Skip to comments.Fox: Petraeus will not testify on Benghazi
Posted on 11/09/2012 1:22:57 PM PST by pabianice
Upon the heels of Petraeus' resignation as CIA director comes the news that he will not testify about the Benghazi outrage or any Libyan matters.
Does not COngress have the power of subponea?
And to think these jokers took an oath to uphold the Constitution!
Who’s next ... ?
They are killing the investigation, one resignation at a time!
Cant they subpoena him?
That’s my question too.
“Petreaus, who probably knows the full story, is returning to civilian life, but what leverage does Obama have on him?”
Probably the “or else” part you mentioned.
Of course they have the power. The question is do they want to use it.
Bonehead and Cantor want to move on to working out a grand bargain
with Obama. So what if a few Americans got murdered.
If it was Petraeus that leaked the emails, why didn’t he leak enough to really hang Obama before the election? I would think the CIA has the ultimate access to everything. If this had been a Republican president, we would have seen the drone video weeks ago.
This is unbelievable.
It’s starting to make sense why Betrayus repeated the video lies for
Obama. Zero had leverage over him.
Bottom line folks? We can NO LONGER trust ANYONE in our government.
Member of House Committee: Mr. Petraeus, with whom were you having an affair?
Petraeus: I prefer not to answer that question.
Member of House Committee: Mr. Petraeus, okay, how about answering this question: Were you having a homosexual affair with Chris Stevens?
Petraeus: (sigh) Yes.
Wow...so even if you have critical info - you get out of testifying because you were sleeping around?
How many folks in DC would be let off the hook by that standard?
I thought Congress had the power to subpoena anyone they damn well pleased?
The last of the ninth for Petraeus ended with election results. I never quite reconciled the difference between the actions of some high military officers who left the service and expressed opposition to Obama and his enablers and Petraeus who moved to the CIA. Some of the story must be they had the goods about his infidelity and used it to keep him on board for political show and Petraeus wimped out to try to keep his career. Now he knows what making a deal with the devil(s) can get you. I must admit I have never been a fan of Petraeus early on and less so when he gave Obama respectable publicity. His replacement is bound to be a Jarrett pick.
Won’t testify? How convenient.
All I know about him is “I want to be cowboy”. In listening to that I don’t really know if I would consider him presidential material. He’d probably be an interesting person to know.
Congress can call anybody they want to. The question do they want to.
After all why let the murder of 4 Americans interfere with Bonehead and Cantor working out a grand bargain with Obama. Bonehead and Cantor want
To move on.
The Beer hall putsch.
I am going to say this just once. ONCE.
Anyone who believes this reason is a complete idiot. Absolute. And complete.
Petraeus did as he was told to do originally, and spout the video lunacy. Afterwards, he went quiet. For good reason.
The man is a soldier’s soldier.
And I hope he lives past 6 months.
MM, you told me something once about someone. Do you remember? I am telling you now, in this case.
Do you have ANY idea of the operators who are now without Petraeus’ protection?
Panetta said that Libyan WMDs’ whereabouts are not known, remember?
We really are “through the looking glass” at this point.
I want to avoid hyperbole, but I am truly convinced that this administration is totally immune from accountability. The sheeple want it that way, and the media guarantee it. We have reached a point in our history when, from now on, any criticism of this administration is impotent. They can do no wrong, and they are entirely without error.
You know it's true - once you've killed four, what's one more.
What ever became of the ‘investigation’ of the dude in
Tunisia? The one that Graham got our guys access to.
What the he** is happening to people?! Seems everything
has begun to spin out of control even faster.
Yes. Additionally (at least according to Fox radio news this afternoon), Patraeus has said that he will testify.
Not sure what to make of this report.
Forget about getting to the bottom of these scandals. Bonehead and Cantor
Want to move on to working a grand bargain with Obama, screwing Americans...again.
Of course he will testify. But Obama will delay it as long as possible and Petraeus will go along because Obama has him by the shorts.
If not blackmail, then some kind of extortion.
E.g., maybe the Obamaites threatened to have one of Petraeus's friends or compatriots killed. Say, someone who is currently serving in Afghanistan. And the Obamaites told Petraeus the dirty deed could easily be covered up by blaming the death on the Taliban.
Do you think Petraeus would agree to take a fall - to save the life of a friend? I think he might.
Think ‘saddam’. Exactly the same catchmeifyoucan...petraeus.
Moving weapons from Iraq to Libya then and from Libya to Syria now.
Ummmm - That is what *SUBPOENAS* are for...
Like he gets to decide...NOT!
They do, and John Bolton said they can subponea him, but it probably won’t make it possible before the hearings coming up next week. He also said Petraeus may also lawyer up before he does.
Petraeus did not go quiet.
He said “No one in the CIA told or delayed anyone from helping the people in Benghazi. The CIA gave a green light, and anything to the contrary did NOT come from CIA” - paraphrasing from my memory.
It already is known. If the affair happened while he was on active duty, it could be used to revoke his pensions via a retroactive dishonorable discharge.
Any retired officer or enlisted man could be recalled to active duty to testify in any military court regarding actions taken or crimes committed while on active duty. This could also be used to pertain to crimes committed by others under ones command.
“Petraeus said he will be happy to testify to Congress.”
I expect that before that ever happens he’ll be discovered taking a dirt nap in Fort Marcy Park.
Has anyone mentioned a theory that obama didn’t KNOW that Patraeus was going to make the affair public when he announced his resignation? Patraeus may have told obama that he would vaguely claim it was for “personal reasons,” then when Patraeus made the actual announcement, he went public with his affair to take the blackmail threat away from obama.
Sounds right to me. Especially since it is being reported that Obama
did not accept his resignation immediately.
Maybe he decided to get in front of this and is ready to spill the beans?
That sounds right to me. The fact that Obama did not immediately leads me
To believe what you said. He may have been the one to come clean,
To remove the leverage Obama had over him.
There is no reason for him not to testify now. No more leverage against him.
That dog won’t hunt. If there were no assets within reach of the attack then it makes the White House even more culpable, because there should have been. Doubly so for this case where assets were actually pulled from the consulate when the consulate was still requesting more.
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