U.S. Lawmaker Suggests Obama Told of Petraeus Affair Earlier

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    U.S. Lawmaker Suggests Obama Told of Petraeus Affair Earlier​




    What did Obama know and when did he know it?
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    18 Nov 2012

    (Reuters) - The head of the House Intelligence Committee suggested on Sunday that President Barack Obama might have known about former CIA Director David Petraeus' extra-marital affair before the November election, and said Attorney General Eric Holder should address this question soon before Congress.

    U.S. Representative Mike Rogers, a Republican, said Holder's statement that the Justice Department had not informed the president before the election implied that Holder might have told Obama privately.

    He noted that the FBI investigation of the communications between Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell arose due to concern over a counter-intelligence threat. Both Petraeus and Broadwell have said they did not share any security secrets, and investigators have said they have found no security breach.

    "It probably should have been brought forward earlier as a national security threat," Rogers said.

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    Uncle Ferd says he wouldn't kick her outta bed fer cryin' on his shoulder...
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    Broadwell Said to Be Devastated by Fallout From Extramarital Affair
    November 19, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — Paula Broadwell, whose extramarital affair with CIA chief David Petraeus led to his resignation, is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout.
     
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    Suggests? How fucking responsible of him.

    And how predictable of you.
     
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    Gosh, a Republican fabricated yet another conspiracy.

    That's not news.

    Someone PLEASE bomb the Making Shit Up factory.



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    Holder has said that he was apprised of the Petraeus/broadwell affair as early as June, but never gave Obama a heads up. That is a little hard to believe. What's not hard to believe is that the altering of the CIA intelligence info by the W.H, and blackmailing Petreaus is far more believeable noting the results of the attempts to cover-up the lies.
     
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    The fabricated bullshit is far more believable to you because you have a strong desire to believe it.

    Con men the world over love people like you.

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    Exactly.

    When the fuck is the "a-ha moment" going to come?
     
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    If Holder did not believe immediate action was needed than he could have very well waited to tell the president for exactly this reason. Holder would have been protecting the president. There is nothing unethical or illegal about doing so.
     
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