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Why canít/wonít Petraeus testify?
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Posted on 11/09/2012 4:55:44 PM PST by chessplayer

Duane, what puzzles me is why Petraeus’ resignation disqualifies him from testifying at all. I’m not the only one puzzled, either. NRO’s Katrina Trinko can’t figure it out:

Perhaps there is some protocol I’m unaware of, but I don’t see why resigning should affect whether Petraeus testifies or not. He was in charge of the CIA when the Benghazi attack occurred, and the CIA has been under plenty of fire for how the attack was handled.

Neither can John Hinderaker:

This gets curiouser: Petraeus was scheduled to testify before a Congressional committee on Benghazi next week, but in view of his resignation his testimony has been canceled. That makes no sense to me. Why should his resignation have anything to do with testifying about events that occurred while he was the director of the agency?

The only explanation I can conceive is that Petraeus doesn’t really have any information to tell Congress that relates to his own personal actions relating to the Benghazi attack.


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KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghazihearings; petraeus; petraeusaffair
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1 posted on 11/09/2012 4:55:44 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

After this disclosure, is the broad well?


2 posted on 11/09/2012 4:57:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: chessplayer

1,2,3 this thread will be shut down for asking the same question.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 4:57:37 PM PST by DallasBiff
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To: chessplayer

Well now this makes sense.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 4:58:23 PM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

He may testify but they had to destroy him first. It’s obvious.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 4:58:53 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: chessplayer
Remember the guy whose video supposedly provoked the attacks on our middle-east embassies?

Where is he now"

'Nuff said.

6 posted on 11/09/2012 4:59:23 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: chessplayer
More people falling off the turnip truck.
7 posted on 11/09/2012 4:59:34 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: chessplayer

Cong Peter King said they need Petraeus’ testimony or their Benghazi investigation will be incomplete.

One way or another, I think he will testify.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 4:59:42 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: chessplayer

Good question. So what if he had an affair. The Benghazzi affair takes precedence. Congress should subpoena him.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 5:00:31 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Andrei Bulba
He may testify but they had to destroy him first. It’s obvious.

It didn't destroy Clinton back in 98. Remember the 1998 MSM/Clinton meme of "sex doesn't matter".

11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:01:40 PM PST by DallasBiff
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To: chessplayer

Because he cares about his family?


12 posted on 11/09/2012 5:02:03 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: chessplayer

For his own sake, I hope he avoids canoes at all costs in the next few weeks.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 5:02:50 PM PST by A. Patriot (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up to hit the iceberg again.)
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To: chessplayer

I may be wrong about this, but I believe he can no longer be compelled to testify before a Congressional committee if he’s no longer a Federal appointee. I don’t think Congress can just hand a subpoena to Joe Q. Citizen on the street and make him go to Washington to testify in a Congressional hearing.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:02:53 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: chessplayer

Do you really think a 4 Star married 47 years was screwing some journalist? Really? He resigned in protest over Benghazi and zero won’t allow it.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:03:01 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: chessplayer

Wire him up. An eighty vote bell ringer circuit strategically placed ought to do the trick.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 5:04:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: chessplayer

I don’t know, but as a private citizen he can simply plead the Fifth Amendment, I believe.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 5:04:08 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: chessplayer
I'm no Constitutional scholar but I would think that the House and Senate have the power to subpoena *any* US citizen.I suppose there may be cases where the hearings would have to be classified (closed to the press and public) however.I smell an end around by a loyal disciple of Saul Alinsky himself.
18 posted on 11/09/2012 5:04:35 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Red Steel

He won’t testify. He will be somewhere extremely remote “reconnecting” with his family.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 5:04:58 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: chessplayer

Either he wants to live or he has loved ones.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 5:05:53 PM PST by null and void (The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
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