Pentagon investigating top US commander in Afghanistan for emails to woman in Petraeus scandal

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ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The Pentagon says the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening e-mails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday. Panetta says he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday.

A senior defense official, who discussed the matter only on condition of anonymity because it is under investigation, said Allen’s communications were with Kelley, who has been described as an unpaid social liaison at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., which is headquarters to the U.S. Central Command.

Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday.

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wildman
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wildman 11/13/12 - 04:45 am
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come on man

You expect the American people to believe that the Pres knew nothing about this until last Friday. Mr. President and staff, we are not stupid! Tell us the truth.

Tullie
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Tullie 11/13/12 - 06:58 am
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Huh

All this to deflect from what happened in Bengahzi? Seems a lot of stuff coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/13/12 - 07:14 am
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Wow! it is starting to sound

like an old fashion Soviet Purge of leadership to be replaced by "more in amenable" comrades.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/13/12 - 07:25 am
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Obama knew about this in the

Obama knew about this in the spring, along with Holder. He put it in his pocket and saved it. Petraeus has always been an honorable man where his job was concerned and was probably going to tell the truth about Benghazi. Obama pulled this out of his pocket in an attempt to shut him up with some Chicago style political blackmail. Didn't work, Petraeus resigned rather than participate in a coverup. We will see what Petraeus says if Congress subpoenas him. Two weeks before he resigned, and what probably prompted Obama to pull this affair thing out of his pocket, Petraeus was quoted as saying "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”

Panetta has already lied about what assets were available and how soon they could have been there. And Hillary took a powder to avoid testifying this week and see how the Patraeus thing was going to shake out. This whole thing stinks to high heaven. The mainstream media is holding their nose and breathing through their mouth to avoid digging into Benghazi.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/13/12 - 09:24 am
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WOW

This story just keeps on giving ---giving

We probably have just scratched the surface......now I see why Petraeus said..."See ya"

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 11/13/12 - 09:30 am
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The United States

of America - proud nation, under God - - - - what a terrible shame for our country - what can we as ordinary tax paying citizens do about this? Pay taxes and shut up - "Pilgrim"! Utterly disgusting.

KSL
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KSL 11/13/12 - 05:12 pm
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Just goes to show

The extent this highly corrupt administration will go to in order to get what it wants.

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