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To: drewh

Can I ask a stupid question? Just because he had the affair and resigned, how does create a situation in which he will not have to testify? He was CIA director during these events and has a story to tell. Just because his personal life has troubles, somehow that gives an excuse to not testify? What am I missing?????


27 posted on 11/12/2012 7:46:11 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He is buying time to allow the Obama group to give their accounts of Benghazi. He will then testify with documentation as to what and who of benghazi. The documentation I am referring to is what the FBI is frantically looking for as we speak. This night raid is desperation because of the hearings this week.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 7:52:45 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Dilbert San Diego
He can still be compelled to testify, but he won't be testifying right now because he's no longer holding the position of CIA director. When he was called to testify before, he wasn't called "personally" but was called as "the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency." Since he no longer holds that position, his replacement as the CIA director will testify instead.

However, there is absolutely nothing that prevents Congress from calling him anyway. They can basically call "David Petraeus" to testify as a private citizen, and he will have to do just that.

Ironically, as CIA director the Obama administration would have had a lot of leverage over him that it no longer has right now.

43 posted on 11/13/2012 2:52:26 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’m pretty sure that Congress can call him in to testify.

How come ‘national secrets’ wasn’t a big howl when Bill Clinton was caught doing blow jobs in the Oval office with Monica???


59 posted on 11/13/2012 6:36:54 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Dilbert San Diego
how does create a situation in which he will not have to testify?

He can testify on his own or be subpeoned, but as a civilian he has two choices, lawyer up and plead the fifth, there is nothing anyone can do about that or he can go "all in" and tell the truth and may risk his life or the lives of his family if he does.

The Chicago mob is running our country right now whatever he decides to do he better get his family in a safe house or clam up forever.

62 posted on 11/13/2012 7:03:23 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He will not have access to any of the records - but he sure can testify that they exist, and who to ask.

Of course that means that the hearings/testimony will have to be real, under penalty of perjury, and that the republicans (stupid party) ask the tough questions and follow-up.


75 posted on 11/13/2012 10:40:44 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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