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    his external account was believed to be potentially compromised.
    there was thought he may have been a blackmail target
    your superlatives are way overdone, man
    •  I don't know about that (3+ / 0-)
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      Sources familiar with the investigation tell NPR's Dina Temple-Raston that this began as a simple harassment case. A third person went to an FBI field office and reported harassment. Officials told The Washington Post that the person had received threatening emails and "was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender."

      It turned out Paula Broadwell was behind the emails.

      During the course of the investigation, the agency found messages from Petraeus that it couldn't believe he would write, so the case was turned over to the FBI's national security division. Investigators thought Petraeus' email account was hacked — turns out it wasn't.

      NPR, Washington Post, and others have all pretty well established one thing as fact: she had email addresses at addresses inside the CIA, and had sent "thousands" of emails inside, including some of a threatening behaviour (read=blackmail) which started the FBI involved; and Patraeus has acknowledged he responded to them.

      Regardless of anything else, the potential blackmail of the head of the CIA, as well as the fact that she had information that she threatened with remains a huge deal.  

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:02:47 PM PST

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