WASHINGTON, D.C. – The pieces in the Petraeus puzzle are starting to come together, right now.
While many of the players in this drama–Petraeus’ wife, his mistress, his socialite ‘friend’ Jill Kelley–may not have his back right now, one guy still does.
“General Petraeus had an extraordinary career. He served this country with great distinction,” said President Obama.
In his first news conference since reelection, President Obama gave us what sounds like a very much rehearsed line.
The whole scandal reeks of national security leaks, and has so many in Washington doing what they do well–wondering about pillow talk.
“There’s the weird and the strange and the human failings in one camp, and there is a legitimate question about national security being breeched in the other camp,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, (R-SC).
And it seems politicians and reporters will be camped out for a while, wondering if the former CIA director said more than he should have to biographer Paula Broadwell about the September 11th attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
Four Americans were killed in the attack and Petraeus is supposed to testify to congressional committee Thursday.
President Obama gave his own ‘testimonial’ already.
“I have no evidence at this point, from what I’ve seen, that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had an impact on our national security.”
And as we peel back more and more of this smelly onion; a new twist emerges.
General Petraeus and General John Allen–another ‘friend’ of socialite Jill Kelley–both wound up in a bitter child custody case involving Jill`s twin sister, Natalie.
This is worse than trying to keep up with one of those Spanish soap operas!
Except in this case, the truth is much stranger than fiction.