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?????
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.
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.
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???
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.
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.