Even with this out in the open, I still think it’s impossible to predict what Petraeus will say under oath. He *could* tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may, and that would be the right and honest thing to do, what we would expect from a person of his stature and training.
But we know he’s already willfully violated the UCMJ and that he seems very comfortable rubbing elbows with the elitists of the Ruling Class. Now that his military/CIA career has gone down the $#itter (”Plan A”), he may well be willing to perjure himself in return for a comfortable retirement gig and some creature comforts (although not I suspect those provided by the buxom Ms. Broadwall) for the rest of his life.
Knowing how elitists are, I know which way I’d vote, but I’d be thrilled to be proven wrong.
He retired from the Army, so he is a civilian.
He is not subject to the UCMJ. He is however subject to civil law.