November 12, 2012

Report: FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny For Sending Shirtless Pictures Of Himself..

To the woman involved in the case

Petraeus mistress sends anonymous threatening emails to Kelley. She tells this agent and he starts the investigation and then goes all Weinergate like?

You just can't make this stuff up:

[WSJ]WASHINGTON—A federal agent who launched the investigation that ultimately led to the resignation of Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to superiors' concerns that he had become personally involved in the case, according to officials familiar with the probe.

New details about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled the case suggest that even as the bureau delved into Mr. Petraeus's personal life, the agency had to address questionable conduct by one of its own—including allegedly sending shirtless photos of himself to a woman involved in the case.

FBI officials declined to identify the agent, so he couldn't be reached to give his side of the story. The agent is now under investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility, the internal-affairs arm of the FBI, according to two officials familiar with the matter[...]

The FBI agent who started the case was a friend of Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who received harassing, anonymous emails that led to the probe, according to officials.[...]

However, supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter, and prohibited him from any role in the investigation, according to the officials.

The FBI officials found that he had sent shirtless pictures of himself to Ms. Kelley, according to the people familiar with the probe.

That same agent, after being barred from the case, contacted a member of Congress, Washington Republican David Reichert, because he was concerned senior FBI officials were going to sweep the matter under the rug, the officials said. That information was relayed to top congressional officials, who notified FBI headquarters in Washington.

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Hang on to your seats, this looks to be a very bumpy ride getting to the bottom of this mess.

More importantly, this is over shadowing the investigation into the terror attack in Benghazi. This stinks to high hell.

h/t Moe Lane

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