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Prediction: Petraeus conspired with GOP on Benghazi to undermine Obama for Election [View all]

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I suspect this was a failed attempt to undermine the President in an election year.

Why? What do we know to date?

1. Classified documents were found on Broadwell's computer
2. Cantor was one of the GOP leading the charge on "investigating" Benghazi
3. Cantor knew about his affair with Broadwell.
4. Conflicting information came from CIA regarding Benghazi
5. Rove seen with Broadwell this summer at NCSL
6. FBI has known about the affair between Broadwell and Petraeus and has an active investigation on this incident.
7. Romney/GOP were looking for something equivalent to Iran Hostage incident to discredit Obama on foreign policy (Romney's recorded statements at a fundraiser).
8. Broadwell is well-connected with Bain-friend David Gergen.

I suspect the administration is all over this and we will learn much more about this failed attempt in the days to come. It could mean the resignation of those Republicans in Congress who knew of this information as well as criminal charges.

Update: consider this: Cantor knew of Petraeus affair (through connections in FBI). Cantor needed someone credible to discredit Obama on Benghazi, so he used his leverage over Petraeus to make a statement in late October to apparently counter statements from the administration (see here http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/petraeus-throws-obama-under-bus_657896.html).

This statement from Petraeus got little coverage due to the hurricane.

Update 2: Turns out, Broadwell is well connected with David Gergen, who as we all know is well connected with Bain Capital. See http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021798317

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