White House scrambles to explain why Obama didn't know of Petreaus affair until after the election

Either someone at the FBI should be fired or we're not getting the whole story from the White House about when the president was informed of the extramarital affair of former CIA Director David Petreaus. This explanation by the FBI is prerty lame: High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday. But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did not appear to be justified, the officials said. The new accounts of the events that led to Mr. Petraeus's sudden resignation on Friday shed light on the competing pressures facing ...(Read Full Post)