More on Reichert’s role

The Seattle Times has more on Rep. Dave Reichert’s (R-WA-8) role in the Petraeus affair.

Humphries took Kelley’s concerns to the FBI cybercrime division, but later was worried that the FBI was dragging its feet — possibly for political reasons — and took his worries to U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert.

My read: Shortly before a presidential election, a renegade FBI agent is annoyed with how slowly the FBI is investigating the incumbent President’s CIA Director. He decides to leak information about the investigation in a way that might affect the election.

Reichert is duped into playing the intermediary. Rather than taking the disgruntled FBI agent to the House leadership (you know, the leadership position as defined in the Constitution), Reichert connects the man with Eric Cantor, who is the G.O.P. leader.

Clearly, this was an attempted political hit. But, Cantor isn’t as stupid as Reichert, and decided to not meddle in the investigation.

Comments

  1. 2

    don spews:

    Actually, Obama has perfected his mind control technique, forcing Cantor to not say anything. Members of the Georgia senate were briefed a few weeks ago on this, known as Delphi, perfected by the CIA back during the cold war. But now I’m confused. Wouldn’t it be easier to use mind control to get re-elected than all the logistics of passing out free stuff?

    http://www.motherjones.com/moj.....s-takeover

  2. 3

    Jack Kelly spews:

    It is clear that the FBI needs to fire and indict Reichert for his role in this debacle. The FBI has no role in involving itself in a cat fight between two whore mistresses.

    Reichert and his passing of FBI confidential information to a Republican member of Congress is a terminal event.

  3. 4

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @1

    No, Mr. Cantor passed on a chance to blow a major international espionage investigation, I would think possibly by consulting with someone in the loop who had made a point of having their .45 on their desk while telling him to shut the fuck up.

    Quite surprising actually, the GOP has blown so many others, including the investigation that the Ambassador was involved with, which is what got him killed. One thing the GOP will never be held accountable for, is Cantor’s and Issas little “investigative” foray into the CIA and the White House dealings with the Libyan rebels, the backdoor operation that was helping move weapons into Syria with the help of the Mossad.

    The Libyan military equipment that was captured by the rebels was being shipped to Syria, mostly small arms such as RPGs, rifles, ammunition and explosives like grenades and mines. Chris Stevens was visiting the CIA safe house in Bhengazi, where several Ghaddaffi loyalists, probably former several commanding officers, were rumored to being held.

    The 911 attack on the “Consulate” was an attack on the house that was supposedly being used as an interrogation center by the CIA in an effort to release the prisoners.

    Cantor directly alluded to this secret CIA prison operation and the corresponding weapons sales in open session about six months ago when he was busy trying to find a way to blame Obama for the downfall of Ghaddafi. He and Issa did a lot of sniffing around and blabbering about shit they really had no business sniffing around.

  4. 5

    ArtFart spews:

    Seems the word’s out that a bunch of the GOP heavy hitters in Congress (including McCain) skipped out on a security briefing, holding a press conference instead. Seems they’ve provided themselves a degree of “plausible deniability”. Now they can hold public hearings and ask questions whose answers would further jeopardize national security, and claim afterwards they “didn’t know”.

    Goddamn traitors…

  5. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey trolls, why is it okay for Reichert to jeopardize an FBI investigation, but not okay for McDermott to blow the whistle on GOP House leaders’ misconduct?

  6. 7

    TOS spews:

    But why would the FBI agent choose Rep. Reichert to go to? He doesn’t represent any of the involved parties, he doesn’t have any particular position in Congress that makes him the obvious choice for this sort of thing. What is the connection between Agent Fred and Reichert?

  7. 8

    Puddybud spews:

    Hmmm… seems the FBI and the Attorney General knew about the Petraeus affair for months. So this is much ado about nuthin!

    And for the SENILE Wabbit… Reichert didn’t run to the media like McDimWitt did! Stupid Wabbit!

  8. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 “this is much ado about nuthin”

    Maybe that explains why Petraeus still has his job, Allen’s promotion hasn’t been put on hold, and there’s no active investigation.

  9. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 “Reichert didn’t run to the media like McDimWitt did!”

    You’re right, he didn’t run to the media, he ran to the biggest mouth in Congress, which … er … is the same thing?

    P.S., You should be careful about who you call “stupid.”

  10. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Speaking of stupid, even Michael Steele thinks the GOP’s voter suppression campaign is stupid.

    “Steele also described election year changes to voter laws as ‘highly stupid … and it was made up by a lot of ham-handed actions by state legislatures,’ he said. ‘When a voter – however ill-informed or wise they may be in their understanding of the facts before them, if they feel put upon, oppressed, suppressed, or refused the opportunity to participate in the franchise – pull away from it.’ Steele’s criticism builds on recent comments by Republicans, who have sharply warned that the GOP must become more inclusive and adapt to demographic changes in order to stay competitive.”

    http://politicalticker.blogs.c.....-mistakes/

    In other words, the GOP’s racism isn’t winning friends among minorities. Doh! But what Steele failed to mention is,

    “Mitt, you need to check your facts and realize that there were a lot of white people who really didn’t like you.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/15/.....?hpt=hp_t3

    Maybe starting with the forty-seven percent?

    See, if you accept Romney’s theory that minorities were a prime reason he lost, then he should have cleaned up in the Electoral College in those really, really, really white states

  11. 13

    Puddybud spews:

    he didn’t run to the media, he ran to the biggest mouth in Congress,

    So you claim SENILE Wabbit… Cantor went to the FBI Director…

    Keep stepping in it SENILE one!

    Again… Stupid Wabbit!

  12. 14

    Puddybud spews:

    Oblamer sez

    “If the Republican counterparts or some Democrats have a great idea for us to raise revenue, maintain progressivity, make sure the middle class isn’t getting hit, reduces our deficit, encourages growth, I’m not going to just slam the door in their face.”

    Then Jay Carney takes it away…

    “It is simply unacceptable to go back to policies that failed that stuck the middle class with the bill in order to give very expensive tax cuts to the wealthiest. … We can’t afford it.”

    Once again DUMMOCRAPTS lie and lie and lie!

  13. 16

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 15

    Actually, we’ve been saying for years that Spuddypud lacks any measurable level of cognitive ability as far as anyone with a functioning cerebral cortex can ascertain.

  14. 18

    expatchad spews:


    7. TOS spews:

    But why would the FBI agent choose Rep. Reichert to go to? He doesn’t represent any of the involved parties, he doesn’t have any particular position in Congress that makes him the obvious choice for this sort of thing. What is the connection between Agent Fred and Reichert?

    Because the FBI agent used to work in Seattle and knew r\Bighair, personally, prolly when he was sherfing.

  15. 19

    Ekim spews:

    So an FBI agent outs an official and confidential FBI investigation. What are the specific laws that the FBI and its agents have to follow concerning just this? I mean, what if the outed person(s) are innocent but their lives ruined?

  16. 20

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    The Bureau has never been a Rodeo. . .Cowboys need not apply. I’m afraid ‘freddie’ is toast. Knowing Congresscritter ‘Say, did I tell you I bollixed up the Green River Investigation for years and years’ doesn’t seem to have been an asset.

  17. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Clearly the GOP wants to turn Benghazi hearings into a witch hunt. Shit, they aren’t even waiting for facts; two of their Reps called Obama a “liar” today, before anyone knows what the facts are. Democrats pushed back, pointing out that GOPers cut Obama’s security budget request by $440M.

    http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_.....-back?lite

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I think we should arm these congress critters with water balloons and buy ourselves a large tub of popcorn!

  18. 24

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    After the 2010 elections, all the Republican House seemed to be able to do was to vote on anti-abortion/lady part legislation, jobs crisis be damned.

    Given how that worked out, I imagine they’ll change the lyrics, but keep the same old tune.

    Instead of “Abortion!!” they’ll be yodeling, “BENGHAZZZZIIIII!” to the only music they know.

    They are not interested in governing, they’re interested in power, and will do anything to destroy anyone in their way.

  19. 25

    spews:

    It may be useful to note that Humphries did NOT leak to a reporter. The ‘shirtless’ photo, which turns out to be a photo unlike those taken by, say, Anthony Weiner and Christopher Lee, was sent to a whole bunch of people, including a Seattle Times reporter.

    One may reasonably surmise that Humphries was on good terms with the reporter to whom the photo was sent.

    He could have leaked to a reporter had he wanted to influence the election. He didn’t. He contacted a congressman in whom he apparently has trust, who contacted a congressional leader, and it still remained non-public information.

    Don’t forget that despite the ‘leak’, people like Feinstein didn’t know about the affair until the resignation occurred.

    If Humphries had tried to leak, he did a piss-poor job of it.

  20. 26

    Puddybud spews:

    Have you ever noticed the ekim can’t argue his way out of a goats ASS?

    ekim, in a battle of wits you lost at conception!

  21. 27

    Puddybud spews:

    The only pukes who leak anything are DUMMOCRAPTS.

    DUMMOCRAPT McDimWitt leaked to the media.

    DUMMOCRAPT Donilon leaked to the NY Times.

    Notice not much happens when DUMMOCRAPTS leak, but when a DUMMOCRAPT thinks a leak occurred by a Republican, DUMMOCRAPTS want a head. In this case HA DUMMOCRAPTS think they have Congressman Reichert dead to rights. Except he didn’t leak anything to anyone.

    EPIC FAYLE HA Libtards. EPIC FAYLE! Keep pizzing into the fan. Hope the spray feels good.

  22. 28

    Puddybud spews:

    @22,

    FartyArt… If it’s the same don from before then don is one of yours. Ask ylbuttspigot for some of his replays from the crazed databaze. Too bad you are tooooo stoooooooooooooopid to realize it.

  23. 29

    spews:

    I’m wondering if, say, in 2014 some law-enforcement official is worried that an investigation isn’t being handled properly and contacts a congressional representative like, say, Representative-elect DelBene, and asks her to involve congressional leadership because it’s an investigation of a key individual in our nation’s leadership………

    would Darryl expect her to take it to Boehner, since in his current position he’s defined by the Constitution as the House leader?

    Or if she took it to Pelosi, who isn’t a leader as defined by the Constitution, would that be OK cause DelBene and Pelosi are on the same team?