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Krauthammer: White House 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi
Newsbusters ^ | 11/13/12 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/13/2012 6:52:53 PM PST by Nachum

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.

Appearing on Fox News's Special Report, Krauthammer said, "The sword was lowered on Election Day" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazihearings; election; extortion; hearings; krauthammer; petraeuss; petreaus; soshillary
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1 posted on 11/13/2012 6:53:04 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Thank you Captain Obvious.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 6:55:09 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Nachum

Duh
Freepers were on this a week ago sour kraut .


4 posted on 11/13/2012 6:56:34 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Nachum

Please God let him be able to prove this

I think Blackmail would finally be an impeachable offense


5 posted on 11/13/2012 6:57:02 PM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: Mr. K

I am praying you are right!! IMPEACHABLE FINALLY!!!
I don’t think he would say that without some type of proof.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 7:00:43 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Nachum

Gee. Ya THINK? *Rolleyes*


7 posted on 11/13/2012 7:00:45 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

Cross Border Authority

There’s no more to the massacre than that.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 7:01:09 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Mr. K

All he needs to do is TESTIFY!!!!!

Will he do it.....remains to be seen.

I’m afraid for our Republic. Something in me says he is not.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 7:01:34 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Nachum

Raise taxes on the “rich”. Everything is solved. I heard this on my Obamaphone.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 7:02:18 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

Well that didn’t work so well. Is Patraeus now a man with “nothing left to lose” or do they still have a hold over him?


11 posted on 11/13/2012 7:03:37 PM PST by Jemian
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To: Nachum

In order redeem his honor, after 37 years of giving and hearing speeches about “Duty, Honor, Country,” Petreaus might attempt to redeem his honor in front of congress.

He might blow Obama out of the water. Might.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 7:08:25 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: All

When Clinton was in office it was “just about sex” how come this is a career ender for Patraeus? Hypocrits


14 posted on 11/13/2012 7:08:58 PM PST by Singermom
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To: Jemian

No.

He blew up their ammo when he inserted TMI in his letter of resignation. There was absolutely no reason for him to be that graphic otherwise. They likely have no more leverage over him.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 7:09:35 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Mr. K

This is what I’ve been saying along...Petraeus’ being forced to resign one week after the election and before he was going to testify before Congress about BenghaziGate s highly suspect. You know they are scared of what he knows and were looking for any irt get could find well in advance of the election. They say the investigation by the FBI began in May 2012 when Broadwell sent threatening messages to Kelly. This is complete bullshit. Sources are indicating that they’ve been having affair for as long as 4 years. Something would have come up way before this if that was the case. I say 0 is working Hoover style and is using his G-men to dig up dirt on potential threats in case he needs it in the future. 0 isn’t fooling anyone.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 7:10:14 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Singermom

Because Petreus, as smarmy as his personal behavior has been in this situation, did the right thing and resigned. Bill Clinton has no shame, and his constituency thinks he did no wrong.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 7:11:23 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Travis McGee

“He might blow Obama out of the water. Might.”

Or he might take an unscheduled trip to Ft. Marcy Park.

I would not put anything past this regime.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 7:13:50 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Mr. K
I think Blackmail would finally be an impeachable offense

You think the left wing senate would remove a black president on the eve of a left wing "revenge" administration?

19 posted on 11/13/2012 7:14:55 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Nachum

Can he prove that?

Not saying it isn’t true...it probably is.

But, can it be proven.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 7:16:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Jedidah

Even if the House approves Articles of Impeachment there is no way he would be convicted by a Democrat majority Senate. That’s how Clinton walked.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 7:17:14 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: jsanders2001
Petraeus’ being forced to resign one week after the election and before he was going to testify before Congress about BenghaziGate s highly suspect

When in doubt, attack anyone who knows. Then when they finger you, you can claim they are just bitter about getting caught in their own mess.

22 posted on 11/13/2012 7:18:04 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Clay Moore

No Fort Marcey Park in his future. The general is smart enough to have “insurance” that will detonate a supernova under the White House in the event of his untimely demise.

Now, they might threaten to throw acid in a favorite niece’s face, something classy like that.

But they can’t directly threaten Petreaus. Too much insurance. Hell, he’s probably sitting with Bob Woodward right now, working on Chapter 22 of his bio.


23 posted on 11/13/2012 7:19:18 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum
Wow Charles...do ya think? Did you come to that conclusion on your own, or did Hume and Krystal spell it out for you? Sorry, but Krauthammer never has impressed me.
24 posted on 11/13/2012 7:19:42 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Jedidah

Patraeus already lied to Congress and gave Obama huge political cover at the height of the election.

The General gets no respect in my book.


25 posted on 11/13/2012 7:19:43 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: Travis McGee
“In order redeem his honor, after 37 years of giving and hearing speeches about “Duty, Honor, Country,” Petreaus might attempt to redeem his honor in front of congress.

He might blow Obama out of the water. Might.”
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Yeah sure...whatever you say. /sarc. Sorry, ain't nothing gonna happen.

26 posted on 11/13/2012 7:22:07 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Jemian
Is Patraeus now a man with “nothing left to lose” or do they still have a hold over him?

Possible loss of pension and benefits.

27 posted on 11/13/2012 7:25:59 PM PST by fso301
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To: Travis McGee

I think your right about Duty, Honor and courge. He is a solider first and will hopfully save the country by telling the truth. He has nothing to lose and everything to gain.

This is bigger then Watergate.


28 posted on 11/13/2012 7:26:12 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Huskrrrr

Yeah, thats the key. Mock and make fun of someone with disabilities. Let me guess,,,you were the top bully in your school.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 7:26:12 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: littleharbour

It’s worse. Clinton walked from a Republican majority senate. There is no way this senate would vote to convict. Oh, and by the way, Rasmussen reported Obama’s approval rating at 55% today. We are living a nightmare.


30 posted on 11/13/2012 7:26:19 PM PST by untwist
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To: littleharbour

THe GOP house won’t impeach him under any circumstance.

No one will pay a price for the murder of 4 Americans.

The only thing the GOP and Bonehead will do is use it as a campaign
tool to get us to the polls in 2014.


31 posted on 11/13/2012 7:27:47 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: mwl8787

We need to be very careful in assessing what Petraeus said to Congress. We will have to parse his words and see if he openly lied, or used weasel words to Congress.


32 posted on 11/13/2012 7:29:04 PM PST by untwist
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To: Mr. K
Wouldn't Patraeus have dirt on all the players in this corrupt regime? If he has a spine left he should voluntarily testify before congress and get some pay back for being betrayed. He might be able to redeem himself if he takes down these corrupt scumbags and saves the country.
33 posted on 11/13/2012 7:29:59 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Travis McGee
I certainly hope he will do just that.

I can't think of a worse punishment after 37 years of service, than to be forever labeled a Coward, and that is just where Petraeus is headed if he does not testify.

He can live the bimbo affair down, in shame, but he will not be able to withstand the humiliation of Cowardice, not possible.imo

He has one more DUTY to his country, and I believe he will step up and fulfill that Duty and restore his honor.

34 posted on 11/13/2012 7:30:02 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Nachum

Mock Krauthammer is you like but he is highly respected in D.C. and he came very close to accusing Obama of a criminal conspiracy.

This just got an order of magnitude more serious.


35 posted on 11/13/2012 7:30:54 PM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: mwl8787

No one suggested that you should respect him.

My post contrasted Petreus’ resignation vs. the refusal of Bill Clinton to do so. Both of them acted reprehensibly.


36 posted on 11/13/2012 7:32:08 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Travis McGee

woowoo, I’ll bet your right. Hadn’t thought of that, but I’ll bet he does have that “insurance”.....


37 posted on 11/13/2012 7:33:35 PM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie

I saw Charles Krauthammer in person the other night at the Kennedy Center.

This isn’t directed at Freepers. He is explaining this for the masses who haven’t been following things. Which is a very important and valuable service.


38 posted on 11/13/2012 7:33:56 PM PST by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: mwl8787

Not even if he is able to bring Obama down for good?


39 posted on 11/13/2012 7:34:53 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Huskrrrr
Chaz the Spaz...

While working in a busy clinical department of a Harvard teaching hospital,I watched "Chaz The Spaz" complete Harvard Medical School during the 1970's...in a wheelchair as a paraplegic.Having watched it closeup I'd say that takes a level of courage that *I* don't possess,do you think *you* could do it? Even with all four of your limbs functioning???

Talk about *no class*!

40 posted on 11/13/2012 7:35:47 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Mr. K
Please God let him be able to prove this I think Blackmail would finally be an impeachable offense

Think about that long and hard...... President Biden????

41 posted on 11/13/2012 7:36:10 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Nachum

Impeachable?


42 posted on 11/13/2012 7:36:23 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: eeriegeno
Think about that long and hard...... President Biden????

67 votes required in the Senate.

43 posted on 11/13/2012 7:38:36 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: mwl8787
Patraeus already lied to Congress and gave Obama huge political cover at the height of the election. The General gets no respect in my book.

We don't know what he Petraeus said to Congress. We only know what some Rat Congressman claims Petraeus said.

44 posted on 11/13/2012 7:41:09 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Travis McGee

What could have happened in Benghazi for Obama to go to such lengths to cover up?

It has to be huge, more than the theories being thrown around for the last few months.

My guess would be that the Kenyan is collaborating with our Islamic enemies.

What do you think is being covered up?


45 posted on 11/13/2012 7:44:43 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There’s a big party being planned for January. Maybe it would be a good time for the Tea Party to have their next DC Protest - demanding resignation instead of inauguration.


46 posted on 11/13/2012 7:48:18 PM PST by LibertyOh
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Despite his having an affair, I still believe Petreaus to be a man of honor when it comes to his country which is all he has left. I’d be suprised if his wife sticks with him through all this.

The fact that he took this scandal away from Obama tells me he’s gonna sing and sing loud.

Sad thing when I’d rather see Biden move up to the presidency than keep oblunder.


47 posted on 11/13/2012 7:49:39 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Mr. K
The communist worm in the white hut will never face impeachment.
Not as long as he has a thoroughly corrupt and complicit media and such chickenshits in Congress.
48 posted on 11/13/2012 7:54:18 PM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: diverteach

The fact that he took this scandal away from Obama tells me he’s gonna sing and sing loud.
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I pray that you are right. But I bet you anything that he is being threatened. AND his wife seems to be a big ‘lib’.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2959209/posts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4nyJWzQAV0


49 posted on 11/13/2012 7:55:34 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Nachum

Probably true but, now that the sword has been used to chop his neck, if Patreus truly is the great solider he’s been sold as, he no longer needs to toe the party line and will let the Benghazi cat out of the bag. In other words, whatever dirt there might be regarding Benghazi, it’s Patreus who will let it fly. If he still stays quiet, the game is up and Obama skates.


50 posted on 11/13/2012 7:57:00 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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