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FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Contacted Rep. Dave Reichert, Says WSJ

An unnamed FBI agent who initiated the investigation ultimately leading to CIA Director David Petraeus's resignation on Friday contacted Reichert this summer out of concern "officials were going to sweep the matter under the rug."

An FBI agent who started the investigation ultimately leading to Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus's resignation on Friday reportedly stoked congressional interest in the case this summer through contacting local Republican US Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8).

According to the Wall Street Journal, the as-yet unnamed agent contacted Rep. Reichert directly this summer after he had been removed from the investigation. The inquiry linked several harassing emails sent by Petraeus's biographer, Paula Broadwell, to a Petraeus family friend, Jill Kelley.

The FBI agent, according to several news reports, was friends with Kelley and she contacted him several weeks earlier seeking help.

The agent contacted Rep. Reichert with concerns that "officials were going to sweep the matter under the rug." Reichert's office reportedly forwarded on the concerns to top congressional officials, who notified FBI headquarters in Washington.

The agent was removed from the case, according to FBI officials, because he had "grown obsessed with the matter" and had "sent shirtless photos to Ms. Kelley well before the email investigation began," according to the Wall Street Journal.

No charges have been filed in the criminal investigation, but the FBI agent's conduct is currently under administrative review by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility.

Broadwell is currently under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information.

Reichert currently serves residents of Washintgton state's Eighth Congressional District, which includes Bellevue, Mercer Island, and several other Eastside, South King County and Pierce County communities.

Reichert won re-election to the redistricted US Eighth, and moved his office from Mercer Island to Issaquah in February.

Jon H November 13, 2012 at 05:59 AM
...the as-yet unnamed Should be: as-yet named Should have come out prior to the election. The Obama machine made sure it didn't. Wonder why nobody else in Congress bothered to bring it up?
Geral Sosbee November 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM
The fbi uses improper relationships to ruin people or to blackmail them, including presidents, congress and military chiefs. In this respect the fbi is a direct and continuing threat to the country that they (fbi/cia)corrupt. The United States Of America Is Unworthy To Defend and is a global criminal & murderous enterprise bent on world inhumane domination. http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/proclamation.html http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/part4-worldinabo.html Alt LINKS: http://argentina.indymedia.org/news/2012/11/824527.php http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2012/11/17294.php http://www.indymedia.org.au/2012/11/07/united-states-unworthy-to-defend http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/promo.html
dexterjibs November 14, 2012 at 05:53 AM
I bet Dave Reichert is praying that this FBI agent doesn't send him topless photos. This whole thing is hilarious and it is a big distraction to divert attention from Pres Obummer over the lying and cover up of the terrorist attack and murder of Americans in the Benghazi attack. Don't be distracted, the Obummer Admin is covering up something.
Quinn Dahlstrom November 14, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Should have been swept under the carpet and let it lie-- we have a President that did the same thing and I didn't see him resign. Reichert is a Republican with what he calls Moral rights-- I hope he fudges up one day and I catch him

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