Skip to comments.Feinstein: Iíll subpoena CIA about Petraeus trip to Libya after Benghazi attack
Posted on 11/13/2012 6:06:09 AM PST by SE Mom
One piece of information that got lost the last few days of sex scandals is the news that David Petraeus personally traveled to Libya after the Benghazi attack and apparently filed a trip report covering his own findings. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee probing the Benghazi terrorist attack, wants either the report or Petraeus to testify to its contents. So far, though, the CIA and the White House have refused to provide it and yesterday, Feinstein threatened that subpoenas may be forthcoming if the stonewalling continues...
...This lack of openness, coming on the heels of the revelations of Petraeus affair and his resignation, will only raise more questions about why Petraeus is no longer testifying, and why he was so quick to get out of the way. When a Democratic Senator has to go on MSNBC to threaten a Democratic administration with a subpoena, well . it should raise a few eyebrows.
...The premise is not necessarily an investigation, Feinstein said, speaking of an investigation into Petraeus. The premise is to see exactly what happened. I believe that Director Petraeus made a trip to the region, shortly before this became public. I believe that there is a trip report. We have asked to see the trip report. One person tells me he has read it, and then we tried to get it and they tell me it hasnt been done. Thats unacceptable. We are entitled to this trip report, and if we have to go to the floor of the Senate on a subpoena, we will do just that.
Host Andrea Mitchell asked Feinstein for clarification, and Feinstein explained that trip would include relevant information
Feinstein wondering WTH is going ON here...
I was just about to post the question about if anyone had read that Petraeus had gone to Benghazi only a few days before the election?
I posted this on another thread
CNN has confirmed that Petraeus recently traveled to Libya to meet the CIA station chief to discuss the attack.
Diane ‘calico curtains’ Feinstein isn’t the least bit interested in the truth.
Do I dare say I like Feinstein on this? How long before she gets a visit and will she listen to people warning her off?
Yeah, I had heard that on Beck, yesterday. This is just getting beyond strange.
I think he went with Chaffetz after the attack.
So he went again? Face to Face? Not wanting to discuss things over a phone or what?
Yes the administraion will visit her with a file labled Feinstein. She will back off!
Maybe he wanted to make sure the Libyan government supports his version of what happened. Also, to make sure they don’t reveal the real purpose of the annex. Promise them aid if they do.
Published: Friday, November 9
Over the past week, Petraeus had traveled to Libya and Jordan, and directed the agencys response to the controversy surrounding the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Officials said Petraeus insisted the controversy had nothing to do with his decision to resign.
I saw that! I posted this just because ..I’m being shallow and petty and enjoying watching Andrea Mitchell SQUIRM ;)
LOL! I cannot stand that little mushroom-capped troll.
What is so strange about it???? The Obama admin. trying to cover up their incompetence and lies? If you want to get to the truth on this find out WHEN Obama issued his directive!!!
I am flabbergasted no one is asking or inquiring about this, especially freepers, or maybe everyone else knows "when," but me!?
Petreaus is just a diversion.
All part of a ruse that the Rat pukes are pulling. The only serious acts this individual undertakes is to steer billion-dollar government contracts to her husband’s businesses and to defend Red China and her husband’s business interests in Red China.
Shocked? Didn’t think so!! lol
Please see new Drudge page- Pitiful and hilarious...”Four Star Circus”..
So ... how did that subpoena for F & F documents work out? The administration just promptly complied and turned them over, right? </sarc>
Does she have a prize race horse? Could be a replay of "The Godfather" scene in her future...
Oh Yea! That would be appropriate.
Exactly! We've seen this scenario played before. A genuinely concerned congress-critter initially vowing to "get to the bottom and get the facts out", and maybe at that point they really mean it. Feinstein, however, is in the perfect position as committee chairman, to steer the investigation off course, suppress information and generally conduct a whitewash. Someone from Hussein's inner circle no doubt has already called her.
It’s still smoke and mirrors. Always.
They want him under the bus.
Feel free to contact Senator Feinstein:
Washington, DC Office:
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954
I know just the man who would jump at the chance to do it, too...
Feinstein does NOT like being left out of the loop - she’s pi$$ed
“Maybe he wanted to make sure the Libyan government supports his version of what happened. Also, to make sure they dont reveal the real purpose of the annex. Promise them aid if they do.”
Too late. They already contradicted the intial reports weeks ago and FOX followed up with a report last week...
Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account
Yes! Chicago’s Finest! Bath House Barry and his pal Rahm, no doubt reminiscing about Man’s Country Club!
As someone else implied, this gig of her's pays too well for her to risk it all in a sudden burst of integrity.
The only job I know of where people spend millions to get a job that pays thousands.....LOL.
The day that MSNBC gives Dianne Feinstein a microphone to threaten the Obozo administration with a subpoena leaves not a single doubt that absolutely nothing is as it appears.
5............4...............3............2...........until DiFi gets that call from the WH.
she is a DemocRAT first...working Senator second...and almost 80 years old...time to quit Feinstein..your boat sailed a long time ago...
I am wondering that too, if she will get a visit.. remember she was all up in arms about the security leaks that she thought were coming from the white house.. and all of a sudden she dropped that concern
This tidbit or large mouthful re Petraeus’s trip to Libya, was not covered by the mediots and barely surfaced here.
He may have been ready to drop the boom on the Chicago Thugs with what really happened before, during and after our people were killed!
Then the Chicago Thugs dropped the affair bomb on him.
ABC: Petraeus conducted own investigation in Benghazi after attack
Hotair ^ | 11/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:11:01 PM by SeekAndFind
Yesterday, Dianne Feinstein threatened to subpoena the CIA over a trip report from David Petraeus that he allegedly wrote after a personal trip to Benghazi after the terrorist attack that killed four Americans. Today, ABC News reports that Petraeus’ visit to Libya was no mere observational tour. The then-Director of Central Intelligence conducted his own interviews with personnel on the ground in Libya in preparation for testimony that has now been cancelled:
In late October, Petraeus traveled to Libya to conduct his own review of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
While in Tripoli, he personally questioned the CIA station chief and other CIA personnel who were in Benghazi on Sept. 11 when the attack occurred.
The Libya stop was part of a six nation trip to the region. Petraeus intended the review as a way to prepare for his upcoming testimony before Congress on Benghazi.
“He was looking forward to testifying,” a Petraeus friend told ABC News. He wanted to be fully prepared.
This makes the decision to withdraw Petraeus from the hearing even more curious. According to their source, Petraeus thinks that acting DCI Michael Morrell can testify to Petraeus findings and add more of his own, plus Petraeus wants to avoid a media circus after the revelation of his affair.
However, while that may be understandable, those reasons arent enough to deprive the committees of his personal perspectives. Petraeus has years of hands-on experience dealing with terrorist networks as a military commander. Morell has over 30 years experience in the CIA and can obviously give a good accounting of the intelligence, but doesnt have Petraeus insight. Plus, after having personally conducted the reviews in Libya, Congress needs Petraeus to expand past whatever made it into his trip report the very document that the CIA is now reluctant to share with Feinstein and other Congressional investigators.
“I was just about to post the question about if anyone had read that Petraeus had gone to Benghazi only a few days before the election?”
It is amazing how long and deep under the ice this elephant was hidden from all of us.
Even the spooky FReepers did not know of this.
Feinstein will turn out to be the political equivalent of false advertising.
She’ll holler, shout, make a show of being tough, play act before the adoring journalists on TV, and then ultimately when push comes to shove, show that she is nothing but a loyal democrat who won;t do anything about a serious cover up.