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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said on CNN's OutFront when asked about CIA Director General David Petraeus.
"Absolutely, to me, he's an absolutely necessary witness," King said when asked if Petraeus will testify.
Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director followed an FBI investigation of many months, raising the question of why he was not forced out until after the election.
In his letter of resignation, Petraeus cited an extra-marital affair he had been having. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Petraeus said in his letter to President Obama. “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”
Petraeus, who had a distinguished military career, revealed no additional details. However, an FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011.
The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan.
The woman who was having an affair with Petraeus is a journalist who had been writing about him.
Given his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued to investigate and intercept Petraeus’ email exchanges with the woman. The emails include sexually explicit references to such items as sex under a desk.
Such a relationship is a breach of top secret security requirements and could have compromised Petraeus.
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The biographer for resigning CIA Director David Petraeus is under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information, law enforcement officials told NBC News on Friday.
edit on 10-11-2012 by gmonundercover because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
No links yet, watching the news and it appears that CIA Director Petraeus has submitted and the President has accepted his resignation from the post..
CIA Director David Petraeus resigns
CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his resignation to President Obama today. According to the Associated Press, Petraeus cited an extramarital affair as the reason for his resignation.
David Petraeus resigns as CIA director
CIA Director David H. Petraeus has resigned, bringing a surprisingly abrupt end to his brief tenure at the agency as well as his decorated career in national security.
Petraeus sent a letter to President Obama on Friday indicating that he was stepping down, citing an extramarital affair.
Resignation letter: news.blogs.cnn.com...
POTUS response: www.whitehouse.gov...
edit on Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:20:26 -0600 by JacKatMtn because: add source link and snippetedit on Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:43:51 -0600 by JacKatMtn because: add WashPost article.edit on Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:02:28 -0600 by JacKatMtn because: add links to resignation letter and POTUS response.edit on Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:12:08 -0600 by JacKatMtn because: (no reason given)
He testified in October that the CIA did not order any stand down. This contradicts what Obama says.
That is the flap, obviously.
Petraeus was supposed to testify in front of congress! Which he will no longer be doing!
Originally posted by Destinyone
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Some interesting things about Paula,
To say Paula Broadwell is an overachiever is an understatement. She grew up in North Dakota, graduated from West Point and worked in military intelligence. She studied Arabic in the Middle East—Jordan in particular—and specialized in counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, and geopolitical analysis.
The more I find out about this whole debacle. The more I have thoughts of the show/series...Homeland....
You can't be married to the 4 Star General and look like that.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by Destinyone
I have never watched it,
How does it remind you of the show?
Homeland is a drama/thriller series developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, and based on the Israeli series Hatufim (English title: Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff. The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer, and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine. Mathison has come to believe that Brody, who was held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was turned by the enemy and now threatens the United States.
The series is broadcast in the U.S. on the cable channel Showtime, and is produced by Fox 21. It premiered on October 2, 2011. The first episode was made available online, more than two weeks before broadcast, with viewers having to complete some tasks to unlock access. The series has received critical acclaim, as well as several industry awards, including winning the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes respectively. Showtime renewed the series for a second season of 12 episodes, which premiered on September 30, 2012 both domestically and internationally (Canada and New Zealand). On October 22, 2012, Homeland was renewed for a third season of 12 episodes.en.wikipedia.org...
I wonder why he would leave just because of that? Did he just want to get it out there before someone catches him and makes a big story about it? Or maybe there's another reason?
The Huffington Post
The FBI learned of the affair after officials monitored Petraeus' email, officials told the AP. They were investigating claims that Broadwell had access to his email.
Petraeus's resignation came at a time when his office was under extraordinary pressure over its role in the attack in Benghazi, Libya, when four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, were killed.
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by Ahabstar
Do you really think that this will lead to impeachment?
It is too soon to ask if you think that there is any chance of conviction if there is an impeachment.