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  •  Why the heck would FBI director have to learn (5+ / 0-)

    about the FBI's investigation from Cantor?

    •  Cantor had to know Mueller knew (9+ / 0-)

      because it was under the guise of saying their is a coverup...

      Cantor simply performed CYA

      "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

      by justmy2 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:27:37 AM PST

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    •  Exactly. (7+ / 0-)

      Cantor isn't the sweet-smelling hero in this saga that folks are making him out to be.

      If anyone would exploit this to the detriment of the Obama administration and successful re-election... it would be Cantor.


      One may live without bread, but not without roses.
      ~Jean Richepin
      Bread & Roses

      by bronte17 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:40:19 AM PST

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      •  The Allen association is disturbing. If you had a (0+ / 0-)

        kid in Afghanistan right now, how would you be feeling?

        •  This whole thing is just beginning to unfurl (0+ / 0-)

          But, Allen supposedly didn't have an affair.  He simply used the word "sweetheart" with Jill Kelley when talking to her in his emails.

          I use the word sweetheart here from time to time when talking with folks. BeninSC is a super sweetheart. As is noweasels or navajo or any number of great kossacks.

          Anyway, the disturbing association is the CENTCOM brass and no-security-clearance Kelley. Broadwell wasn't the one making the rounds with the top brass at social functions and jiggling their balls. Or whatever.

          Anyway, from what we know right now, it doesn't appear that Allen had any "bad association" with this affair.


          One may live without bread, but not without roses.
          ~Jean Richepin
          Bread & Roses

          by bronte17 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 11:25:01 AM PST

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    •  Agree (7+ / 0-)

      Mueller certainly knew that the head of the CIA was being investigated well before Cantor contacted him. I think Cantor's contact with Mueller was an attempt to push the issue into the public. Cantor couldn't go public with it himself, but perhaps if the FBI knew that members of Congress had learned about it, it would force their hand.

    •  He probably didn't but Cantor still did the right (1+ / 0-)
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      thing by going to Mueller with the information that fell on his lap.  I doubt his motives were pure but in this case his motives don't really matter since whatever they were resulted in the correct course of action - saying head's up FBI I got this info from one of your own.  

      •  when did he go to mueller? (0+ / 0-)

        after he and woodward went to mittens saying that had a government informant that had info on benghazi?

        at the very least, cantor went to mueller to make sure the FBI was not sitting on something as the unhinged FBI agent was claiming.

        have to assume mueller looked in to it, found no crime and it stopped there. if there was no crime and what was found was personal indiscretion it should have stopped there. even people that are involved in personal indiscretion have rights to confidentiality if no crime existed.

        the right rants "how could O not know" but if no crime, he did not need to know.

        petraeus knew he was bagged weeks before he was fired (he did not "resign" by Clapper. why did he not give O a heads up? the answer is because he thought he would get away with it as it was nobody's business but his. his over inflated ego overtook his judgement.

        mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

        by wewantthetruth on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:22:20 AM PST

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    •  That one of his agents was leaking info (0+ / 0-)

      Duh!

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