If so, he gets a little bit of a pass for not taking care of it sooner but then he also now faces the blame for why he did not know of this sooner.As members of his own party have been asking:The FBI withheld its findings about Gen. David Petreaus' affair from the White House and congressional leaders because the agency considered them the result of a criminal investigation that never reached the threshold of an intelligence probe, law enforcement sources said today.The sources said agents followed department guidelines that generally bar sharing information about developing criminal investigations. The FBI is also aware of its history under former director J. Edgar Hoover of playing politics and digging into the lives of public figures. As one official said, the rules are designed to protect people (both private and elected officials) when negative information about them arises in the course of a criminal investigation that is not a crime.http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fbi-deemed-petraeus-affair-pa...
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