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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:22 AM

Cantor & FBI "whistle-blower"

FBI whistle-blower contacted Eric Cantor on David Petraeus affair
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke to an FBI whistle-blower two weeks ago who accused then-CIA Director David Petraeus of having an extramarital affair and potentially jeopardizing the security of classified information, according to a news report.

Cantorís chief of staff, Steve Stombres, later spoke with FBI officials to pass on the accusations from the whistle-blower, the New York Times reported on Saturday night.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83681.html#ixzz2BuPGCVBI


The Obama administration has been beleaguered with leaks and in June of this year Holder started an investigation into where some of these leaks are coming from.

This article from Politico refers to the FBI agent as a whistle-blower but this wasn't whistle-blowing at all--he was leaking information to Rep. David Reichert (R-Wash.) of all people. Why didn't the agent go directly to his boss--did the agent truly fear being fired for knowing this information? And how did this agent come across this information? Why is this agent leaking information to Rep. David Reichert (R-Wash.) of all people? After Reichert informed Cantor, why didn't Cantor inform the White House?

It seems obvious to me after reading about this why all these leaks are happening. It seems as though there are people within the government and law enforcement that are attempting to undermine Barack Obama's presidency and doing so by leaking information--whether it be classified or sensitive. This agent should be fired for what he did and if Cantor didn't feel the need to share this information with the White House, what other information has been leaked to him that isn't being passed on? The teabaggers, now that they've lost their bid to get Pres. Obama fired, need to start putting country before party. Their obstinence and obstruction make them look like the unpatriotic, sore losers they are.

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Reply Cantor & FBI "whistle-blower" (Original post)
justiceischeap Nov 2012 OP
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #1
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #3
Frustratedlady Nov 2012 #2
life long demo Nov 2012 #6
Frustratedlady Nov 2012 #11
morningfog Nov 2012 #19
demhottie Nov 2012 #4
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #8
demhottie Nov 2012 #5
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #9
Hugin Nov 2012 #12
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #14
Hugin Nov 2012 #16
morningfog Nov 2012 #20
tanyev Nov 2012 #7
mfcorey1 Nov 2012 #10
gulliver Nov 2012 #13
marlakay Nov 2012 #15
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #18
marlakay Nov 2012 #21
searching411 Nov 2012 #17

Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:31 AM

1. Maybe there is another juicy scandal

on the repub side that would have canceled this out, but has not surfaced yet. If Cantor could have gotton something out of this, he would have used it, the Nation's security be damned.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:49 AM

3. Your comment inspired a thought about Cantor holding on to this info

What if he would have somehow hurt HIS reelection efforts? That can be about the only reason I can see him keeping this to himself unless he didn't want to hurt fellow republic Patraeus.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:38 AM

2. How many "eyes and ears" were left behind by Cheney?

I seem to recall Cheney bragging about having close connections to insiders...I don't recall how that slipped out, but have always wondered how much he knows and how often he has used it in his sneaky "Plame" way since leaving office.

Does he still get information/briefings? If so, I'm sure his daughter and wife would also be able to peruse them.

Obviously, I don't trust anyone from that abode.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:28 AM

6. Wasn't there a lot of Bush/Cheney people who were pocketed in

a lot of departments and made civil service employees right before B/C left office? I hope I'm remembering that correctly.

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Response to life long demo (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:02 AM

11. Yes, you are remembering correctly.

You also answered my question of why Obama would allow this, but now I remember how they worked that.

Cheney thought he'd have access to a good deal of the workings so he could monitor.

How long is the guarantee on that machine of his? Is he on his second or third year?

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:56 AM

19. Well, Petraeus was one holdover.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:49 AM

4. Patraeus has apparently been undermining the WH


for some time.

I hope that he is investigated and stripped of a couple of his stars.

I'm sad to read that Hilary has fairly consistently sided with Patraeus and Gates and shares their neocon point if view. Obama in his idealism surrounded himself with people who did not mean him well and sought to undermine his goals.

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Response to demhottie (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:02 AM

8. Given that several Republicans in congress were briefed on the events

before Director Clapper (Petraeus boss) bothered to tell the President I think he needs to be removed as well.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:50 AM

5. I think Cantor was right to take this to the FBI



Rather than to the WH

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Response to demhottie (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:14 AM

9. The point is, Cantor should never have been involved in this

but since he is, why is he?

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:06 AM

12. My theory...

It was to get Ryan the VP slot... Romney wanted the General.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:16 AM

14. So you think the Repubs knew about this for some time?

Ryan was tapped in August. Wow, that's a long time.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:22 AM

16. Some other OP floating around indicated that Cantor...

Knew about the investigation for "some months".

This is pure speculation at this point, but, release of the information now may be an indication of a hissyfit in the former Romney camp to the effect, "You made us take Ryan! If we had the General we wuddah won! Waaaa!", or something.

Makes sense, tho.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:56 AM

20. THis is my question, too. WHy the hell was the info leaked to him?

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:32 AM

7. I'm surprised Cantor didn't announce it publicly during one of his hearings.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:31 AM

10. The plot thickens!!! nt

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:15 AM

13. Someone call Darrell Issa

I'm sure he will try to get to the bottom of it.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:20 AM

15. Dave has a lot of friends in the FBI

I have been thinking about this since I read it. Dave Reichert is the guy who worked on green river killer case for over 20 years and finally caught the guy. That's why he is popular here. He has a ton of friends and contacts in FBI.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:48 AM

18. That's right

I mentioned that in another thread.

Reichert is the GRK leadn detective. Dude has always liked having his face on teevee. And he certainly knows many, many people in the FBI.

Interesting to follow out his connection to all this. Why pass this on to Cantor? What a weird decision.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:39 PM

21. He passed it on two weeks before election

maybe he thought it would help them, they are both republicans. Maybe he thought it would help the election go their way...

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:45 AM

17. searching411

Trying to locate email or web page for Mary Schneider, whistle blower on 911. can anyone assist? posted Web links are not connecting. I am new to this forum, DU.
thanks,
searching411

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