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Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:16 am

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FBI agent's husband pleads guilty in car burning case
Nov 13, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The husband of an FBI agent accused of setting his wife's car on fire pleaded guilty in court Tuesday.

David Powers pleaded guilty to the charge of destruction of government property. Investigators said he set fire to his wife's government-issued 2009 Dodge Charger in July in the garage of their home on Northeast 19th Street in Portland.
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Re: FBI WATCH MAKING CRUELTY VISIBLE

Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:36 am

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FBI's Abuse of the Surveillance State Is the Real Scandal

By Glen Greenwald, Guardian UK

13 November 12



That the stars of America's national security establishment are being devoured by out-of-control surveillance is a form of sweet justice

he Petraeus scandal is receiving intense media scrutiny obviously due to its salacious aspects, leaving one, as always, to fantasize about what a stellar press corps we would have if they devoted a tiny fraction of this energy to dissecting non-sex political scandals (this unintentionally amusing New York Times headline from this morning - "Concern Grows Over Top Military Officers' Ethics" - illustrates that point: with all the crimes committed by the US military over the last decade and long before, it's only adultery that causes "concern" over their "ethics"). Nonetheless, several of the emerging revelations are genuinely valuable, particularly those involving the conduct of the FBI and the reach of the US surveillance state.

As is now widely reported, the FBI investigation began when Jill Kelley - a Tampa socialite friendly with Petraeus (and apparently very friendly with Gen. John Allen, the four-star U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan) - received a half-dozen or so anonymous emails that she found vaguely threatening. She then informed a friend of hers who was an FBI agent, and a major FBI investigation was then launched that set out to determine the identity of the anonymous emailer.

That is the first disturbing fact: it appears that the FBI not only devoted substantial resources, but also engaged in highly invasive surveillance, for no reason other than to do a personal favor for a friend of one of its agents, to find out who was very mildly harassing her by email. The emails Kelley received were, as the Daily Beast reports, quite banal and clearly not an event that warranted an FBI investigation:

"The emails that Jill Kelley showed an FBI friend near the start of last summer were not jealous lover warnings like 'stay away from my man', a knowledgeable source tells The Daily Beast. . . .

"'More like, 'Who do you think you are? . . .You parade around the base . . . You need to take it down a notch,'" according to the source, who was until recently at the highest levels of the intelligence community and prefers not to be identified by name.

"The source reports that the emails did make one reference to Gen. David Petraeus, but it was oblique and offered no manifest suggestion of a personal relationship or even that he was central to the sender's spite. . . . v"When the FBI friend showed the emails to the cyber squad in the Tampa field office, her fellow agents noted the absence of any overt threats.

"No, 'I'll kill you' or 'I'll burn your house down,'' the source says. 'It doesn't seem really that bad.'

"The squad was not even sure the case was worth pursuing, the source says.

"'What does this mean? There's no threat there. This is against the law?' the agents asked themselves by the source's account.

"At most the messages were harassing. The cyber squad had to consult the statute books in its effort to determine whether there was adequate legal cause to open a case.

"'It was a close call,' the source says.

"What tipped it may have been Kelley's friendship with the agent."

That this deeply personal motive was what spawned the FBI investigation is bolstered by the fact that the initial investigating agent "was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to superiors' concerns that he was personally involved in the case" - indeed, "supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter" - and was found to have "allegedly sent shirtless photos" to Kelley, and "is now under investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility, the internal-affairs arm of the FBI".

[The New York Times this morning reports that the FBI claims the emails contained references to parts of Petraeus' schedule that were not publicly disclosed, though as Marcy Wheeler documents, the way the investigation proceeded strongly suggests that at least the initial impetus behind it was a desire to settle personal scores.]

What is most striking is how sweeping, probing and invasive the FBI's investigation then became, all without any evidence of any actual crime - or the need for any search warrant:

"Because the sender's account had been registered anonymously, investigators had to use forensic techniques - including a check of what other e-mail accounts had been accessed from the same computer address - to identify who was writing the e-mails.

"Eventually they identified Ms. Broadwell as a prime suspect and obtained access to her regular e-mail account. In its in-box, they discovered intimate and sexually explicit e-mails from another account that also was not immediately identifiable. Investigators eventually ascertained that it belonged to Mr. Petraeus and studied the possibility that someone had hacked into Mr. Petraeus's account or was posing as him to send the explicit messages."

So all based on a handful of rather unremarkable emails sent to a woman fortunate enough to have a friend at the FBI, the FBI traced all of Broadwell's physical locations, learned of all the accounts she uses, ended up reading all of her emails, investigated the identity of her anonymous lover (who turned out to be Petraeus), and then possibly read his emails as well. They dug around in all of this without any evidence of any real crime - at most, they had a case of "cyber-harassment" more benign than what regularly appears in my email inbox and that of countless of other people - and, in large part, without the need for any warrant from a court.

But that isn't all the FBI learned. It was revealed this morning that they also discovered "alleged inappropriate communication" to Kelley from Gen. Allen, who is not only the top commander in Afghanistan but was also just nominated by President Obama to be the Commander of US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (a nomination now "on hold"). Here, according to Reuters, is what the snooping FBI agents obtained about that [emphasis added]:

"The U.S. official said the FBI uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of communications - mostly emails spanning from 2010 to 2012 - between Allen and Jill Kelley . . . .

"Asked whether there was concern about the disclosure of classified information, the official said, on condition of anonymity: 'We are concerned about inappropriate communications. We are not going to speculate as to what is contained in these documents.'"
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Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:37 am

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http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2 ... al-scandal


FBI's Abuse of the Surveillance State Is the Real Scandal

By Glen Greenwald, Guardian UK

13 November 12



That the stars of America's national security establishment are being devoured by out-of-control surveillance is a form of sweet justice

he Petraeus scandal is receiving intense media scrutiny obviously due to its salacious aspects, leaving one, as always, to fantasize about what a stellar press corps we would have if they devoted a tiny fraction of this energy to dissecting non-sex political scandals (this unintentionally amusing New York Times headline from this morning - "Concern Grows Over Top Military Officers' Ethics" - illustrates that point: with all the crimes committed by the US military over the last decade and long before, it's only adultery that causes "concern" over their "ethics"). Nonetheless, several of the emerging revelations are genuinely valuable, particularly those involving the conduct of the FBI and the reach of the US surveillance state.

As is now widely reported, the FBI investigation began when Jill Kelley - a Tampa socialite friendly with Petraeus (and apparently very friendly with Gen. John Allen, the four-star U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan) - received a half-dozen or so anonymous emails that she found vaguely threatening. She then informed a friend of hers who was an FBI agent, and a major FBI investigation was then launched that set out to determine the identity of the anonymous emailer.

That is the first disturbing fact: it appears that the FBI not only devoted substantial resources, but also engaged in highly invasive surveillance, for no reason other than to do a personal favor for a friend of one of its agents, to find out who was very mildly harassing her by email. The emails Kelley received were, as the Daily Beast reports, quite banal and clearly not an event that warranted an FBI investigation:

"The emails that Jill Kelley showed an FBI friend near the start of last summer were not jealous lover warnings like 'stay away from my man', a knowledgeable source tells The Daily Beast. . . .

"'More like, 'Who do you think you are? . . .You parade around the base . . . You need to take it down a notch,'" according to the source, who was until recently at the highest levels of the intelligence community and prefers not to be identified by name.

"The source reports that the emails did make one reference to Gen. David Petraeus, but it was oblique and offered no manifest suggestion of a personal relationship or even that he was central to the sender's spite. . . . v"When the FBI friend showed the emails to the cyber squad in the Tampa field office, her fellow agents noted the absence of any overt threats.

"No, 'I'll kill you' or 'I'll burn your house down,'' the source says. 'It doesn't seem really that bad.'

"The squad was not even sure the case was worth pursuing, the source says.

"'What does this mean? There's no threat there. This is against the law?' the agents asked themselves by the source's account.

"At most the messages were harassing. The cyber squad had to consult the statute books in its effort to determine whether there was adequate legal cause to open a case.

"'It was a close call,' the source says.

"What tipped it may have been Kelley's friendship with the agent."

That this deeply personal motive was what spawned the FBI investigation is bolstered by the fact that the initial investigating agent "was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to superiors' concerns that he was personally involved in the case" - indeed, "supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter" - and was found to have "allegedly sent shirtless photos" to Kelley, and "is now under investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility, the internal-affairs arm of the FBI".

[The New York Times this morning reports that the FBI claims the emails contained references to parts of Petraeus' schedule that were not publicly disclosed, though as Marcy Wheeler documents, the way the investigation proceeded strongly suggests that at least the initial impetus behind it was a desire to settle personal scores.]

What is most striking is how sweeping, probing and invasive the FBI's investigation then became, all without any evidence of any actual crime - or the need for any search warrant:

"Because the sender's account had been registered anonymously, investigators had to use forensic techniques - including a check of what other e-mail accounts had been accessed from the same computer address - to identify who was writing the e-mails.

"Eventually they identified Ms. Broadwell as a prime suspect and obtained access to her regular e-mail account. In its in-box, they discovered intimate and sexually explicit e-mails from another account that also was not immediately identifiable. Investigators eventually ascertained that it belonged to Mr. Petraeus and studied the possibility that someone had hacked into Mr. Petraeus's account or was posing as him to send the explicit messages."

So all based on a handful of rather unremarkable emails sent to a woman fortunate enough to have a friend at the FBI, the FBI traced all of Broadwell's physical locations, learned of all the accounts she uses, ended up reading all of her emails, investigated the identity of her anonymous lover (who turned out to be Petraeus), and then possibly read his emails as well. They dug around in all of this without any evidence of any real crime - at most, they had a case of "cyber-harassment" more benign than what regularly appears in my email inbox and that of countless of other people - and, in large part, without the need for any warrant from a court.

But that isn't all the FBI learned. It was revealed this morning that they also discovered "alleged inappropriate communication" to Kelley from Gen. Allen, who is not only the top commander in Afghanistan but was also just nominated by President Obama to be the Commander of US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (a nomination now "on hold"). Here, according to Reuters, is what the snooping FBI agents obtained about that [emphasis added]:

"The U.S. official said the FBI uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of communications - mostly emails spanning from 2010 to 2012 - between Allen and Jill Kelley . . . .

"Asked whether there was concern about the disclosure of classified information, the official said, on condition of anonymity: 'We are concerned about inappropriate communications. We are not going to speculate as to what is contained in these documents.'"
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Re: FBI WATCH MAKING CRUELTY VISIBLE

Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:49 pm

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/nyreg ... html?_r=1&
Documents Show Extent of F.B.I.’s Role in Terror Case
By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Published: November 13, 2012

The police drove a young Muslim convert to a precinct station house in Harlem, where two detectives from the Joint Terrorism Task Force wanted to speak with him. In the ensuing conversation, the young man, Jose Pimentel, held little back.

He defended Osama bin Laden and the American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as great speakers and lecturers. He said the Times Square bomber and the Army major who shot dozens of people at Fort Hood in Texas were fighting for a cause, and should not be considered terrorists.

He also seemed to experience hallucinations. He told the detectives that as a boy in the Dominican Republic, he was followed around by a witch.

A year later, the New York Police Department arrested Mr. Pimentel on state terrorism charges, accusing him of building a pipe bomb with a confidential informer for the police. Terrorism cases are almost always prosecuted in federal court, and there was some indication that the informer’s role made the Justice Department reluctant to bring charges against Mr. Pimentel.

But newly filed court papers suggest a larger degree of involvement by the federal government in the early stages of the investigation into Mr. Pimentel than was previously known.

Before Mr. Pimentel’s arrest, for instance, an F.B.I. agent who investigates domestic terrorism cases, Greg Ehrie, sought a search warrant for Mr. Pimentel’s e-mail accounts, according to documents turned over to Mr. Pimentel’s lawyers.

The prosecution of Mr. Pimentel by state authorities was the result of a sting operation by the Police Department’s Intelligence Division. Between 2009 and 2011, the Intelligence Division had two confidential informers and one undercover officer who monitored Mr. Pimentel.

But documents show that police detectives assigned to the F.B.I.-led Joint Terrorism Task Force also interviewed the suspect themselves. Notes from their interview offer a fuller portrait of Mr. Pimentel, whom neighbors have described as a somewhat lethargic figure who was often seen sitting on a bench, with a blank look, for hours at a time.

The detectives noted that Mr. Pimentel was no longer seeing witches by the time he moved to the United States, but then “started seeing spirits.” The suspect told them that the visions stopped after he converted to Islam in 2004 at a mosque in Manhattan.

Mr. Pimentel told the detectives that his mother supported him, but provided an allowance of just $2 a day — not enough, Mr. Pimentel noted, for car fare to a mosque on 96th Street. Because it would take him an hour to walk there, he was unable to pray, Mr. Pimentel complained.

Excerpts from hundreds of hours of recordings of Mr. Pimentel offer a glimpse of the plotting at its early stages.

“I’m going to build an atomic bomb,” a confidential informer told Mr. Pimentel during a Sept. 7 conversation. “Like Einstein.”

In response, Mr. Pimentel urged, “We don’t really have to do anything that crazy.”

According to the transcript, which was recently filed as a court exhibit, Mr. Pimentel urged that the informer “build, like, little bombs” that could be used to “take out little areas.”

“It’s still hurting the government,” Mr. Pimentel said.

But at one point, Mr. Pimentel suggested that the informer take the lead in building the bomb.

“I live with my parents. So, you live with your wife,” Mr. Pimentel said to the informer. “You can make your own bomb, you know.” Mr. Pimentel went on to agree to accompany the informer to place the bomb. “But as far as making it, it’s you do it in your house or let me do it with you in your house. You feel me?”

A lawyer for Mr. Pimentel, Lori Cohen, said that “the totality of the tapes demonstrates that Mr. Pimentel would never had done anything without the government’s intervention.”
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Re: FBI WATCH MAKING CRUELTY VISIBLE

Postby fruhmenschen » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:27 pm

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http://www.bradenton.com/2012/11/15/428 ... gents.html



Gun, ammo stolen from FBI agent's car in Bradenton

November 15, 2012


By HERALD STAFF REPORT

MANATEE -- An agent reported Wednesday morning that his FBI-issued vehicle was burglarized in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The task force agent notified the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and FBI that several items, including a weapons and ammunition, were removed from the black 2012 Toyota Tundra at a west Bradenton address redacted from the report.

A .40 caliber pistol, holster, two magazines of ammunition, a baton, handcuffs and bag con

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Re: FBI WATCH MAKING CRUELTY VISIBLE

Postby fruhmenschen » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:51 pm

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FBI won’t provide regulation that Obama says kept him in dark on Petraeus probe
Posted Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 0 Comments Print Reprints

By Steven Thomma and Jonathan S. Landay

McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that FBI rules kept him in the dark about a sex scandal investigation until after his re-election, but his administration refused to release those rules, and a Bush-era policy on investigations included a large loophole that might have allowed notification of the White House in such a high-profile case.

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Re: shitless FBI agent

Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:07 am

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FBI won’t provide regulation that Obama says kept him in dark on Petraeus probe
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By Steven Thomma and Jonathan S. Landay

McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that FBI rules kept him in the dark about a sex scandal investigation until after his re-election, but his administration refused to release those rules, and a Bush-era policy on investigations included a large loophole that might have allowed notification of the White House in such a high-profile case.

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Re: FBI WATCH MAKING CRUELTY VISIBLE

Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:39 pm

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http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/16/the-f ... med-people

FBI Shoots Up House of Unarmed People

John K. Ross|Nov. 16, 2012 11:44 am

An FBI SWAT team stormed a family home in District Heights, Maryland, yesterday at 6 a.m.

Agents fired at an unarmed 18-year-old woman in what appears to have been a no-knock raid. Via ABC 7:

“They almost hit my daughter, man,” says Emory Hughley. “If I hadn’t told her to go back in her room they probably would have shot her.”

Hughley says he was asleep in the basement when he heard a bang at the front door. His 18-year-old daughter Myasia was upstairs in her room with two friends who were spending the night. Around 6 a.m. he says he came up to the living room and saw 15 FBI SWAT agents coming inside, guns drawn.

“I’m shouting ‘Nobody is armed, nobody has a gun!’ and then all of a sudden I heard ‘She’s got a gun!’ and they just opened fire,” he says.
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Re: shitless FBI agent

Postby fruhmenschen » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:20 pm

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Was David Petraeus’s Mistress an FBI operative?
November 13th, 2012

Retired four-star General Petraeus stepped down as CIA director allegedly over an extramarital affair, but what if he’s simply fallen to victim to an age old tactic of the intelligence community. Using sex as leverage is practically standard operating procedure for the CIA and FBI. Recall that Anna Ardin, the woman who accused Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of rape, had numerous connections to the CIA. Consider that Craig Monteilh, the FBI informant sent into a California, was cleared to seduce Muslim women and use the recordings to coerce them into cooperating. Or, did you know that the FBI threatened to discredit Martin Luther King Jr. by releasing recordings of his extramarital affairs, which they had orchestrated, if he didn’t moderate his message.

So, let’s not pretend that the intelligence community is too ethically pure to use sex to get close to a subject. The only thing that would be unprecedented (as far as we know) if Petraeus’ mistress, Paula Broadwell, turned out to be an agent is that the tactic would be used on one of their own.

You have to admit that the timing Petraeus’s resignation is all too suspicious, right before he was scheduled to testify before Congress on the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi that killed 3 CIA operatives in addition to Ambassador Chris Stevens. You also have to admit that Paula Broadwell being both his mistress and his biographer is a pretty convenient position for an undercover intelligence agent.

So, if there is a plot behind the auspicious timing of this scandal coming to light, it likely had something to do with Benghazi, specifically what the 3 CIA operatives who died were doing in Libya.

Consider this.

Let’s start with the understanding that the relationship between Petraeus and the Obama administration was already strained. During Petraeus’s Senate confirmation hearing he expressed his disagreement with Obama’s strategy telling Senator Carl Levin, “I would be a bit more qualified.” Many have criticized Petraeus that open disagreement with Obama’s decisions was bad for troop morale, and the perceived legitimacy of the Commander in Chief. So, Obama had the incentive to be keeping a close eye on him, and even planting an agent near him.

Next, in 2009 Obama stripped the CIA of its power to take prisoners and operate secret jails around the world, but that is precisely what they are accused of covering up in Benghazi. CIA spokesman Preston Golson said “any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless.” But details are coming to light now that the attack on the US Consulate was not motivated by a low budget antiMuslim YouTube video (big surprise) but an attempt by rebels to free prisoners the CIA was holding there. And who brought this accusation to light? None other than Paula Broadwell herself.

It gets even weirder when you consider that the State Department never requested backup for the Consulate, or that Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer now claims that Obama watched the attacks on a video freed from a drone flying over Benghazi.

Finally, consider that the official story, of the FBI investigating Broadwell and discovering the affair and the classified documents makes no sense whatsoever. The story is that Jill Kelley, a social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida had received hostile emails from Broadwell accusing her of sleeping with Petraeus, which apparently wasn’t true. So, Kelley contacted the FBI who determined it was insufficient for a criminal charge, but conducted an investigation anyway that lead them straight to the Director of the CIA. Awfully convenient. How many angry emails accusing strangers of infidelity do you think the FBI investigates?

Given all this it seems entirely possible to me the revelation of the affair was a political hit on Petraeus by the FBI and the Obama Administration, and that Paula Broadwell was part of it.
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Re: shitless FBI agent

Postby Belligerent Savant » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:22 pm

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Love the heading typo -- brings a whole new meaning to the topic.
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Re: shitless FBI agent

Postby fruhmenschen » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:24 pm

As a former idiot savant I hear your humor.

2 reads


1st read
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_am ... ld_1766054


American generals gone wild
Published: Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, 10:50 IST
By Philip Sherwell | Agency: Daily Telegraph



2nd read

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/op ... GWSU4kzxaK


The morality police

By MARGARET CARLSON
From Bloomberg View

Posted: 9:56 PM, November 17, 2012

With David Petraeus’s resignation, it’s time to rethink why personal stupidity that doesn’t affect someone’s job should automatically result in resignation.

In matters romantic, we can all be stupid. Once the FBI saw that it had uncovered an extramarital affair, not an affair of state, the agency should have reined in that rogue topless agent and called it a day. But it didn’t, and when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper learned of Petraeus’ behavior, he told him he would have to resign — and eventually the president accepted.

There was no crime or breach of national security. The rules regarding personal behavior at the CIA are more lenient than those in the military. The antiquated fear that someone with a sexual secret can be blackmailed is operative only if Clapper and others make it so. If having an affair isn’t enough to get someone fired, then it probably isn’t enough to be used as blackmail.
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Re: shitless FBI agent

Postby fruhmenschen » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:31 pm

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http://www.wltx.com/news/national/artic ... raeus-Case


FBI Detoured from Usual Path with Petraeus Case
5:14 PM, Nov 18, 2012



Tony Santaella

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The way the FBI responded to Florida socialite Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails, which ultimately unraveled or scarred the careers of ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen, is the exception, not the rule.

The FBI commonly declines to pursue cyberstalking cases without compelling evidence of serious or imminent harm to an individual, victims of online harassment, advocacy groups and computer crime experts told the Associated Press.

But in the sensational episode that uncovered the spy chief's adulterous affair, the FBI's cyberdivision devoted months of tedious investigative work to uncover who had sent insulting and anonymous messages about Kelley, who was friendly with Petraeus and Allen - and friends with a veteran FBI counterterrorism agent in Tampa.

The bureau probably would have ignored Kelley's complaint had it not been for information in the emails that indicated the sender was aware of the travel schedules of Petraeus and Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Instead, the FBI considered this from the earliest stages to be an exceptional case, and one so sensitive that FBI Director Robert Mueller and Attorney General Eric Holder were kept notified of its progress.

How the FBI's investigation unfolded - especially its decision not to alert the White House, the director of national intelligence or Congress about its discovery of Petraeus's sexual affair until Election Day, Nov. 6 - is under scrutiny, especially because there is no indication so far that any criminal charges will be filed. Petraeus, who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned from his position as CIA director on Nov. 9.
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Re: shitless FBI agent

Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:27 pm

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http://www.thedaily.com/article/2012/11 ... s-fbi-vic/

Former MP to FBI agent in Petraeus scandal: Why did you kill my brother?
By M.L. Nestel

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Ronald Bullock, who was shot and killed by FBI Agent Frederick Humphries II

As details of the sex scandal involving General David Petraeus continue to surface — fueling questions about Pres. Obama’s high military command and whether or not classified information on Benghazi was leaked — a military family in Hanson, Mass., has a question of their own: Why did the FBI agent who investigated the now-former CIA director have to shoot and kill Ronald Bullock two years ago?

It’s a minor detail that emerged in the bottom of an AP article early this morning, but to John Bullock, the brother of Ronald, it’s a big deal.

Bullock told The Daily today that he never knew the name of the agent who killed his brother Ronnie, a Vietnam War vet, at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on May 19, 2010. He was 61 years old.

“The FBI told us if we want more information we would have to file a Freedom of Information Act,” said Bullock, 65, a former military policeman. “My mother said just to let it drop because the whole thing was too much to handle.”



According to the story the family was told, Ronnie was on the base when he got into a dustup with military police upon trying to exit the gate. Bullock said his brother suffered from PTSD, and had gone off his meds shortly before his tragic end, which would explain his erratic behavior.

“Ronnie pulled what I think was a fishing knife,” Bullock said. “And the FBI agent took a rifle out of his trunk and shot my brother.”

Now that he knows it was Humphries, Bullock would like to ask him a question:

“Why did you have to shoot him in the heart?

“I was a military policeman,” Bullock added. “They had guns and he had a knife. You’d think with some of the training the MPs had they could have disarmed him some way. The FBI agent shouldn’t have shot him in the heart.”

Today, Bullock wishes he could recover his brother’s knife, and still wonders if there was any videotape of the incident.

“I can’t imagine at the front gate of MacDill Air Force Base that there isn’t some kind of video camera,” he said. “That was the headquarters for General Petraeus, after all.”
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Re: FBI WATCH MAKING CRUELTY VISIBLE

Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:33 pm

see link for another pedophile in black, eh?
http://www.cnbc.com/id/49918749

FBI job applicant can't take back pornography admission - court
Published: Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man who applied for a job with the FBI and told agents he owned pictures of naked children cannot take back the interview answers that led to his conviction for possession of child pornography, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Dominick Pelletier interviewed with the FBI in Chicago in 2008 and after failing a polygraph test told agents about the images on his home computer, according to the ruling.

Agents then searched Pelletier's home and found more than 600 images of children on the computer.

Pelletier, now 35, argued his statements could not be used against him because agents had not read him his rights as required by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 1966 decision.
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Re: FBI WATCH MAKING CRUELTY VISIBLE

Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:22 pm

First it was the FBI created Communism boogeyman then with the fall of the Berlin Wall
we see the FBI creating a new boogeyman that replaced communism called Terrorism.
Boo! did I scare you?
I smell the stink of FBI sulphur, eh?

see link for the boogeyman

http://blogs.westword.com/showandtell/2 ... _commu.php

Hoover's FBI thought It's A Wonderful Life was communist propaganda; Mitt Romney should have watched
By Josiah M. Hesse Fri., Nov. 23 2012 at 8:56 AM

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More than Home Alone or Miracle on 34th Street, It's A Wonderful Life is probably the most beloved and iconic Christmas film for American audiences. Once a box-office bust, the film has received a second life as a prime-time television staple for holiday gatherings, and has now been adapted into a radio play premiering tonight at the Sherman Street Event Center.

But in 1947, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI considered the tale of George Bailey and Bedford Falls to be Communist propaganda, and 65 years later, the film's take on social welfare, real estate loans and class warfare remain poignantly relevant in the age of Occupy Wall Street and Mitt Romney's failed presidential bid.
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