Whoa: Petraeus mistress Broadwell claims secret CIA prison at Benghazi annex; ‘May be clue that’s been missing’; Update: Video pulled

Whoa. News broke overnight regarding Petraeus mistress, Paula Broadwell, and Benghazi. Does Broadwell hold the key to what really happened in Benghazi? Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, who has been tirelessly working to uncover the truth on #Benghazigate, took to Twitter overnight with the latest.

Huh. Why indeed? The timing, it’s so questionable. As Twitchy has reported, Petraeus is no longer set to testify at the hearing, but Rep. Chaffetz said yesterday that the House may subpoena him.

Broadwell’s revelation? At a speech in Denver recently, she referenced a secret prison at the CIA annex in Benghazi.

More from Powerline:

One of the questions following her speech alludes to her interest in becoming the National Security Advisor. At about 35:00, Broadwell herself specifically discusses the terrorist attack in Benghazi and General Petraeus’s response. She claims there were “militia prisoners” at the annex whose presence might have precipitated the attack. If true, this appears to raise the question whether she might have been the recipient of nonpublic information. In any event, the source of her information is not otherwise apparent, and she immediately refers to General Petraeus after mentioning it.

This takes things to an even more scandalous level.

What did President Obama know, and when did he know it? How many outright lies did he spew to the American people? Why were Americans in Libya left indefensible, while under great risk? Was there a “secret CIA prison” under Obama’s watch? Don’t hold your breath for lefty outrage there.

It seems clear that Broadwell was, in fact, the recipient of classified information. Earlier last night, it was reported that classified information was found on Broadwell’s computer.

And dangerously incompetent Attorney General Holder has known about the Petraeus emails for months.

Indeed. The #BenghaziGate cover-up grows.

Broadwell denies Petraeus was the source of the classified information. Then who was?

Jennifer Griffin continues.

Yes, we are paying attention. Thank you, Jennifer Griffin, for tirelessly searching for truth.

The CIA is, of course, denying Ms. Broadwell’s claims.

Yes. And, again, the timing is suspicious. This seems to be political; Is Petraeus being thrown under the bus? Why don’t they want him to testify?

He must be compelled to testify; the truth must be heard.

Twitchy will continue to monitor this situation and will update with further developments.

Update: Video of Broadwell’s remarks in Denver.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPaf5OJSskY&w=560&h=315]

Update: Wow. The video has been pulled from Youtube.

Fishier and fishier. Twitter users react.

Twitchy will continue to monitor and update with all further developments.

  • Obamaroid_Ointment

    What did she know & how did she know it? Mrs. Broadwell definitely needs to testify too, IMHO.

    • conservativechick
    • conservativechick

      I must go back to one of my original questions about this “attack.” In an early video shown on the internet, I saw thieves leaving the embassy with COMPUTERS in hand. Does that not compromise security and Intel? What else did they walk away wtih, I wonder?

  • Kimberly Schutzenhofer

    Anybody else think they didn’t just sit on this over the election but rather when it was a card they could play? Perhaps their little get together with the general to go over what he was going to say wasn’t going their way and they thought they could trot out that piece of dirt. Sure he screwed around but I’d like to think that a military man that made general wouldn’t let men die and not stand by them and do the right thing. Perhaps he outed himself, taking the wind out of their sails (blackmail) so when that subpoena came, he could go in there, do the right thing for his men and blow the lid off the cover. Just a thought.

    • Emjay Graykat

      Now that the cat is out of the bag I’d think he’d be free to sing like bird. KS you are on to something.

      • conservativechick

        I hope they force him to show up along with Clinton. Plus maybe Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, the commander of the USS John C. Stennis strike group, who is being returned to the United States for temporary reassignment? Also, General Ham, “retiring” and has been in command of the initial 2011 military intervention in Libya. ALL of them need to now tell the TRUTH!

    • ember

      Let’s pray your theory holds water!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/555HP3NPFJ2E7MRU4CZUN7GSEU James H

    Sounds like Broadwell was very committed to getting information. How else does the general public learn of these things? Conservatives need to come to her “conditional” defense as the media is obviously gearing up to smear her as a crazed fatal attraction case. Funny how the facts can wait on the 4 murders but the media can report hearsay and conjecture regarding this “sex” scandal.

    • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

      its called protecting obama regardless of who dies

  • Emjay Graykat

    I still maintain – THAT’S A MAN, BABY!!

  • daphnetaggart

    If Libyans were being held, why were they being held? What did they know or what danger did they pose?

    • Emjay Graykat

      I think what will come out is that they were being held for interrogation (if this proves true) and that these “secret CIA prisons” are actually housed in, or close to, our embassies as they have access to safe houses and military (well, theoretically, not that the military would be allowed to do anything).

    • Vivian Perez

      Right!!! Congressional hearing questions for all the actors: Petraus, lover, Hillary, the military, Susan Rice… ETC.

  • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

    as no longer a gov official it wont matter, if forced to testify both most likely will plead the 5th, this stinks to high heaven and here everyone thought watergate was so bad, but what do you expect seems everyone has forgotten fast and furious and no one being held accountable there either

    • http://twitter.com/KimPryce2 Kim Pryce

      The Terry family is friends of ours…they haven’t forgotten! And neither have we! And now we have Benghazi…oh, what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive. Somethings gotta give!

  • Emjay Graykat

    So here’s a woman who had access to national security secrets who wasn’t an elected or appointed official yet had access. And the liberals accuse us of being Racists because we want to know the background of Barack Obama. With all his shenanigans taking up his time rather than leading the country, I wonder how much stuff got out (besides gifting ICBM technology to the Chinese) because of Bill Clinton’s libido? (Who could blame him, he certainly wasn’t getting any at home, but then again I’d bleach my eyes if I was married to Hillary).

    • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.vaccaro Bruce Vaccaro

      LOL! You’re right about that last part, Ms Broadwell IS way easy on the (ahem) eyes.

  • TiLiNi

    This web is getting complicated and confusing!

  • Paul C.

    Can you even imagine what would happen if this had happen in the Bush administration? Yet in this WH we have more cover-ups then half the houses on a winter night.

  • RanierWest

    Did anyone listen to the video? This woman is not a credible person if she can say 120,000 troops were dying each month in Iraq (14:42)… not anybody credible makes an oops, like that — it would be like Obama saying 57states…. *and she calls Israelis extremists for settlements

  • RanierWest

    the double entendres just keep coming… “instrument of power”… , but don’t be distracted America – Keep listening to Jennifer Griffin reporting on CIA prison at BenGhazi

  • mcarVA

    If this is true, way to keep a secret there Petraeus. Turns out its a crime to reveal classified information to your girlfriend.

  • Vivian Perez

    PANDORA’S BOX is being opened… Everyone needs to testify: Petraus, Hillary Clinton, Paula Broadwell, Susan Rice, the other high-ranking military officials, like Ham and Stennis… Let the REAL investigation begin at the congressional hearings.

    • http://twitter.com/rashiedrushing Rashied Rushing

      The POTUS needs to be examined in this matter after all is said and done.

  • $24698634

    Anyone surprised foreign policy is a dirty business?

  • Aphrodite

    This speech was given on October 26th. On October 26th the Weekly Standard reported that Petraeus had just thrown Obama under the bus due to this statement:

    Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”

    Now I want to remind you what Paula said in her speech:

    “The challenging thing for Gen. Petraeus,” she stated, “is that in his new position, he’s not allowed to communicate with the press. So he’s known all of this – they had correspondence with the CIA station chief in Libya, within 24 hours they kind of knew what was happening.”

    Looks like they were trying to get out a message.

  • Shane Ladd

    Looks like a massive cover-up going on, but you will never see a movie about it starring sappy liberal actors like Hoffman & Redford.

  • ember

    I just have to share this. When the Benghazi betrayal first happened, I emailed my rep (Saxby Chambliss) requesting he ask for Holder’s resignation. This was his response to me last week.

    “Thank you for contacting me regarding
    allegations of misconduct by Attorney General Eric Holder. Your taking the
    time to contact me is appreciated.

    I have serious questions about the actions of the
    Attorney General. I have not taken a position on calling for his
    resignation, but I continue to review his actions. As the various
    investigatory committees continue their investigations, I will act
    accordingly. I will keep your thoughts in mind as we move forward, and I
    continue to monitor this situation.”

    I’m trying to pen a response to this. Given the new CIA situation, I just wonder if he’s changed his mind. To say I was disappointed in his response is an understatement. I’m looking for a real man to represent me. You know, one with a backbone and some personally owned family jewels.

    • redheadgrl

      I got this reply from Mr. Chambliss. No response yet from Tom Price or that joke Isaakson. (My email had nothing to do with foreign aid, but answers on Benghazi.)

      Thank you for contacting me about foreign aid to northern Africa and the recent attacks on our diplomatic missions to Libya and Egypt. I appreciate your taking time to write to me about these important issues.

      As a leading world power, the United States is the source of foreign aid to many nations throughout the world. The arguments for encouraging democracy, providing humanitarian assistance, and protecting American strategic interests abroad through foreign aid programs are compelling, but they must be balanced against domestic priorities and the need to control government spending. I apply rigorous standards to every area of discretionary spending, and my support for any foreign aid component will continue to be based on its relevance to national security and other important U.S. interests.

      Recently, the security and stability in several North African nations have been challenged by acts of terrorism. As you are aware, several of our diplomatic missions, most notably in Libya and Egypt, have experienced varying levels of protests and, unfortunately, violent attacks. On Tuesday, September 11, I began receiving initial reports that several protesters had scaled the wall at our Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and removed the American flag. Like you, I was very concerned about these reports. I was later notified that our US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was the target of a coordinated, planned terrorist attack that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three otherAmerican citizens. These Americans risked their lives to serve the interests of our country and assist the people of Libya, and I am outraged by this senseless violence.

      The Department of State, with assistance from the Department of Defense (DOD), has taken action to secure US interests, property, and citizens in the region. Immediately following the attacks, the US Marine Corps deployed its Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) to reinforce key locations throughout the region. Additionally, the Department of Defense has assigned several maritime assets to augment security for several diplomatic missions in the region. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I will continue to ensure that DOD is adequately prepared to defend our sovereign territory and protect our citizens.

      As Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I am committed to examining fully these attacks to identify the perpetrators and their motives. Although it appears that these were not state-sponsored attacks, but were carried out by terrorist groups who oppose freedom, democracy, and our American way of life, it is imperativethat we fully understand all of the facts and hold accountable those responsible.

      I have been dissatisfied with the information sharing and transparency of the Administration on this critical issue. For this reason, on October 9, 2012, I joined with Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte in sending letters to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director David Petraeus, and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, asking them to respond to specific questions regarding the shifting official explanations surrounding the tragic murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of our fellow Americans in Benghazi. I strongly believe that the American people deserve straightforward answers concerning these terrorist attacks.

      Certainly, we will need to revisit aid allocations based upon individual nations’ responses to these attacks and their cooperation with our ongoing security efforts. However, such decisions will need to carefully consider the role that international aid plays in our overall strategy to combat extremist groups, anti-American sentiment, and improve security in newly democratic governments.

      I appreciate you contacting me about this important issue. As the Senate responds to the unrest in the region and considers further foreign aid, I will keep your thoughts in mind.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    I bet the General wasn’t the only one she was boning.

  • Guest

    I must go back to one of my original questions about this “attack.” In an early video shown on the internet, I saw thieves leaving the embassy with COMPUTERS in hand. Does that not compromise security and Intel? What esle did the walk away with, I wonder?

    • conservativechick

      Who are you and how did you get MY post at the same time I posted?

  • CainCan

    So, the video that started all this (lol) can’t be pulled because of “Freedom of Speech,” but the video of Petraeus’ hooker spilling their pillow talk all over the airwaves can? Well, it IS after the election, so anything goes, now! Especially our Freedoms… right out the window.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Note to Paula Broadwell: Buy a Glock, a bullet proof vest, and a burner phone. Things are getting very black very quickly. Damn. Shades of Vince Foster.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    WTF…Greta on FNC just reported that the FBI agent in Tampa that did the investigation into Broadwell’s emails is now under investigation for allegedly emailing shirtless pics of himself to a woman “involved in the investigation.” This government is going to hell in a hand-basket. And FBI is at this moment at Broadwell’s house in N.C……..

  • Jim Denney

    “And dangerously incompetent Attorney General Holder has known about the Petraeus emails for months.”

    At what point can we stop this namby pamby BS and call a spade a spade? (NB: This expression predates Chrissy Matthews appointing himself as Arbiter of All Things Racist, and it’s usage here is NOT to be interpreted as racist).
    Eric Holder is a lot of things (nearly all of them evil), and incompetence may be among them, but his behavior in this matter is immoral and probably illegal, not incompetent. He has served his boss and their mutual anti-American agenda of hate well, and calling him incompetent gives him an out he does not deserve.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Dozen FBI agents performing “consensual search” at Broadwell house. Taking pics, filling evidence boxes. This is getting bad.

  • Terry

    I watched that video. She said more than just that there were prisoners in the Annex. She also said: “They were requesting the – it’s called the C-in-C’s In Extremis Force –
    a group of Delta Force operators, our very, most talented guys we have
    in the military. They could have come and reinforced the consulate and
    the CIA annex that were under attack.” — But of course, we all know that wasn’t done. She also said Petreaus knew all about this but he couldn’t talk to the Press about it. FYI, you can still see the video. Her comments about Benghazi start at 34:45. http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/petraeus-mistress-speech-yanked-from-youtube/?cat_orig=politics

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    I am uploading the video to private server and will post link, takes a bit to uplaod 500MB