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Obama administration officials to brief intelligence committees on Benghazi (Petraeus)
CNN ^ | 11/8/2012 | Pam Benson

Posted on 11/09/2012 1:08:28 PM PST by mojito

Senior intelligence, State Department and FBI officials can expect to be grilled next week as congressional hearings resume on the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans.

Lawmakers want answers to many outstanding questions surrounding the September 11 armed assault on the diplomatic facility and a CIA annex in Benghazi.

Specifically, they want to know who was responsible, whether it was planned, the intelligence reporting on the threat to Libya prior the attack, and whether security was adequate.

The Senate Intelligence Committee will conduct a closed-door hearing on November 15. Scheduled witnesses include Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director David Petraeus, Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matt Olsen.

Clapper, Petraeus and Olsen will also testify behind closed doors to the House Intelligence Committee on the same day.

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Petraeus in particular has been criticized by a number of lawmakers for telling members of Congress in a secret briefing three days after the attack that the incident was a spontaneous result of the protests.

(Excerpt) Read more at security.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cia; obama; petraeus
So, I'm assuming that since the resignation is effective immediately, slippery Davey won't have to testify under oath before these committees.

Now isn't that interesting.

1 posted on 11/09/2012 1:08:37 PM PST by mojito
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To: mojito
Petraeus in particular has been criticized by a number of lawmakers for telling members of Congress in a secret briefing three days after the attack that the incident was a spontaneous result of the protests.

Does anyone else wonder about the timing of Petraeus' confession and resignation?

2 posted on 11/09/2012 1:12:21 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: mojito

I can’t take his resignation at face value.

Head of the CIA over an affair? Mitch Rapp wouldn’t buy it.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 1:16:37 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: mojito; All
...Specifically, they want to know who was responsible, whether it was planned, the intelligence reporting on the threat to Libya prior the attack, and whether security was adequate.....

Diplomats still in Benghazi say they had long questioned U.S. reliance on local militia "...“We never considered using the brigades,” he said, referring to the 17th of February Brigade, the local militia that was considered the primary security force for the U.S. mission. “We assumed the United States had a special relationship with the brigades.”

Said another diplomat who requested anonymity for the same reasons: “I would never depend on the brigades.”

The diplomat said he believed U.S. officials were unaware of the extremist links of those who were guarding them. "The mistake of the Americans was not following the trail of Islamic radicals," he said........"

4 posted on 11/09/2012 1:17:12 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Head of the CIA over an affair?

...here's my scenario - Petraeus was being black-mailed by the White House...give us cover on the video story or we leak your affair...

5 posted on 11/09/2012 1:21:32 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The diplomat said he believed U.S. officials were unaware of the extremist links of those who were guarding them.

I find that hard to believe. Stevens had been in Benghazi a long time and he knew who these people were. Rather, I would suggest that he was told to cultivate and rely on them, as part of 0's policy of "reaching out" and helping bring to power Islamist radicals in Egypt and north Africa.

6 posted on 11/09/2012 1:23:35 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

These hearings are a complete waste of time. And further, they will only breed contempt for our leaders who have no intent whatsoever to hold anyone to account.

Might just as well move on.

I would say I have no confidence whatsoever in our government, but then that would indicate there actually was one.

We live under total anarchy. The chaos utilized by the Left, has totally destroyed anything like leadership, self-determination, and sound governance.

It’s over. They won.

We’re on our own.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 1:23:35 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 47 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
The General lied early on about the muslim film being the cause of Benghazi... he kept his mouth shut afterwards... I would bet that axlerod blackmailed the General to dance for obama... this is all just a gut feeling and may be wrong but here is one thing that is a fact.

General David Patraeus was an honorable Officer and a Gentleman for most of his life... 4 years with jug ears and satan and look how far he has fallen. Rumors are that he exposed our most sensitive data to whomever this affair was with... all rumors... but where there is smoke there is usually fire.

LLS

8 posted on 11/09/2012 1:24:10 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: mojito

Tom Sawyer will be Chairman of this investigation, Hw will pass out the Whitewash brush’s and all of them will be whitewashing.

Only a damned fool would think a Congressional investigation into this will rebuke our newly elected Muslim.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 1:25:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ghost of nixon

Possibly the WH even set him up for the affair, to create a scandal for him to “take the bait”, so he would have to resign in shame, deflect the story of Benghazi. I will NEVER believe that his resignation is unrelated to the Benghazi scandal.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 1:27:22 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: ghost of nixon

So you think he called teir bluff, outed himself in order to tell the truth?


11 posted on 11/09/2012 1:28:09 PM PST by Toespi
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To: mojito
"So, I'm assuming that since the resignation is effective immediately, slippery Davey won't have to testify under oath before these committees."

TRUE!! Cavuto just announced he will never have to testify.

12 posted on 11/09/2012 1:33:51 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: mojito
Bolton just said that there are several congressional hearings & he can be made to testify whether he wants to or not.

Interesting if he pleads the 5th!!

13 posted on 11/09/2012 1:41:22 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I have to wonder who was the object of his extra-marital affection? Was it a honey trap ?


14 posted on 11/09/2012 1:48:33 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LADY J
Interesting if he pleads the 5th!!

They can offer him full immunity and force him to testify under penalty of prison if he doesn't.
He then takes the total fall himself, end of matter.

15 posted on 11/09/2012 1:50:29 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: mojito

So Petraeus is forced to resign due to an affair, while Hillary gets to employ the person she is having an affair with ?


16 posted on 11/09/2012 2:09:54 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Toespi
So you think he called their bluff, outed himself in order to tell the truth?

...no, I believe he lied to congress about the video under the threat of exposure...then, when the whole video story unravelled, he realized he was now in an even worse mess. Best to just come clean on the affair and get out now.

17 posted on 11/09/2012 2:10:09 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: LeoWindhorse

Just Googled Holly

Goodness , she is a bit of a plain Jane and a chubber .
Married to a gung-ho soldier and one of the highest ranking intel guys in the country . He knows that adultery is a sin , but he must get the come-on from some truly gorgeous ladies . Who among us could be able to resist ? Better to be honest with the wife first and agreeably go on to a single status before taking advantage of the irresistible and delightful temptations . We are all human , but we must also try our best to do things in the right way . Unrighteousness has its costs , as we see here .
I have seen high level intel folks and how they are carefully screened and protected by their agents . Petraeus agents knew full well . While he was carrying on with whomever , there was protection for him a short distance away . I bet the same applies to his boss . The question is ; at what point do these protestors have the guts to say to their protected one “ um, excuse me , but you really should not be doing this , and if you do , it will come out “ and forewarned , then out them . dream on...


18 posted on 11/09/2012 2:15:30 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LADY J

He can be made to testify if one of the committee’s subpoenas him.

But that would be well in the future.

For the purpose of the hearings next week, he’s off the hook.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 2:52:04 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: LibLieSlayer; ghost of nixon

We peon’s can speculate all we want. What those who watch what’s going on over a period of time know, every time there is a coincidence it’s not.

Testimony next week? Lying for Obama last week, an affair in the middle, Drone shot down(and covered up), It’s been a busy few weeks for the General.

My honest opinion is he may have melted down, a man like him has problems in La-La Land.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 3:03:21 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: LibLieSlayer; ghost of nixon

We peon’s can speculate all we want. What those who watch what’s going on over a period of time know, every time there is a coincidence it’s not.

Testimony next week? Lying for Obama last week, an affair in the middle, Drone shot down(and covered up), It’s been a busy few weeks for the General.

My honest opinion is he may have melted down, a man like him has problems in La-La Land.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 3:04:09 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Yep. What a Co-inky-dink. Someone in the Obama administration knew about the affair and saved the info to axe him at the most convenient of times.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 4:09:44 PM PST by Stuart Alexander
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To: Stuart Alexander

But he had the election to deflect the blame?

More complicated than your average who-dun-it.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 4:22:40 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Stuart Alexander

What really pisses me off is this counter-intel op is being run against me and the like minded and we can’t do a F’kn’ thing about it.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 4:24:15 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: LeoWindhorse

So many questions... but we will find out about this one... even the press loves a sex scandal!

LLS


25 posted on 11/10/2012 4:01:02 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

One thing that we do know... the press loves a good sex scandal.

LLS


26 posted on 11/10/2012 4:02:25 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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