Skip to comments.Krauthammer: WH 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi
Posted on 11/14/2012 12:41:10 PM PST by mojito
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeuss 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 administrations position on the matter....
KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously knew what was going on. He was hoping that those administration officials would not disclose what had happened, and therefore hoping that he would keep his job. And that meant that he understood that his job, his reputation, his legacy, his whole celebrated life was in the hands of the administration, and he expected they would protect him by keeping it quiet.
And that brings us to the ultimate issue, and that is his testimony on September 13. Thats the thing that connects the two scandals, and thats the only thing that makes the sex scandal relevant. Otherwise it would be an exercise in sensationalism and voyeurism and nothing else. The reason its important is heres a man who knows the administration holds his fate in its hands, and he gives testimony completely at variance with what the Secretary of Defense had said the day before, at variance with what hed heard from his station chief in Tripoli, and with everything that we had heard. Was he influenced by the fact that he knew his fate was held by people within the administration at that time?
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This is stuff that might have made Nixon blush.
But it's just the Chicago way, via Moscow.
It’s the Chicago way...
“General Patreus: Has the Administration’s knowledge of your affair in any way colored or limited your testimony before this committee at any time?”
I believe that the WH is working on destroying Petraeus’ credibility as a witness against them.
Would black mailing a government employee to lie under oath be grounds for IMPEACHMENT ? ? ?
from the comment section..........makes you wonder what they had on Justice Roberts.
Krauthammer sums it up best. This has been my feeling about this from the start. Most of the media is deploying their standard smokescreen - focus on the more salacious aspects of the situation; the affair.
Hoover kept private files on many public figures. The information was held in escrow until the appropriate time...
Interestingly, if true, then the Administration and Patreus both hold each others’ future in each others’ hands.
Patreus can repay them by replaying the blackmail he experienced........or see his reputation trashed by a blackmailing Chicago Mob.
It’s definitely getting more interesting!
I think that would be more than sufficient.
That’s not belief, that’s a fact. As soon as the Petraeus sex scandal broke, I think an awful lot of people immediately and rightly concluded “ah ha! Now we know who Herr Obama is going to blame Benghazi on!”
The. Scandal is a cover up for something much larger, now the question is in the face of the shit storm the Obama camp is creating around Petraeus, will he have the courage to chuck it all, and just tell the truth?
That’s the question I’m waiting to see him answer in front of Congress.
Petraeues needs to do one last thing in duty to his country, TELL THE TRUTH about everything he knows about Benghazi. No matter the cost.
0bama and hillary have nothing but scorn for the truth. Expect nothing to come out of the hearings. All will lie to protect the current occupant of the oval office.
Remember hillary and her “I’m sorry I don’t recall”
Please, let it be anything but that.
Patreaus should be the first of many to go to prison.
“Wonder what he has on Hillary? Sex tapes?”
Sex? You mean with a human? Not bloody f’ing likely.
Here’s how that blackmail would work:
OBAMA: “American people, if you don’t elect me for the next 12 terms, I’ll release my Hillary sex tapes.”
And then the Obama media can’t understand why the intelligent 50% of the country has absolutely no respect for this thug from Chicago.
Certainly. But first you need to get Petraeus to actually admit that he was blackmailed to lie under oath. And then the question becomes whether or not enough honest democrats in the Senate exist that are willing to impeach Obama over it.