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Who Authorized the FBI To Investigate Petraeus?

 
davvi

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Who Authorized the FBI To Investigate Petraeus?
Even by the standards of the friday afternoon news dump tradition, yesterday's news that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned from the CIA was a stunner. The most heralded military officer of his generation fell from grace after it was revealed he'd had an affair with his biographer. The affair was discovered earlier this year soon after the FBI began monitoring his email. This raises a very serious question. Who authorized the FBI to monitor the e-mail of the Director of the CIA?

The Director of the CIA is one of the central individuals responsible for America's national security and intelligence. His communications would, by their very nature, be one of the nation's closest guarded secrets. According to FBI sources, the Bureau began surveillance of his email communication in the Spring of this year, after an email Petraeus sent to his biographer, Paula Broadwell, was misinterpreted to reference possible corruption.

First question: How did that initial email come to light? Second question: Who authorized the Bureau to pore over all his email communication? We are talking, after all, about the Director of the CIA. That cannot have been a decision made by a junior staffer at DOJ. I doubt that even the Director of the FBI could authorize the surveillance of a critical member of America's national security team.

Is this a decision Eric Holder can make? Or, does it come under the exclusive purview of the White House?

Third question: Who were the agents given access to Petraeus' communications? Presumably, they read a lot of emails that weren't related to the past affair and likely contained top secret and classified information. What security clearance did these agents have?

[link to www.breitbart.com]

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Re: Who Authorized the FBI To Investigate Petraeus?
Holder has the authority.
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Wait a minute... The CIA director has contact with her mistress in his email? What the actual fuck. No one can be that stupid. This smells like a setup.
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Wait a minute... The CIA director has contact with her mistress in his email? What the actual fuck. No one can be that stupid. This smells like a setup.
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HIS mistress. :-D
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11/10/2012 02:18 PM

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Holder has the authority.
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i wish those investigative authorities would turn their attention to 'fast and furious' and 'benghazi' with the zeal they went after this general...oh wait.

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Wait a minute... The CIA director has contact with her mistress in his email? What the actual fuck. No one can be that stupid. This smells like a setup.
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HIS mistress. :-D
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Nope.

It's gonna be the Mistress's husband.
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Wait a minute... The CIA director has contact with her mistress in his email? What the actual fuck. No one can be that stupid. This smells like a setup.
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yea, of course it is. that plus anyone that high level knows they are under surveillance at all times. he had to know this could be used against him if he stepped out of line. this is shoe one, i will be interested to see if the other shoe drops and who it hits.
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The F.B.I. investigation that led to the resignation of David H. Petraeus as C.I.A. director on Friday began with a complaint several months ago about “harassing” e-mails sent by Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus’s biographer, to an unidentified third person, a government official briefed on the case said on Saturday.
When F.B.I. agents following up on the complaint began to examine Ms. Broadwell’s e-mails, they discovered exchanges between her and Mr. Petraeus that revealed that they were having an affair ....."



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Maybe it's going to come out that he was involved in more than one affair ? Who was the third person that Paula Broadwell was harassing ???

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The person who complained about harassing messages from Ms. Broadwell, according to the official, was not a family member or a government official. One Congressional official who was briefed on the matter on Friday said senior intelligence officials had explained that the F.B.I. investigation “started with two women.”


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Maybe it's going to come out that he was involved in more than one affair ?

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He was most likely involved in the elite orgies... But are they going to talk about that? No. And he isn't either... He's probably fucked Michelle.. And Obama fucked his wife.. If they didn't throw up at the thought...
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Wait a minute... The CIA director has contact with her mistress in his email? What the actual fuck. No one can be that stupid. This smells like a setup.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4443279


One of my Professors in college always said, "Never underestimate the ability of really smart people to do really stupid things." So lets not jump the gun just yet.