Did the FBI sit on Petraeus story to protect the president?
Ronald Kessler weighs in
- Duration 4:18
- Date Nov 13, 2012
Ronald Kessler weighs in
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One of the foremost experts on the FBI bestselling book about it she's watching correspond with news Max who really broke this story.
The name of the book that you got all get is the secrets of the FBI Ron can you gut indulge me for second.
And go back to where this all allegedly started and that is the spring of last year when Jill Kelly says to an FBI friend.
Can you investigate some emails that I'm getting I feel threatened.
Yet according to reports the words didn't say I'm burning gonna burn down your house and you're going to die it looked like the makings of a cat fight.
Why is the FBI investigating a cat fight.
I I don't believe that press report you know there's a lot of us spend on -- let him.
This information appearing every day I'm quite sure the FBI would not gotten -- -- it unless you know there really were threats involved.
And on the matter of the press you know I I was at that at the Washington -- and wanna get us and thanks to Carl Bernstein.
And this reminds me a lot of that -- I'm not saying this is Watergate that.
The and -- -- Woodward and Bernstein who -- Lowly metro reporters and I indeed would -- get the real facts and and here I think we see.
The idea reporters.
Excepting what the FBI is -- Which obviously is the as often well it's -- many months have to figure this out we had to Trace emails you know it takes -- half an hour for them to -- he's in sales and -- -- have been out last summer.
Well but except for the fact you know that that were questioning now -- the FBI would look into it with I mean who would have ever.
Thought that the general in charge of Afghanistan would have time to -- twenty to 30000.
To this Jill Kelly so you know who knows what's going on but my question for you -- is will this be a side -- for the media now.
He's now the media will have to cover -- Ghazi and what happened in Libya or will play -- -- all be about his sex scandal and not about what actually happened.
I know I think you will focus on the sex scandal and but you know if they really do their job they will.
Start to question the whole cover story live when Obama was told about this a -- simply cannot believe that he was not told about -- until.
Two days after the election.
And one of the things going on is I know that.
Petraeus is emailing.
I'm not not transfusion basis and this shows up in the stories as a friend of Petraeus or.
-- family friend and and a lot of self serving comments are coming out of that so.
Involved story here.
So you think some stories are being -- right now that simply are good spin to make up Petraeus and company look a little better.
Yeah and tonight the FBI look better you know the idea that that it takes almost six months to investigate a simple.
Matter of threatening emails.
And and that they would wait and allow terrorists to stay in office.
Simply why am -- right.
-- stay in office you have Bob -- save for a five directors during his reign he knows what having affairs and they stayed in office no never knew about it.
And is a procedure to acknowledge endorsing the act what is -- -- to get out of office and the -- former -- United States was able to stay in there.
President Clinton is now what is an international rock star.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Someone -- that it doesn't doesn't mean we should just sort of a blind side of these things -- the CIA director -- now.
Penetration is a foreign intelligence of Russian intelligence million of embassies and the president guarantees and -- president didn't.
Well I think clintons had to step down as well -- -- there was nobody in position talent to do that the only solution was impeachment and I didn't.
-- government -- thing is when you are active military it's actually criminal to have an affair or to commit adultery that's a whole another situation Ron -- I think.
That's right -- we could pick your brain for for -- long time we got to wrap it up there enough thanks so much for your insights.