Skip to comments.ABC: Petraeus conducted own investigation in Benghazi after attack
Posted on 11/13/2012 12:11:01 PM PST 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.
>>I have a bad feeling about this. A lot of things dont make sense.
I have a feeling that Obama Term II is going to be way worse than Nixon Term II
“Maybe Petraeus is being threatened with a Courts Martial if he doesn’t go along.”
I think this may be the “black mail” part of the scandal. Fox just reported that the FBI is investigating whether the affair with Broadwell was going on while the General was in Afghanistan. Also, they are trying to determine if any foreign country was involved.
When the leak came out that the FBI Investigation was over, it apparently wasn’t true or it was decided to move it up a notch.
Holder is probably staying on to see that this has an optimal outcome for Obama.
I don’t know what his testimony would be. I do know Hillbilly will lie and the more she knows about about any other testimony the more she will craft her lies to fit it.
This reminds me of Stalins purging of his Generals, but instead of killing them they are just destroying thier lives.
1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.
Plus Fact Two:
2) No rescue mission was attempted.
Equals Fact Three:
3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.
I’m curious as to how Petraeus could be court martialed since this affair allegedly took place after he retired from the military.
“This sex scandal was a honey trap used as a trigger 0bama could pull at any time. Ill bet every single member of Team 0bama has dirt on them that 0bama can pull the trigger on when its politically advantageous. It must be hell working for the devil. The Petraeus thing is a smoke grenade, used as cover for 0s COVER-UP IN BENGHAZI.”
This is vintage Obama. He used a sex scandal against his opponent Ryan by getting his sealed divorce records opened to smear Ryan with. That’s how Obama won his Illinois Senate seat. Obama also eliminated other Dem opponents in the primary by getting them thrown off the ballot for an assortment of reasons. Obama loves to wallow in other people’s dirt to use to his advantage. Hence Petraeus, and now Allen. Obama is scum.
“Kinda sounds like he wants to slam Obama.”
That’s what I’m thinking, too.
RE: Maybe Petraeus is being threatened with a Courts Martial if he doesnt go along
Petraeus has been a CIVILIAN for over a year now. How the heck can he be court martialed?
RE: I have a feeling that Obama Term II is going to be way worse than Nixon Term II
One huge difference — THE MSM has Obama’s back. The MSM was TARGETTING Nixon’s back then.
Was this hoochy mama just the tip of the ice burg? Either he's really a good guy who had a major slip and went over there to get the straight story or... he's a bottom feeder like the rest in this administration who knows too much. Remember who appointed him to head the CIA. Of course, Jarrett has the goods on everyone before they're appointed so why was he appointed in the first place? Was he willing to go along or was he (with his already known damaged goods) put in to appease the GOP until the usurper was able to proceed with the destruction of the US with more flexibility?
I have never understood why Petraeus agreed to head the CIA under the low-class Obama administration to begin with. It has never made any sense.
The fix is in. Obama does NOT want Petraeus to testify.
I don’t get the implication that it wasn’t done with government funds or off government time. It certainly sounds like an official trip, though not a standard procedure. Some executives are just more hands on than others.
In the article, Dianne said he went on a personal trip. She didn't say an investigative trip or an authorized trip. She could have left at as "he went Benghzai" but added "personal" to the statement. To me that means he went on his and outside of the government.
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