And that’s what this is beginning to look like – a soap opera.
Josh Marshall highlights two things. First from the NYT article.
Ms. Kelley, a volunteer with wounded veterans and military families, brought her complaint to a rank-and-file agent she knew from a previous encounter with the F.B.I. office, the official also said. That agent, who had previously pursued a friendship with Ms. Kelley and had earlier sent her shirtless photographs of himself, was “just a conduit” for the complaint, he said. He had no training in cybercrime, was not part of the cyber squad handling the case and was never assigned to the investigation.
But the agent, who was not identified, continued to “nose around” about the case, and eventually his superiors “told him to stay the hell away from it, and he was not invited to briefings,” the official said. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Monday night that the agent had been barred from the case.
Later, the agent became convinced — incorrectly, the official said — that the case had stalled. Because of his “worldview,” as the official put it, he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama. The agent alerted Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who called the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, on Oct. 31 to tell him of the agent’s concerns.
The official said the agent’s self-described “whistle-blowing” was “a little embarrassing” but had no effect on the investigation.
I have never really cared about sex scandals, only the hypocrisy, but this FBI agent seems a little nuts. Hey, if we’re taking resignations…
Second, Josh Marshall identifies the players:
Just to keep you up to date, the late is Gen. John Allen, the commanding US general in Afghanistan. He’s now being investigated for “inappropriate emails” with Jill Kelley?
As for Kelley that brings us to “inappropriate emails” with Allen, alleged (by Paula Broadwell) advances toward (or from?) Gen. Petraeus, and finally shirtless photos from the freak show FBI agent who was infatuated with Kelley, launched the whole investigation and also seems to have tried to expose it in the final weeks of the election in a desperate attempt to blow up the Benghazi story and make Mitt Romney president.
Is anyone else concerned with the state of our intelligence community? The sheer number of emails exchanged makes me wonder when they had time to eat, let alone do their jobs.