King on Petraeus scandal: This is a “crisis of major proportions”

posted at 12:11 pm on November 12, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

On MSNBC this morning, Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and member of the Intelligence Committee, discussed the sketchy timeline of the events leading up to David Petraeus’ resignation as head of the CIA and the questions that Congress is still looking to get answered.

Joe Scarborough for one is skeptical about the proffered narrative, to say the least.

KING: I don’t know how this rises to the level of an FBI investigation. … Once the FBI realized that it was investigating the director of the CIA or the CIA director had come within its focus or its scope, I believe at that time they had an absolute obligation to tell the president. Not to protect David Petraeus, but to protect the president. … The fact is he is a key part of the president’s foreign policy team, maybe more than any other CIA director in recent times. … And to have someone out there in such a sensitive position who the FBI thought perhaps could have been compromised or was under the scope of an FBI investigation who may or may not have been having an affair at the time, that to me had to have been brought to the president or certainly to the National Security Council. If not, the FBI was derelict in its duty.

SCARBOROUGH: Peter, it is mind-blowing to think that the director of the FBI knew about this from the summer, has almost daily contacts with the president of the United States, knows that the man who’s entrusted to, in effect, run the War on Terror, may be compromised? And he doesn’t say anything to the president of the United States for months? Somebody needs to be fired here. This is ridiculous.

KING: This is a crisis, I believe, of major proportions. … I’m not into conspiracy theories, but I certainly have questions. For instance, my first concern is with the FBI: Why they went ahead with the investigation and why they didn’t tell somebody above. If they did tell somebody above, it would have been Eric Holder. And in that case, Holder should have gone to the president.

As Ed already pointed out this morning, the timing of this latest debacle just gets curioser and curioser. Not only will Congress be investigating the FBI’s investigation of the former CIA director, but they’re not ruling out calling Petraeus to testify during the upcoming Benghazi hearings regardless of his resignation.

Operation Fast & Furious was reason enough to be up in arms over the way the president seems to be running his administration, but then came Benghazi and now this? It’s hard not to wonder what the heck is going on over there. I think I’m with Joe Scarborough on this one: “The FBI, the attorney general, everybody better get their story straight fast, because this doesn’t add up.”


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Good lord, she had Top Secret clearance

faraway on November 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Top Secret, Bottom Secret, and Victoria’s Secret.

Archivarix on November 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

…Beneath The Desk Secret…

——————————————————-

Anyone hear anything from this woman’s HUSBAND?!?

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:12 PM

About that book, “ALL IN,” bio. she authored on Petraeus, I haven’t read it but those who have have said it was badly written to the extent that they couldn’t finish reading it (“a mess” someone said, another said, “couldn’t finish it, terribly written” and similar).

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Sounds like she got the title right…

right2bright on November 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Conan said the original title was “Just the Tip”.

slickwillie2001 on November 12, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Now we have this Jill Kelley woman thrown into the fray, saying she was getting threatening emails from Petraeus’s mistress! This whole story is getting crazier by the minute!

It is sounding more and more like what would have happened if the late not-so-great romance writer Jacqueline Susann had tried her hand at writing a spy novel!

pilamaye on November 12, 2012 at 1:14 PM

So you don’t think lying under oath is any big deal.

katy the mean old lady on November 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Eric Holder..2x..F&F..0 consequence.

hillsoftx on November 12, 2012 at 1:14 PM

If you discount all of the one star reviews that just popped up over at Amazon in the past 3 days, I suspect you are right on the book being poorly written.

All In: The Education of General David Petraeus

The book is overpriced too.

JPeterman on November 12, 2012 at 1:06 PM

My edits to the book description on Amazon.

Book Description
Release Date: January 24, 2012
General David Petraeus is the most transformative leader the American military has seen since the generation of Marshall. In All In, military expert Paula Broadwell examines Petraeus’s career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the U.S. military, as well as his genitalia.

Afforded extensive access by General Petraeus, his mentors, his subordinates, and his longtime friends, Broadwell embedded in-bed with the general, his headquarters staff, and his soldiers on the front lines of fighting and at the strategic command in Afghanistan to chronicle the experiences of this American general as they were brought to bear in the terrible crucible of war. All In draws on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with Petraeus and his top officers and soldiers to tell the inside story of this commander’s development and leadership in war from every vantage point, and we mean EVERY vantage point.

When Petraeus assumed command in Afghanistan in July 2010, the conflict looked as bleak as at any moment in America’s nine years on the ground there. Petraeus’s defining idea-counterinsurgency-was immediate put to its most difficult test: the hard lessons learned during the surge in Iraq were to be applied in a radically different theater. All In examines the impact in Afghanistan of new counterinsurgency as well as counterterrorism strategies through the commands of several Petraeus protégés. It also examines his genitalia.

To inform this unprecedented reporting of Petraeus’s command in Afghanistan, Broadwell examines his evolution as a solider from his education at West Point in the wake of Vietnam to his earlier service in Central America, Haiti, Kuwait, Bosnia, and Iraq. All In also documents the general’s role in the war in Washington, going behind the scenes of negotiations during policy reviews of the war in Afghanistan in Congress, the Pentagon, and the White House.

Broadwell ultimately appraises Petraeus’s impact on the entire U.S. military: Thanks to this man’s influence, the military is better prepared to fight using a comprehensive blend of civil-military activities. As America surveys a decade of untraditional warfare, this much is clear: The career of General David Petraeus profoundly shaped our military and left an indelible mark on its rising leaders. And on the author’s @$$.

CycloneCDB on November 12, 2012 at 1:15 PM

We need a special prosecutor appointed to have any chance of keeping the Benghazi investigation on track. The Congress isn’t reliable enough.

claudius on November 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Well if we had a national impartial media, they might look at Holder’s continued exclamations of surprise that memos were sent to him regarding a gun walking operation in Mexico with a body count that included at least one US Border Guard. Then they might be prepared for the inevitable claim coming from Holder that he didn’t personally receive any memos about the DCIA in his actual hands…that he can recall at this particular moment. They might even notice a pattern.

Darrel Issa has been asking whether Holder is complicit or merely dangerously incompetent. I think he embodies the 80/20 rule. They’ll probably let him resign and make believe nothing ever happened. That’s the kind of fifth column fourth estate we have these days.

CitizenEgg on November 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM

jimver on November 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM

All of those “is” will be “was” shortly!

JPeterman on November 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM

About that book, “ALL IN,” bio. she authored on Petraeus, I haven’t read it but those who have have said it was badly written to the extent that they couldn’t finish reading it (“a mess” someone said, another said, “couldn’t finish it, terribly written” and similar).

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Sounds like she got the title right…

right2bright on November 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM

AND she was “home coming queen”! I’ll let the astute figure that one out.

It just gets more laughable with every detail outed…

On a serious note, she (Broadwell) made a series of “breadcrumb” type allusions or references to the sesh-u-all relationship with Petraeus all along her recent career, to the extent that she certainly seems to have been on the edge of singing from a mountaintop about it.

And even her name: is that a cover? “Broadwell” for Heaven’s sake, how much more obvious is this person?

Does she have a cell number of “1-800-LUV-HERE”?

This really is like bad fiction.

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM

jonknee on November 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM

jonknee, in your own post it says they found out about the relationship by “late summer”. I take that to mean no later than September, which indicates higher ups should have known about it prior to the elections.

This all stinks, as does everything this administration does.

chelie on November 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

The FBI and Justice Department’s decisions on the case were not governed by the political calendar, the official asserted.

Heh, heh

That’s all you need to know, so just hesh up Erika, ya heah.

Flora Duh on November 12, 2012 at 12:22 PM

:)

A few facts right under our noses:

1. Petraeus was/is not a R. He is an Obamabot and a muzzie-lover, in more than one way. You laughed at VorDaj, who was right all along.

2. Broadwell had top secret clearance for many reasons, due to her job, studies and etc. bef. she was recommended by McCrystal to write the Petraeus bio.

3. She was/is reserve Military.

4. Broadwell is a muzzie-lover, studied Arabic and the ME and N. African region, Afghanistan, spent lots and lots of time there.

5. The Kelley woman is Lebanese and anyone who believes her innocent is a fool. She is connected/works with Hillary/state.

6. The chief of CiA, just imagine, slept around, literally under desks, with obamabots and muzzie-lovers, with Hillary, Huma and Valerie Jarret pulling strings on Obama.

7. With a war on terror raging on, the Chief of Intel is under the desks…the opportunities for blackmail just one big risk, aside from so much more.

8. FBI and Holder knew a long time ago and so did Obama. Anyone who doesn’t believe is not only a fool, but a superfool. Media, you!

9. Benghazi happened and Obama, the dummy, first loses it and then blackmails DP, who gave him the perfect bus.

10. This is correct. This story and Benghazi, as I told you often, are not known, except maybe 40% of it. The dots are still not all connected. You have never read/seen such a cluserfark in all your lives.

6.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Obama speech from 2009: “Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant”

Lawdawg86 on November 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Now we have this Jill Kelley woman thrown into the fray, saying she was getting threatening emails from Petraeus’s mistress! This whole story is getting crazier by the minute!

It is sounding more and more like what would have happened if the late not-so-great romance writer Jacqueline Susann had tried her hand at writing a spy novel!

pilamaye on November 12, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Have you SEEN “Jill Kelley”? Her “position” states she’s “a social liason” which sounds suspiciously like “escort”, especially the part where the ‘social liason’ is “a non paid position”…

And she looks very, very “socially liasonning…”

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Sorry for the hanging 6., above, but the numbers will add on and up…just sit tight and get way more popcorn.

The 2nd Obama term will be the American Idol the country voted for.

The charlatans from Chicago thought they could hide. NO more.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Inevitable consequence of Obama’s move towards rule by men and fiat rather than the rule of law. What can I get away with, how will this look, are my peers sympathetic, what about me. No. That way lies lawlessness.

Paul-Cincy on November 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

So, will Petraus be “allowed” to testify or will be “Vince Fostered” prior to that?

riddick on November 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM

You laughed at VorDaj, who was right all along.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM

?

To my knowledge I’ve never responded to VorDaj ever, about anything.

Flora Duh on November 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Obama speech from 2009: “Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant”

Lawdawg86 on November 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

There are few positions of principle Obama has taken that he hasn’t violated, gone against 180 degrees. The moral and economic danger of the debt and deficit, federal Presidential election funding limits, transparency, race-baiting versus “not a black and white America”, class warfare versus “not a rich and poor America”. He’s as big a liar as either of the Clintons.

Paul-Cincy on November 12, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Jill Kelley, in this photo she looks much more respectable than the other photo I saw of her elsewhere (with Petraeus and with her husband, a Mr. Kelley I assume).

Her “job” is “social liason” but it’s “unpaid”.

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Have you SEEN “Jill Kelley”? Her “position” states she’s “a social liason” which sounds suspiciously like “escort”, especially the part where the ‘social liason’ is “a non paid position”…

And she looks very, very “socially liasonning…”

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

This thing is now turning into “Spy vs Spy: Tiger Woods Special Edition”!

pilamaye on November 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM

To my knowledge I’ve never responded to VorDaj ever, about anything.

Flora Duh on November 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Sorry, good lady, not you, people around here. Sorry for not clarifying.

———–
11. Petraeus’ wife got a huuuuge job, out of the blue, during this clusterfark, via Warren, the Fauxtahonta, so to speak to take care “of the wounded”.

12. Cantor, a R powerhouse, knew about this at least since Oct. and let it go, giving Obama a free pass for his re-election. This is derelict toward the land.

13. The media knew and let it all slide. They must be destroyed. Pravda is Mother Theresa in comparison.

14. Add your own points. It’s all in front of you…just conncect dots.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM

5. The Kelley woman is Lebanese and anyone who believes her innocent is a fool. She is connected/works with Hillary/state.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Yes, those emails she didn’t like certainly had to be exceptionally offensive for Kelley to have contacted the FBI about them. Or, perhaps it was because of Petraeus being involved that she did but still, an emergency or panic, I don’t know.

My impression lately is that our government scrapes the barrel with grimy characters and then stands them up as heroic as needed, if this latest bunch associated with Obama is to be believed. Really grimy stuff as to character, ethics, behaviors, really grimy.

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

So, will Petraus be “allowed” to testify or will be “Vince Fostered” prior to that?

riddick on November 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM

If he won’t be poisoned, or dropped from a malfunctioning airplane he’ll be subpoena’d to testify, and he will tell the truth. It’s all he has left.

That’s why Obama will give him immunity or have him die early.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

There is the story and then there is the truth.

Fast & Furious – Holder and President knew

Benghazi – President knew and told to “stand down”

Patraeus – FBI, Holder, and President knew mid-summer

Facts to the contrary must be dealt with. Executive privilege, classified, “do not recall”, video, salacious affair, MSM talking points, bus sacrifice, resignation sacrifice, fall guy, fall department. Then rinse & repeat….

Basic assumption – GOP spineless

You get the picture…..

Starlink on November 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM

This is when the watering of the Tree must begin.

Nutstuyu on November 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Have you SEEN “Jill Kelley”? Her “position” states she’s “a social liason” which sounds suspiciously like “escort”, especially the part where the ‘social liason’ is “a non paid position”…

And she looks very, very “socially liasonning…”

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

This thing is now turning into “Spy vs Spy: Tiger Woods Special Edition”!

pilamaye on November 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM

This thing is now turning into “Spy vs Spy: Tiger Woods Special Edition”!

I’d say it’s turning into the Kardashian Special Edition: Kardashian Meets Top Secret and Drags It Across the Street to Meet and Greet!

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Slightly OT:

Broadwell also was a gun model for the KRISS arms company. Source.

TXUS on November 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM

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A different kind of Gun envy.

FlaMurph on November 12, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Getting to be overkill now. Look, the guy was offered hot sex with a hot woman and took it. I daresay 80% of guys in his position would do the same thing. What happens now is between him and his wife.

AngusMc on November 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM

PETRAEUS MUST TESTIFY.

Benghazigate will undo this Administration… because of the Cover-Up.

Barack Nixon 2.0-bama.

profitsbeard on November 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM

11. Petraeus’ wife got a huuuuge job, out of the blue, during this clusterfark, via Warren, the Fauxtahonta, so to speak to take care “of the wounded”.

12. Cantor, a R powerhouse, knew about this at least since Oct. and let it go, giving Obama a free pass for his re-election. This is derelict toward the land.

13. The media knew and let it all slide. They must be destroyed. Pravda is Mother Theresa in comparison.

14. Add your own points. It’s all in front of you…just conncect dots.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Tree of Liberty. Meet watering can.

Nutstuyu on November 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Broadwell also was a gun model for the KRISS arms company. Source.

TXUS on November 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM

She is a good markswoman, really.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Getting to be overkill now. Look, the guy was offered hot sex with a hot woman and took it. I daresay 80% of guys in his position would do the same thing. What happens now is between him and his wife.

AngusMc on November 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I sure hope the homoactivists come out in support of his “lifestyle choice” because, you know, he was born that way.

Nutstuyu on November 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Sounds like she got the title right…

right2bright on November 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Conan said the original title was “Just the Tip”.

slickwillie2001 on November 12, 2012 at 1:13 PM

No, that’s from Saturdayn Night Live, this past Saturday: Seth Meyers said it during his “news” skit.

If Conan said it after that, he picked it up (repeated it) from SNL’s News/Update/whatever skit.

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM

PETRAEUS MUST TESTIFY.

Benghazigate will undo this Administration… because of the Cover-Up.

Barack Nixon 2.0-bama.

profitsbeard on November 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Indeed.

No one died in Watergate and it will be nothing, compared to this clusterfark.

The Chicago machine is not knows, not even 10% of it.

The US voters are such fools.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM

That’s why Obama will give him immunity or have him die early.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

You keep parroting this line … “immunity” … well, actually you’ve changed your story – because the other day you said that Obama had already GIVEN DP immunity – you kind of shut up about that after I asked you for a link.

But … “immunity” suggests that DP is guilty of something. Since this affair began AFTER his retirement from the Army – it’s not subject to UCMJ. So please tell us -what is DP guilty of that he needs “immunity” from?

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Getting to be overkill now. Look, the guy was offered hot sex with a hot woman and took it. I daresay 80% of guys in his position would do the same thing. What happens now is between him and his wife.

AngusMc on November 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM

EXCEPT that this guy of question has agreed to and sworn to an oath that commits him to a code of conduct that renders that with-a-person-not-his-wife as a pretty lowdown offense. I think officers get booted or radically demoted for that, something pretty severe.

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I think we are approaching the part of the story where Petraeus is regretting he didn’t bite down on that fake tooth in his mouth sooner.

pilamaye on November 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM

So, will Petraus be “allowed” to testify or will be “Vince Fostered” prior to that?

riddick on November 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM

.
A General would prolly see a different type of exit.

Not like the Centurion “self infliction” ahem……

But rather in a similar style of that of

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/who-killed-lt-quarles-harris-jr-key-witness-in-obama-passport-files-theft-case/question-2511181/

FlaMurph on November 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM

That’s why Obama will give him immunity or have him die early.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Also – this completely hyperbolic claim that Obama will KILL DP. What are you basing this on? Who has Obama murdered in the past that would make you believe he’s capable of murder. This is classic ODS taken to a hilariously ridiculous degree of hyperboly.

Why would Obama have DP killed? Obama has violated the Constitution numerous times – the GOP does nothing about it. Obama doesn’t need to kill anyone to cover his tracks – the GOP does that for him.

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

You keep parroting this line … “immunity” … well, actually you’ve changed your story – because the other day you said that Obama had already GIVEN DP immunity – you kind of shut up about that after I asked you for a link.

But … “immunity” suggests that DP is guilty of something. Since this affair began AFTER his retirement from the Army – it’s not subject to UCMJ. So please tell us -what is DP guilty of that he needs “immunity” from?

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Somebody from the Senate, I forget who at this hour, said it applied to his employment as Head of CIA, too, something about him with CIA being considered also military or associated or something.

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

EXCEPT that this guy of question has agreed to and sworn to an oath that commits him to a code of conduct that renders that with-a-person-not-his-wife as a pretty lowdown offense. I think officers get booted or radically demoted for that, something pretty severe.

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

No longer in the military. CMJ doesn’t apply.

Nutstuyu on November 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

What crisis? They will just replace one politically correct douche with another. Everything else is just ‘reality show’ BS.

The Muslim Brotherhood / Al Qaeda will continue to gather power throughout the Muslim World with 0bama’s help.

Russia and China will continue to expand their influence and control everywhere.

America will continue to weaken economically and militarily.

Even if Petraeus had managed to keep his zipper up, these things would have happened.

Instead of dreaming of what “Coulda – Shoulda been” and being outraged at the betrayal from your rulers, you folks would be better served preparing for the fecal storm that has been descending inexorably upon you for decades.

LegendHasIt on November 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Come on, smart one…it dindn’t start after he ‘took’ the CIA top job. It started in Afghanistan, or sooner; plus, he didn’t take the job…it was a demotion. Obama didn’t want him to run on the R ticket. It’s a good thing because he isn’t a true R.

Obama liked/needed him, away from the war/clusterfark in Afghan. and in the squishy CIA, a lawyered up bureaucracy, and no more any more, for shame.

Wake up.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Broadwell also was a gun model for the KRISS arms company. Source.

TXUS on November 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM

She is a good markswoman, really.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM

…with bad ethics.

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I wonder if maybe people were afraid to tell the President about this – thinking he would let it slip when going off telepromter. Also maybe they thought it would over load the chamber on top of his neck.

oldbearak on November 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM

The congress can reinstate his status to military, if they want. They won’t because they’ll go after Obama, via DP.

DP will tell them the truth, one way or another, unless he dies.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Somebody from the Senate, I forget who at this hour, said it applied to his employment as Head of CIA, too, something about him with CIA being considered also military or associated or something.

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

That’s not true.

DP is “technically” subject to the UCMJ since he is a retired member of the armed forces eligible to draw retirement pay. However, the affair happened after he retired.

Even IF it had happened when he was on ACDU – adultery is rarely prosectuted in the armed forces. He would have likely just have been “retired”. In fact, I personally know several flag-officers who were engaged in adulterous affairs – and when they were discovered they were simply relieved of command and retired and not prosecuted for adultery.

All this talk about DP being prosecuted is hogwash. The military doesn’t go after guys who commit sins in retirement (even though technically they could).

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM

The congress can reinstate his status to military, if they want. They won’t because they’ll go after Obama, via DP.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:51 PM

So why were you claiming that Obama would give him immunity?

Your logic is that of a third grader – you’re all over the place.

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Your logic is that of a third grader – you’re all over the place.

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

You have a right to your idiocies. Can’t help you.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Have you SEEN “Jill Kelley”? Her “position” states she’s “a social liason” which sounds suspiciously like “escort”, especially the part where the ‘social liason’ is “a non paid position”…

And she looks very, very “socially liasonning…”

Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

So, because she is attractive and has a job description you don’t undestand, she’s a hooker.

katy the mean old lady on November 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Trying to keep him from testifying – won’t work – it’s now the only way for DP to save the last drop of honor he’ll have.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 2:01 PM

King, what then is Benghazi, in your opinion?

dogsoldier on November 12, 2012 at 2:06 PM

LegendHasIt on November 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Indeed on all. Obama and the entire bunch, incl. from the ‘right’ are not aiming for America’s well-being, au contraire. They are just in, All In, for their own power.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Trying to keep him from testifying – won’t work – it’s now the only way for DP to save the last drop of honor he’ll have.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Hope you’re right. It would be my bet too. But I worry that he may have some kinky emails in his closet that he doesn’t want his children to know about, and that they’ll threaten to deny him his golden parachute at Princeton.

petefrt on November 12, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I’m changing my prediction. Petraues wont testify until the story is dead and gone. They will let him deal with personal matters first.

BoxHead1 on November 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM

This is going nowhere. Clinton never got near impeachment until the DNA spattered dress came into play.

The media cried foul, demonzied republicans, the Clenis committed perjury, retired, and became a multimillionaire.

Barky and his entourage will skate and in 20 years time a really interesting book will come out detailing what went down.

CorporatePiggy on November 12, 2012 at 2:35 PM

NO! nothing , except a crying Petraues appearance on the View or Ellen, will come of this. The liberals are not, nor should they be, worried.

BoxHead1 on November 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I think Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell are uneasy about this administration. So, 2 out of millions? It’s a start. ;)

totherightofthem on November 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Just keep remembering Benghazi when our guys called for help and none came. Obama called for the stand down. Petraeus, compromised by his penis was blackmailed and blamed a video. General Ham and the Commander of the Pacific Fleet have been fired. Looks like a purge to me.
Remember our guys and you will know what to do. Keep the fire burning underneath Obama. Enjoy applying all the pressure we can to disable him. Don’t stop until he’s gone in 1, 2, 3 or 4 years, one way or another.

gracie on November 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM

You have a right to your idiocies. Can’t help you.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

I’m not the one who’s changed positions on this two or three times …

Yesterday you claimed that Obama had ALREADY given DP “immunity” – I called you on that and you backed off – but never had the manhood to admit you were wrong on that.

Today – you’ve said he will give him immunity – then you seem to have changed that story and now have settled on Obama either killing DP outright or DP will testisfy and spill the beans.

Well – I’ll tell you – DP is going to be very much alive for quite some time because Obama doesn’t have to kill the guy. The GOP will let this guy off the hook sure as shite and you know it. So all Obe’s has to do is stand the stink for long enough – and it goes away.

DP – what will he say? I don’t know. Depends on how culpable his role in Benghazi was. A lot of people seem to think he did everything right there. Most would like to believe that he tried to save the peeps – but Ogabe overrode him. I’m betting that DP isn’t as clean as the driven snow though on Benghazi. So he might cover something up in his testimony.

Or maybe he won’t. Who knows? No one knows.

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 2:58 PM

This is going nowhere. Clinton never got near impeachment until the DNA spattered dress came into play.

The media cried foul, demonzied republicans, the Clenis committed perjury, retired, and became a multimillionaire.

Barky and his entourage will skate and in 20 years time a really interesting book will come out detailing what went down.

CorporatePiggy on November 12, 2012 at 2:35 PM

^^This

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I wonder if maybe people were afraid to tell the President about this – thinking he would let it slip when going off telepromter. Also maybe they thought it would over load the chamber on top of his neck.

oldbearak on November 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Au contraire, mon frere. They knew. “Vote early” was the battle cry precisely because they were worried this might slip out too soon. I’m thinking there were already whispers and rumors, too many people knew. Cantor knew for heaven’s sake. I’ve got the feeling Drudge was trying to get someone to leak it early with his tease that ended up being… *loser noise* wa-wa-waa… Menendez.

Fallon on November 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Holder resign. He’ll mumble something about wanting to get all the facts before letting it become a political football. When Holder leaves, with him will go this issue and the fast and furious investigation. The press doesn’t really care, and the American people just want to move on. Sad, really.

STL_Vet on November 12, 2012 at 3:04 PM

lso – this completely hyperbolic claim that Obama will KILL DP. What are you basing this on? Who has Obama murdered in the past that would make you believe he’s capable of murder.

HondaV65 on November 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

4 people in Benghazi? His maternal grandmother in HI, who he “visited” just days prior to her “death”, and the only person in USA who could have shed the light on his early days? Gay men, who Hussein knew, who mysteriously died at pretty young age?

Do you just spout off for no reason or do you try to get informed?

riddick on November 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Have you SEEN “Jill Kelley”? Lourdes on November 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

No, it’s K Jelly or something.

Akzed on November 12, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Old as the hills

The oldest profession has many uses…

right2bright on November 12, 2012 at 3:45 PM

So, will Petraus be “allowed” to testify or will be “Vince Fostered” prior to that?

riddick on November 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM

He should stay out of Dubrovnik too.

slickwillie2001 on November 12, 2012 at 3:46 PM

He should stay out of Dubrovnik too.

slickwillie2001 on November 12, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I am guessing that’s where he is headed on Hussein’s request to take some time off.

And people still think that Benghazi was not a pre-planned hit on Stevens?

riddick on November 12, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Boehner…time to show some stones. Initiate a vote of no confidence on all of them.

can_con on November 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

King, For pity sakes cool it, there’s nothing major about this adultery scandal. He’s a general not a President like JFK, Bill Clinton, Johnson or Robert Kennedy as Attorney General. You act like it’s the first time ever a government employee was unfaithful. Be glad you weren’t one of Bill Clintons body guards, thirteen of them wound up dead.

mixplix on November 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM

No one cares about this “crisis.” No one is ever going to care about this “crisis.” Or the next one after this. It is sad and pathetic watching you all imagine that “this time” Zero is going to be held to account. He will never, ever, ever be held accountable for anything bad that happens under his watch. Not ever. It isn’t going to happen.

I would like to see Peter King and all the rest of the GOP in Congress just start saying, “Here’s today’s list of bad stuff that happened that no one cares about. Bad stuff that no one is ever going to care about. The American people do not want this president held accountable, so he won’t be. Take your troubles somewhere else. No one here cares. No one here is ever going to care.”

And with every next bad thing, just say “No one cares. The American people want us to ignore this, to pretend it never happened, to lie about the President’s role in it. No one cares. No one ever will.”

That might get a little attention. Maybe. But unlikely. Because no one cares.

Rational Thought on November 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM

I do recall from some of my many history readings, Generals, Admirals, and a whole array of military men (including George Washington) have had “extracurricular activities” that didn’t impact their abilities to lead.

“The loss of a man of such brilliance from public service should not be taken lightly.
I suspect it has to do more with the Benghazi Criminal Cover-up than a romantic dalliance coupled with hot emails.

Mutnodjmet on November 12, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Boehner…time to show some stones. Initiate a vote of no confidence on all of them.

can_con on November 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I’d rather he force a recount in FL, PA and OH. For starters…

riddick on November 12, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I’d rather he force a recount in FL, PA and OH. For starters…

riddick on November 12, 2012 at 4:31 PM

A recount could show Romney winning all three states — and no one would care. If ABC, CBS, and NBC don’t tell them it matters, it doesn’t matter.

Rational Thought on November 12, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Forget about the folks that were abandoned and left to die – Petreaus had SEX!!!!

Fatal on November 12, 2012 at 4:36 PM

If Republicans were really concerned about the “Petraeus scandal”, which is just one aspect of obama’s Benghazi cover-up, then Petraeus and obama would currently be in custody, awaiting their trials for treason.

Pork-Chop on November 12, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Sorry, Rep. King, but sometimes you have to call a liar out as a liar. There is flatly no way that Mueller and Holder did not speak with Obama about this. Petraeus was director of the CIA, fer pete’s sake. One of the top two or three most sensitive positions in the entire United States. [Not to mention a name oft dropped as a possible Republican ticket nominee.] Holder would do it out of loyalty to Obama. Mueller would do it out of consciousness of duty. Obama told them to shut up about it until after the election. Holder, there is no hope for him, he has no morals and no shame. But Mueller was once a professional. For him to allow a national security threat to go unaddressed for four months to assist Obama’s reelection effort is unforgiveable. The man should have resigned in protest and gone to Congress on his own. Having failed so badly to do his duty, for such an extended period of time, he should be impeached.

Zumkopf on November 12, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Read every word.

Mueller, Cantor, Petraeus covered up for Obama.

Petraeus and his g-friends, muzzie-lovers, all three, are all in Obama’s pocket.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Holder too, but that’s a given.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Lots of questions

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I am willing to bet we would have known about this prior to the election had Romney selected Petraeus as his VP pick.

weaselyone on November 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Mueller….? Mueller….? Mueller….?

can_con on November 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

A recount could WOULD show Romney winning all three states — and no one would care. If ABC, CBS, and NBC don’t tell them it matters, it doesn’t matter.

Rational Thought on November 12, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Without a doubt. I questioned the results that same night.

Not sure what appalls me more, this massive fraud on scale that now seems to eclipse the one in Russia earlier this year or Romney’s such a quick and “convenient” concession when another week or two reviewing and counting REAL numbers would have benefited the entire country without any adverse effect.

riddick on November 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Who needs enemies…

…if the Rs are such fools?

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) confirmed Sunday he first learned of the affair several months ago from a friend who knows Kelley. Reichert told House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who put Kelley in touch with FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Cantor’s staff didn’t immediately tell the House Intelligence Committee or other House leaders because they didn’t know whether the information was credible, Fox News reported.

Muller, Cantor, Reichert, Petraeus, Holder, Obama are all national traitors.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Mutnodjmet on November 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Brilliance is indignant.

Schadenfreude on November 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Mutnodjmet on November 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Dude, they elected ZeroBama back in ’08 a man with less experience than most garden plants. Did you not get the memo?

And what empire? Did we have an empire and I missed it? Jeez!

dogsoldier on November 12, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Forget about the folks that were abandoned and left to die – Petreaus had SEX!!!!

Fatal on November 12, 2012 at 4:36 PM

You made this point better tan I did, earlier. The aristocracy is all content. That is after all, all that matters. No one will do anything about this. We’ll see some theater that’s all. Look at fast and furious.

Hundreds of dead in a blown and stupid conspiracy and no one has been held to account. Eric Holder should be in jail and so should Oblama.

Then there is Solyndra and at least a half dozen more, but nothing has been done about that scandal either.

We are no longer a nation of laws. Now, it’s strictly a function of what you can get away with depending on your pull.

dogsoldier on November 12, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Shipmates, Just because you have a Security Clearance….doesn’t mean you can have “classified documents” on your computer….jus sayin

SwabJockey on November 12, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Um, keep in mind, if Petraeus does testify, and it gets linked back to Odimwit, and he and the rest of the crew are held accountable, guess who gets to be Prezzy for a day plus 365 x ?

You KNOW Biden’s hands are clean on this…they have kept him in a rubber room with really cool crayons and a nice Hustler coloring book for a very long time, only trotting him out on a few heavily-medicated occasions during the election, when they had someone waiting in the wings with a tranco-dart JIC the gaff was too bad. This dude is squeaky clean bc he, unlike Sgt. Schultz truly does know NOTHING! You think that MIGHT just have a teensy bit to do with why the media and the dems are trying to keep this quiet?? “For the good of the country, donchaknow?” Hey, even our side calls him “Clueless Joe!” Wow look at the pretty rainbow! It has really big t*ts! Can I have a popsicle?

Chewy the Lab on November 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Nothing will happen to him. He is like John Gotti . . . nothing sticks to him . . . teflon.

Voter from WA State on November 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

John Gotti died in prison.

“… he choked on his own vomit and blood. He paid for his sins.”

profitsbeard on November 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Something stinks, but I have yet to see any connection to Obama himself so far?

A Axe on November 12, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I with you, Schadenfreude and VorDaj. There is something peculiar about Petraeus’s role in BenGhazi, and we shouldn’t be diverted from this issue. Petraeus served his purpose for Obysmal and Co., whether through blackmail or shared ideology re our Muslim “friends.”

The emails to Kelley that supposedly set this FBI investigation exposing the Broadwell/Petraeus affair are peculiar, rather innocuous and not particularly threatening. See for yourself. The Daily Beast has a link.

The top dogs from Obysmal on down knew about this whole brouhaha for months just as they did/do about the Benghazi Massacre. Now what-me-worry Panetta is saying that all he knows is what he reads in the newspaper. Haul in Holder for questioning for starts. Then get after Clueless Clapper. Heads must roll.

onlineanalyst on November 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Here is The Daily Beast link:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/12/exclusive-paula-broadwell-s-emails-revealed.html

onlineanalyst on November 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

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