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Petraeus to testify behind closed doors on Benghazi Friday (7:30 AM)
CBS News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sara Dover

Posted on 11/15/2012 4:32:33 AM PST by NCjim

Gen. David Petraeus will testify before a House Committee on the Libya embassy attack Friday morning, despite the ongoing FBI investigation into an extramarital affair that led to his resignation as director of the CIA.

The hearing to be held by the House Intelligence Committee is closed to the public and the media. Petraeus is expected to answer questions about the CIA's knowledge and handling of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. Two of those Americans were with the CIA.

It was unclear at first whether or not Petraeus would testify at all on Capitol Hill at all, after he abruptly resigned from the agency amid news of his affair with biographer Broadwell. On Wednesday, before the House Intelligence Committee's announcement, the Senate Intelligence Committee said the retired General would testify to their committee at a separate hearing, though it's still unclear when he'll speak to the Senate panel.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calf., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday that Petraeus was "willing and interested" to talk to the committee, CBS News reported earlier Wednesday.

"It's just on Benghazi. Our hearings are on Benghazi and the intelligence that preceded Benghazi and the intelligence that determined security," she told reporters.

Meantime, the House Intelligence Committee will hear from him at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, an hour that is extremely uncommon for a congressional meeting.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; petraeus

1 posted on 11/15/2012 4:32:39 AM PST by NCjim
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To: NCjim

Behind closed doors.

Gee is there anything about Benghazi that Americans cannot be trusted to hear about?

Another example of the most open administration in history.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 4:34:58 AM PST by Venturer
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To: NCjim

I recall everyone involved in Iran Contra getting put on display for the nation to watch breathlessly.

But hey....this is the most transparent administration EVAH!


3 posted on 11/15/2012 4:38:20 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: NCjim

Wonder why Feinstein is yapping, given that he is testifying before a HOUSE committee, NOT the Senate!


4 posted on 11/15/2012 4:54:48 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NCjim

Politicians, and you don’t get 4 stars without being one, are ALL scum!


5 posted on 11/15/2012 4:55:25 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Scotswife; Venturer
I recall everyone involved in Iran Contra getting put on display for the nation to watch breathlessly.

But hey....this is the most transparent administration EVAH!

Gee is there anything about Benghazi that Americans cannot be trusted to hear about?

Another example of the most open administration in history.

The hearing is in front of the House Intelligence Committee. The HOUSE!!! Intelligence Committee. Why is Boehner agreeing to a closed-door hearing? Or, is that a dumb question?

6 posted on 11/15/2012 4:57:25 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: NCjim
So much for 'the American People Need to Know/are Entitled to Know'. . .


7 posted on 11/15/2012 4:58:57 AM PST by cricket
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To: JohnG45

Oh Boehner is still around is he? I hadn’t noticed.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 5:01:59 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: NCjim

And NOT UNDER OATH!!!! Waste of time.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 5:04:17 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: NCjim

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.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 5:04:34 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: NCjim
It's not going to matter! Obama needs to be asked and he HAS to answer WHEN he issued his directive. I just don't get why this is not a central focus because that question is where the ball gets rolling.

FGS, is there not some willing even the slightest bit curious reporter to investigate this?

We all know the Petraeus thing is nothing more than a diversion away from Obama. Unless Petraeus is going to spill the beans and bring the house down, SFW?

11 posted on 11/15/2012 5:07:04 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: NCjim

Didn’t Bush and Cheney testify in private after 9/11?


12 posted on 11/15/2012 5:07:19 AM PST by ILS21R
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To: NCjim

If every gubbermint person, those drawing a government paycheck, were removed for illict sex, how many would be left?

(That might get the government down to a reasonable size.)


13 posted on 11/15/2012 5:28:38 AM PST by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: ILS21R

Your comparing the president and vp testimony about terrorist attacks in the us soil to this Libya cover up ?

Are you. Kidding me ????


14 posted on 11/15/2012 5:29:00 AM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Roccus; NCjim
Politicians, and you don’t get 4 stars without being one, are ALL scum!

Did 21 years and there's alot of truth in that...

15 posted on 11/15/2012 5:45:59 AM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: JohnG45

The House Intelligence Committee typically holds closed door hearing for the specific purpose of the name of the Committee. From one who has operated in the intelligence theatre I would expect nothing less with my ass on the front lines.

Granted nothing will become of whatever is disseminated in the hearing because the fix is in and Petraus doesn’t have the marbles to stand up an be honorable. That is why anything he says will be a plus for one side and a negative for the other and it won’t matter which side gets what because he has already compromised himself so anything he says either ay can impeached because he o longer as any credibility.Add to that his wife was “given” a $188K job at the new Consumer deal under the Fe with no accountability to the taxpayers.

This scandal is over as far as getting anything near the truth for at least our lifetimes, no matter how long that may be. Put a fork in it, the Republic is no more except for the whimpers w hear from anyone who care out the truth anymore.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 5:46:31 AM PST by mazda77
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To: NCjim

I hope he is the last to testify.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 5:53:39 AM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: NCjim

That early? What, if anything is leaked from behind closed doors vfc, it’ll be during everyone’s commute to work so maybe the evil doers will have time by the evening news to spin it? One would think they’d have him sworn in just to be able to hold more blackmail over his head if he didn’t tell the truth whereas if not under oath then anything goes.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 6:30:24 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Ann Archy

Rush is right. Petraeus will stick to the “it’s the video stupid” cover story.

1)Pension at stake
2)Wife just got $187K job with the Obama Administration
3)Mistress may be on the hook for prosecution


19 posted on 11/15/2012 6:34:51 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

Thinking out loud here. Petraeus is said to have followed the company line in September. If true, not only did Broadwell contradict the admin on 10/26, she contradicted Petraeus, her ex lover, in a very public way.
Not sure what it means or if it means anything. Just something to keep in mind.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 6:43:10 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: JohnG45

“Why is Boehner agreeing to a closed-door hearing? Or, is that a dumb question?”

Boner is probably compromised as well. They all are.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 6:50:39 AM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: JohnG45

Boehner will agree to most anything.

He is a very agreeable man.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 7:26:50 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

IMO, Broadwell’s 10/26 speech intended to send a message.

“The challenging thing for General Petraeus is that in his new position he is not allowed to communicate with the press.”


23 posted on 11/15/2012 7:43:40 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

“IMO, Broadwell’s 10/26 speech intended to send a message.”

I have been thinking the same thing and wondering when she will be called in for question on this.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 9:44:48 AM PST by angelsonmyside
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25 posted on 11/15/2012 10:29:37 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
2)Wife just got $187K job with the Obama Administration

Read on another thread earlier the wife got that job over a year ago...still fits in your scenario though.

26 posted on 11/15/2012 11:30:00 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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27 posted on 11/15/2012 6:39:35 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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