Watch Beck break down the scandal via TheBlazeTV here:
During Tuesday’s broadcast, Glenn Beck delved into the developing sex scandal involving David Petraeus, former director of the CIA. The former four-star general resigned his CIA post last week after acknowledging an extramarital affair.
However, the timing of his resignation — just days before he was scheduled to testify before Congress about the Benghazi terrorist attack — seems a little too coincidental, Beck explained.
“Petraeus was set to be the key witness in the Benghazi testimony this week,” he said. “But wouldn’t you know it, the FBI…accidentally stumbled upon some private emails and determined that he was having an affair.”
“What are the odds?”
The New York Times reports that Allen is under investigation for “inappropriate communication” with Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who initiated an FBI investigation by reporting harassing email.
|John R. Allen|
FBI agents searched her North Carolina home Monday night, carrying out boxes.
Allen’s name had not come up in coverage of the scandal until early this morning.
The Marine Corps general has headed forces in Afghanistan since July 2011, when he succeeded Petraeus. President Obama nominated Allen last month to become commander of American forces in Europe and the supreme allied commander of NATO.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued a statement to reporters Tuesday saying that those nominations had been placed on hold.
Panetta said the FBI had referred their findings on Allen to the Defense Department on Sunday.
The Times reports that the Pentagon’s inspector general is reviewing 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents, many of them e-mails between Allen and Kelley.
Kelley has hired celebrity lawyer Abbe Lowell, whose former clients include Bill Clinton and Jack Abramoff; and crisis PR handler Judy Smith, who has represented Monica Lewinsky and Michael Vick.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI agent who initially fielded her complaints was barred from involvement in the case. The agent allegedly sent shirtless photos of himself to Kelley before the email investigation began.
On a personal note, this just doesn't add up. Would General Petraeus really allow himself to be used by this administration?
It just doesn't make sense. I truly believe there's more than meets the eye on Jill Kelley. I'm not so sure that the 'other woman,' Paula Broadwell wasn't also was a set up.
It is more believable that they set him up from the beginning and these women were in cahoots to assist in destroying him.
I never could understand why them move Panetta out of the CIA and Petraeus into the CIA. That move stunk when they did it and it stinks even more now.
Hopefully, Petraeus pulled some CIA jujitsu and has incriminating video/audio of his extortion that he will reveal.
What are your thoughts?