A theory of Petraeus’s retirement
My wife points out that Petraeus was outed by the FBI, who “stumbled across” evidence of the affair while investigating a computer security problem. Meaning they hacked Petraeus’ email account and read through the archives looking for dirt, which was then used to destroy Petraeus after he and CIA refused to go along with the Benghazi coverup, and to discredit any testimony he might ever give on the matter. No doubt his coterie at CIA have all somehow been likewise neutered. And Holder—who supervises the FBI—will now retire, so that any role he might have played in this will henceforth be a dead letter. Same for Hillary.
Kristor’s premise is incorrect. The CIA, rather than the FBI, was responsible for the general’s security clearance and thus knew from the time of the his nomination that he was compromised. Since he knew and the CIA knew, the only individual in a position to blackmail the general was the president.LA replies:
I didn’t know that Petraeus had backed up the lie about attack. My impression was that the CIA had somewhat dissociated itself from the White House progaganda line.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 10, 2012 01:43 PM | Send