Ron Kessler on Petraeus Resignation: There Are Several Cover-ups Going On (Video)

Ronald Kessler, Chief Washington Correspondent for Newsmax, spoke with FOX News tonight about the Petraeus resignation. Kessler said,

There are several cover-ups going on here. One is the claim that the President Obama was not aware of what was going on with the FBI investigation… Simply look at the facts. Is there any way the FBI would launch an investigation on the CIA Director without telling the president? The second cover-up was the fact that the FBI was told to hold off on this until after the election. I was told in early October that the FBI was outraged about this… It started in a very strange way. The FBI came across emails on his military email account in which he referred to doing something under the desk. And there was a misinterpretation that that meant corruption, something under the table. It actually meant sex under the desk.

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  • Patty

    FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say
    By Sari Horwitz and Greg Miller, Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2:05 PM

    The collapse of the impressive career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was triggered when a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement officials with know­ledge of the episode.

    The recipient of the e-mails was so frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and a Petraeus biographer, and uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials said.

    When Petraeus’s name surfaced, FBI investigators were concerned that the CIA director’s personal e-mail account had been hacked and that national security had been threatened. The officials said further investigation, including FBI interviews with Broadwell and Petraeus, led to the discovery that the two were engaged in an affair.

    The identity of the woman who received the e-mails was not disclosed, and the nature of her relationship with Petraeus is unknown. The officials said the woman did not work at the CIA and was not Petraeus’s wife, Holly. The law enforcement officials said the e-mails indicated that Broadwell perceived the other woman as a threat to her relationship with Petraeus.

    Attempts to reach Broadwell and her relatives have been unsuccessful, and she has not made a public statement since she was linked with Petraeus on Friday.

    All three senior officials who described the impetus for the investigation spoke on the condition of anonymity because aspects of the inquiry are ongoing.


  • Rhonda

    the Generals blackmailer is OBAMA! The General could go to Congress and lie about the video or he would lose his pension and rank. It totally fits with Obama’s mo. Romney was clean as a whistle, obama had nothing to use against Romney but his SUCCESS! The General would not be blackmailed so he resigned and outed himself.

    May God Bless Mitt and Ann Romney and their family. We tried. Love you for trying. same goes for Paul and Janna Ryan God Bless.

  • Patty

    Investigations that they found, imo, shouldn’t have allowed Petraeus to become CIA Director, in the first place. These were conducted in 2010. Affair was between 2010 and 2011.

    Obama had to have been aware of this “EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIR” long before the Attack on Stevens and other three Americans.

    And why would Petraeus go along with the video story, was the reason for Attack. He was CIA director and he was famous for his work in Iraq and nothing got by this guy.

    Obama administration including Obama need to be question and this is another delay tactic.

    Funny, he is president, again. I BLAME THE BIAS MEDIA AND THEY DID NOT DO THEIR JOB.

    many co-conspirators, from obama on down.

  • Patty

    Rep. Peter King: Petraeus “Absolutely Necessary Witness”


  • ★FALCON★

    I made this comment on the other Petraeus thread – Obama’s best beware – Petraeus knows all. He was the CIA director after-all for Goodness sakes.

    He knows if there are UFO, who killed Kennedy, if God exists, and where Obama was born.

    Obama’s days may be numbered.

  • Patty

    WATCH – Rep Gowdy: Either Petraeus Will Come And Testify to Congress Or He Will Be Subpoenaed

    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC): “The fact that he’s resigned and had an affair has nothing to do with whether he will be subpoenaed to Congress. I hope we don’t have to subpoena a four star general and a former CIA director. I would hope he would come voluntarily but if he won’t he will be subpoenaed. And none of what happened today is an offense to a subpoena… He’s either a witness in our case in chief or he’s gonna be a rebuttal witness if Susan Rice and others blame him for their failure of intelligence and failure of information. But there is no way we can get to the bottom of Benghazi without David Petraeus.”


  • Patty

    #5 November 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    ★FALCON★ commented:

    I wish this were true about Obama days are numbered. I am not too sure who or what Obama is. He has channeled his way through so many criminal activities and still capable of coming out the other side.

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  • Patty

    Here’s What We Know About General Petraeus’ Reported Mistress


  • Patty

    And then there is this:

    House asks Clinton to testify on Benghazi, but she declines due to scheduling conflict

    She too, must be questioned to the max. I CERTAINLY DO NOT WANT HER CAREER IN PUBLIC LIFE TO CONTINUE, EITHER.

  • ★FALCON★

    #7 November 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    Patty commented:

    I am not too sure who or what Obama is. He has channeled his way through so many criminal activities and still capable of coming out the other side.

    Two things can not remain hidden for long – the sun and the truth.

    Obama is a globalist elite placed in power by forces with no intention of seeing America thrive. Nor survive. It’s all a scheme to destroy America. And steal all of her wealth before killing her in entirety. They are a plaque of locusts that travel from one area to another – and America is the riches target.

    It has taken 50 years for these global UN criminals to gather the coordination and stealth operator (Obama) to kill America. Add in the bogus voter software and bingo. They site there amazed that there hasn’t been a total revolution, and Uncivil war.

    If you were to create another Obama – you would have to import the ingredients.

  • lizzy84

    History teaches us that under in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin the Red Army was purged of its best officers and men. In fact the purge nearly destroyed the Red Army and it was a real possibility that due to the purge (And killing of these men) that Germany could have destroyed the Soviet Union.

    Now look to today. First Cmdr. Joseph Darlak, captain of the
    frigate Vandegrift, then, Capt. Owen Honors was relieved of duty Tuesday
    as commander of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, then General Ham
    was relieved. There is a massive Reduction in Forces happening in the military. While civilian (union) workers are not being fired, the men and women in uniform are being basically fired.

    Rumors are rampant that there was a Seven Days in May coup d’etat being planned if Obama won. I doubt it, bum Obama is removing all and any opposition to his plans there can be. Rumors are also rampant that this was the last free election we as a nation will ever have. That Obama has no intention of ever giving up power and he will soon find a way to eliminate both Houses of Congress and the Supreme Court. Why not? Already the left has declared him G-d.

    I fear the end is nearing for the United States of America. A once proud and free nation now subjected to the whim of a dictator.
    maggie’s notebook: You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me~

  • Patty

    Femme fatale: Threats, explicit emails, and sex under the desk define Petraeus affair

    Read more:

    New, unconfirmed details emerged on Saturday about how the FBI uncovered former CIA Director David Petraeus’ affair with one of his biographers, Paula Broadwell.

    The FBI reportedly received a complaint from a third party who claimed to have been the target of harassing emails from Broadwell. The agency’s investigation apparently broadened when it discovered that Broadwell or another individual may have attempted to access Petraeus’ email account.

    When the FBI looked further into the matter, according to the conservative website Newsmax, investigators found thousands of emails between the former general and Broadwell, including one that allegedly detailed his fantasy of engaging in sex under his office desk.

    “I’m not sure anyone really ‘knew,’ per se,” a senior military source who has worked with Petraeus told Business Insider. “But it’s one of those things that, as soon as the announcement was made, I knew in an instant who it was. Everything made sense. Who had exclusive access to him? Who wrote the hagiography on his life? Who framed their entire existence around his persona? It wasn’t hard to make the guess, and the rest is public knowledge now. One day, she’s celebrating her birthday as an accomplished — if you want to use that term — author and PhD candidate, the next she’s Paula Jones.”

    Petraeus and Broadwell reportedly continued sharing emails even after the affair ended a few months ago.

    “I took full advantage of his open-door policy to seek insight and share perspectives,” Broadwell wrote in her biography of Petraeus.

    “I’d earned varsity letters in cross-country and indoor and outdoor track and finished at the top of my class for athletics at West Point; I wanted to see if he could keep stride during an interview. Instead it became a test for me,” she wrote, adding that Petraeus eventually increased his running speed “until the talk turned to heavy breathing, and we reached a 6-minute-per-mile pace. It was a signature Petraeus move. I think I passed the test, but I didn’t bother to transcribe the interview.”

    Also on Saturday, the New York Times denied that Broadwell’s cuckolded husband, Scott Broadwell, had written the paper’s “Ethicist” columnist for advice about the ongoing affair.

    Read more:

  • dwd

    Other coverups:

    Iranian attack on US drone

    THAT’S FOUR COVERUPS IN THE PAST WEEK, conveniently all to conceal information that could/would influence the election

  • joyo

    Unfortunately, Petraeus’ life is probably in more danger now than at any other time in his life. After all, murder is the “Chicago” way. I believe the Obama folks blackmailed him into telling Congress it was the video behind the Benghazi killings at his first meeting with Congress. Petraeus has since seen the handwriting on the wall and decided he didn’t want to be the FALL GUY for THE ONE on Benghazi.

  • ★FALCON★

    The Mayans have December 21st 2012 as the end.

    Anyone doubting that now after the last few months?

    I find it amazing that all of America’s enemies have not simultaneously stuck us all at once.

    If things continue this way – we won’t have much time left.

  • Mike

    I am so sick off all of this shady behavior. Historically there has always been a certain amount of corruption that goes with positions of power, however this is simply not acceptable. We have elected a crook for another four years. He and his minions are about as venal as they come. There is an expectation of dignity decorum that is expected out of our leaders. I will not call him president. I call him crook, liar and enemy of this nation.

  • donh


  • Patty

    #11 November 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    ★FALCON★ commented:

    It is the sheep of American, Youth, Blacks, Women and add worst of all, Republicans who didn’t vote, Dumb luck, and a generation that has fallen for a celebrity, eye candy and hip hop character style of a man who never had experience to lead.

    Fallon, Letterman, the View, Pimp with a Limp and so on. He attacked Romney over an over in crucial states and he ran a better campaign with Hispanics.

    What happened was the voters who were uninformed and pot smoking idiots were asked what is you know about Obama, they knew only what they saw on late night.

    Young girls with enablers for parents loved Fluke, Obama was giving them free stuff and among them contraception.

    I know who and what he is, he is slick and he hit the right Americans and he never lost a beat.

  • JenBee

    Interesting to see all of you here seeming to be so sure that the ‘light’ and the ‘truth’ is going to come out on this. It won’t. The election has absolutely broken my spirit, and I no longer believe Obama will get ANY of his just due. Even if something does come out, it’ll NEVER EVER be reported on in the MSM — the ignorant ‘Honey Boo Boo’ public will NEVER know about it, not EVER. It’ll be swept under the rug. Not only will they never know about it, but Obama nor anyone in his administration or cabinet will EVER, NOT FREAKING EVER, be punished or held accountable for it. Y’all are totally fooling yourselves, clinging to scraps. This election proved to me alot of things, and one of those things is that Obama is untouchable. Sad but true. Go ahead and attack me though I’m ‘one of you’, but at least I see reality, I know what’s what, and Obama will never face consequences for this or for ANYTHING.