Bias Bash: Widening Petraeus Scandal
Judy Miller on how the media is covering the story
- Duration 5:27
- Date Nov 14, 2012
Judy Miller on how the media is covering the story
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Judy Miller joining us Judy.
I don't know I really don't know where to start with General Petraeus general -- -- -- FBI agent -- -- and biographers but.
Did that a -- There's a lot of talk now about how this real news -- focus on who said -- and when they said it about paying Ghazi T think.
-- is there other legitimate questions to be honest about this -- -- General Petraeus is.
I think I would -- -- well and general Allen's involvement with a socialite and in Tampa nothing whatsoever to do with what happened in -- That is the big question that well I want -- -- current average you know everything.
Who run I wish I hit back to thank and I wish I knew less about the story that frankly because I have been in contact with very close friends General Petraeus says.
And I think we cannot say too often.
-- a tremendous loss is not only to him and it would have been painful for his family but he lost to the country.
This man and now potentially general Allen another extremely talented man.
-- what you see issue.
Is this really just about an affair more more than one affair in which case.
There are all kinds of questions that must be asked that you were talking about earlier.
About what -- FBI was investigating play normally one does demand a criminal predicate for a suspicion of something having been.
Done -- that are crying having been committed so that's one possibility the second is -- This was more than an affair.
That is that -- material classified information was -- was compromised.
Which I do not believe we haven't seen any indication that that's true or.
The new mean for today and what is all over the media today and what we have to pay attention to.
Is Charles Krauthammer is assertion which is now being eager educated on -- -- That.
Found out about General Petraeus is a fair.
And used it to persuade him to tell me just say theory -- is -- this is a very serious allegation.
I have not seen any.
Evidence to support it.
But I think that it's a question that has occurred to members of congress and that is one of the reasons why you are now getting -- demand.
For a select committee to be formed on Capitol Hill to looking into Ben Ghazi and by implication.
The extent to which there may or may not be a connection between these quote.
Extramarital affairs or hot emails and the Ben Ghazi situation should do this is not gonna go away what.
If general Allen.
Aden in Afghanistan commanding officer that he's guilty all of the sending it.
Allegedly thousands of emails which may or may not but apparently did include some in Walton was -- flirtatious.
Or even inappropriate language.
-- reason for a talent team general -- To step aside I don't believe it is and I think that once again the question is how did this investigation can't -- What was it that precipitated it and does the FBI have so much time that they would care to walk my dog I mean you know what is going to -- -- Here because you you've been talking about it and we were talking before about the the FBI moment.
Judy is expressing what a lot of people feel -- higher -- of the FBI was doing all of this I -- you've said.
Then that's the way -- -- will now we only to be careful but really what -- the FBI and thinking this kind of action personally.
And I mean you're doing it actually came down 20 yeah I I I -- -- you know I think that there is exactly as much here -- -- CI right.
Okay there and I I think that the shirtless FBI agent was dating this woman and -- all law and he's an agent so of course it's like you know I need a favor from boxing give your call right you don't need you know.
So he calls a friend there -- they do have a -- criminal predicate which is cyber bullying is a federal crime you'll be happy -- I.
-- -- is ridiculous but you're asking me how what happened I'm telling you what happened.
Is precisely what every one and civil liberties organizations.
Have been warning about has it is not an abuse.
And invasions of privacy in the name of protecting national security.
Our national security investigators in this race there once a national security issue -- -- Yeah it's a -- blackmail double that is and -- If you guys also know taking it back once you -- and it behind us.
You could play good I got into an exciting he sticks something in motion that.
You can't stop it well what should have happened is that if the FBI conducted its investigation and found.
That there was no criminal activity or compromised.
A classified information it should have died and no one should have known about insanely -- -- -- White -- -- lead.
Alone does not -- -- right.
I -- you how -- I ever seen in this in this story line once they started looking at this they -- -- wait a minute there there are you know.
There are some good.
He does it appear to be coming from the head of the CIA that can't be true Brian we have to go find out what are you guys -- yeah.
Then an affair was a criminal activity in this country in which case we would have an awful lot of people enjoy.