Krauthammer: Obama Held Affair Over Petraeus’ Head


The Obama administration is denying that they had any knowledge of the months-long investigation into General Petraeus’ extra-marital affair prior to the election.

Which is a little hard to believe. In fact, it would be sort of scary to believe that they had no idea the FBI was investigating one of the most important national security figures in the country over an inappropriate relationship and dissemination of classified information.

Charles Krauthammer believes, however, that not only did the Obama administration know about Petraeus’ infidelity but held it over his head to manipulate his actions with regard to the Benghazi scandal:

“The reason it’s important is here’s a man who knows the administration holds his fate in its hands, and he gives testimony completely at variance with what the Secretary of Defense had said the day before, at variance with what he’d heard from his station chief in Tripoli, and with everything that we had heard,” says Krauthammer. “Was he influenced by the fact that he knew his fate was held by people within the administration at that time?”

That’s the million dollar question.

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  • whowon

    Greta van Susteren of Fox News says his jobs as a general and CIA director made him “very vulnerable to blackmail from those with very bad intentions against the United States.”

    Fair enough, but many commentators took an entirely different line 15 years ago when President Bill Clinton, who had access to all of our nation’s secrets, was caught having an affair with an intern named Monica Lewinsky. The Starr Report, released in September 1998, revealed that Clinton told Lewinsky that “he suspected that a foreign embassy was tapping his telephones, and he proposed cover stories” if they were ever questioned about their relationship.

    When she left the White House, Lewinsky got a cushy Pentagon job, complete with a security clearance. Later, after Lewinsky threatened to expose the relationship, Clinton accepted her demand for a well-paying job in Manhattan and then asked a friend, Vernon Jordan, to make the contacts. Lewinsky told her then-confidante Linda Tripp that the president owed her something special: “I don’t want to have to work for this position. I just want it to be given to me.” But none of this brought down Clinton, who was acquitted by the Senate in a impeachment trial for having committed perjury before a federal judge.

    • RCND

      Clinton got to, and continues to, play by different rules… as do most democrats. It just is what it is. I don’t agree with it, but as long as the MSM is in their back pocket it will just be this way

  • Harold

    Obama and this administration using blackmail over a high ranking official at the CIA? Oh my gosh please say it ain’t so.

  • Matthew Hawkins

    This is a serious charge and totally irresponsible if you have no evidence.

    Krauthamer and Fox should be embarrassed for airing this.