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Feinstein: Iíll subpoena CIA about Petraeus trip to Libya after Benghazi attack
Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

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 hasn’t been done. That’s 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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; andreamitchell; benghazi; benghazihearings; feinstein; hearings; mitchell; navyseals; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
Curiouser and curiouser...
1 posted on 11/13/2012 6:06:12 AM PST by SE Mom
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To: kristinn; MestaMachine; maggief; penelopesire; onyx; holdonnow; Dog

Feinstein wondering WTH is going ON here...


2 posted on 11/13/2012 6:08:15 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

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?


3 posted on 11/13/2012 6:10:19 AM PST by classified
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To: classified; SE Mom

I posted this on another thread

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/13/us/petraeus-allen-investigation/
CNN has confirmed that Petraeus recently traveled to Libya to meet the CIA station chief to discuss the attack.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 6:14:46 AM PST by maggief
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To: SE Mom

Diane ‘calico curtains’ Feinstein isn’t the least bit interested in the truth.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 6:14:53 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SE Mom

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?


6 posted on 11/13/2012 6:15:18 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: SE Mom

Yeah, I had heard that on Beck, yesterday. This is just getting beyond strange.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 6:17:09 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

8 posted on 11/13/2012 6:20:47 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: maggief

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?


9 posted on 11/13/2012 6:21:18 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

Yes the administraion will visit her with a file labled Feinstein. She will back off!


10 posted on 11/13/2012 6:24:32 AM PST by classified
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To: RummyChick

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.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 6:25:00 AM PST by kabar
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To: RummyChick

http://www.theledger.com/article/20121109/NEWS/121109243?Title=Petraeus-Resigns-as-CIA-Chief

Washington Post
Published: Friday, November 9

EXCERPT

Over the past week, Petraeus had traveled to Libya and Jordan, and directed the agency’s 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.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 6:25:19 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

I saw that! I posted this just because ..I’m being shallow and petty and enjoying watching Andrea Mitchell SQUIRM ;)


13 posted on 11/13/2012 6:25:19 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

LOL! I cannot stand that little mushroom-capped troll.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 6:27:04 AM PST by maggief
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Yeah, I had heard that on Beck, yesterday. This is just getting beyond strange.

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.

15 posted on 11/13/2012 6:27:48 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: SE Mom

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.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 6:28:31 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: maggief

Shocked? Didn’t think so!! lol


17 posted on 11/13/2012 6:29:43 AM PST by bonfire
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To: maggief

Please see new Drudge page- Pitiful and hilarious...”Four Star Circus”..


18 posted on 11/13/2012 6:30:51 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

So ... how did that subpoena for F & F documents work out? The administration just promptly complied and turned them over, right? </sarc>


19 posted on 11/13/2012 6:31:48 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: SE Mom
Maybe he was begging for some of the captured documents?
20 posted on 11/13/2012 6:33:29 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: classified
Yes the administraion will visit her with a file labled Feinstein. She will back off!

Does she have a prize race horse? Could be a replay of "The Godfather" scene in her future...

21 posted on 11/13/2012 6:37:04 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Oh Yea! That would be appropriate.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 6:41:41 AM PST by classified
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
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?

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.

23 posted on 11/13/2012 6:43:09 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: SE Mom

It’s still smoke and mirrors. Always.
They want him under the bus.


24 posted on 11/13/2012 6:54:59 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: SE Mom
Ms. Feinstein seems to gloss over two of General Petraeus' bosses, President Obama and Hillary Clinton not to mention Leon Penatta. The latter three are laughing behind the scenes while their American hero scapegoat, a man ensnared in a personnel infidelity, the type of which was accorded JFK and Bill Clinton a wave of the hand...Democrats do this sort of thing with regularity however, a man in any uniform with relatively moderate to conservative views is NOT to be tolerated. Hillary is too busy in Adelaide, AU with her 150-strong entourage visiting 'friends'.....Hillary should be testifying before The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as should Obama as to what they knew and when they knew it....are we to believe General Petraeus was alone in the deadly Benghazi affair?

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

25 posted on 11/13/2012 7:04:00 AM PST by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country has NEVER been in question.)
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To: classified
Oh Yea! That would be appropriate.

I know just the man who would jump at the chance to do it, too...


26 posted on 11/13/2012 7:23:06 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: skeeter

Feinstein does NOT like being left out of the loop - she’s pi$$ed


27 posted on 11/13/2012 7:48:27 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: kabar

“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.”

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

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/03/exclusive-security-officials-on-ground-in-libya-challenge-cia-account/


28 posted on 11/13/2012 7:56:01 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yes! Chicago’s Finest! Bath House Barry and his pal Rahm, no doubt reminiscing about Man’s Country Club!


29 posted on 11/13/2012 8:12:01 AM PST by classified
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To: nuconvert
Not buying it. I've seen her act before.

As someone else implied, this gig of her's pays too well for her to risk it all in a sudden burst of integrity.

30 posted on 11/13/2012 8:50:43 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
this gig of her's pays too well for her to risk it all

The only job I know of where people spend millions to get a job that pays thousands.....LOL.

31 posted on 11/13/2012 8:53:23 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: nascarnation
True the salary's not great, but there are those fringe benefits.
32 posted on 11/13/2012 9:50:33 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

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.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 10:35:02 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: SE Mom

5............4...............3............2...........until DiFi gets that call from the WH.


34 posted on 11/13/2012 11:15:38 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
she has been warned before and every time she follows their directions..

she is a DemocRAT first...working Senator second...and almost 80 years old...time to quit Feinstein..your boat sailed a long time ago...

35 posted on 11/13/2012 3:35:43 PM PST by haircutter
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

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


36 posted on 11/13/2012 5:29:37 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: SE Mom; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Travis McGee; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK

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.


37 posted on 11/14/2012 8:54:01 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: SE Mom; SeekAndFind; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; LonePalm

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2959056/posts

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 aren’t 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 doesn’t 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.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 9:00:40 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: classified; STARWISE; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; LonePalm; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Travis McGee

“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.


39 posted on 11/14/2012 9:03:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: SE Mom

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.


40 posted on 11/14/2012 9:08:05 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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