Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Attorney General Holder And FBI Director Mueller Were Mum On Petraeus For Weeks

Shaun Waterman and Kristina Wong at the Washington Times report on Congressional leaders who are asking questions about what the Obama administration knew about former CIA Director Petraeus's prior to the presidential election. 

Congressional leaders are calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (seen above in his official DOJ photo) and FBI  Director Robert S. Mueller III to explain why their agencies kept information about former CIA Director David H. Petraues extramarital affair from the White House, Congress and the U.S. intelligence community as the scandal expanded and ensnared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan..

Lawmakers also said they intend to call on Mr. Petraeus to testify about the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya as soon as this week.

The Pentagon inspector general Tuesday opened an investigation of Marine Gen. John Allen after the FBI  found “inappropriate” emails among tens of thousands he had sent to a Florida socialite during a cybercrime probe that uncovered Mr. Petraeus affair and forced his resignation last week.

Mr. Holder knew that the FBI investigation had stumbled across evidence of Mr. Petraeus' affair weeks ago “but chose not to disclose it until after the presidential election — yet another example of Mr. Holder's politicized leadership of the Justice Department,” Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, said in a letter Tuesday to House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican.

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