Who is “the White House,” what did it know, and when?
From ABC regarding the Benghazigate/David Petraeus resignation debacle (BTW, far too much can be described as a debacle at this point in the history of the Obama Administration):
The FBI withheld its findings about Gen. David Petreaus’ affair from the White House and congressional leaders because the agency considered them the result of a criminal investigation that never reached the threshold of an intelligence probe, law enforcement sources said today.
I’ve asked it before and I’ll ask it again: when is the FBI the first responder for what’s been described as harassing (but not threatening) e-mails received by an ordinary citizen (the “social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base”)?
The song remains the same: never.
Good grief, $1.6 billion disappears under Jon Corzine’s watch and nothing happens and yet the FBI goes all in with their e-peeping for the MacDill social liaison receiving harassing e-mails?
(Update: the WSJ reports “The FBI investigation began with five to 10 emails beginning around May…”)
The next ABC blurb:
Despite the lengthy investigation into Broadwell by the FBI, the White House says it was not made aware of it until Wednesday, the day after the election, a revelation that surprised many.
OK, who is “the White House” and is that different than the “Obama Administration”? Building’s don’t speak or hear but people—people in the Administration—do. And doesn’t the FBI work for Eric “My People” Holder? Think this was compartmentalized from Holder? Neither do I.
Had Petraeus been a normal career intelligence type and not a plausible political candidate in a holding pattern, would this entire “investigation” have occurred? No.
While Petraeus is guilty of disgracefully self-destructing (as an admitted zipper-case), somewhere, J. Edgar Hoover isn’t just smiling: he’s laughing his guts out.