Official: Harassing emails led to FBI probe in Petraeus case

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  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 12, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    @JSB: Guess we should make folks wear the scarlett letter forever, because we all know we can't make mistakes and learn from them, right.

  • SLMG Murtoa Australia, Victoria
    Nov. 11, 2012 2:14 p.m.

    Some of you just couldn't wait to find something to start the "we hate the president so lets blame him for everything campaign" and for good measure lets dig up Bill Clinton's affair and throw it in for good measure with Patreaus's affair even if we don't have all of the facts yet.

    Affairs are wrong regardless of who is involved and it does take two to have an affair. All of the people involved are going to have to answer at judgement day for these misdeeds so lets leave it to God who does happen to have all of the facts. Blaming The President does not accomplish anything except more dirt being thrown about something we do not have full information about.

    But sigh, I guess we do have to tolerate the President's fault finders for the next 4 years, such is life.

  • barbara Carlsbad, CA
    Nov. 11, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    How utterly embarrassing. Well timed. Not surprising in today's leadership.

  • John20000 Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 11, 2012 8:57 a.m.


  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 11, 2012 7:48 a.m.

    t702 How do you know Petraeus is a Democrat? The comments posted so far are ridiculous. Does anyone believe only democrats have moral lapses. Just as many Republicans have been caught in scandals as Democrats. And yes I believe a lot of Democrats care do care about morality as Republicans. Many of you are so blinded by hate for Obama it clouds your thinking. Can't we for once set aside all the partisan bickering and hate and just look at the facts.

  • Razzle2 Bluffdale, UT
    Nov. 11, 2012 7:06 a.m.

    Howard Beal said, "When you work in the spy business (CIA), extramarital affairs are seriously frowned upon. It opens up opportunities for potential blackmail and thus security risks. Having an affair with a CIA operative or KGB operative etc. is the oldest trick in the Cold War playbook." - Agreed.

    The President is also in the spy business (CIA). So, how did Clinton not resign?

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 11, 2012 5:55 a.m.

    He got caught and then feels bad. Different for feeling bad when no one else knows. This is known as a lack of integrity, something hard for libs to understand

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Nov. 10, 2012 11:01 p.m.

    He had enough integrity to resign?
    Your all minions
    God will handle barrack and the criminals

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 10, 2012 10:17 p.m.

    The main thing about this is the time issue. If they were investigating him for several months, why did it just pop up the day after the election?

    I am sure the President and his staffers knew the FBI was looking into misconduct becoming one of the intelligence world's top dogs.

    Why would they allow him to still be commanding the CIA when he could have jeopardized security?

    Why would he be involved with the CIA Benghazi affair? Would he lack the ability to direct the CIA? Who made the decisions about the Seals?

    What was the Ambassador doing in Benghazi, a weak defensive posture for the U.S.?

    What other things are happening we don't know about?

    It goes to trust and you can't trust this administration at any level.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 10, 2012 10:06 p.m.

    If an official such as the Director of the CIA is involved with a situation like this, he may have resigned by the investigation has been going on for several months and the CIA involvement with a lot of activities have not been positive. The President would force his resignation to not have that hanging over the Administration more than it is, already.

    If he was a valiant soldier, General, and Agency director that abhors this type of activity when involving Top Secret and Compartmentalized information in access to personal e-mails and other forms of communication, the Congress has already started the process with Benghazi and I am sure the CIA drone involvement and this affair will not end soon. You can't sugar coat this act of the CIA Director that uses his General title in that process.

    In reality this General has deceived his intelligence access and clearance for sensitive material with this type of relationship. President Clinton was only the Boss of intelligence, not the actual person over that so he could justify lying to the nation and with the PLO leader in attendance, Arafat.

    No matter how you spell it, Patreus violated procedures

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    Nov. 10, 2012 9:09 p.m.

    No one should have an affair.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Nov. 10, 2012 6:19 p.m.

    At least Patreus has enough real character to acknowledge the affair and resign. This is so different from the total absence of character of William Jefferson Clinton, the President of the United States of America, who repeatedly lied under oath about his sordid affair with a girl half his age. And when Clinton finally confessed, his democrat supporters fell all over themselves trying to support him. In fact, Obama has so much respect for this adulterer that he gave the nominating speech for Obama to a second term in the White House. Does character mean anything anymore?

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Nov. 10, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    When you work in the spy business (CIA), extramarital affairs are seriously frowned upon. It opens up opportunities for potential blackmail and thus security risks. Having an affair with a CIA operative or KGB operative etc. is the oldest trick in the Cold War playbook. Or researching and getting dirt on top people in government, is the other oldest trick in this playbook.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 10, 2012 5:03 p.m.

    Since when the democrats worry about morality? The way this came down make absolutely no sense. If his stepping down was about the affair, he would have resigned for personal reason and swept under the table and be done with it. Petraeus did not step down because of the affair, it has everything to do with Benghazi and the hearing next week. I think the White House knew about the affair months ago but Petraeus is not in line with the story the Obama Administration wants to advance in the next week hearing. What the Obama machine do? They forced Petraeus to resign or they will go public with the affair. The affair is absolutely wrong but so sad to see another good man is being drag through the mud like they did to Romney.