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The media is NOT reporting this as a Republican Scandal.  The right wing is trying to make it into Whitewater and hang it on Obama.

I've divided this cast into three sections.  Known Republicans, Probable Republicans, Possible Republicans.  

Interesting, isn't it, that no one seems to have told any Democrats about this until it exploded?

Get to work, KOS Krew, and confirm the probables and possibles.

And that slime, Eric Cantor?  Note he told a Richard Cullen a lawyer in private practice, about a possible breach of national security.  Richard Cullen should not have been in the loop.

Known Republicans

David Petraeus

Rep Dave Reichert (R) WA

Rep Eric Cantor (R) VA

Steve Stombres, Chief of Staff to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.)

Richard Cullen, former AG VA, "on President George W. Bush’s legal team during the recount of the 2000 election in Florida."

Speaker of the House, John Boehner

Probable Republicans

Shirtless FBI Agent With Anti-Obama Worldview

Prominent members of Conservative Washington Think Tanks at Petraeus Afghan HQ

Paula Broadwell

Dr. Scott Broadwell

Jill Kelley

Dr. Scott Kelley

Possible Republicans

General John Allen, Petraeus Successor, Prolific Jill Kelley correspondent

Paul Krantz, Paula Broadwell's father

The FBI agent who contacted Reichert was the same one who first received the allegations from Tampa socialite Jill Kelley . . .

The day after the late-October call, Rory Cooper said, Cantor conferred with his chief of staff, Steve Stombres, and Richard Cullen, a former attorney general of Virginia who also served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Cantor decided after those conversations to call the FBI, but couldn’t do so until Wednesday, Oct. 31, because the government was closed due to Superstorm Sandy.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

The New York Times reports of an interesting wrinkle in the political implications of the conduct of the "shirtless" agent who seemed to be pursuing Mrs. Kelley and "advocating" on her behalf with keen interest: "Later, the agent became convinced — incorrectly, the official said — that the case had stalled. Because of his 'worldview,' as the [F.B.I.] official put it, he [the "shirtless" agent] suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama."

http://truth-out.org/...

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus and the top U.S commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, both recently intervened in a child custody battle on behalf of the twin sister of the Florida woman at the center of a scandal that has engulfed both men, court documents show.

http://www.reuters.com/...

Prominent members of conservative, Washington-based defense think tanks were given permanent office space at his headquarters and access to military aircraft to tour the battlefield. They provided advice to field commanders that sometimes conflicted with orders the commanders were getting from their immediate bosses.

Some of Petraeus's staff officers said he and the American mission in Afghanistan benefited from the broader array of viewpoints, but others complained that the outsiders were a distraction, the price of his growing fame.

http://www.theatlantic.com/...

The father of Paula Broadwell is standing by his daughter and says “there is a lot more that is going to come out,” a report says.

Paul Krantz, Broadwell’s father, told the New York Daily News at his home in Bismarck, N.D., said that there is much more to the story of her relationship with Gen. David Petraeus.

“This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out,” he said. “There is a lot more that is going to come out…You wait and see. There’s a lot more here than meets the eye.”

http://www.politico.com/...

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  •  Reichert especially is a rather dim bulb to notify (6+ / 0-)

    ... Once we get past the nookie this could turn into one hell of a story.

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 12:50:08 PM PST

  •  "Shirtless FBI Agent With Anti-Obama Worldview" (8+ / 0-)

    Heh. Surely someone out there can give the FBI a raise so this man can buy himself a shirt.

    I have no information for you. However, this episode did bring the following to mind:

    OMG, you guys, did you hear the news? You know that nosy guy Dave, who’s the class sergeant at arms? He’s been dating Holly forever. Well it turns out he was two-timing her with Paula, that girl who wrote the article about him in the school paper last year. I thought she was writing it for extra credit but it seems like maybe she was trying to get him interested in her and I guess it worked. She was dating Scott but she started going after Dave anyway. Well it seems like Dave must be a playa because he broke up with Paula and I think he might have been interested in this girl Jill instead who is in charge of the prom decorations. Jill has a boyfriend but Paula thought Dave liked Jill and she got totally mad. She started sending these really mean messages to Jill from this email account she shared with Dave. They used to leave each other secret messages by writing messages and putting them in the drafts folder. Anyway, Jill’s dad is friends with the new social studies teacher, so she told him about the messages and he told her he would look into it, but then get this – ewww – he started sending her shirtless pictures of himself instead! And then he told the assistant principal and now Dave and Paula are in big trouble. And anyway, it turns out that Jill was sending LOTS of texts to this guy John and I bet Dave is going to be really unhappy when he hears about that.
  •  Oh yeah! Hell yeah! (4+ / 0-)

    Let's have some Senate hearings on how Republidicks mishandled and corrupted national security because they were too busy scoring political points and nookie. I can't wait for our liberalmedia to be all over this story.

    Well, at least 1% as much as they were slobbering over General Wonderful.

    This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

    by Karl Rover on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:02:40 PM PST

  •  Nature abhors a vacuum (2+ / 0-)
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    We were all so busy, energized, enthusiastic about GOTV activities. Then we won!

    Now what? Look! Shiny! A story about a Cantor, and Petreaus, and FBI, and sex, and everything!

    -5.38, -2.97
    Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Islands, and now tells us to "Believe in America."

    by ChuckInReno on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:05:25 PM PST

  •  So they waited until after the elections (4+ / 0-)

    to save their own sorry asses.  Impeach them

    My Brothers Keeper

    by Reetz on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:05:54 PM PST

  •  I found an odd little story (7+ / 0-)

    about Petraeus. He backed the twin of Jill Kelley in her child custody case. Strange in and of itself.

    The judge in the case was not so impressed which calls in to question his judgement, not to mention WTF?

    http://www.examiner.com/...

    And since the four-star general sought to aid his Tampa, FL friend's married sister by writing a letter aiding her in a fierce custody battle a mere two months ago, then Broadwell might have more justified suspicions.

    Jill Kelley's twin is psychologically unstable and a liar according to the judge who has dealt with her and her husband Grayson Wolfe as they battled it out for who was getting custody of their son.

    Ron Reagan: "Sarah Palin's constituency are people who wear red rubber noses and bells on their shoes."

    by AnnetteK on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:06:41 PM PST

    •  Oops, sorry, see it (1+ / 0-)
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      is there amongst your other links.

      Ron Reagan: "Sarah Palin's constituency are people who wear red rubber noses and bells on their shoes."

      by AnnetteK on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:09:25 PM PST

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    •  Was just reading about that elsewhere (2+ / 0-)
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      The judge blasted Khawam for giving false evidence, and noted that a court-ordered shrink had found her domestic-violence allegations to be “part of an ever-expanding set of sensational accusations . . . that are so numerous, so extraordinary and [so] distorted that they defy any common-sense view of reality.”
      Warning: NY Post link.

      She was apparently dating a Democratic lawyer/fundraiser and had been to DSCC events. So, if we throw in the twin sister, the story just gets even weirder. Oh, and Allen wrote a letter for her in the child custody case as well.

      "I had seen the universe as it begins for all things. It was, in reality, a child's universe, a tiny and laughing universe." Loren Eiseley

      by cadejo4 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:21:45 PM PST

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    •  Yes, just diaried something similar (1+ / 0-)
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      about the same time this one came out.  

      VERY strange indeed that both Petraeus and Allen would write "letters of recommendation" for Jill Kelley's sister.  

      When pretty much all the evidence in the case points to her being a nut who falsely accused her ex of abuse, among other things (then went after the exes' lawyer for sexual harrassment.)  

      What is it with the Generals and all these unstable ladies?

      "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

      by hopesprings on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:57:44 PM PST

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      •  And they used their official stationary, positions (2+ / 0-)
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        on the letters. Wouldn't that be completely inappropriate? I'm a lawyer in a private company and we can't use company letterhead for private purposes. How can a general and the head of the friggin CIA use their official positions in a child custody case? Plus, they seem to have totally been on the wrong side. These guys have seriously bad judgment. Where most people work, they would get fired just for these letters, never mind the rest of the stuff.

        "If you think you have it tough, read history books." Bill Maher

        by berkshireblue on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:02:11 PM PST

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        •  Exactly berkshireblue! (1+ / 0-)
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          It's not the sex....it's all the really terrible judgments that go along with it.

          What I don't get is, what did Jill Kelley have on Petraeus - assuming he's telling the truth about their relationship being only social.  Was he showing off for her by doing her a favor?  Seems mighty risky.  And like you said, the generals were clearly on the wrong side of this case...if they'd taken the time - or had one of their aides take the time - to look into the case, they would've know this.

          It's just strange and sleazy.

          "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

          by hopesprings on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:16:36 PM PST

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        •  And both of these assholes are in the process of (0+ / 0-)

          being fired.

          Whatever she was a liaison for... it wasn't to do with supporting the troops in Tampa.

    •  Can you unpack Jill Kelley's $80,000,000 fee? (0+ / 0-)

      She was asking for a finder's fee if a coal deal came to fruition.

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

  •  it is facinating (1+ / 0-)
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    I can't bring myself to believe any of it, but I don't think the real story behind the smoke screen will ever become public. It will be interesting to see how some republicans behave as this develops.

  •  Any persecution of any adult (1+ / 0-)
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    ...over a sexual relationship or affair -- strikes me as a form of religious pornography. It doesn't matter who they are, their sexual orientation, their job, the color of their skin.

    Did you relish hearing about the president's penis over the past two years? That had nothing to do with him doing his job.

    If you think Petraeus' gmail account was hacked, you're wrong.

    If you think CIA secrets went from Petraeus to Broadwell, show me the link. There's no connection to anything in her account with header info leading to such an accusation.

    Now, if you just like to talk about other people's pee-pees if they are Republican -- I fully understand. Just say so. Otherwise, I might think you are lost in Orwellian sex-organ policing -- which has always been horrible for America and got a lot of people killed.


    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

    by Pluto on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:17:00 PM PST

    •  No one on the left gives a crap about whose (5+ / 0-)

      sleeping with who.  It the hypocrisy of the right that makes us want to lash out.  The family values, the values voters, CPAC, all of that crap.  If the right would stay out of other people's sex lives, then it wouldn't be a scandal when they slipped.

      "If ye were blind, you would be without sin. But you say 'you see'; therefore, your sin remains" Quoted from that despised Socialist Jesus Christ.

      by Carlo408 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:23:40 PM PST

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    •  Do we know that yet? (1+ / 0-)
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      That is to say, we do know they shared a gmail account, which was not his work account. But do we know for sure that she never obtained access to any classified information?

      I would assume the FBI search of her house last night was an attempt to answer that question.

      •  I see no reason to assume (0+ / 0-)

        ...that he stole top secret docs from the CIA to titillate his girlfriend with.

        It seems out of character -- and no one has made such an accusation except folks on the Left discussing his sex organs.

        I admit stranger things have happened.

        For example, I think Animal Protective Services lead the dog away from the house, today, too.

        You know what that means he's probably guilty of ;-)


        A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

        by Pluto on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 03:48:38 PM PST

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    •  Persecution? (0+ / 0-)

      You are kidding, right?

      What is clear is that dribbles and drabs of this sorry matter are being leaked out to the media by leakers with political, not sexual, agendas.

      If you have a Gmail account, maybe you should peer inside one of your own emails just to get a handle on why what Petraeus did was so dangerous.  Open any email you've received, and right beside the Replay Arrow at the upper right of the email body, is a little down arrow.

      Click that, and from the pull down list, select "Show Original."

      Damn little secret, is there?

      I can't imagine how and why the Director of CIA is even allowed to have private email.  

      Just being able to find out from his private emails where he is and when he's there is a threat to "national security."

      In spy novels, our spies and theirs don't kidnap, murder, and torture each other.

      But you can bet, if nothing else, factions in the Middle East would be very happy to get their claws into Petraeus and give him the Abu Ghraib vacation, gratis.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      •  There's another tidbit (3+ / 0-)

        that was reported earlier - now I'm blanking on the source.  But it was a major news outlet.  

        Apparently there was some interest in Paula Broadwells' Facebook page, as she posted effusive pics and tidbits from her time being embedded with Petraeus.

        My friends in National Security and in Homeland Security are not allowed to have FACEBOOK pages.  My Homeland Security friend does NOT have a really top secret job, but he still can't have one!  How can a woman with high-level clearances get away with that?

        I tried to point out in my diary, it's the carelessness.  It's not about the penis'.  I could care less about that...it's about the access, the leaks, the evidence of poor job performance.  

        "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

        by hopesprings on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:02:28 PM PST

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        •  I thought I read (0+ / 0-)

          she didn't have a high level clearance (or maybe any clearance). She isn't a government employee (works for Harvard) so she may not be subject to those same restrictions.

        •  i think i read (on the bbc site? or the guardian?) (2+ / 0-)
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          that broadwell posted a pic of angelina jolie in petreaus' office on her fb page a few hrs after it was taken.  

          apparently he sent it to her & she broadcast it to make a point about how much access she had or something, & people who claim to know how the cia works said that was kind of unprecedented & usually photos taken in the director's office were kept private.

          it seems like broadwell was trying to turn her liason with petraeus into a cottage industry, or a springboard to greater things, maybe, like being the power behind the throne if he ever got in the oval office.

          •  Yes, this was the incident. (2+ / 0-)
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            To me it's clear that she was highly ambitious and her unprecedented access gave her a brand and an identity that was already catapulting her into higher levels of her career.

            I believe she had some sort of clearance in order to be embedded.  But I may be wrong.

            "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

            by hopesprings on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:10:19 PM PST

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        •  I read something that it was a picture - taken (0+ / 0-)

          in his office at the CIA of Petreaus with Angelina Jolie, and that taking pictures in any CIA office building is strictly forbidden.

          They didn't think that Paula Broadwell took the picture though, but that Petreaus had given it to her.

          •  Meaning both were careless.... (1+ / 0-)
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            LilithGardener

            ...more reassuring facts to learn about two people apparently high up in our national security complex...one, in fact, at the very top.

            "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

            by hopesprings on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:24:45 PM PST

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      •  I'm somewhat familiar with email headers (0+ / 0-)

        and what they mean, having once-upon-a-time written my very own SMTP/IMAP/POP3 email client. Can you please explain to me what is so dangerous about them? 'Cause I really don't get what you're getting at there.

        Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

        by Nowhere Man on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 03:35:59 PM PST

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      •  Actually, that is my focus (0+ / 0-)

        There was no reason for Petraeus to resign or for the nation to discuss his penis.


        A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

        by Pluto on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 03:38:37 PM PST

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    •  well (0+ / 0-)

      i think generals should be sleeping with everyone...they have such nice uniforms  all those colorful pins and ribbions

      In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted." Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

      by lippythelion69 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 03:41:22 PM PST

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  •  Karl Rove hearts Paula Broadwell too (2+ / 0-)
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    Check this out, about Broadwell's coziness with Turd Blossom.

    "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." -- Thomas Jefferson

    by pianogramma on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:22:05 PM PST

  •  How can J. Kelley be a Republican if she is (8+ / 0-)

    a Socialite?

    I thought Socialites supported high tax rates, universal health care, and massive government spending to offset recession and rebuild the infrastructure?

    Wasn't everybody accusing Obama of being a Socialite?

    I am SOOOO confused!

    The only way to ensure a free press is to own one

    by RedDan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:23:13 PM PST

  •  Open secrets (3+ / 0-)
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    It is widely known but not talked about that MANY senior military officers have and voice opinions that border on mutiny if not treason.

    Senior officers often promote a permanent state of war as it  benefits their private career ambitions.  As Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down they are disappointed that we have a President who is not eager to get into another mess with Iran.  Along with their Republican allies they look at Obama as a threat to our national security.  They are particularly concerned about the likely large reductions in military spending that will be proposed as part of the Administration's plans to deal with our budget deficits.

    We seem to be at a Smedly Butler, MacArthur moment where Presidential authority is being undermined by arrogant and presumptive actions on the part of military officers and their political henchmen.  This whole deal stinks. We need to see the forced resignations of many.  The

    congressional golems that are promoting this are disgusting fools.

    Labor was the first price paid for all things. It was not by money, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. - Adam Smith

    by boatwright on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:34:17 PM PST

  •  If I were writing this story from the beginning, (1+ / 0-)
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    the theme would be madness: the egomania of a general swept away by the charms of a madly adoring biographer. This affair is well within our realm of experience and understanding, until their very commonplace, amorous madness is amplified and distorted by the extraordinary clinical madness of two twin sisters and the conspiratorial madness of a political party run amok.

    "I had seen the universe as it begins for all things. It was, in reality, a child's universe, a tiny and laughing universe." Loren Eiseley

    by cadejo4 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:46:29 PM PST

  •  So, who is Paula Broadwell? (3+ / 0-)
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    She keeps being described as a scholar who wrote her dissertation on Petaeus.  But then I saw an interview with her "ghostwriter."  I know this word is not being used accurately in the news.  His name is on the cover of the book, but it is "with Vernon Loeb."  If she is a scholar, why does she need such help?  

    Further, I can find no dissertation by a paula Broadwell in databases like Proquest Dissertation Abstracts International, which are pretty thorough.

    So I see only tatters of clearness through a pervading obscurity - Annie Dillard -6.88, -5.33

    by illinifan17 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:57:20 PM PST

    •  Not sure she has the PhD yet (2+ / 0-)
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      Paula Broadwell is a research associate at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. She spent much of a year in Afghanistan as an embedded author, extending her doctoral dissertation on transformational leadership and organizational innovation based on the career of U.S. Army General David Petraeus.
      http://www.penguinspeakersbureau.com/...
    •  Her bio says she's a West Point graduate (4+ / 0-)

      and former (or currently in reserves?) Military Intelligence officer. She was working on her Ph.D and wanted Petraeus and his leadership style to be the focus of her dissertation. Which turned into a book. Which she did not write, had a ghostwriter. Ghostwriter said she did the "reporting" on the story, when she was in Afghanistan or Iraq with Petraeus, although I don't see anything in her background that would make her a reporter, either. It's all very strange.

      Confession time: When I'm not ranting about politics, I write romance novels

      by teresahill on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:06:57 PM PST

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  •  Was Petraeus set up? (1+ / 0-)
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    Maybe Kelley was goaded into going to the FBI by an enemy of Petraeus?  If I was getting harrassing emails, I'd just block emails from that sender -- not report the problem unless it got worse.  Why go to the FBI at all?  Unless you know what they'll find.  Kelley says she didn't know Broadwell BUT she probably knew who was sending the emails.

    The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

    by LiberalLady on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:07:59 PM PST

    •  It seems like Kelley was Petraeus' friend, so (2+ / 0-)

      I wouldn't think she'd try to hurt him. Supposedly, she said the FBI guy was a friend. Maybe she just said something like, "This is probably nothing, but I've been getting these e-mails," and then shirtless FBI guy, who supposedly wanted to impress her with his great body by sending shirtless pictures, saw it as a chance to help her, maybe. I'm a big, important FBI guy and someone is messing with her, and I think she's great. I'm going to send her a shirtless picture of me. Maybe she'll want me. And figure who's sending her these e-mails, to impress her.
      It sounds like a bad soap opera.
      Although if Kelley was having an affair with that other general, you'd think she wouldn't want to call the FBI about anything, especially to have them dig into her e-mails. You'd think she'd realize... hey, I'm e-mail my general, and I don't want to have anyone know about me and my general, so I'm not going to have anyone from like the FBI dig into my e-mails.
      It just doesn't make sense. I hate when things don't make sense.

      Confession time: When I'm not ranting about politics, I write romance novels

      by teresahill on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:20:07 PM PST

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    •  I think Petreaus is corrupt up to his eyeballs. (0+ / 0-)

      and that Ms. Jill Kelley was on the take.

      Note - speculation based on what's been reported in the press to date and this:
      http://www.foxnews.com/...

      Broadwell somehow figured out that Petreaus was setting up Jill Kelley to be his liaison to South Korea to set up some kind of energy deal.

      At the RNC, Jill Kelley is introduced to a businessman as a close friend of General Petreaus. Businessman invites Jill Kelley up to New York to discuss possible energy deals, and she tries to stipulate a 2% finders fee, $80,000,000, way above the industry norm, according to him.

      Petreaus wouldn't send his close friend, his "mentee" into a disaster - it may have been a veiled bribe request.

      So Petreaus is setting up his friend Jill Kelley on a $4billion dollar energy project in South Korea. She's just the go between.

      Broadwell gets wind of it and wants in on the action.

    •  It seems, Jill Kelley was pretty agressive (0+ / 0-)

      Jill Kelley's private life displays two sides.

      http://www.cbsnews.com/...

      Jill Kelley and husband are at least 2.2 million of dollars in debt, and their bank foreclosed on their house. Huffington Post speculates Jill Kelley wanted to expose the Broadwell/Petraus liaison so she could make money of it.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... in-debt_n_2122132.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business

      These people are like Donald Trump.

  •  Here's the thing about this The Right lives in the (1+ / 0-)
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    Short-term Moment they see Petreus as a President Obama Appointee and these other Generals as serving under President Obama when it comes to Scandal everything they are before 2008 or when they was appointed is totally forgotten (sort of like Bush) thing is everyone else can go see Youtube and read stuff on the internet like how The Republicans was drooling for Petreas to run for President sometime how they praised him and attacked anyone who dared say General Betreus as an UnAmerican Anti-miliary slap-in-the-Face-to-the-Troops Traitor,so the MSM will have to be forced to bring this fact up as they try to help Republicans make all those involved into far-left-Liberals who are Blah Blah Blah an Blahblahblah.  

  •  a bunch of screwed up republicans...who would have (1+ / 0-)
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    guessed?

    let's leave the normal folk (dirty fucking hippies & friends) out of this

    I've already forgotten who the Republican candidate was in 2012

    by memofromturner on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:50:05 PM PST

  •  more: Jill Kelley's sister dated Charlie Crist (2+ / 0-)
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    according to "a Republican source" cited here.
    Also, Jill Kelley entertained Pam Bondi, Florida's AG and "a close ally of Mitt Romney"

    "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." -- Thomas Jefferson

    by pianogramma on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:55:53 PM PST

  •  Wait - I just thought of one (1+ / 0-)
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    The shirtless FBI guy must be former Rep. Chris Lee!
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...

  •  Her friend in the FBI. (2+ / 0-)

    Jill Kelley, rich Republican socialite, gets emails that she finds threatening.  So she calls an FBI agent she knows, and a team of FBI security experts go to work tracking down her harasser.

    People can do that?  Call the FBI and they will find your harassers?  This should be good news for every bullied teen in America.  Call the FBI and put them to work.

    Because every bullied teen in America has the same rights as a rich Republican socialite, right?

    A new birth of freedom..

    by docterry on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:06:48 PM PST

  •  Simple question - (1+ / 0-)
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    Jill Kelly was a glorified event planner, mother of 6, who organized and hosted events in her home, while she and her husband were trying to start a real estate business (that has since gone completely bust).

    Why were the top military generals in Tampa so receptive to a social liaison?

    Why did they THINK they needed a social liaison?

    A liaison is a person who is a go between.  

    If the top military generals were on one side, who was on the other?

    Jill Kelley gets very chummy with General P and General A - top officers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Who was she facilitating access for?

    •  Giant Southern Column Mansion Across the Street (1+ / 0-)
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      from the base

      And they spent tens of thousands, up to hundreds of thousands, throwing lavish parties

      For the military.

      The brass, of course, no privates invited.

      Well, unless you want to make a double entendre out of this mess.

  •  Jill Kelly $80 million fee - South Korea coal deal (0+ / 0-)

    Gretawire blog - reporting that

    1. In August South Korea made Jill Kelley an honorary consul, and

    2. At the DNC Petreaus hooked Jill Kelley with his contacts to arrange an energy deal, from which her fee would be $80,000,000 if the deal went forward.

    3. Despite her having ZERO experience arranging energy deals.

    http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/...

    Greta Van Susteren Posted in: CIA Director David Petraeus, Jill Kelley

    Nov 13 2012 - 10:37 PM ET

    The Petraeus sex scandal took yet another bizarre turn today when audio emerged from a 911 call [made by] Tampa socialite Jill ... Kelley asks police for “diplomatic protection” and tells them she is an “honorary consul” to South Korea. (CLICK HERE to listen to the audio)

    [which] the Korean Embassy confirmed to ABC News.

    snip

    TransGas Development President Adam Victor told us he met Kelley in August at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, where she was introduced to him as a close friend of then-CIA Director David Petraeus who had many business contacts in South Korea.

    Victor arranged for her to visit his New York office to discuss potential opportunities in the South Korean coal industry, but he began to question Kelley’s credentials after the meeting.

    snip

    Victor says Kelley asked for a coal gasification finder’s fee of two percent if a deal materialized – about $80 million in this case –a fee Victor says far exceeds market standards.

    “Why would Petraeus appoint her to that position?” Victor asked. “She got a position she wasn’t qualified for through David Petraeus and I have no idea why.

    snip

    A spokesperson for Petraeus told us he had never heard of the ‘honorary consul’ title.

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