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No novelist, not even Tom Clancy, could come up with a story like this. A four-star general and Director of the CIA taken down by an FBI agent with an agenda and an obsession of his own.
Yet, that is the story, my friends, as silly as it can be. After updating our timeline and thinking maybe Karl Rove was playing some games with the Benghazi story and Fox News, it's really much simpler, pathetic and silly.
Ms. Kelley, a volunteer with wounded veterans and military families, brought her complaint to a rank-and-file agent she knew from a previous encounter with the F.B.I. office, the official also said. That agent, who had previously pursued a friendship with Ms. Kelley and had earlier sent her shirtless photographs of himself, was “just a conduit” for the complaint, he said. He had no training in cybercrime, was not part of the cyber squad handling the case and was never assigned to the investigation.
But the agent, who was not identified, continued to “nose around” about the case, and eventually his superiors “told him to stay the hell away from it, and he was not invited to briefings,” the official said. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Monday night that the agent had been barred from the case.
Later, the agent became convinced — incorrectly, the official said — that the case had stalled. Because of his “worldview,” as the official put it, he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama. The agent alerted Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who called the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, on Oct. 31 to tell him of the agent’s concerns.
The official said the agent’s self-described “whistle-blowing” was “a little embarrassing” but had no effect on the investigation.
Got that? David Petraeus is in disgrace because he had a midlife crisis or something and got hot and heavy with a woman prone to jealous, impulsive acts. Meanwhile, some FBI agent with the hots for Jill Kelley and a "worldview" that included weird and unprovable conspiracy theories about political coverups to protect President Obama got impatient and contacted his teaBircher Congressional buddies. What excuse will Joe Scarborough have for the takedown of his "rising star" now?
Glenn Beck must be so proud, as must Eric Cantor. And now it is time for reckoning to occur. I would very much like to know the name of this proud conspiracy theorist who managed to cock up an ongoing FBI investigation and feed Fox News a few days of incredibly stupid conspiracy theories to gnash over.
He should post his shirtless photos and creepy text messages to Jill Kelley online too, because seriously, he should be roundly ridiculed for his involvement in business that was not his own. For that matter, what is Jill Kelley doing turning to this poor besotted lout for assistance with her "harassing emails"?
Do any of these people have any sense or do they just all float around doing stupid all day?
Update: Oh my, now it's getting really interesting. Seems the FBI is now looking at Jill Kelley's email, because there is the possibility of 20-30,000 -- yes, that's thousands -- of inappropriate emails with General John R. Allen, US/NATO Commander in Afghanistan.
Yep, they're "keeping us safe."
Stay tuned for the next episode of "As National Security Turns."