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CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair and "extremely poor judgment."Wonkette responds:
Reaction from the wingnut press has been muted so far, although readers of the Stupidest Man On the Internet were quick to speculate that Barack Obama knew of the affair and blackmailed Petraeus to do nothing to save the lives of the Benghazi consulate staff. We await further thoughtful analysis from Pam Geller and Jerome Corsi.But you don't have to go to Gateway Pundit or Jerome Corsi for that sort of speculation -- here's Mark Halperin with his own cryptic, garbled, but unmistakable hint that political operatives in the Obama White House were blackmailing Petraeus. Go to about 1:29 in this video:
HALPERIN: Whenever there's tension -- behind the scenes for the most part -- between the executive branch, the political part of the executive branch, and the CIA and the intelligence community, you see a lot of high-stakes pressure back and forth. Sometimes there are threats. I'm not saying that's what happened in this case affecting his resignation, but there's no question that the political pressure on the State Department, on the White House, over the facts and circumstances of the tragedy in Benghazi was creating tension, has created tension, with the intelligence community and the CIA, and so, at a minimum, the context of General Petraeus's resignation is a time of pretty heightened pressure on him with some very tough political actors who have had the tension over the way Benghazi's been handled, both before and after the tragedy."Sometimes there are threats." And those threats -- if they exist! -- may have come from "some very tough political actors." So this idea doesn't even have to worm its way up from the right-wing sewers to the "respectable" press -- it's already there.
It doesn't matter what the truth is -- it's now an open question which will come first, the inauguration or the House vote on articles of impeachment.