How does Petraeus scandal impact national security?
KT McFarland weighs in
- Duration 3:45
- Date Nov 13, 2012
KT McFarland weighs in
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Forgot about only sorted emails for a moment what's the -- -- doing looking incidents sending agents are reportedly -- Paul abroad -- helps for any incriminating evidence.
Is this a CIA that or is this a case of the FBI wanting to make -- it's matter.
We'll get ready KT McFarland is right he's suited towards a competitive agency.
Might not only be at cross purposes it would be at war but -- just a little weird but I guess that's when that's.
You have NBA here's the thing FBI the CIA doesn't investigate American citizens and that's long and that's a -- -- -- -- the FBI.
Well it's certainly not with any assays the FBI was investigating this and that of the trail led them.
To Petraeus now at that point.
-- -- alarm -- should have gone off everybody who was involved in this would have put it right up.
The chain of command in the FBI they wanna be investigating they had at some intelligent -- rival intelligence agency so went up to the head of the FBI.
And then apparently wanted to -- attorney general a very political attorney general.
The question I have is why.
The attorney general didn't report to congress why did -- not report to the White House every administration I've been part of if there was a thought -- one intelligence agency was investigating.
A key appointee of the president and a cabinet member and particularly someone.
And the high level of national security in command of defense of this country it should have been dealt with not only as a national security issue.
But a political wouldn't adverse that is the FBI first take -- his defense is -- the logical step was now it turns.
The FBI works for the Justice Department and it works for the attorney general their chain of command.
Would have been to take it to -- you know snide and mean -- -- good lawyers as a shot to right right it's not and that's I think what's upset about this early back in the Hoover years where you've got.
One intelligence agency investigating another and not telling anybody else about it we.
And make up leaving aside the -- What did you -- -- -- Debt and agency is investigating.
Its chiefs evils.
Well they thought things they were picking up the bread crumbs and where does that chain lead Italy is losing so there's bias.
They are then taken -- that's right processor what do we do next we don't we don't wanna be investigating don't they did it.
We don't know we are well we do know that holder said the president didn't know the format -- key members of congress weren't informed.
And selling and no I think that fast but the problem is -- stop just with colder and then you start getting that the political angle well was withheld because.
They want to use it as leverage over General Petraeus certainly after September 11.
Did they didn't Petraeus know he was being investigated.
Wolf I don't data sent this October -- And then now Dianne Feinstein wanted to know what he found out what he was going to report -- -- the -- who's the guy in this.
In this country NASA -- about terrorism and what happened -- -- gusting probably David Petraeus.
He's been the chief terrorist fighter the chief al-Qaeda warrior between Iraq and Afghanistan -- the CIA.
And with the Covert war he knows more about this topic than anybody else he's the one guy who's not going to testify or at least not going to testify now.
And maybe he -- -- testify but he's quite discredited now you know I'm not a conspiracy theorist but the timing of this is a little weird.
And it's still air there's no explanation out of why did they not get a -- additional protection and bank -- before the attack.
During the attack -- -- -- relieved and after the attack why was security not provided we still don't have the answers to those com.
Did you know these guys and then a very powerful positions were so reckless person.
I was actually in Afghanistan right after Paul abroad well was there I was embedded I was -- -- -- General Petraeus I met with them.
And I had heard at the time that there were rumors that there were sent inappropriate relationship.
All right -- thank you very much.