Skip to comments.Why canít/wonít Petraeus testify?
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. Im not the only one puzzled, either. NROs Katrina Trinko cant figure it out:
Perhaps there is some protocol Im unaware of, but I dont 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 doesnt really have any information to tell Congress that relates to his own personal actions relating to the Benghazi attack.
After this disclosure, is the broad well?
1,2,3 this thread will be shut down for asking the same question.
Well now this makes sense.
He may testify but they had to destroy him first. It’s obvious.
Where is he now"
Cong Peter King said they need Petraeus testimony or their Benghazi investigation will be incomplete.
One way or another, I think he will testify.
Good question. So what if he had an affair. The Benghazzi affair takes precedence. Congress should subpoena him.
It didn't destroy Clinton back in 98. Remember the 1998 MSM/Clinton meme of "sex doesn't matter".
Because he cares about his family?
For his own sake, I hope he avoids canoes at all costs in the next few weeks.
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.
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.
Wire him up. An eighty vote bell ringer circuit strategically placed ought to do the trick.
I don’t know, but as a private citizen he can simply plead the Fifth Amendment, I believe.
He won’t testify. He will be somewhere extremely remote “reconnecting” with his family.
Either he wants to live or he has loved ones.
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