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Washington (Com)Post Finally Digs into Growing Petraeus Scandal

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The Washington Post has been greatly embarrassed by the fact that its local editor Vernon Loeb was the ghost writer for the David Petraeus biography by Paula Broadwell and admits he was “clueless” about their sexual relationship. The paper is now making up for lost time.

On Thursday, the Post published an article that debunked claims by Petraeus, who was Obama’s CIA director, that he had never given Broadwell classified information. The story by Carol D. Leonnig, Sari Horwitz and Anne Gearan reveals that Petraeus aides and other high-ranking military officials were often tasked by Petraeus and other top commanders to provide sensitive military documents to Broadwell.

Although some have questioned the basis for the investigation, the Post confirms that the original FBI probe uncovered the fact that Broadwell sent e-mails demonstrating “access to detailed schedules for Petraeus and [General John] Allen, which raised concern about possible national security violations.”

Whether any of this information fell into the hands of America’s enemies remains to be seen.

However, Attorney General Eric Holder seems to have made up his mind. He said on November 15, “We made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security.”

The day before, Obama declared, “I have no evidence at this point from what I’ve seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security.”

But the Post reports that Broadwell turned over her computer to the FBI in late summer, “and agents discovered that it contained low-level classified material.” This is important because the FBI, at this time, did not inform Congress about the investigation. The Post goes on: “On Nov. 12, the FBI searched her home in Charlotte and carried away additional evidence that she had classified documents, law enforcement officials said.”

Of course, this raid took place after the election, and months after the discovery of sensitive information on Broadwell’s computer had already been made. The raid uncovered even more sensitive documents and the Post later acknowledged that “even low-level classified records typically cannot be kept on someone’s personal computer or in their home.”



  1. Jarhead Cracka

    November 25th, 2012

    Broadwell is an Army reserve LtCol. She could still be subject to military action if she mishandled classified. If Paula Broadwell is a “biographer”, why does she need a ghostwriter?

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 25th, 2012

    This whole thing is getting so annoying and out of hand. They need to arrest someone for something. And I think 0bama should make an example of himself. Heh.

    Seriously. People need to be in handcuffs by the end of the week.

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  3. JDavid

    November 25th, 2012

    I think people are still having trouble getting their heads around the concept of how dictatorships work, judging by the surprise at seeing dictatorship in action.

    People are still laboring under the impression that Barry Bounel/Soetoro/Obama is a “failure” at what he went to DC to do. He has made an excellent revolutionary puppet, although the whole structure was rotten and ready to collapse when he got there.

    Betreaus is just another puppet that outlived his usefulness, like many we we shall soon see, and will be easy to erase from site by the propaganda bureau press.

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  4. Carlos The Jackal

    November 25th, 2012

    THey have arrested ‘someone’ MJ; remember the guy that made the video that inflamed the muzzies? Poor sucker is still in jail.

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  5. MAJ Mike

    November 25th, 2012

    Welcome to the Banana Republic of America.

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  6. MrsPhartootski

    November 25th, 2012

    bimBO embedded Paula, snort, with Petraeus to observe leadership and develop a training program. She was also a West Point graduate and specialist in counter-terrorism with black ops experience and already had high security clearance. She decided to do a biography to make money off of her access to him. Unfortunately, she couldn’t write. All the players are appointees by Barry. Set-up scapegoats.

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  7. IMPEACH Obama

    November 25th, 2012

    “Seriously. People need to be in handcuffs by the end of the week.”

    I turned blue MONTHS ago thinking it should’ve been HOLDER.

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  8. Nutjob

    November 25th, 2012

    Funny how Petraeous is under investigation for an affair, but not the admin over the embassadors murder, intentional lies, and the coverups.

    That didn’t take much to fool his voting base, no wonder they voted for the jackwad….Hey everyone look! a shiney penny.

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  9. Rick

    November 25th, 2012

    Well, I think we can safely assume who is going to take the blame for Benghazi…

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