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Special Report explains how Petraeus affair was uncovered by the FBI

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Here’s a photo of Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom he had the affair:

 

Special Report describes how the affair was uncovered by the FBI and also says that Congress is evaluating options as to whether they can call him as a private citizen.

One final note and perhaps the most important. Acting CIA director Mike Morell will testify in place of Petraeus next week on Benghazi. Yeah, that sounds kinda fishy:

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  1. Lowell

    November 10th, 2012

    Why would the FBI care about him having an affair? And no, I don’t believe that “security risk” claptrap.

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  2. John Cooper

    November 10th, 2012

    Having an affair is a “security risk” exactly because it can be used to blackmail you.

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  3. Xavier

    November 10th, 2012

    My niece wanted to join the FBI but a background check revealed another uncle had spent time in prison. She was barred from applying on the grounds that she was open to blackmail or influence by this individual. Just sayin’.

    The accusations here are diversion, even though they may be true. What’s important is that Petraeus will not have to testify before Congress. This is a move that would make Slick Willy proud.

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  4. Reaganite Republican

    November 10th, 2012

    Whole thing stinks like trash truck juice

    But Petraeus will be subpoenaed, and will have to testify under oath

    Team Obama will then attempt whatever they can think of to stop it

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  5. Xavier

    November 10th, 2012

    The more I think about this, the more I’m convinced that the FBI was sent on a fishing expedition and landed a whopper. If you let the black hats into your house they’re not leaving until they’ve found something.

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  6. Xavier

    November 10th, 2012

     
  7. Bloodless Coup

    November 10th, 2012

    Why Isn’t The FBI Investigating This?

    Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III (Ret.)

    Files A Formal Criminal Compliant With The FBI Against Barack Hussien Obama For The Commission Of TREASON.

    http://thejaghunter.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/8-november-2012-formal-criminal-complaint-obama-treason.pdf

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  8. Immortal Fish

    November 10th, 2012

    Those of you intrigued by the security clearance issue, be sure to contrast everything you hear in relation to how the pluck Huma Wiener got her job let alone how she can continue to hang onto it.

    It’ll be interesting to see just how much the media covers this facet of this story, security. If they don’t cover it much, then the details are still out there if you look for them.

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  9. Xavier

    November 10th, 2012

    @Immortal Fish

    Good point. If Patraeus were an Obot like Huma, he’d have gotten a nudge nudge wink wink about the affair. Plus they’d have him in their pocket forever. Apparently he had the choice of lying to Congress or being exposed. Now the Senate doesn’t want him anywhere near the hearings.

    Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee excused Petraeus from testifying on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya

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  10. Anne

    November 10th, 2012

    I suspect that he was more vulnerable to being blackmailed by scoundrels in this sleazy current administration than by anyone else, like, for example, by really, really sretching a clause in the Uniform Code Of Military Justice to still somehow apply to him, the clause that cites adultery as the equivalent of a felony. Which might apply if he never resigned his rank.

    Why do these rich and powerful men have affairs with skanky women? Considering their stature, one would suspect that they could do much better like JFK did.

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  11. Anne

    November 10th, 2012

    Just think; Barack Obama could have any young, single, white woman (or any college kid) that he wants.

    Forgive me Lord for having these thoughts.

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  12. Navy Squid

    November 10th, 2012

    His only mistake was in not having an affair with a guy! Had that been the situation, we would have heard nothing about it from the lame-stream media, whatsoever!

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  13. Navy Squid

    November 10th, 2012

    Oh, and PS: I’d hit that! ;-)

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  14. Diann

    November 10th, 2012

    Anne,
    Young single white WOMAN?! Obama?! Color me doubtful.

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  15. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 10th, 2012

    To those criticizing Paula’s looks:
    There’s no benefit to having a Trophy Mistress.
    You need a smart gal in an affair, not a bimbo.

    Trust me. ;-)

    OUCH! Eleanor! Put down that Tibia!

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  16. Dan Ryan Galt

    November 10th, 2012

    Well, I can see why he was smiling. Like to see a picture of him and the Mrs P after this hit the fan. Bet she wiped the smile off of his face.

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  17. Toaster

    November 10th, 2012

    The book Paula Broadwell wrote is titled All In , interesting title in light of this new information.

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  18. Bloodless Coup

    November 10th, 2012

    Why was the FBI monitoring the CIA in the first place?

    Were they trying to dig up dirt for Obama that could be used as political leverage (aka black mail)?

    Maybe Gen. Betray-Us decided to come clean now on the extra-marital affair because he knows it would be used as black mail by Obama and Hitlery Clintoon.

    BTW, I do have to admit the biographer does have a very nice rack.

    Lead me NOT unto temptation Lord, but deliver me fron evil. (roflmao)

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  19. simply enraged

    November 10th, 2012

    Pardon the paranoia but I have to wonder if the general will decide to “comnmit suicide” like so many others who became liabilities to the clintons and obastard. And now that he’s elected and the “press” is still his worshipful hand puppet, not to mention the idiots who voted for him and think the Benghazi incident was a creation of FOX news, why would obastard care if the truth comes out? There don’t appear to be enough patriots in congress who care enough about the country to do anything about impeachable offenses. Plus, the senate would acquit if the House did manage to find the stones to impeach.

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  20. FreeMan & Sarah Screwed Again

    November 10th, 2012

    She has assets. All In indeed!

    Ill bet he was set up, and she is a Ruskie Spy.

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  21. Anne

    November 10th, 2012

    That was the largest block that voted for him, Dianne.

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  22. Hotlanta Mike

    November 10th, 2012

    @John Cooper
    Having an affair is a “security risk” exactly because it can be used to blackmail you.

    ———————————

    Tell that to the fawning and adoring crowds and media of former President Bill Clinton…

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  23. Hotlanta Mike

    November 10th, 2012

    LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: The timing is just too perfect for the Obama administration. Just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that our Benghazi consulate was attacked on the anniversary of September 11th. Now it’s purely coincidence that this affair — extra-marital affair — surfaces right after the election, not before, but right after, but before the intelligence chiefs go to Capitol Hill to get grilled. As an old intelligence analyst, Neil, the way I read this — I could be totally wrong, this is my interpretation — is that the administration was unhappy with Petraeus not playing ball 100% on their party-line story. I think it’s getting cold feet about testifying under oath on their party-line story. And I suspect that these tough Chicago guys knew about this affair for a while, held it in their back pocket until they needed to play the card.

    I don’t like conspiracy theories, I may be totally wrong, but the timing of this, again, right after the election and right before Petraeus is supposed to get grilled on Capitol Hill, it’s really smells.

    Video at link

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/11/09/lt_col_ralph_peters_on_petraeus_timing_is_just_too_perfect.html

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  24. AbigailAdams

    November 10th, 2012

    If Petraeus was a true patriot he would insist on talking to congress.

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  25. pissedpatriot30

    November 10th, 2012

    Well, I’ve got an autobiography she can write if she’s lookin’ for sumpin’…..
    Oh, and this is the administration that “empowers” women…. Ha ha

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  26. Keyser Söze

    November 10th, 2012

    “Petraeus was treated for prostate cancer”
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/06/petraeus.cancer/index.html

    Let me make sure I’ve got this straight.

    Radiation therapy for prostate cancer renders one impotent. Right?

    If one has metal in the pelvic region, radiation is the only therapy available for prostate cancer. Right?

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  27. Hotlanta Mike

    November 10th, 2012

    SMART ASS
    One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a
    well. The animal cried piteously for hours as
    the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

    Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the
    well needed to be covered up anyway;
    it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.

    He invited all his neighbors to come over
    and help him.. They all grabbed a shovel and began
    to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the
    donkey realized what was happening and cried
    horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he
    quieted down.

    A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally
    looked down the well. He was astonished at what
    he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his
    back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
    He would shake it off and take a step up.

    As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel
    dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it
    off and take a step up.

    Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey
    stepped up over the edge of the well and
    happily trotted off!

    Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds
    of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well
    is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of
    our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out
    of the deepest wells just by not stopping,
    never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

    Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

    Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.

    Free your mind from worries – Most never happen.

    Live simply and appreciate what you have.

    Give more.

    Expect less.

    NOW …………

    Enough of that crap . .. The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected and
    the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock..

    MORAL FROM TODAY’S LESSON:

    When you do something wrong, and try to cover
    your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

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  28. BillyShaft

    November 10th, 2012

    Either David is tiny, or that is one huge-headed chick. WTF?

    I have a question: since when are progs concerned about infidelity or potential risk to national security?

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  29. John Cooper

    November 10th, 2012

    Pretty good discussion of Adultery in the Military

    There are three “Elements of Proof” for the offense of Adultery in the Military:

    (1) That the accused wrongfully had sexual intercourse with a certain person;

    (2) That, at the time, the accused or the other person was married to someone else; and

    (3) That, under the circumstances, the conduct of the accused was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.

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  30. Xavier

    November 10th, 2012

    @BillyShaft

    Since the person involved is about to testify under oath to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    But no more. The Senate won’t allow the taint of adultery to sully it’s immaculate chambers.

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  31. Anne

    November 10th, 2012

    Very refreshing. Thanks Mike and John. And kudos.

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  32. LadyGun12

    November 10th, 2012

    She looks like she could beat him up.

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  33. Carlos The Jackal

    November 10th, 2012

    Maybe someone in the administration pointed Paula Broadwell at him. It wouldn’t be the first time commies used sex to put someone like petraeus under therir thumb

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  34. Gracie

    November 10th, 2012

    @simply enraged

    I thought the same thing. If he gets too close to testifying I wouldn’t be surprised if we have another Vince Foster “suicide” happen.

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  35. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 10th, 2012

    It is like a Bond movie chick name.

    Broadwell – wide and deep

    They were looking to set him up with Spreadeasy but he was too smart for that.

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  36. norman einstein

    November 10th, 2012

    @Hotlanta Mike, thanks for our posts…can’t decide which one I like better.
    I have a lot of respect for Lt. Col. Peters, and I think he nailed it.

    @F.D.R., good one! You and Eleanor are such a cute couple!

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  37. mkultra

    November 10th, 2012

    There is no fool like an old fool.

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  38. Ricky

    November 10th, 2012

    what a lame excuse for avoiding what the real reason was for him to quit..
    From the above posted photo where the couple is shaking hands..well, we all know what that really means..they settled on a price.

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  39. iris354

    November 10th, 2012

    @John Cooper: Because the affair started while he was active duty, does that mean all of the cited criteria apply in this instance?

    Apparently the FBI had knowledge of the affair and it was held back until after the election. What a sad way to end a distinguished career. On the other hand, lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.

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  40. Troy

    November 10th, 2012

    They look like brother and sister.
    Just sayin’

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  41. FreedomCat

    November 10th, 2012

    @bfh or iotw – I just read that General Carter Ham and Rear Admiral Gaouette were “relieved” of duty after the Benghazzi killings. Did you guys do a story of this? Might have missed it. Why isn’t the military standing up or why isn’t the news covering this? Fox?? Again I might have missed it, let me know please.

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