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It appears, according to the below article, that U.S. Misrepresentative Eric Cantor willfully, with malice aforethought, sought to misuse power and taxpayer dollars to feather his own political nest and that of his Republican co-conspirators. A full investigation is most definitely warranted...of Eric Cantor. Hopefully, Democrats will file both legal and ethics charges against Cantor for trying to misuse his power to illegally impact a criminal investigation and for blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars to do so.

Excuse me, but isn't this a blatant misuse of power by Cantor, if true? And doesn't it at least warrant a thorough investigation...of Cantor?

At the very least, he should be the subject of a House ethics investigation into whether he deliberately tried to interfere in a criminal investigation.

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  •  Something doesn't add up... (2+ / 0-)
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    wdrath, OldDragon

    The FBI agent who came to Mrs. Kelley’s defense was kept out of the investigation and thought it had stalled.  How is it then that he thought that this was something that would politically hurt President Obama?  In other words, how would he even know Petraeus was involved and link this somehow to Benghazi?

    If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. Albert Einstein

    by kharma on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:55:45 AM PST

  •  It's malice aforethought, which means (1+ / 0-)
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    premeditation of wrongdoing.

    And it's Gen. Petraeus, not Patraeus.

  •  Could Mitt have lost by even a larger... (4+ / 0-)
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    diffrntdrummr, wdrath, OldDragon, KenBee

    ... margin had something like this been distracting the media in the days before the election?  He was already complaining that hurricane Sandy had stalled his "Mittmentum".  

    Imagine if a full-fledged sex scandal (involving Republican socialites, biographers and military members) hit the front pages of the major newspapers.  The Rmoney campaign would have received NO press for the last 10 days of the race.  If anything Cantor was probably trying to "shut that whole thing down", rather than get it out in the press.

    I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

    by Hey338Too on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 12:22:39 PM PST

  •  They had better include (3+ / 0-)
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    stlsophos, wdrath, KenBee

    former Sheriff Big Hair -now Congressman Reichert who is the one who originally was given the information and HE passed it on to Cantor. I would LOVE to see Sheriff Dave go down.

    FYI he defeated Darcy Burner...

    We all have photographic memories. Some people just don't have any film.

    by fireflynw on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 12:38:33 PM PST

  •  his name in the mix (1+ / 0-)
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    is a giant red flag. The whole story is incomprehensible as it is, but add Eric Cantor and it's hair on fire time.

  •  Good point (1+ / 0-)
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    But there's nothing wrong, per se, in Cantor contacting Meuller in response to a "whistleblower" concern. If he had leaked the story to the media -- which he might have tried to do with Bob Woodward -- then maybe he'd get in trouble for exposing an investigation.  But nothing will happen.

    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 Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 01:09:46 PM PST

  •  Think Issa will be interested? It's ok for GOP... (0+ / 0-)

    Republicans never let go for a moment on Clinton and Whitewater, whose investigation led to Tripp and Lewinsky, and the impeachment of a President....but Bush got away with murder (Iraq)!!

    Cantor is safe and not mousing a minute of sleep any night...

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