Petraeus Agrees To Testify On Benghazi


As speculation abounded whether or not the former Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus would testify on the September 11 Benghazi terrorist attacks, word now is that he will, in fact, testify before a congressional select committee.

Acting CIA director Michael Morell is scheduled to testify on Thursday concerning the attack.

Fox News reports,

After Petraeus' resignation, lawmakers complained that the scandal was no reason they shouldn't hear from the man at the helm of the CIA when CIA operatives came under attack alongside State Department employees in Benghazi last month.

The logistics of Petraeus' appearance are still being worked out. But a source close to Petraeus said the former four-star general has contacted the CIA, as well as committees in both the House and Senate, to offer his testimony as the former CIA director.

Fox News has learned he was invited to speak off-site to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday about his Libya report.
The House side is still being worked out.

While Senator John McCain questions the credibility of the administration saying, "Let me be clear: there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue." This comes from a man who demonstrates that his claim to "conservatism" is not exactly up to par with his actions. However, on the issue of the Obama administration's credibility, we are certainly in agreement.

Representative Peter "The President's kill list is Constitutional" King said, ""It's impossible to believe that he thought he was giving ... honest testimony," indicating that he believes that Petraeus' statements to Congress were possibly perjurious.

McCain was also joined by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in calling for a Senate committee to investigate Benghazi. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he wouldn't support such an effort. Anyone surprised?

With all these agencies and government investigations, you would think by now, the whole truth had been told and known, but apparently not and yet we are told that if we continue to increase the size and scope of government things will get better, healthcare will become cheaper, taxes will be lower, we'll all get along and sing 'kumbaya,' jobs will magically appear, the economy will thrive, and deficits will vanish. This "investigation" demonstrates that quite the opposite will happen in all those areas, just as it is highly likely that we will not get to the bottom of Benghazi, though I think most of us have a pretty good idea of what took place now.

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  • vet

    I would like to ask the questions at that hearing.Want to bet he never gets asked about the coup that everyone is getting fired over.The generals are being played and the fact is they were going to take obomer down for treason.This should be on c-span not behind closed doors.

  • SniperToo

    Petraeus, man up. It takes two to tango. You let the little head out of the barn door. No one held a gun to your head. You are a four star general, I enlisted, but you and I took the same oath. Srew little o. TELL THE DAM TRUTH. BE A MAN. You have disgraced yourself, family, country, our military, and God for your oath to the devil. Now do what is right. Tell all. You went to Benghazi after little o told you and the FBI not to but you went anyway. Stay the course and tell the TRUTH, no matter how painful. Expose the devil and show the world what he really is. MAN UP!

  • EF

    Testimony will sound something like this...
    I have no knowledge of that Senator...
    You will have to Ask the President and Secretary of State that question...
    Sorry this has been Deemed "Classified" and I am no longer at liberty to discuss it...
    In other words, a Replay of Eric Holder's Fast Furious Testimony! Lol!
    So Sadly Pathetic,,, The Dodge and Lie Game that most of our many Unworthy Politicians Play!!!

  • Phillip_in_TX

    Petraus had better be singing like "Beverly Sills" when he gets in front of the committee!

  • lokiswife

    Now that they have smeared him with the adultery charge, the attorneys can spend more time questioning his morals that questioning him about what he knew about Benghazi. They muffled him, gotta protect Obummer...

  • texgalbak

    Does anyone really believe that this the general's first little tryst? That at his age, that many years in the military, that many tours away from home, he has suddenly decided to have his first affair? Pardon me for being a little cynical here, but I find that scenario a bit far fetched. As great a miltariy leader that I think he is, sorry, I just don't buy it. And 'they' now own him. Unless I miss my guess, he is trying desparately to hold onto his marriage and family, as well as any future. He is promising that this is the first and only time he has strayed, and it will never happen again. Whether it is or not, should anyone come forward with a story of their own, he is finished. Anyone that can carry off the farce about the "birth certificate," is quite capable of keeping anyone quiet, or come forward, at least for long enough to carry it off. So will he tell the truth? Maybe, maybe not. And as some have pointed out here, who will know?

  • Nina814

    Come on, the supposed scandal is nothing more than Obama's tactic to distract public attention from what happened in Bengazi because he is behind it all. Men have had affairs from the beginning of history and now the General's affair is cause for investigation and is in every newscast every day. Come on, don't be silly can't you read into all this. Obama most likely asked him to resign because he knew there was public pressure on him to explain what happened, the General graciously wrote a letter of resignation using "personal reasons" but Obozo was not satisfied, he had to make something big out of it, and the General's personal life became at the wink of an eye, everybody's topic of conversation. Big drama evolved from something that is common and ordinary, but Obozo knows how much Americans like drama and love stories and the people fell for it. He got what he wanted. People talking about a love affair and forgetting what happened in Bengazi. I don't think anything will come out of this. Who knows how many threats has Petreus received if he tells the truth.

    • Phillip_in_TX

      They knew about the affair before he ever started working at the CIA. It was their "Ace in a Hole."

  • zingara

    he'd better watch his back...his brakes might fail on "dead man's curve" or the elevator in his building might plummet or there may be a "topping" that he didn't order on his pizza delivery!

  • David S. McQueen

    Since his sugar-babe was caught with classified docs, Petraeus could be in a real bind. If he tells the whole truth and nothing but the truth, he could be prosecuted by Holder (now that Petraeus is a civilian and not under the UCMJ). And you know how much Holder hates white boys. . .

    • Phillip_in_TX

      Petraues can be called back to "Active Duty," then prosecuted under the UCMJ.

  • http://twitter.com/katfost kathy

    HE WILL EITHER LIE OR DIE!

  • TonysTake

    Whoopee zip. What do you wanna bet his testimony will be behind closed doors where nobody will be able to hear it but the chosen few.

  • ARMYOF69

    I believe that General Petaeus WILL tell all that he knows. All that he KNOWS, may not be all that really happened.

    • reggiec

      Petraeus now has the opportunity to tell all. He can no longer be blackmailed now that his affair has been made public. If he is truely an honorable man and a warrior in the classic sense he will not fall on his sword for Obama but will expose, not to Congress, but to the American public the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. If he takes that path he will be a true American hero.

  • deseartu1

    Once you sell your soul to Satan he owns it! Don't you watch 666 Park Avenue?

  • jwright673

    Lindy asks, will he tell the truth? More importantly, how would anyone know? He puked up the party line in September so how can he be believed now? Our "intelligence" community is a stinking mess and they are dragging our military down with them. The puke in the white house has won!

    • Phillip_in_TX

      No, he has not won.

  • Lindy

    Will he tell the truth?

    • http://www.facebook.com/pat.pettie.9 Pat Pettie

      No! Lindy, No.you can't handle the truth. My wife Holly is still working with hussein obama in the Brown House, if I tell the truth, what is going to happen to her!!
      The reason that I am in the hole now because I did tell the newspaper couple weeks ago that I did contact obama to send the help for Libya and obama just sit there watching the attacks in the Oval Office. I don't understand why no one bring up that article in the paper out. Did any one have the copy? I did not print it out because I did not realize that the pretender-in-chief is going down this low.
      Gen Petraous did state that the attack was over 7 hours. If with the Brown House order, we can send our troops from Italy within 2 hours to rescue them but the Brown House hussein obama refused and order him not to do anything.
      I will try to find the article of Gen Petraous in regard to this case , wish me luck.

  • WeroInNM

    Impeach Obama for Treason – Tancredo on Benghazi, Libya!
    http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=4301673%3ABlogPost%3A1109095&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_post
    “Food For Thought”
    Semper Fi!
    Jake

    • Vette66

      Nay, impeachment will never happen. The house doesn't have the guts to start one. If they did, Clinton suicides would start to happen or death threats may start to happen to their families and friends.