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Petraeus Will Testify Behind Closed Doors on Benghazi
ABC News/Yahoo!News ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | PIERRE THOMAS and MARTHA RADDATZ

Posted on 11/14/2012 7:26:17 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify at a closed-door session of Congress to answer questions about September's terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, but he will likely also be asked about new revelations that his alleged mistress Paula Broadwell is suspected of storing classified military material, at her home.

Petraeus had been reluctant to testify following his resignation as CIA chief, but pressure had been growing in Congress for him to appear.

"Gen. Petraeus is willing to come before the committee and the details are being worked out," Sen. Diane Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said today. No date for his testimony has been set.

A source familiar with the case also told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took documents from secure government buildings. The government demanded that they all be given back, and when federal agents descended on her North Carolina home on Monday night it was a pre-arranged meeting.

(Excerpt) Read more at gma.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; benghazigate; benghazihearings; coverup; petraeustestify; petreaus

1 posted on 11/14/2012 7:26:18 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Break it down, David... testify your love.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 7:29:46 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So why isn’t the Left refering to him as “General Betray-us”? You’d think they’d be all over this.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 7:30:40 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This stinks ....... what is it they don’t want the American people to know?

You know, “most transparent administration ever” ...


4 posted on 11/14/2012 7:32:03 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh.

So the American poeple will have to just wonder....


5 posted on 11/14/2012 7:33:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It looks like to me that she did not have any classified documents or computer files from Petraeus. Am I correct?
6 posted on 11/14/2012 7:33:48 PM PST by Logical me
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To: BenLurkin

Davis Betray-a$$


7 posted on 11/14/2012 7:35:51 PM PST by nevermorelenore
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To: F15Eagle

“This stinks ....... what is it they don’t want the American people to know”

There is very likely a lot of things. This was a CIA base staffed almost entirely by the CIA.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 7:35:54 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: montanajoe

This was a CIA base staffed almost entirely by the CIA.


I have always wondered who those 30 people rescued were. That is A LOT of staff for a tiny “consulate”.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 7:38:39 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Time to choose, General.

Will you choose Honor, Truth and Country?

We expect no less.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 7:39:33 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: montanajoe
Here's what I said about that back in '09:
Poison Photo-Drop .. decision to release photographs .. will imperil nation .. its defenders.
Tue May 12 09:52:58 2009 · 13 of 21
null and void to Sergeant Tim

Before he is done I fully expect him to release the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone anywhere in the world who has ever provided any information to agency workers.

The damage to US intel will last multiple generations.

I will refrain from making any comments or speculation about self-preservation instincts of wet work operatives.

11 posted on 11/14/2012 7:41:19 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Closed door testimony? Even if it’s justified for “national security” reasons, it stinks to high heaven. How can the citizens of this country ever know if Feinstein and the Dems didn’t use “national security” to hide scandalous information from the public and protect their boss Obama?

I can certainly think of dozens of questions that need to be answered that have no national security import. For example, did Obama refuse to give the cross-border authorization? Who told the guys at the CIA annex to stand down? Petraeus or the White House? Or Petraeus acting on the White House’s orders? Who told Petraeus that this attack was provoked by a video tape, and when did he learn otherwise? How about he answers those questions in public, and they save the sensitive questions for the closed door hearing?

Also, he previously testified openly before Congress on this same matter. What exactly has changed that now requires a closed door hearing?


12 posted on 11/14/2012 7:42:52 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tin Hut!
13 posted on 11/14/2012 7:43:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The South's Gonna Do It Again.)
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To: BenLurkin

The adminstration has thrown the kitchen sink at Petraeus as the result trying to control him with leaking his affair. The admin has gone after his friends Allen, Kelley. His wife and mistress have become collateral damage. There is not much more that they can do to tarnish his reputation. The only person who can salvage his reputation is he. They have gone after his organization, today’s story was on child porn in the CIA. What other event have you seen so many flag officers go down, the Admiral, Carter Ham, Allen, Petraeus. The smear campaign is in full swing by the admin. What are they scared of? Simple. The contents of the briefcase that he will carry into the committee room. The results of his investigation that he carried out himself. Not the FBI’s results, his results. Whom did he talk to? My bet is he spoke openly with a foreign country (Israel) on what their intelligence showed was going on. Remember when he conducted the investigation, he was still the Director of the CIA and Israel, I believe, was still our ally. This will get extremely ugly for the admin.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 7:47:24 PM PST by affan76
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To: null and void
I often think most of the Washington establishment irregardless of party is out to sabotage American interests worldwide...
15 posted on 11/14/2012 7:48:36 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unacceptable.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 7:49:27 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: InvisibleChurch

” - - - You’d think they’d be all over this.”

If AG Holder and the CIA were running Libyian arms and munitions to the “UMBRELLA GROUP IN SYRIA,” ( Quote from Benghazi-Coward Obama today at his press conf), then the Liberal Agenda Media (LAM) would want to protect the General and Holder.

BTW, the LAM was at the Benghazi Murder Site shortly after the murders, and collected Top Secret Papers to educate themselves on who the LAM should be protecting.

Thus the LAM were able to see to it that Benghazi-Coward Obama got re-elected.

The question now is can the LAM be forced to release their stolen top secret papers from the Benghazi Murder site to the relevant Congressional Committees?


17 posted on 11/14/2012 7:51:51 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: F15Eagle

That just means they bought more Scotch Tape than any other administration...


18 posted on 11/14/2012 7:54:39 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: F15Eagle

That just means they bought more Scotch Tape than any other administration...


19 posted on 11/14/2012 7:54:39 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22

In other news today Mrs. Patraeus got a 187,500.00 Job from Obama


20 posted on 11/14/2012 8:04:44 PM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: lodi90
Probably not all Americans.. Some locals perhaps serving as translators. Could've been a surveillance operation, prison, drone monitoring.. Who knows.. I can imagine Team O wants all those documents back to sift through for info. damning to 0bama.. OR HILLARY. WHERE'S HILLARY? Committees should DEMAND she appear.. Seems Team 0 are accountable to NO ONE:


21 posted on 11/14/2012 8:08:33 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A few minutes ago on the John Batchelor show, it was said that leaked information had it that the acting head of the CIA would testify that the CIA did not request any military support beyond the drone overhead at Benghazi.

If that is the testimony, it might be a story to get the Pentagon and WH off the hook.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 8:20:35 PM PST by Will88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do.”

Come on, General, don’t tolerate those thugs in the Obama administration.

“The long, grey line has never faltered.....”

It’s not too late. You can still win back your honor. That 18 year old cadet is still inside you.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 8:28:56 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Will88

Would not surprise me....now, will there be more leaks from people on the ground in Benghazi at the time who will counter Petraeus’ testimony?


24 posted on 11/14/2012 8:30:38 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Girlene

I keep hoping to hear some from some of the others who were in Benghazi during the attacks, but nothing so far that I’ve heard.

The leak about testimony concerned the testimony of the Acting CIA head, not Petraeus. But, if true, this just sounds like a setup to say the WH never received a request for aid for Benghazi.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 8:43:03 PM PST by Will88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The details are too salacious for General Public.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyoPaVxMyWY


26 posted on 11/14/2012 9:01:26 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I saw a bunch of talking heads discussing this on Fox this afternoon, and to paraphrase, they all agreed to this premise, "This is the most highly anticipated appearance before congress in many many years, so they had no choice but to take his testimony behind closed doors."

In other words, the standard for government hearings are - the more interest the people have in the content, the more imperative it is that the people can't listen in.

And all the talking heads acted like this was not only acceptable, but necessary.

Our country is upside down like Guam with an army on it.

27 posted on 11/14/2012 9:06:42 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
NO CLOSED DOORS
28 posted on 11/14/2012 9:36:22 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does.)
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To: blueunicorn6
“The long, grey line has never faltered.....”

Until it was compromised to admit homosexuals.

29 posted on 11/14/2012 10:15:31 PM PST by onedoug
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To: dead

“the standard for government hearings are - the mote interest the people have in the content, the more imperative it is that the people can’t listen in”

That’s not exactly right. You must realize hearings are not an inquietude into the truth, nor even an adversarial contest like a trial, though they can drift into either accidentally. They arr dog and pony shows. The less control they have over it, or a combination of that and the more potentially damaging is what might be revealed, the more imperative it is the people not listen.

I realize of course that they can be adversarial as when the parties squabble or the witnesses stray from their role of grandstander or scaredycat—whichever is called for in the script. But that’s merely them trying to hostage eachother and steal the show. Then there’s actual sensitive information that they have a responsibility to hide. Government occassionally does its job. Can’t rule that out altogether.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 1:37:13 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: dead

Inquietude = unquiet. Stupid computer.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 1:38:51 AM PST by Tublecane
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