Talk about dumb! This woman was committing double adultery: on her husband and on Petraeus’ wife.
How could she be this stupid? Did she think she would not get discovered? Did she think that their emails would not leave a record?
The FBI has just scored a major victory. The FBI vs. CIA conflict goes back to the 1950s at least. My father — FBI — told me about it. Mr. Hoover did not appreciate the CIA. I think it had to do with bureaucratic turf wars.
When you read about the scandal, and the timing of its media revelation — post-election, but before the hearings on Libya — think: “How convenient for the Obama Administration.”
But my thoughts go to the author. Why did she pick this book title? Others would have done nicely.
Think of this as a land mine planted by the author, which she then stepped on.
President Obama faced allegations of a major political cover-up last night over the resignation of CIA chief General David Petraeus, who had an affair with a married woman.
Congress is expected to investigate claims that the affair was hushed up to protect Obama’s re-election campaign.
It is believed the affair was discovered by the FBI months ago, but not made public until after the election.
If it is discovered the Petraeus affair was kept quiet so as to not disrupt Obama’s Presidential campaign, Barack may face some tough questioning.”
He will face no questioning. He will ignore the hearings.
The FBI began an investigation in February after discovering the 60-year-old’s computer had been accessed by someone else – believed to be his 40-year-old mistress Paula Broadwell – prompting fears of a major security breach.
This led to the discovery of hundreds of explicit emails including one referring to ‘sex under a desk.’ . . .
Frances Townsend, a former senior US government security official and now a member of the CIA Advisory Committee, said: ‘Whenever the FBI opens an investigation of a senior official they have to make notification of that, especially if there is an intelligence concern.
‘It is hard to believe the White House did not know about this prior to the election.’ . . .
White House officials insist the President did not know of the affair until last Wednesday, the day after the election.
He accepted the retired four-star general’s resignation on Thursday, and the announcement was made on Friday.
Some have alleged the scandal is a smokescreen to stop Petraeus testifying before a Senate committee this week into the deaths of the US ambassador and three staff members in September in Benghazi, Libya. . . .
A senior Congressional staffer said last night: ‘What would he have told us? The resignation is incredibly convenient for the administration. Would he have revealed the CIA knew the Benghazi compound was under threat and Washington did nothing to secure it?’ . .
She says they ‘bonded’ over push-ups and five-mile runs in the deserts of Afghanistan. ‘That was the foundation of our relationship. He goes all in to what he does,’ she said.
He sure does! What a great book title!