Sometime Monday night, the FBI raided Paula Broadwell’s North Carolina home and office, carrying out boxes of documents, presumably because it became clear a few weeks ago that Broadwell had gained access to sensitive information and in at least one case was storing classified documents on her work computer. We know that.
But it seems the FBI is very curious about something else and NBC and North Carolina media seem to think that the “something else” has to do with how Broadwell knew where high-ranking intelligence officials were going to be when they were going to be there – at least enough to warn her rival Jill Kelley to stay the hell away.
The first email sent anonymously to Jill Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., woman who reported the threatening emails to the FBI, in May referred to Kelley socializing with other generals in the Tampa area and suggested it was inappropriate and should stop, according to the source close to Kelley, who spoke with NBC News on condition of anonymity….
What most alarmed Kelley and the FBI, the source said, were references to “the comings and goings” of high-level generals from the U.S. Central Command, which is based at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, and the U.S. Southern Command, as well as Petraeus — including events that were not on any public schedule. This raised the question as to whether somebody had access to sensitive — and classified — information.
You could chalk it up to pillow talk, after all, what does the world’s most powerful spy chat about in bed other than his job, which is basically the only think about David Petraeus that is remotely sexy, given that he looks like an overgrown thumb with a toupee. And Broadwell seemed to know other details that were lost on the media and Congressional investigators, like the alleged existence of a secret CIA prison facility in Benghazi, which she alluded to in a pre-election speech in Denver. At least one source has come forward to confirm the reports, though it was to Fox News, so do with it what you will.
A well-placed Washington source confirms to Fox News that there were Libyan militiamen being held at the CIA annex in Benghazi and that their presence was being looked at as a possible motive for the staged attack on the consulate and annex that night.
According to multiple intelligence sources who have served in Benghazi, there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.
Fox News or not, the allegation, in combination with Broadwell’s…ahem…somewhat newly classified as intimate knowledge, casts an entirely new light on a trip Petraeus made in the days after the September 11th embassy attack, unrelated to any other investigations. Seemed Petraeus wanted to do his own fact-finding mission in the event he would be called to testify to Congress on the matter.
In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred.
Weirdly, he’s not testifying now, even though before his trip he was “looking forward to it.” Is anyone taking notes for this? Because there’s supposed to be a 24 movie coming out that no one has said anything about and this would totally be an awesomesauce plotline if you could somehow work in an overzealous mercenary and a secret terrorist cell that indoctrinates children using public school.