On October 27th, Tampa FBI field agent Fred Humphries contacted US Representative David Reichert and told him that the FBI was dragging its feet in an investigation of possible national security leaks. Reichert directed Humphries to the far more politically powerful Eric Cantor who, along with staff members, met with Humphries.
The investigation had been prompted by Humphries when family friend Jill Kelley told the agent that she had received numerous emails she considered threatening. Humphries took the story to Tampa FBI office higher-ups, and the investigation led to Paula Broadwell, mistress of General David Petraeus.
Though the investigation had begun in late spring, little had transpired by October; and Humphries began to suspect that FBI officials were deliberately delaying and covering up in order to spare Barack Obama and the administration any political embarrassment. After all, Obama had put Petraeus in charge of the CIA, the most important, sensitive information gathering agency in the government. The sudden and public explosion of an FBI investigation, which included a sex scandal and possible national security leaks connected to the president’s man at the Agency, would not have helped the Obama campaign.
Most importantly, as a result of his actions, Petraeus had become a prime target for blackmail, given his status as CIA Director and former commanding general in the Middle East. Could he have been passing restricted material to Broadwell or others? Clearly, it was vitally important that the FBI find out!
And what did FBI Director Mueller do with the Humphries-supplied information he received from Eric Cantor on October 31st? He waited one full week until November 6th, Election Day, “…to [meet with] James Clapper, the director of national intelligence and David Petraeus’ immediate supervisor…” We have now learned that the House Judiciary Committee “…has written to Robert Mueller to ask why it took him a week to come forward with the information that Frederick Humphries had given him.” (Humphries through Eric Cantor, but Humphries nonetheless!)
So a Republican congressman and House leader had been given information that might have stopped the Obama campaign cold, causing massive embarrassment and difficulty for the man Cantor himself had accused of “instituting an imperial presidency,” mismanaging U.S. foreign policy and the war on terrorism, and “…covering up what really happened when four Americans were killed in Benghazi…”
But rather than act in the best interests of the American people by making Humphries’ story public, by going to Mueller, Cantor put the agent’s career in jeopardy and provided yet another target for the liberal media and the Obama Regime.
It seems Republican cowardice and stupidity grow with each passing year.