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Joe Scarborough blasts F.B.I. for taking down Petraeus with ‘fishing expedition’

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On MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, host Joe Scarborough blasted the F.B.I. email investigation that rooted out the private details of David Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell.

“So you have the F.B.I. taking Petraeus down, a rising star in the intelligence community?” Scarborough stated. “The whole thing stinks.”

Scarborough criticized the F.B.I. for reading Broadwell’s email characterizing the investigation as a “fishing expedition” reminding viewers that the F.B.I. and C.I.A. “hate each other.”

“Civil liberties attorneys are concerned about the Federal Government having this much power,” Scarborough stated, suggesting that after the F.B.I. found out that Broadwell was the source of the threatening e-mails, F.B.I investigators should have stopped prying into her personal information.

“If they were concerned about this woman’s safety, guess what? – They could have taken care of it and they could have made sure she was safe.” Scarborough said, referring to the woman who received the threatening emails from Broadwell. “But they continued the fishing expedition once they found out who it was, and they kept following it through.”

 

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