Breaking: FBI agents raid Paula Broadwell’s home; Update: consensual search?

WCNC reporter Dianne Gallagher is reporting that FBI agents are entering David Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell’s home tonight, carrying in evidence bags and taking photos.

WCNC reported earlier today that Broadwell and her family have been in hiding since Friday when the news of an affair with Petraeus broke, but neighbors told reporters they’ve been in contact with Broadwell and that “the family is together, and they’re doing okay, and they’re in an undisclosed place.”


NBC is reporting that the “raid” is not a raid, but rather a consensual search.


  • Shaner5000

    Shit just got real.

    • Claire Adams

      i just used that word, too… never do.

      reminds me of nakoula basselly nakoula’s home being raided before the perp walk and arrest. They know she knows things they don’t want the rest of us to know! hope she’s safe. we need the truth!

  • DizzyMissL

    LOL, this gets better every day

  • nc

    Am I the only one who’s getting the feeling that the bigger this Petraeus/Broadwell story gets, the farther away Benghazi recedes into the distance?

    • Kimberly O’Neal

      My husband just said same thing as I read these tweets to him,

      • SteveThomas39

        Obama’s DOJ is obviously setting up Petraeus to be the patsy for Benghazi. Hopefully that will inpire the general to name some names under oath to congress. The obamobster needs to take the fall for his dereliction of duty.

    • GreenEyedGal

      “Look look look look look look look…. Oh, you missed it!” When I was little, Dad would say that so I would be distracted from whatever Mom was doing that she didn’t want me to know about. I stopped falling for it when I was still in single digits. When will the media grow up?

      • SnapsBacula

        Do you have anything useful to say, or is it just gonna be vague condescension?

        • GreenEyedGal

          Snaps, there was no vague condescension in what I said. It was quite blatant. This media runs whichever way O tells them to. Libya? Oooh! Hey guys, look over here! See this! Petraeus! Sex! Broadwell! Possible triangle! Threatening emails! FBI raids!” Unfortunately, there is so much to see here that is so much more exciting entertaining than Benghazi, By the time the media finishes, Benghazi will be the last thing on anyone’s mind.

          Thanks for being a douche.

          • IPreferTeaOverKoolAid

            Your first post is exactly what they’re doing!! Adverting peoples’ eyes. Soon Benghazi will be a mere memory. ;-(

        • Maria Seeger

          Either you’re a total idiot or you believe everything the media tells you. There are no coincidences here. The whole Patreaus/Broadwell thing stinks to high heaven. I never knew til now that Patreaus was a Republican. Let this be a warning to other Republicans…never accept any offers from President Obama to work in his White House. Not unless you plan to be the next scapegoat for the next scandal.

          • IPreferTeaOverKoolAid

            I didn’t know he was a Republican, either. I just found out on Sunday.

          • TugboatPhil

            Maria, you forgot a third choice. Snaps is a total idiot AND believes everything the media tells him.

      • TexSizzle

        I tale it that last question was rhetorical. The media, as liberals, are cases of arrested development; they probably will not ever grow up.

        • GreenEyedGal

          Exactly. They’re playing childish games with the American citizenry, as they have increasingly over the last 40 or so years. They’ve tipped us past a republic, possibly irreparably toward socialism (all with the help of our illustrious education system, I might add), and now they’re covering up the murder of four Americans serving abroad. I can’t help but wonder what’s next and that thought makes me shudder.

    • Tony0920

      I wouldn’t want to be on her contact list…

    • LastMomStanding

      Glenn Beck always says….”Watch the other hand”. Those tricky libs.

    • Noah David Simon

      EXACTLY!!! MY MAN YOU GET IT… Why is the Media sharing all the juicy details of a CIA sex affair, but failed to say anything about a Gay man who got sodomized by Muslims before an election? The progressives are turning this into tabloid in an attempt to obscure really serious security threats to people. We sent a gay man as an ambassador to meet with a known terrorist group that kills gay people. We did not send any backup or security when requests were made. Now that there are these weird sex angles they are reporting on it, but they did not give the public the information they needed to choose proper leaders for the next four years

      so the media tells you that the FBI agent sent a shirtless pic of himself to a woman he was supposed to be protecting, but you don’t doubt the integrity of the FBI? You don’t think this whole episode was to kill the career of a general who would spill the beans on an incompetent presidency? The media is trying to make this complicated, but keep your eye on the ball. The presidency did nothing to protect their ambassador. Hillary Clinton had a preference for gay muscle in a country run by a terrorist group. The media wants to turn this into a joke, but these people are running our country!

      • Noah David Simon

        not to mention… never mind the attempted censorship by a president of a youtube video. this is a purge. I didn’t like Petraeus because he was no friend of Israel, but he is still a Republican and it is obvious he is Obama’s fall guy

    • Danny Eppley

      thats why its up to us to keep the benghazi massacre on the forefront….dont let them forget

  • Claire Adams

    I must watch too much TV…where are their “FBI” windbreakers? Are we sure this isn’t another, ehem, agency?

  • riddler1620

    I guess this is the shiny ball the administration is putting in front of our face to distract from the fact four Americans are dead.
    I don’t care who he slept with. I want to know what happened in Benghazi.

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, Riddler:

      The correct phrase is “Squirrel!” from the movie ‘Up!”. Though shiny ball or shiny device works equally well.

      And yes, this sudden and almost too perfect Petraeus fiasco is designed and executed to allow Zero and his cabal time to come up with a story and rehearse it.

      While documents are shredded or back dated. Then beat to fit and paint it to match.

  • Jack Deth

    Even money bet that the Feds will find something to keep Ms. Broadwell in an unnamed location and far from the media for the duration.

    Giving Zero and company all the cover they need as all of this becomes one more part of ‘An ongoing investigation’ and off limits to an already complacent, sycophant media.

    Expect the Feds to swoop down on Ms. Kelley’s digs by the end of the week. Who knows, there might even be some mud wrestling or a cage match!

    • LastMomStanding

      They’ll lock her up with the fake Mooselimb filmmaker.

  • AlertUpUSA

    “Watch the birdie…” while the other hand is out of sight. Distract, and Divert



  • Booker

    Paula’s father said he stands by his daughter, and that something could come out of this. It’s all a smokescreen. I hope this stuff doesn’t get nasty. You know, sh#& hit the fan nasty.

  • citizen

    It’s the same distract and shuffel tactic the O has perfected! Anything to get the light off him so he can get back to writting EO’s to change our constitution ang take away more civil rights! By the way what their are doing right now is covered by an EO. National Security!!!! Right scof

  • $2743723

    Let’s recount all the things that were held secret until after the election: Petraeus’ resignation, October’s food stamp numbers, Iran’s firing on one of our drones, the “anti-Islam” film maker is finally allowed bail, the incredibly bad situation for victims of hurricane Sandy (thanks Gov. Christie), harsh energy regulations that will kill any and all new permits for coal plants or oil refineries, the report by the left-leaning Economic Institute that the economy has to gain 9 million more jobs to get pack to pre-recession strength… I’m sure there is more, add your own.

  • Patti Fichtner

    i knew she had something to do with this somehow-i said it from the very beginning.she had too much clearance before she pushed herself on the general-a college thesis,my butt!

  • 3seven77

    One word explains it all.
    Think about it.

  • ThatGirlOnTheRight

    Does anybody not stop to giggle anymore?!

    They’re officially using the word “consensual” regarding the search of the home of a women involved in an affair.


  • Guest

    They are looking because she allegedly said something about Libyan prisoners….look, look, look. I wasn’t really paying attention because it stinks like BS. He is already the fall guy for Benghazi this is just to whip up some interest by the admin and MSM…yawn.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    This is getting too black helicopter and Vince Foster-like. Wow. This is not going to turn out well.

  • Guest

    snicker….eye rolling…..this fiasco must be run by FBI Special Agent Chief Inspector Clouseau. It’s open, it’s closed, no it’s stupid.



  • cspanjunkie1

    wink, wink, nudge nudge, consensual! and why now? hmmmm, does it smell like old dead rotted fish here in the u.s.a.?

  • Guy Average

    The only way that this could be a consensual search is if Broadwell herself witnessed the search so that there could be no chance of planted evidence. If she wasn’t there then she can claim that any evidence discovered was planted by the agents conducting the search. Would Obama’s FBI plant evidence? You make the call…

  • kate_middleton

    What the hell is a consensual search? Is it as simple as her giving them permission to enter?

  • JimmyNeutron

    The Benghazi investigation/hearings are going to go very badly for Obama. He knows it, and Holder has been sitting on this – running out the clock on the election. The sex scandal comes up – again, Holder and lots of people know about it for months – to try and get a debt deal done. They are trying to run out the clock on THAT issue now after running it out on the election. That – the election, and now trying to push this past the debt deal – are why the scandal broke when it did. Obama is riding a “high” now that he’s been reelected – and he wants to leverage that in his negotiations on the debt deal without Benghazi blowing his chances. My hunch is that Benghazi is bad – potentially impeachable, or at the least will crater his favorability ratings – and he doesn’t want that to happen, but if it does, he doesn’t want that prior to negotiating with the House. Just my opinion regarding the timing. Very strange story.

  • Back 4 More

    Some of the people involved with this are about to find out how John O’Neill felt, and might just have the same “unfortunate timing.”

  • Greg

    Has anyone seen a shredding truck near the Whitehouse? Keep an eye out for one. I’m sure it’s on it’s way!