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Petraeus offers to testify at House Benghazi hearings
Fox News Live | 11/14/12

Posted on 11/14/2012 6:13:29 AM PST by pabianice

Breaking on Fox.


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1 posted on 11/14/2012 6:13:37 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice
The announcement just in that Patraeus has voluntarily agreed to testify about Benghazi makes one wonder:

Did Patraeus fall on his own sword in order to give him more freedom in speaking? Did he resign and, therefore, allow all of this information about his affair to become public, and cause embarrassment to himself and his family, and ruin his record...because he wanted to do the right thing for his country? Maybe. We will see what develops.

2 posted on 11/14/2012 6:14:37 AM PST by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: MestaMachine; maggief; onyx; kristinn; penelopesire

Hmmmm...hmmmmm....


3 posted on 11/14/2012 6:14:41 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: pabianice

Will Petraeus become the next Vince Foster, I wonder?


4 posted on 11/14/2012 6:14:46 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: pabianice

I hope he outs the coverup and the fact that they blackmailed him to get him to lie. Do the right thing Patraeus—out the Chicago thug liars.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 6:15:29 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: CitizenM

We can only hope.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 6:17:25 AM PST by DaiHuy (May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not! Millard Fillmore)
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To: rarestia

I hope he can hide out with John McAfee until the testifying begins.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 6:17:34 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: SE Mom

Did he say when? Praying that it is immediately.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 6:17:34 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: pabianice

House, but not Senate?


9 posted on 11/14/2012 6:17:34 AM PST by Truth29
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To: pabianice

Interesting that it was announced before the press conference.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 6:17:34 AM PST by janipa
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To: SE Mom

Thanks, mom!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/14/petraeus-agrees-to-testify-on-libya-before-congressional-committees/

Petraeus agrees to testify on Libya before congressional committees


11 posted on 11/14/2012 6:17:42 AM PST by maggief
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To: pabianice

have they coordinated their stories? presser today may offer insight


12 posted on 11/14/2012 6:18:04 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: pabianice

Hopefully the Koch brothers have secretly offered to make up the difference in pension benefits the general’s gonna lose if he spills the beans.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 6:18:45 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Truth29

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/14/petraeus-agrees-to-testify-on-libya-before-congressional-committees/

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees, Fox News has learned.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 6:18:52 AM PST by maggief
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To: pabianice
Good news but count on 95% of his answers to be;
"I'm sorry but I lack the proper clearances to speak about that topic."
15 posted on 11/14/2012 6:19:39 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: KansasGirl
"Do the right thing Patraeus"

The "right" thing would be to leave Holly Petaeus to enjoy the company of Holly's Sugar Mama, Fauxcahontas, and swoop in to rescue Broadwell from the clutches of the FBI.

Sorry, I still think David P4 voted for 0bama.

16 posted on 11/14/2012 6:19:45 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: KansasGirl

It’s not too late to be a hero and restore trust. Remember those Army Values.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 6:19:49 AM PST by CheneyChick (01/20/2013 -- the day that could have been)
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To: CitizenM

God I hope so.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 6:19:59 AM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: pabianice

bttt


19 posted on 11/14/2012 6:20:13 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: skeeter

Ka CHING!!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/13/petraeus-mistress-bragged-just-weeks-ago-future-book-collaboration-source-says/

Petraeus’ mistress bragged just weeks ago of future book collaboration, source says


20 posted on 11/14/2012 6:21:19 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief; penelopesire

Will testify before the House AND Senate?

Do you know which hearing is open...televised?

There is a hearing tomorrow. Testifying that soon?


21 posted on 11/14/2012 6:21:38 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: penelopesire

Just breaking- no details yet on when.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 6:22:23 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: skeeter

No. A retired officer’s earned pension can be revoked only by general court martial resulting in conviction of a crime under the UCMJ and subsequent dismissal from the service. Not gonna happen.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 6:24:03 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: maggief; penelopesire

Correction: He WILL testify before the House AND Senate.

Do you know which hearing is open...televised?

There is a hearing tomorrow. Testifying that soon?

Also breaking: Pelosi to remain. Ugh


24 posted on 11/14/2012 6:25:09 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: KansasGirl
-- I hope he outs the coverup and the fact that they blackmailed him to get him to lie. --

I think he'll run a modified, limited hangout.

He'll explain "the movie made 'em do it" line as being based on the best information available at the time, thereby giving cover to himself and to the administration. Then he'll say the information was misinterpreted, and "the movie made 'em do it" is not presently operative.

IOW, he told the truth, but in hindsight it was an incorrect truth. Maybe.

25 posted on 11/14/2012 6:25:43 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: thouworm

Not sure yet. Fox news does not get into the timeframe yet. Watch for the WH counsel office to make some legal moves today to stop him or limit his scope. House will have to grant him immunity more than likely.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 6:25:43 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: thouworm

Both hearing were closed-door and scheduled for tomorrow. No word if that’s still the schedule.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232649/Benghazi-hearings-planned-despite-David-Petraeuss-expected-absence.html

Petraeus was scheduled to testify on the raid before Congress in separate closed-door hearings Thursday


27 posted on 11/14/2012 6:26:04 AM PST by maggief
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To: SE Mom

Thanks SE!


28 posted on 11/14/2012 6:26:23 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: pabianice

Offering to testify ... possibly one baby step back to being a ‘good man’. Now we’ll see if he says he can’t discuss it, obfuscates, sticks to the protest meme or does he return to his reputation for honor and truthfulness prior to Paula Broadwell. I’m guessing the ‘scales’ have fallen off his eyes in the last week and he’s clearly seeing what a narcissistic opportunistic idiot she is and how badly he got played ... suspect he’s also acutely aware of and smarting from the WH machinations regarding him/Benghazi. Regardless, I’m guessing there are some folks chewing their fingernails in the WH right about now ......


29 posted on 11/14/2012 6:26:50 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: KansasGirl
I hope he outs the coverup and the fact that they blackmailed him to get him to lie. Do the right thing Patraeus—out the Chicago thug liars.

I hope so too. Bewteen now and the time he testifies, the administration, with the help of their lap dogs in the mainstream media, will do everything in their power to tear down Petraeus and destroy his reputation. If he does give testimony that is damaging to Obama, he will be portrayed in the media as a "bitter, disgraced ex-general who has an axe to grind, and is completely lacking in credibility." They will deflect attention away from the evnts in Benghazi, and make the whole thing about Petraeus.

30 posted on 11/14/2012 6:27:16 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Truth29

House, but not Senate?


The House is in GOP hands...the RATS control the Senate.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 6:28:20 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: maggief

Hadn’t one of the Benghazi hearings been scheduled as OPEN?

Uh oh, also breaking -— Hamas’ top military commander killed in Israeli airstrike.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:01 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

House is an open hearing.


33 posted on 11/14/2012 6:30:16 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights; LucyT

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/14/breaking-petraeus-to-testify-on-benghazi-attacks/

Breaking: Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks

EXCERPT

...This probably won’t mean any big surprises in the Benghazi story line, but it will give Congress an opening to demand answers on how the White House decided to push the spontaneous-movie-review meme for so long in the face of the overwhelming data that the attack was both deliberate and well-planned, with paramilitary forces, materiel, and tactics.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 6:31:44 AM PST by maggief
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To: pabianice

If Petraeus is a credibile and honorable person he will face the music by being tesifying truthfully to the house and senate. all we can now is what and see what happens! just hoping he states the truth and sticks it to Obama and his cronies.


35 posted on 11/14/2012 6:35:17 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Hotlanta Mike

You don’t get to 4stars without being political enough to ride a fence into infinity. Don’t get your hopes up about some bomb shell..it ain’t gonna happen.
The fog of war covers it..and then we did everything we could with the resources at hand. The prisoners were taken in the action at the main building..etc.
P4 will make it seem the only big mistake was not enough security. End of story.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 6:35:57 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: maggief

FNC says it will be on Friday.


37 posted on 11/14/2012 6:35:57 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232; thouworm

Thank you. There are three hearings.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/07/house-panel-to-hold-hearing-on-libya-attack-with-top-obama-intelligence/

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned.

The committee joins two others planning to hold hearings, albeit closed ones, that day.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 6:37:06 AM PST by maggief
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To: Red_Devil 232; maggief; penelopesire; SE Mom

Thanks — here’s confirmation

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday (Nov 15) on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned. The committee joins two others planning to hold hearings, albeit closed ones, that day.

The House Intelligence Committee will hold its closed hearing on the attack on Nov. 15.

The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to meet the same day to discuss the Libya attack — that hearing will also be closed to the public.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/07/house-panel-to-hold-hearing-on-libya-attack-with-top-obama-intelligence/


39 posted on 11/14/2012 6:37:13 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: rarestia

Or the next Ollie North?


40 posted on 11/14/2012 6:38:21 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: thouworm

Good link. ;)

GMTA!!


41 posted on 11/14/2012 6:39:18 AM PST by maggief
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To: hondact200

When you’re evaluating yourself, what qualities do you try to focus on?

Petraeus: On every bit of guidance I give, the last instruction is: Learn and adapt. We also work very hard on [being] **first with the truth**. That’s a powerful admonition: First of all, we’re going to **tell the truth**. We’re not going to put lipstick on pigs. We’re going to be absolutely **100% forthright** and **brutally honest** with — not just with ourselves and with our subordinates and our superiors — but **with the press**. The credibility of leaders is of enormous importance.

How do you identify which officers are going to make the best leaders?

Petraeus: “There has to be a foundational level of just sheer physical fitness. As we say sometimes, soldiering is still an outdoor sport. There is a certain degree of mental toughness. There’s obviously **integrity**. There is sheer professional expertise — technical and tactical competence. But what then starts, I think, to separate the future stars from the rest of the pack are some other qualities. And now you’re getting into judgment, **just hugely important**. Whether you think about it or not, subconsciously, **who** do you go to when you really want to **bounce** an idea off someone? That’s the person who has judgment that you value.”

(snip)

http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/04/news/companies/petraeus_leadership.fortune/index.htm


42 posted on 11/14/2012 6:39:36 AM PST by haffast
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To: maggief; Red_Devil 232; penelopesire; SE Mom

lol!

“Petraeus will testify this FRIDAY to members of Congress”

i.e., that means, probably, a closed session...


43 posted on 11/14/2012 6:40:04 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: pabianice

A flawed man most definitely. From the timing of things it looks like the Feebs were nosing into his affairs well before Benghazi happened, because a nasty cat fight over him was going on.

But he may have some interesting things to report. At this point risking his career is moot.


44 posted on 11/14/2012 6:40:16 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: thouworm

Thanks.

So..is this a shot across the bow at O? He is having a press conf today...perhaps the general is breaking this news now as a...warning?


45 posted on 11/14/2012 6:42:00 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Oldexpat

His risks are different now, however; he quit the service didn’t he?


46 posted on 11/14/2012 6:42:00 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: pabianice

I can see it now:

Special Prosecutor: “General Petraeus has testified that the administration knew of the Benghazi attack while it was underway and refused to send assistance, knowingly allowing those men to die.”

Administration: “Petraeus? This administration refuses to respond to allegations from a disgraced, lying, adulterer”.

MSM: “Who was that disgraced, lying, adulterer Petraeus banging and when did he start banging her? That’s the important story here”.

Right out of the Clinton playbook.


47 posted on 11/14/2012 6:42:20 AM PST by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: CitizenM

That has been my theory since we first heard that strangely-worded resignation statement last week.

Most resignation letters, even under duress, are fairly generic,”for personal reasons” or something similar.

This one dumped the dirt or, to use another apt metaphor, burned the ammo they were using to keep him in line.

We shall see.


48 posted on 11/14/2012 6:42:20 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: pabianice
Here's something interesting from a comment on this story at Hot Air...
Friend of mine who works in the pentagon has told me lastnight that petraeus was told to shut up about bhegazi and if he didnt, the white house was going to release the info about his girlfriend. I was told that it was petraues who leaked the affair to preempt the white house and tell the truth about libya.

The white house is trying to get him back in the ranks so they can threaten him with a demotion and take away his pension. My buddy told me who is a guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier told me the general is going to sing like a bird

Conservative4ev on November 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM


49 posted on 11/14/2012 6:42:56 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
He will turn up dead soon. He won't spill the beans nothing will ever happen to Obama.
50 posted on 11/14/2012 6:42:56 AM PST by angcat
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