Is it true that Petraeus and Broadwell used 'email trick' during affair?
Now the FBI is investigating new emails between Kelley and John Allen, the top U.S. General in Afghanistan.
Is this series of events coordinated so that Petraeus doesn't have to testify in the Benghazi incident or was he blackmailed so that he now has to testify?
SOURCE: Paula Broadwell's Emails Weren't Threatening--Just Catty
The source, who Daly says recently worked at the highest levels of national intelligence, describes the emails as follows:
“Kind of cat-fight stuff... More like, ‘Who do you think you are? … You parade around the base … You need to take it down a notch.’”
The emails were so unthreatening, in fact, that the FBI had a serious debate about whether they should pursue the case at all.
The reason the FBI did end up pursuing the case, Daly's source suggests, is that one agent was a "" of Jill Kelley's.
This agent, we assume, was the one who was eventually taken off the case because he became infatuated with Kelley and sent her a shirtless photo of himself.
So, let's review...
The FBI investigation that unearthed the affair between the director of the CIA and his biographer and ultimately led to the CIA director's resignation and the embarrassment of another general was triggered by anonymous emails that weren't threatening. The country's elite investigative service was summoned and, after reviewing the emails, wondered whether they should pursue an investigation at all. The reason the FBI pursued the investigation might be that the agent in charge of it had a crush on the witness.
We live in interesting times.
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Petraeus and Broadwell used 'email trick' during affair
10:42AM EST November 13. 2012 - CIA Director David Petraeus and his mistress Paula Broadwell took steps to conceal some of their online messages during their affair, the Associated Press reports, citing law enforcement officials.
Petraeus and Broadwell would leave messages in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail account, according to a law enforcement official who spoke to the AP. This trick allowed them to see each others' messages without creating an easily traceable email trail.
From the AP:
"Petraeus and Broadwell apparently used a trick, known to terrorists and teenagers alike, to conceal their email traffic, one of the law enforcement officials said.
Rather than transmitting emails to the other's inbox, they composed at least some messages and instead of transmitting them, left them in a draft folder or in an electronic "dropbox," the official said. Then the other person could log onto the same account and read the draft emails there. This avoids creating an email trail that is easier to trace."
The Washington Post reports that this tactic has been used by al-Qaeda terrorists as far back as 2005.
The Post notes that using draft mode rather than hitting "send" on an email leaves less of an electronic trail. When messages are actually sent, " both accounts record the transmission as well as such metadata as the IP addresses on either end, something the two seemed to be seeking to avoid," the Post notes.
Between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of emails between Petraeus and Broadwell sent from 2010 to 2012 are currently under investigation, according to the AP.
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