2012 #23
DonViejo Nov 2012 #5
riverwalker Nov 2012 #9
Coyotl Nov 2012 #11
DonViejo Nov 2012 #12
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #20
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #7
glinda Nov 2012 #19
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #21
2naSalit Nov 2012 #22
Laurian Nov 2012 #8
htuttle Nov 2012 #15
valerief Nov 2012 #13
zentrum Nov 2012 #18
Celebration Nov 2012 #24

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:10 PM

1. This just keeps getting stranger.

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:29 PM

10. Now we have a topless FBI agent to add into the mix. Dang

isn't this complicated enough already?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:39 PM

14. This story is certainly filling my post election void!

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:44 PM

16. roflmao

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:47 PM

17. and strangerer

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:13 PM

2. "including allegedly sending shirtless photos of himself to a woman involved in the case" OMG

Geez can anyone keep their clothes on anymore??!!!

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Response to kalli007 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:15 PM

3. Who do these guys think they are?

Members of Congress?

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Response to kalli007 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:18 PM

4. They're sexually repressed republicans.

Tampa strip-club empressario Joe Redner says he does the most business when republicans and bible-thumpers hold conventions in town.

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Response to kalli007 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:21 PM

6. I can...

most of the time.

Well, some of the time.

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Response to kalli007 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:15 PM

23. I can

Its COLD!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:18 PM

5. This agent must be the same the NYT reported on today...

he became "concerned" nothing was being done and went to Eric Cantor about it. He'll wind up at the Bureau field office in Antarctica

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:27 PM

9. he went to Dave Reichert, who went to Cantor

this Dave Reichert



and this one

Karl Rove in Bellevue to raise cash for Reichert


http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/2012/08/07/karl-rove-in-bellevue-to-raise-cash-for-reichert-nrcc/

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:31 PM

11. FBI agent went to Reichert who said take it to leadership, FBI agent next went to Cantor

this is the scenario I read

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:34 PM

12. Yes, you are correct. I stand corrected. Thanks! nt

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:31 PM

20. I wonder if Reichert thought that FBI would stall, stand on it.

But I wonder who recc'd Cantor.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:23 PM

7. Curiouser and curiouser. This was the agent who contacted Cantor. Now isn't that special?

He was hardly a whistle blower. He was a disgruntled agent who had been taken off the case for impropriety. And Cantor apparently gave him some cover. Hmm. Why?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:01 PM

19. Maybe "warning them" that something was found out.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:33 PM

21. Great question.

Why Cantor? How did the agent get through to him?

And who recc'd Cantor?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:51 PM

22. Maybe because

He got too cocky since this wasn't supposed to come out like it did... It must have been an FBI rookie who was looking for a quick leap to higher position and thought this was the ticket since it was supposed to get mittens elected, perhaps.

PNAC connections:

http://www.muckety.com/Project-for-the-New-American-Century/5030442.muckety

HamRove connections:

http://www.muckety.com/Karl-Rove/3992.muckety

Just double click on entities with a little "x" in the right hand corner and see who they connect to. Hints are on the right of the graph and tools are on the left - a pop out bar.

Couldn't find Reichert in there but my eyes are getting blurry looking all this stuff up. What a can o' worms.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:26 PM

8. FBI, CIA, Secret Service.....what a randy bunch of jerks. I'm beginning

to think sexual obsession must be a requirement for these jobs.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:41 PM

15. It's all tied up with the nature of (male) power in this world

...if you'll excuse the expression.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:39 PM

13. This potboiler is getting interesting now.



FBI
Fabio Bares It

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:56 PM

18. Sounds like a neocon...

...paramilitary sex ring!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:02 AM

24. well without the shirtless guy

I am thinking they would have tolerated the Petraeus behavior, had it not become "public." They investigated, decided there were no laws broken, and the shirtless guy didn't want to leave it there, and thought in some strange way it might be related to the election!

Yes, this is a strange story.

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