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Petraeus Agrees to Testify Before Senate (Behind closed-doors and probably not under oath)
ABC ^ | 11/14/2012 | SARAH PARNASS

Posted on 11/15/2012 3:22:06 AM PST by tobyhill

In light of calls from several senators and congressional representatives, Gen. David Petraeus has agreed to testify before the Senate Thursday, despite an FBI investigation that led to former Afghanistan general's resignation from his post as CIA-director.

The strange scandal that implicated top U.S. general and a Florida socialite and put a hold on the Senate confirmation of Gen. John Allen was thought to have robbed intelligence committees of Petraeus' testimony about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. That attack claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. Petraeus had personally flown to Libya on a fact-finding mission in late October.

The sex scandal has also raised questions about the separation of powers, and has caused some lawmakers to bristle that they were not told of the FBI's investigation sooner.

Brian Darling, senior government fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said some members of Congress were relying on the media for information that they should have been briefed on.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; navyseals; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi

1 posted on 11/15/2012 3:22:14 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

“some members of Congress were relying on the media for information that they should have been briefed on.”

No wonder our elected representatives are such morons. You can’t rely on the media for anything accurate or truthful.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 3:26:18 AM PST by Cherokee Conservative (If a tree falls over in the woods, and then snaps back upright as a joke, do the squirrels laugh?)
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To: tobyhill

First of all, I thought he was already under oath?

Second: check out the pic at the top of the article at Gen P’s confirmation hearing. I did not know that Ms Broadwell was in attendance. Right up front and center.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 3:33:26 AM PST by bonfire
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To: bonfire

And his socialist wife as well. They are all marxist plants.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 3:39:46 AM PST by gotribe
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To: tobyhill

Patraeus has proven he`s not worthy of off-the-record trust. Put that philandering, lying POS under oath and question him publicly or don`t bother.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 3:57:20 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: bonfire

WOW! Makes me wonder...(like Sandusky’s wife)... did she know but looked the other way?


6 posted on 11/15/2012 3:58:57 AM PST by FES0844
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To: ScottinVA

Patraeus=Petraeus


7 posted on 11/15/2012 4:00:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
I don't care about his sex life. I don't care about his girlfriend or his girlfriend's girlfriends. I care about Chris Stvens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Ty Woods. And if the man doesn't wash this blood off his hands, he needs to rot in hell after he is tried as an accessory to murder.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

8 posted on 11/15/2012 4:18:15 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: gotribe

Well, we know his wife is.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 4:21:38 AM PST by bonfire
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To: tobyhill

Where in the article does it say he may not be under oath when he testifies?

If he’s not- then it’s a useless exercise.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 4:28:23 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tobyhill

William Colby was pulled into Congress and put under oath. It too bad no one even remembers William’s name.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 4:29:27 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: tobyhill

Petraeus was the subject of an Obama organized FBI grift and blackmail worthy of J. Edgar Hoover in the old days.One can only hope that Petraeus has enough fortitude to tell the truth about Benghazi, instead of the Obama talking points on the subject.If not , then the good general needs to be turned upside down and shaken vigorously.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 4:35:01 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: tobyhill

UNaccountability porn and secrecy porn all rolled into one little incestuous bed.

R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 4:41:41 AM PST by PGalt
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To: tobyhill

Why should he be ‘allowed’ to decide how, when, and where he testifies? If it’s not under oath, it’s worthless.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 4:43:19 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

All testimony to Congress is under oath in that lying to Congress is a felony.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 4:51:46 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“lying to Congress is a felony.”

That would put several ‘State of the Union’ addresses in the category of felony.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 5:16:03 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: tobyhill

How ‘bout we let him testify “under the desk” instead???


17 posted on 11/15/2012 5:16:45 AM PST by Errant
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To: SE Mom

Want it to be an undisclosed location so it can’t be bugged. ALso pray that he has more than one “dress” piece of evidence to prove his accusations.

Been thinking: How do they know that the two had an affair. All it would take is two to deny deny deny. Unless there was a photo op?


18 posted on 11/15/2012 5:29:06 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: SE Mom

Want it to be an undisclosed location so it can’t be bugged. ALso pray that he has more than one “dress” piece of evidence to prove his accusations.

Been thinking: How do they know that the two had an affair. All it would take is two to deny deny deny. Unless there was a photo op?


19 posted on 11/15/2012 5:29:18 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: ScottinVA

Wow, Scott...once again, I totally agree!
If it’s not out in public, then it’s a dim said, pub said back and forth and no one will believe either side....
A political football....


20 posted on 11/15/2012 5:35:11 AM PST by matginzac
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To: MestaMachine

Hugh favor to ask. Is there a way to develop two ping lists. One for sex, and one for non-sex. IF possible. Warned you, hugh favor. If can be done. I would like non-sex info. That requires if done this way, decisions be made. Hugh and I would like it better that way, if we could have no sex.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 5:38:28 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: MestaMachine

With all due respect, out of much esteem, I have to call you on letting Pantstreaus off for his betrayal of the wife. We are all big kids by now and if he was unhappy with his marriage, he ponies up and breaks it off THEN goes after the twitchy tail. And when you are in the highest security position in the country, to betray the country as well as your family for some a**...
Well, true character shows its self eventually.
He gets no pass, like Clinton, from me....


22 posted on 11/15/2012 5:40:13 AM PST by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Hey there!!!

Yeah... and of course when FNC’s Ed Henry presses Obama about it, the response is, “It’s being investigated.”

):-(


23 posted on 11/15/2012 5:42:04 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: tobyhill

Oath, smoath. You can have him swear on a ten foot tall stack of Bibles and it won’t matter. Oaths mean nothing to the man as evidenced by his oath to God and his wife regarding his marriage. He also took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution too. The man is dishonorable.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 6:12:38 AM PST by 762X51
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
"Why should he be ‘allowed’ to decide how, when, and where he testifies? If it’s not under oath, it’s worthless."

You can't swear him in as a civilian, he could take the 5th all day long. Can't swear him in under the UCMJ, this isn't a court-martial. Yet.

The Committee is trapping the honey trap. Without Broadwell present, she can't get her story straight with his.

25 posted on 11/15/2012 6:25:31 AM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: ScottinVA

I’m weaning myself off of Fox these days...I was on here election night but I understand Kelly made a fool of herself and the rest were less than kind to the pubs as they went down. We don’t even watch Fox Bus as we used to. I understand Ed Henry was a big wuss at yesterday’s press adoration session...a total CF!
I’m done...I listen to a lot of Haydn these days...and metal when I’m pissed!
Cheers....


26 posted on 11/15/2012 6:33:06 AM PST by matginzac
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To: matginzac

I totally understand...

And I listen to the High Kings or Dubliners to get my tension level down.

Cheers!


27 posted on 11/15/2012 6:39:06 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Cherokee Conservative

Someone should direct their attention to Free Republic, where they can get their information, with some good clues from FREEPERS thrown in as well. JMO


28 posted on 11/15/2012 6:58:41 AM PST by annieokie
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