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-- -- now the investigative journalist and author of nineteen books on intelligence and current affairs Ronald Kessler is with us.
He broke the Secret Service prostitution scandal a few months ago his recent books include inside the CIA.
And the secrets.
By the FBI thank you.
Thanks -- do you have a sense yet for whether this thing become something or continues to be mostly about affairs.
I think it's gonna continue to be something important.
I think they're too many people covering up I.
Got call on October 10 from a longtime FBI source who tell me about the whole investigation about Petraeus has said that the whole thing is being kept.
In abeyance until after the election when Petraeus and we'll be asked to resign so.
I was that really sets it up for me that that in fact there was a political decision to delay the investigation.
And the result is that -- -- that time for five months when he was under investigation.
He was in this position where he could have been compromised by.
Russian foreign and intelligence for example if they got onto the affair and blackmailed him and that's why government employees are routinely fired if they have.
Security clearances and they become involved in some.
Compromise and does situation.
I was told by FBI people that if this had happened at the FBI with a high ranking FBI executive -- -- the same day they wouldn't take a chance.
I'm leaving them in office this line so that's that's a seriousness of that and I think.
Is still it President Obama really was.
Disingenuous today by saying well.
If I've been told then.
-- given as a criminal investigation I can be accused of -- well.
Every week Bob Mueller the FBI director -- was with him and -- him on.
Just that very matter criminal investigation such as terrorism.
-- espionage and certainly anything involving a high level.
Official -- the of the administration.
It's possible -- could be compromise where it's possible the person would have to be fired.
This is just routine and so so he's still not.
Telling the full story of what happened and my AI FBI have PI people say that there's no way that.
The FBI would have held up on this until -- election unless given the order from very on high certainly from the attorney general and and possibly the president.
The president says he doesn't know is there evidence or did know is there evidence of the contrary.
You know I don't even -- Except that he didn't say that he -- if I've been told I'm not sure if that's the same as -- as saying I was not told that either way it is so.
-- possible to believe that he was not told.
About something involving frankly this entire -- is pretty impossible to believe I think if you wrote it for the afternoon soap -- it go the way of the afternoon soap operas.
Right into that we don't have that anymore.
Very stupid FBI agent who seven.
These -- -- Cherilus.
Yeah -- you know as as it turns out that was a picture of the FBI agent and others were now led to believe that they read an affair and some people had shirts on gun and but I hear you it's it's we all send journalists photos and you know thankfully -- we don't.
All right it's nice to see you thank you for being here thanks -- all matters that will be following up in the days weeks months and my fear is years to come.
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