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2012-11-16 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Petraeus mistress loses security clearance
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Posted by Fred 2012-11-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6501 views ]  Top

#1 Or, as put it:

“Now that the barn door's been left open, the horse escaped, the barn burned down, the burnt wreckage washed away in a flood, and the horse drowned in the swollen river, Army officials think to remove Paula Broadwell's security clearance.”
Posted by Lone Ranger 2012-11-16 00:46||   2012-11-16 00:46|| Front Page Top

#2 Her access was likely suspended by the Central Clearance Facility (CCF) pending the outcome of the investigation. Broadwell is no longer the government's target. The target is now the parties who gave her the classified documents and whom did she pass them along to?

A great deal of pressure will be applied to this young lady during the discovery process. It will be interesting to see how she holds up and what other parties may be revealed.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-16 05:40||   2012-11-16 05:40|| Front Page Top

#3 Hard to understand what she was up to with the classified info. Might have been just a conceit - perhaps having certain "special privileges" made her feel free to take other liberties as well. I think she'll tell the truth. She's cooperated the whole way, and besides, it's all she has left.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-11-16 14:29||   2012-11-16 14:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Geee, ya think?
Posted by Raider 2012-11-16 18:54||   2012-11-16 18:54|| Front Page Top

#5 RandomJD, she was apparently an Army reserve MI officer, which would give her access to some classified info apart from her relationship w/ Petraeus, at least when activated.
Posted by lotp 2012-11-16 19:40||   2012-11-16 19:40|| Front Page Top

#6 Right, but you still can't take stuff home. Further, you'd think it would have crossed her mind: "I am the DCI's hoochie mama. Any mistake I make could have major unforseeable consequences. I had better be especially careful." I mean, they shouldn't have gone there at all, but that an MI officer and the DCI displayed such a mind-boggling lack of paranoia is frankly the most inexcusable aspect.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-11-16 20:15||   2012-11-16 20:15|| Front Page Top

#7 Can't is clearly false. Shouldn't, for sure. And yes, they both have been arrogant, sloppy etc. I'm furious and deeply mourning the dry rot throughout large parts of the military leadership, of which this is only the latest and most dramatic example.
Posted by lotp 2012-11-16 20:28||   2012-11-16 20:28|| Front Page Top

#8 "I am the DCI's hoochie mama"

Hold on ... I can almost see the name of a future Internet dating site :-)
Posted by Raider 2012-11-16 22:14||   2012-11-16 22:14|| Front Page Top

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