Monday, November 12, 2012
Did Broadwell Divulge Classified Information?
That is just one of the burning questions surrounding the revelation that David Petraeus was having an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. Politico has the story with a video shot of Broadwell discussing her professional position at the time.
In addition the Arutz Sheva link quoting her statements at the University of Denver on October 26 is backed up by the video, which was shown by Andrea Mitchell this morning on MSNBC. Breitbart also has a report on the Denver statements here.
Here is one important point. Moralizing aside, when you are in a position like director of the CIA, you cannot leave yourself open to blackmail. What if he had been president of the United States, be jeezus?
That reminds me of the time Dick "Bum Scoop" Morris was Clinton's adviser in the White House. Dickie was cavorting with some call girl in his Washington penthouse, and letting her listen in on his conversations with the President.
We also need to know why the FBI didn't (reportedly) advise President Obama about the Petraeus affair until just before the announcement came out. Are you really going to believe that the FBI was investigating an affair involving the director of the CIA and that crazy e-mails were flying around from this woman that might affect national security that the president was the last to know? I don't buy that. More plausible is a scenario that the White House/President were told and held it until after the election. With the election secured and Petraeus scheduled to appear before Congress and tell them what he knew about Benghazi this very Thursday, the hammer fell. According to the below Wall Street Journal report, the FBI was involved in this case during the summer.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media, led by MSNBC, is trying to keep Obama out of this. Unfortunately for them, there is the salacious aspect of this scandal-a SEX scandal- that will fuel the public interest.
I do feel bad for Petraeus. It is sad to see such a great career ended in this manner. He does have a duty to the nation, however, to be forthcoming about Benghazi that does not end with his resignation.
I wonder how long it will be before Obama claims Executive Privilege.