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.