Thursday, November 15, 2012

Almost Over

The Democrats/admin may be nearing another victory, this time on Benghazi.  General Petraeus gave an interview to CNN's Kyra Phillips (who has interviewed the general in war zones, oh my), while Eric Holder was asked questions about why he didn't tell the White House he was investigating their CIA chief.

First Petraeus:
"He insisted to me that he has never passed classified information to Paula Broadwell," Phillips said. "He said this has nothing to do with Benghazi, and he wants to testify. He will testify."
In other words, he passed along nothing about the prisoners she mentioned in the October 26 Denver speech.  And the stuff found in her home didn't come from him.  And the affair had nothing to do with Benghazi, he just wanted to come clean and do the honorable thing right after the election, which includes testifying.  Was he going to reveal the affair all along after the election and take his medicine or only after the FBI mentioned it to Clapper?  

Holder was equally deft:
In his first public comments on the matter, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that Justice Department officials did not tell the White House about related FBI investigations -- including looking into possible breaches of top-secret information -- because it was determined national security was never at risk.
So why did someone at the FBI call James Clapper on the evening of the election to tell them? Why was the FBI still raiding Broadview's home a week afterwards if they knew there was no security issue? Is national security the only reason to ever tell a president the FBI is investigating a cabinet member?  Will the press ever ask a follow-up to any administration figure on anything?

Meanwhile, from Gretawire, the female wrecking crew called Jill was bragging on September 28 of being at the White House:
"Btw I was made the (honorary) Ambassador to US Central Command's Coalition!" she told a Times reporter in a Sept. 28 email. "In addition to that, I was just recently appointed to be the Honorary Consulate General to South Korea! I'm in DC today — just left from breakfast at the White House. . . . I really hope to see you soon!"
So the State Department made her a consul to the base and South Korea? That's an amazing closed loop. But even mentions of John Kerry, Sheldon Whitehouse, Joe Biden or the White House are not enough to keep this going without something else. Petraeus will testify behind closed doors, the weekend will be upon us, then Thanksgiving, then the fiscal cliff.

So say hello to another loss, GOP.   They've turned Benghazi into a cheap sex tale, which has nearly run its course with no official criminal damage.  They are going to get away with this just like they are getting away with leaking classified info to the Times and AP on Yemen and Iran. The double standard is firmly in cement now.


Right Truth said...

Interesting that Kelly was point out to someone at the Republican convention that she would be able to fix him up with a big deal 'no bid gas deal', between South Korea and ... (she would get 2% commission). Later it was revealed that she really didn't have the connections she was supposed to have. Her connections to Petraeus were supposed to get her the deal.

Right Truth

A.C. McCloud said...

She also went to the White House 3 times between September 28 and Nov 4. Let's see--by that time she already knew Petraeus' side squeeze was sending the emails and surely put 2 and 2 together. Gee, what could she have been doing in the WH in possession of such information?