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Fox: Petraeus will not testify on Benghazi
Fox News Live | 11/9/12

Posted on 11/09/2012 1:22:57 PM PST by pabianice

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To: Gadsden1st

Does not COngress have the power of subponea?


51 posted on 11/09/2012 1:44:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: pabianice
COVER-UP!!
52 posted on 11/09/2012 1:44:18 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Gluttons for punishment.)
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To: throwback

And to think these jokers took an oath to uphold the Constitution!


53 posted on 11/09/2012 1:45:07 PM PST by notaliberal (We are all communist's now!)
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To: zeaal

Who’s next ... ?
They are killing the investigation, one resignation at a time!


54 posted on 11/09/2012 1:46:16 PM PST by zeaal
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To: livius

Can’t they subpoena him?

__________________________

That’s my question too.


55 posted on 11/09/2012 1:51:23 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: nikos1121

“Petreaus, who probably knows the full story, is returning to civilian life, but what leverage does Obama have on him?”

Probably the “or else” part you mentioned.


56 posted on 11/09/2012 1:52:45 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: BenLurkin

Of course they have the power. The question is do they want to use it.
Bonehead and Cantor want to move on to working out a grand bargain
with Obama. So what if a few Americans got murdered.


57 posted on 11/09/2012 1:54:16 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Gadsden1st; pabianice

House Subpoenas.


58 posted on 11/09/2012 1:56:54 PM PST by expat2
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To: pwatson

If it was Petraeus that leaked the emails, why didn’t he leak enough to really hang Obama before the election? I would think the CIA has the ultimate access to everything. If this had been a Republican president, we would have seen the drone video weeks ago.


59 posted on 11/09/2012 1:57:50 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: pabianice

This is unbelievable.


60 posted on 11/09/2012 1:58:18 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: pabianice

traitor


61 posted on 11/09/2012 2:03:48 PM PST by Homer1
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To: Hildy

It’s starting to make sense why Betrayus repeated the video lies for
Obama. Zero had leverage over him.


62 posted on 11/09/2012 2:06:38 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: formosa

Kid Rock


63 posted on 11/09/2012 2:07:05 PM PST by Pit1 (The ride is over. I'm done.)
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To: pabianice

Bottom line folks? We can NO LONGER trust ANYONE in our government.


64 posted on 11/09/2012 2:12:06 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: pabianice

/sarcasm ON

Member of House Committee: Mr. Petraeus, with whom were you having an affair?

Petraeus: I prefer not to answer that question.

Member of House Committee: Mr. Petraeus, okay, how about answering this question: Were you having a homosexual affair with Chris Stevens?

Petraeus: (sigh) Yes.

/sarcasm OFF


65 posted on 11/09/2012 2:14:04 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: pabianice

Wow...so even if you have critical info - you get out of testifying because you were sleeping around?

How many folks in DC would be let off the hook by that standard?

I thought Congress had the power to subpoena anyone they damn well pleased?


66 posted on 11/09/2012 2:14:30 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: PGR88

The last of the ninth for Petraeus ended with election results. I never quite reconciled the difference between the actions of some high military officers who left the service and expressed opposition to Obama and his enablers and Petraeus who moved to the CIA. Some of the story must be they had the goods about his infidelity and used it to keep him on board for political show and Petraeus wimped out to try to keep his career. Now he knows what making a deal with the devil(s) can get you. I must admit I have never been a fan of Petraeus early on and less so when he gave Obama respectable publicity. His replacement is bound to be a Jarrett pick.


67 posted on 11/09/2012 2:15:05 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: pabianice

Won’t testify? How convenient.


68 posted on 11/09/2012 2:16:34 PM PST by Fresh Wind (FUBO)
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To: Pit1

All I know about him is “I want to be cowboy”. In listening to that I don’t really know if I would consider him presidential material. He’d probably be an interesting person to know.


69 posted on 11/09/2012 2:18:22 PM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: Scotswife

Congress can call anybody they want to. The question do they want to.
After all why let the murder of 4 Americans interfere with Bonehead and Cantor working out a grand bargain with Obama. Bonehead and Cantor want
To move on.


70 posted on 11/09/2012 2:22:15 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Incorrigible

The Beer hall putsch.

I am going to say this just once. ONCE.

Anyone who believes this reason is a complete idiot. Absolute. And complete.

Petraeus did as he was told to do originally, and spout the video lunacy. Afterwards, he went quiet. For good reason.

The man is a soldier’s soldier.

And I hope he lives past 6 months.


71 posted on 11/09/2012 2:23:37 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: MestaMachine

MM, you told me something once about someone. Do you remember? I am telling you now, in this case.

Mega dittos.

Do you have ANY idea of the operators who are now without Petraeus’ protection?


72 posted on 11/09/2012 2:26:27 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: throwback

Panetta said that Libyan WMDs’ whereabouts are not known, remember?


73 posted on 11/09/2012 2:29:32 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: CapnJack

We really are “through the looking glass” at this point.

I want to avoid hyperbole, but I am truly convinced that this administration is totally immune from accountability. The sheeple want it that way, and the media guarantee it. We have reached a point in our history when, from now on, any criticism of this administration is impotent. They can do no wrong, and they are entirely without error.


74 posted on 11/09/2012 2:35:57 PM PST by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
How does a corpse testify?

You know it's true - once you've killed four, what's one more.

75 posted on 11/09/2012 2:36:51 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: All

What ever became of the ‘investigation’ of the dude in
Tunisia? The one that Graham got our guys access to.

What the he** is happening to people?! Seems everything
has begun to spin out of control even faster.


76 posted on 11/09/2012 2:43:06 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: BenLurkin
Does not COngress have the power of subponea?

Yes. Additionally (at least according to Fox radio news this afternoon), Patraeus has said that he will testify.

Not sure what to make of this report.

77 posted on 11/09/2012 2:52:33 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Forget about getting to the bottom of these scandals. Bonehead and Cantor
Want to move on to working a grand bargain with Obama, screwing Americans...again.


78 posted on 11/09/2012 2:52:48 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Stars&StripesNE
The fact is that this administration INSTIGATED THE ATTACK FOR POLITICAL GAIN! Petraeus and Shrillery are only saving their skins, else they'd be "Vince Foster'd". They know it, or they've been told it would happen if they didn't disappear...

Going Galt!

79 posted on 11/09/2012 2:53:57 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: pabianice

Of course he will testify. But Obama will delay it as long as possible and Petraeus will go along because Obama has him by the shorts.


80 posted on 11/09/2012 2:55:33 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Kansas58
Was BLACKMAIL involved here?

If not blackmail, then some kind of extortion.

E.g., maybe the Obamaites threatened to have one of Petraeus's friends or compatriots killed. Say, someone who is currently serving in Afghanistan. And the Obamaites told Petraeus the dirty deed could easily be covered up by blaming the death on the Taliban.

Do you think Petraeus would agree to take a fall - to save the life of a friend? I think he might.

81 posted on 11/09/2012 3:03:55 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: combat_boots

Think ‘saddam’. Exactly the same catchmeifyoucan...petraeus.

Moving weapons from Iraq to Libya then and from Libya to Syria now.


82 posted on 11/09/2012 3:08:41 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: pabianice

Why not


83 posted on 11/09/2012 3:54:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: GeronL

I agree.


84 posted on 11/09/2012 3:54:40 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pabianice

Ummmm - That is what *SUBPOENAS* are for...

Like he gets to decide...NOT!


85 posted on 11/09/2012 3:55:17 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: BenLurkin

They do, and John Bolton said they can subponea him, but it probably won’t make it possible before the hearings coming up next week. He also said Petraeus may also lawyer up before he does.


86 posted on 11/09/2012 3:59:39 PM PST by dforest
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To: combat_boots; Travis McGee

Petraeus did not go quiet.

He said “No one in the CIA told or delayed anyone from helping the people in Benghazi. The CIA gave a green light, and anything to the contrary did NOT come from CIA” - paraphrasing from my memory.

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87 posted on 11/09/2012 4:04:09 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: PGR88

It already is known. If the affair happened while he was on active duty, it could be used to revoke his pensions via a retroactive dishonorable discharge.

Any retired officer or enlisted man could be recalled to active duty to testify in any military court regarding actions taken or crimes committed while on active duty. This could also be used to pertain to crimes committed by others under ones command.


88 posted on 11/09/2012 4:06:35 PM PST by dglang
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

“Petraeus said he will be happy to testify to Congress.”

I expect that before that ever happens he’ll be discovered taking a dirt nap in Fort Marcy Park.


89 posted on 11/09/2012 4:07:08 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: notaliberal
Actually the oath taker swears to “preserve, protect, and defend” the Constitution. Most of the present administration are busy doing none of the above. I consider the breakers of the oath, from Obama on down, guilty of TREASON who should be impeached, found guilty, and imprisoned. This won't happen. I am a dreamer to even go there.
90 posted on 11/09/2012 4:15:20 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: tennmountainman
So Obama purposely hired him for the CIA job because he knew he was compromised. Obama had the ace in the hole and he pulled it in to cover him on Libya when needed. I wonder why he's punching out now? Maybe he was confronted with the affair to get him to backup the video story. So Patraeus gave him the cover but told him he was gone after the election. Petraeus probably revealed the affair just to get out from under that sword, but he won't reveal anything else about Benghazi because he realizes he's dealing with criminals that could ruin him completely if they want.
91 posted on 11/09/2012 4:21:49 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: All

Has anyone mentioned a theory that obama didn’t KNOW that Patraeus was going to make the affair public when he announced his resignation? Patraeus may have told obama that he would vaguely claim it was for “personal reasons,” then when Patraeus made the actual announcement, he went public with his affair to take the blackmail threat away from obama.


92 posted on 11/09/2012 4:26:53 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: throwback

Sounds right to me. Especially since it is being reported that Obama
did not accept his resignation immediately.


93 posted on 11/09/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman
Your mind could run wild with this stuff. So what are the connections of the woman who wrote Petraeus’ bio? Was this possibly a set up for some time? What is the timeline for when the FBI learned of the affair? I would have thought he already had the highest security clearance you can get before being considered for the CIA. Maybe they do them anyway considering that is the most sensitive job in the government. If it is the case that Obama hired him with the affair revealed, then Obama was deliberately subverting existing security protocol to put someone in place he had something on.
94 posted on 11/09/2012 4:46:12 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: tennmountainman

Maybe he decided to get in front of this and is ready to spill the beans?


95 posted on 11/09/2012 4:47:24 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Hildy

That sounds right to me. The fact that Obama did not immediately leads me
To believe what you said. He may have been the one to come clean,
To remove the leverage Obama had over him.
There is no reason for him not to testify now. No more leverage against him.


96 posted on 11/09/2012 4:59:10 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: throwback

That dog won’t hunt. If there were no assets within reach of the attack then it makes the White House even more culpable, because there should have been. Doubly so for this case where assets were actually pulled from the consulate when the consulate was still requesting more.


97 posted on 11/09/2012 6:02:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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