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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:23 PM

Veteran F.B.I. Agent Helped Start Petraeus E-Mail Inquiry (Identified as Frederick W. Humphries II)

Source: New York Times

Veteran F.B.I. Agent Helped Start Petraeus E-Mail Inquiry

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, SCOTT SHANE and ALAIN DELAQUÉRIÈRE
Published: November 14, 2012

DOVER, Fla. — The F.B.I. agent who helped start the investigation that led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as C.I.A. director is a “hard-charging” veteran counterterrorism investigator who used his command of French in investigating the foiled “millennium” terrorist plot in 1999, colleagues said on Wednesday.

The agent, Frederick W. Humphries II, 47, took the initial complaint from Jill Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., hostess who was socially active in military circles there, about e-mails she found disturbing that accused her of inappropriately flirtatious behavior toward Mr. Petraeus. The subsequent cyberstalking investigation uncovered an extramarital affair between Mr. Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, his biographer, who agents determined had sent the anonymous e-mails. It also ensnared Gen. John R. Allen, who now commands troops in Afghanistan, after the investigation discovered that he had sent “inappropriate communication” to Ms. Kelley.

Colleagues and news reports described the role of Mr. Humphries, in just his third year at the F.B.I., in building the case against Ahmed Ressam, who was detained as he tried to enter the United States from Canada in 1999 with a plan to set off a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport.

In May 2010, after he had moved to the Tampa field office, Mr. Humphries was attacked outside the gate of MacDill Air Force Base by a disturbed knife-wielding man. He fatally shot the man, and the shooting was later ruled to be an appropriate use of force, according to bureau records and colleagues.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/us/frederick-humphries-fbi-agent-in-petraeus-case.html

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Reply Veteran F.B.I. Agent Helped Start Petraeus E-Mail Inquiry (Identified as Frederick W. Humphries II) (Original post)
Hissyspit Nov 2012 OP
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #1
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #13
Hell Hath No Fury Nov 2012 #2
snagglepuss Nov 2012 #6
JimDandy Nov 2012 #17
snagglepuss Nov 2012 #3
aletier_v Nov 2012 #4
demhottie Nov 2012 #7
Historic NY Nov 2012 #19
jberryhill Nov 2012 #5
Z_I_Peevey Nov 2012 #8
underpants Nov 2012 #14
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #9
jberryhill Nov 2012 #15
olddad56 Nov 2012 #10
SoapBox Nov 2012 #11
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #12
dawnie51 Nov 2012 #16
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #18
moobu2 Nov 2012 #20
msanthrope Nov 2012 #21

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:26 PM

1. NYT calling Petraeus Mr. rather than general...interesting.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:57 PM

13. I've seen/heard that several times today.

Sounds like a bad omen for Mr. Petraeus.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:30 PM

2. And here it is --

"Two former law enforcement colleagues said Mr. Humphries was a solid agent with experience in counterterrorism, conservative political views and a reputation for aggressiveness.

“Fred is a passionate kind of guy,” said one former colleague. “He’s kind of an obsessive type. If he locked his teeth onto something, he’d be a bulldog.”

That description would appear to fit his involvement in the current investigation.

Mr. Humphries passed on Ms. Kelley’s complaint to the cybersquad in the Tampa field office but was not assigned to the case. He was later admonished by supervisors who thought he was trying to insert himself improperly into the investigation.

Convinced that the case was being stalled for political reasons, Mr. Humphries in late October contacted Representative Dave Reichert, a Republican from Washington State, where the F.B.I. agent had worked previously, to inform him of the case. Mr. Reichert put him in touch with the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, who passed the message to the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III. "


Bolding is mine -

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:37 PM

6. This entire story is an object lesson in choosing your friends and associates

carefully. Dollars to donuts this guy friends are all repukes who fed his delusions. As the saying goes "he who sleeps with dogs arises with fleas."

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:48 PM

17. Humphries was stationed in Seattle FBI office when Rep. Dave Reichert was King County Sheriff.

Splains why Humphries approached Reichert.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:31 PM

3. Someone familiar with the FBI on CNN last night said that there was no

way the agent worked alone. He also said that he was stunned how fast the the cyber-search was as done given nature of the so called threats. He said cyber searches regarding harassing emails normally take about 5 years as they are a low priority.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:34 PM

4. I bave to wonder if the "knife-wielding man" was a jealous husband. :)

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:37 PM

7. You mean the DISTURBED knife wielding man lol



sounds sketchy ...

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:35 PM

5. How long till we get a picture?

These stories are always better with pictures.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:39 PM

8. Courtesy of Buzzfeed:

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Response to Z_I_Peevey (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:09 PM

14. and playing Jill Kelley will be another wannabe and a current fake celebrity



Bethanny Frankel - who has been on 4 "reality shows" starting with "Real Housewives of New YorK" yes the irony and "The Apprentice"

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:40 PM

9. How long till we get a picture?

With his shirt off!

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:15 PM

15. Well that's the Grand Prize in this thing


I have a theory that if there is a high enough public desire to see something, it will eventually be seen.

Ther have been Holy Grails along this line. The genitalia of Britney Spears or Paris Hilton, for example. Or more close to this - Anthony Weiner's turgid penis.

Imagine that. Could you have imagined years ago that, under any circumstances, you would see a Congressman's shlong published to untold millions?

We're going to see this guy shirtless eventually. Simply because enough people want to.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:40 PM

10. so this is the same guy who was sending shirtless photos of himself to Mrs. Kelley.

makes you wonder if jealousy didn't expedite his investigation. Maybe he should investigate himself while he is at it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:41 PM

11. And is this the shirtless picture guy??????

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:55 PM

12. This was nothing more then trying to get Obama impeached. Funny how all these

 

family values types were all republicans. What a joke. The more republicans talk about family values the more they aren't nothing more than a bunch of liars.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:40 PM

16. Seriously....

Everyone of these guys so far is as homely as a fence post; these girls must really be into the power thing, because obviously, they weren't after looks in any one of the three that we have seen yet. Yuk!

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Response to dawnie51 (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:57 PM

18. omg..he looks like Louie Ghomert

( Texan Repub. congressman)

What is with all these overly white, thin balding guys????

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:18 PM

20. This is the picture he sent to Jill Kelley

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Response to moobu2 (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:39 PM

21. Is it me, or do none of them have nipples? nt

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