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Another interesting claim about Petraeus and Broadwell

posted at 10:13 am on November 10, 2012 by

Ed’s got a smart post that asks several good questions coming up on the main page in a few hours, and I want to be careful not to preempt it. So let me present this without comment and ask you to bear it in mind when reading his:

Update: Little bit more from Fox News:

The [FBI] was alerted that biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom Petraeus had the affair, may have had access to his personal email account.

The investigation began when someone reported suspicious emails allegedly from Broadwell to the FBI. The agency then determined that she allegedly had emailed a number of government employees. The FBI was at one point trying to determine whether any of the employees were being stalked, sources told Fox News…

Source said the FBI investigation ended when the agency determined no criminal acts had been committed.

The only way she could have had access to his personal e-mail account without committing a criminal act is if he had let her access it, no? Talk about a lapse in judgment. And why was she sending weird e-mails to other government employees? Did she suspect him of having other affairs? Or did she feel scorned and started badmouthing him to his confidants as retaliation?

Update: Wow:

https://twitter.com/marcambinder/status/267292498513256448

https://twitter.com/marcambinder/status/267293341044068353

Petraeus himself was so alarmed by her behavior that he dropped a dime on her?

Update: Now I’m really confused:

At some point after Petraeus was sworn in as CIA director on Sept. 6, 2011, the woman broke up with him. However, Petraeus continued to pursue her, sending her thousands of emails over the last several months, raising even more questions about his judgment.

If Petraeus was the one pursuing her, why was the FBI investigating her for possible stalking of other government employees?

What an unbelievable mess.

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Let’s prioritize things that matter.

Obamacare.
Dodd-Frank.
Benghazi.
Fast and Furious.

100 more important things.

Petraeus and his skank.

Sugar Land on November 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Now I’m really confused:

Yep. I thinking of waiting for the movie.

Cindy Munford on November 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM

It’s hard to imagine that either of these people could be so naive about technology and security that they would ever put anything compromising in e-mail (and “thousands” of emails?)

If Petraeus was really this idiotic then just as well he is gone.

If people in powerful positions have affairs, that’s not news, so there are probably more serious breaches involved than the routine infidelity so far reported.

virgo on November 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM

To follow up (sorry), this infidelity non-story may be another piece of “muslim video” fakery hiding real events, and that it’s not just the Whitehouse that does not want the General to testify.

What the general may reveal in questioning could be far more damaging to him than the personal failure that is on offer.

virgo on November 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

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