Skip to comments.Rep. Trey Gowdy: Either Petraeus Will Testify Voluntarily Over Benghazi or We Will Subpoena Him
Posted on 11/10/2012 11:24:29 AM PST by Former Fetus
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Friday vowed to subpoena outgoing CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus if he wont testify voluntarily about the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Gowdy said that while he regretted the personal ramifications of Petraeus sudden resignation over an extramarital affair, it would not stop Congress from hearing from him about the assault on the consulate that left four Americans dead.
The fact that hes resigned and had an affair has nothing to do with whether or not hes gonna be subpoenaed to Congress, Gowdy said on Fox News On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. I hope we dont have to subpoena a four-star general and the former CIA director, I hope he would come voluntarily, but if he wont he will be subpoenaed and none of what has happened today is a defense to a subpoena.
The CIA has come under sharp scrutiny in the wake of the Benghazi attacks. Petraeus had been slated to testify Thursday at closed congressional hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees, but acting CIA Director Michael Morell is now expected to take his place.
Theres no way we can get to the bot of Benghazi without David Petraeus, Gowdy said. While he might not be around next week because hes got personal matters, the week after that and the week after that, this excuse will run stale.
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Congressional Committee...secret session...grant of immunity = he testifies fully or he's held in contempt of Congress.
I liked Mr. Gowdy’s visit on Greta the other night. So far he was the only one who’s explicitly stated that Petraeus will testify, voluntarily or not. Many other Republicans who have spoken on the matter use phrases like “He really needs to,” or “We would like him to,” leading me to think they’re eventually going to fold as usual.
Here’s what really bothers me, though, and I’m hoping somebody can reassure me. I don’t think I can think of a flimsier excuse for Petraeus to resign (as Peter King said on Fox this morning, looking back through our history as a nation were Eisenhower, FDR or MacArthur forced to resign for extramarital affairs?), yet that’s exactly what this administration expects us to believe.
As thoroughly corrupt and unfailingly evil as Hillary and He Who Shall Not Be Named and their ilk are, they’re not stupid. It makes me think they know some technicality we don’t that will preclude Petraeus from testifying, and it’s precisely how these disgusting lawyer types weasel out of consequences every time.
What about Hillary? Has she been invited?
Either way works for me.
I really like Trey Gowdy. He’s tough and doesn’t sound like he will roll over for the Muslim in the WH.
What a lot of people are overlooking here is that this all really comes down to Petraeus, not the CIA or the Obama White House. They can come up with any reason they’d like to keep him from testifying, but if he willingly goes and testifies — most likely under immunity — he can sing like a canary and there isn’t much they can do about it.
He will testify. He needs to find safety and protection for his family FIRST, they are in danger. He needs to seek this protection from Congress.
Once his family is secured, and if he lives long enough. He will Testify. JMO
Chaffetz as well.
H.R. Halderman..John Erlichman..John Mitchell all tried that once in Watergate. They all went to prison. C.I.A. director or not, you cant lie to congress under oath. Whether from the top or not, this will come out. There are 2 stories here..the attack itself..plus the coverup. There’s an article of Impeachment in somebodies future...”abuse of power”
Any chance Trey will challenge Light In The Loafers Graham?
Hopefully, if he testifies, he will do so with an acute awareness of duty, honor, country, history and eternity as his guides.
The upcoming hearings will be a farce. I can already tell you what’s going
To happen. It will be very similar to a move I watched.
This movie movie was about the Jewish resistance in Poland.
This movement killed some German solders.
The Germans rounded a bunch of them up and threatened to kill one
Of the resistance members if no one stepped forward to take responsibility.
No one stepped forward and the Germans killed one.
The Germans then threatened to kill another one if the did not name the
Person responsible for killing the Germans. When the Germans asked
Again, they all pointed to the dead resistance fighter.
All of the hacks, like Susan Rice, Hillary etc will point to Betrayus as the
Source of the video lies. And since Betrayus is no longer CIA Director,
Ne may not be allowed to dicuss classified information.
A farce is coming. The dumb GOP should have put all of them under oath
Before the elections.
Chaffetz, yes... I like him as well. People that can’t stand up and fight, should have never been allowed to enter the ring.
If you’ve had access to CLASSIFIED material, when you leave the position that gave you access, you are debriefed. The standard verbage generally says something to the effect “ you are not allowed to discuss anything unless specifically permitted to do so”. That is why the committee needs to evaluate the situation and how they approach his testimony. If they don’t do that, then they will likely end up with no answers from him.
Love that guy!! He is a hottie too....lol!
The house can easily remedy that. Tell the CIA, if Betrayus is not allowed
To dicuss classified information, the House will cut funding.
Do I think Bonehead and Cantor have the guts or will? No.
After all, Bonehead and Cantor are to busy now working another
Grand Bargain with Obama to screw us again.
Bill Maher or Rosie O'Donnell.
ROFL hahahahaha.......I'm to old to remember "hottie". rofl
If I weren't so old, I would say, YEAH... Definately a MAN.