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Petraeus To Testify Before House And Senate

From The Hill:

Petraeus set to go before Intel committees on Benghazi attacks

By Jeremy Herb | 11/14/12

Former CIA Director David Petraeus agreed to testify before the House and Senate Intelligence committees on the Benghazi attack this week, despite his resignation from the agency over an extramarital affair.

Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Petraeus would voluntarily come before the panel in a closed-door session to discuss the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya and noted that the hearing would not address his affair.

And yet, at the bottom of this article, The Hill says "Feinstein and others have also indicated they are looking at investigating the FBI probe of the Petraeus affair."

Petraeus will testify before the Senate committee either Thursday or Friday, Intelligence Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) told The Hill, although the details were still being finalized early Wednesday evening.

The House Intelligence Committee announced Wednesday evening that Petraeus would be testifying on Benghazi Friday morning in a closed hearing…

“He’s eager and willing to come before the Intelligence Committee,” Feinstein said Wednesday, declining to say when Petraeus would testify…

This seems to be the schedule as of this hour, except that his testimony before the Senate looks like it will be Friday, at the earliest.

Three Republicans, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Ayotte, pushed the congressional inquiries a step further Wednesday, introducing a resolution to create a select committee on Benghazi that would be similar to the Watergate and Iran-Contra congressional investigations…

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters no when asked about establishing the committee…

Gee, what a surprise. It’s almost as if Harry Reid isn’t interested in reaching across the aisle or getting to the truth.

As Congress presses the administration on Benghazi, Feinstein and others have also indicated they are looking at investigating the FBI probe of the Petraeus affair.

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (Md.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters Wednesday that he expected the Petraeus resignation to be a topic during the committee’s briefing on Libya on Thursday…

And never mind that The Hill just said that Feinstein said they would not ask about his affair.

But, of course, the Democrats would love to pretend that this is just about sex. That is always their MO.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, November 15th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Petraeus To Testify Before House And Senate”

  1. Astravogel

    If I were Petraeus, I’d be very careful opening my door at night.
    Perhaps varying my usual locations would be wise, also.

  2. GetBackJack

    Testify?

    Bull(cough)

    What he says matters not all.

    What questions he’s asked means everything!

    If our elected Congress traitors Don’t Ask The Right Questions this is all show trial.

    And that … makes all the difference.

    Lesson #1 in trial lawyer training …. NEVER ASK A QUESTION YOU DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO




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