FBI Knew of Petraeus Affair in the Summer But Supposedly Never Told Obama WH Until Last Week
The picture is becoming very clear why Obama was all in with the blame VIDEO approach in Benghazi, it was one huge mess that would have overwhelmed the news cycle during his reelection campaign. But they would all have you believe it was a coincidence.
The NY Times is reporting that the FBI discovered and knew of CIA Director General David Petraeus extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell during the summer when they investigated threatening emails received by Jill Kelley; however, they never told anyone outside of the FBI or Justice Department. Also reported at the WSJ that high level officials at Justice knew. So Eric Holder never told Obama, eh? Folks if you believe that one I have a bridge to sell you. The FBI was looking at the CIA Director’s emails and no one knew this was going on?
Really. That is the story that the Obama administration will go with. It was just a coincidence that the FBI told the WH after the election and that Petraeus resigned after the election so not to harm Obama’s reelection chances. Of course it is also a coincidence that there has been no comments from Obama as to the Benghazi terror attacks and how a video tape was blamed when they knew it was terrorism. It was also a coincidence that an intel and terror guy like Petreaus also reiterated the false tape story under oath when he knew better. Yea, no conspiracy and cover up here. Was he being a team player or blackmailed?
High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday.
But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did not appear to be justified, the officials said.
The new accounts of the events that led to Mr. Petraeus’s sudden resignation on Friday shed light on the competing pressures facing F.B.I. agents who recognized the high stakes of any investigation involving the C.I.A. director but who were wary of exposing a private affair with no criminal or security implications. For the first time Sunday, the woman whose report of harassing e-mails led to the exposure of the affair was identified as Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Fla.
More from the NRO:
The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have new stories out tonight about the scandal which led to David Petraeus’s resignation on Friday, both hitting on one interesting point: Petraeus’s affair was known at the top levels of the Justice Department months ago. The Times explains that “high-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer.” The Journal story goes further, saying that Eric Holder himself “knew about the email link to Mr. Petraeus as far back as late summer,” timing the NYT deliberately leaves unclear.
Posted November 12, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Lawmakers press for Petraeus testimony on Libya, despite resignation over affair
Published November 12, 2012
When the following article is considered … can Petraeus words be trusted even if he were called to testify before Congress regarding the Libya attack?
EXCLUSIVE: Petraeus mistress may have revealed classified information at Denver speech on real reason for Libya attack
Published November 12, 2012
At an Oct. 26 speech at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on the same day that Fox News reported that the rescue team at the CIA annex had been denied help, Broadwell was asked about Petraeus’ handling of the Benghazi situation. …
Broadwell quoted the Fox News report when she said: “The facts that came out today were that the ground forces there at the CIA annex, which is different from the consulate, were requesting reinforcements.”
Broadwell went on to explain more sensitive details from the Benghazi attacks, particularly concerning what the real cause might have been.
“Now, I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually, um, had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that’s still being vetted.” …
She suggests in her Denver speech that Petraeus knew almost immediately that the attack was a terror attack — possibly to free militia members.
A few days later, Petraeus testified in a closed session to Congress that the attack was due in large part to an anti-Islam video and a spontaneous uprising, according to reports from the hearing.
Congressional leaders say privately they believe they were lied to by Petraeus when he testified shortly after the attack. Some of these members already considered charging Petraeus with perjury, but said they planned to withhold judgment until he testified this week. After resigning as CIA director, the CIA said Acting Director Mike Morrell would testify in his place.
This “transparent” , read that concrete wall, administration is not going to willingly give up anything that makes Barry look bad.
Holder notified of Petraeus probe in late summer — did he tell anyone?
Published November 12, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder was notified in late summer that then-CIA Director David Petraeus’ name had surfaced in the FBI probe that ultimately uncovered Petraeus’ affair, raising questions about whether Holder would have — OR SHOULD HAVE — informed President Obama.
According to the administration’s version of events, the president reportedly did not find out about the situation until last week. At the time that Holder was notified, months earlier, many details were still unknown. Petraeus himself was not interviewed until the fall. And according to one source, it is long-standing FBI policy for the FBI not to brief Congress or the White House in the middle of a criminal probe that does not involve a security threat.
HOWEVER, several lawmakers and other officials say the mere fact that Petraeus was flagged in an investigation should have been reason enough to kick the issue up from the Justice Department to the White House.
“He was the director of the CIA, not Fish & Wildlife. The implications are massive,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told FoxNews.com in an email. Chaffetz said the heads of the House and Senate intelligence committees should have been looped in. “Notification should have also gone to the president — immediately,” Chaffetz said.
Top congressional lawmakers, including the leaders of key committees, have raised concerns that they weren’t notified earlier.
[...] on his testimony before Congress, if he is subpoenaed.Update 2: But let’s not forget that Eric Holder knew about it. Do you think he kept this information from Obama? The timing of the White House being notified [...]
It’s also revealed that when Petraus (Hey Hillary Betray Us just might have been correct after all), about Benghazi (and went with the admin’s version) HE knew he under investigation. His girl friend admits there were prisoners at the Benghazi CIA site. We KNOW something was going on in Benghazi that Obummer didn’t want us to know.
You better believe they will all remain mum. Welcome to the new Amerika.
Found this tonight
The choice was clear for General Petraus:
1. Resign, be slandered, be smeared, be disgraced
2. Join Admiral Broorda
Soooo,….ve haf da FBI keepen der zeegrits?
we used to live in America until obama showed his ugly face.
Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday suggested that former CIA Director David Petraeus, who recently resigned over an affair with his biographer, was the victim in the scandal because there was “a good-looking lady throwing herself at him” and “he’s a man.”
Raw Story (http://s.tt/1thad)
#1- “She suggests in her Denver speech that Petraeus knew almost immediately that the attack was a terror attack — possibly to free militia members”
Not trying to justify or minimize the attack, but if it was a “jailbreak” operation, then I don’t think its a terror attack. Of course, it isn’t a YouTube demonstration either.