Skip to comments.Petraeus Will Testify Behind Closed Doors on Benghazi
Posted on 11/14/2012 7:26:17 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify at a closed-door session of Congress to answer questions about September's terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, but he will likely also be asked about new revelations that his alleged mistress Paula Broadwell is suspected of storing classified military material, at her home.
Petraeus had been reluctant to testify following his resignation as CIA chief, but pressure had been growing in Congress for him to appear.
"Gen. Petraeus is willing to come before the committee and the details are being worked out," Sen. Diane Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said today. No date for his testimony has been set.
A source familiar with the case also told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took documents from secure government buildings. The government demanded that they all be given back, and when federal agents descended on her North Carolina home on Monday night it was a pre-arranged meeting.
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A few minutes ago on the John Batchelor show, it was said that leaked information had it that the acting head of the CIA would testify that the CIA did not request any military support beyond the drone overhead at Benghazi.
If that is the testimony, it might be a story to get the Pentagon and WH off the hook.
“A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do.”
Come on, General, don’t tolerate those thugs in the Obama administration.
“The long, grey line has never faltered.....”
It’s not too late. You can still win back your honor. That 18 year old cadet is still inside you.
Would not surprise me....now, will there be more leaks from people on the ground in Benghazi at the time who will counter Petraeus’ testimony?
I keep hoping to hear some from some of the others who were in Benghazi during the attacks, but nothing so far that I’ve heard.
The leak about testimony concerned the testimony of the Acting CIA head, not Petraeus. But, if true, this just sounds like a setup to say the WH never received a request for aid for Benghazi.
The details are too salacious for General Public.
In other words, the standard for government hearings are - the more interest the people have in the content, the more imperative it is that the people can't listen in.
And all the talking heads acted like this was not only acceptable, but necessary.
Our country is upside down like Guam with an army on it.
Until it was compromised to admit homosexuals.
“the standard for government hearings are - the mote interest the people have in the content, the more imperative it is that the people can’t listen in”
That’s not exactly right. You must realize hearings are not an inquietude into the truth, nor even an adversarial contest like a trial, though they can drift into either accidentally. They arr dog and pony shows. The less control they have over it, or a combination of that and the more potentially damaging is what might be revealed, the more imperative it is the people not listen.
I realize of course that they can be adversarial as when the parties squabble or the witnesses stray from their role of grandstander or scaredycat—whichever is called for in the script. But that’s merely them trying to hostage eachother and steal the show. Then there’s actual sensitive information that they have a responsibility to hide. Government occassionally does its job. Can’t rule that out altogether.
Inquietude = unquiet. Stupid computer.