CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns Over ‘Extramarital Affair’ … Petraeus will not Testify Before Congressional Oversight Committees Next week on Benghazi
ALL THE PRESIDENTS CONVENIENT RESIGNING MEN, THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMM …
CIA Director, General David Petraeus has resigned from the Obama Administration over an extramarital affair. What interesting timing. Petraeus was set to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. Are we supposed to believe that the Obama White House did not know of this resignation prior to the 2012 Presidential election? Or was this just another scandal that was hid from the American public and the play clock run out on so that Obama could be reelected? I am sure even the MSM would have asked some questions if Petraeus resigned prior to the election and what that meant for Obama foreign policy.
Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, General David Petraeus, the CIA Director, has resigned from the administration over an extramarital affair. Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. Bret Baier of Fox News just tweeted, “With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be ‘stunned’ by the announcement.”
This is only the latest in a string of groundshaking events demonstrating that the Obama administration hid information vital to the American people during the last days of the 2012 election cycle. The fact that the most respected soldier of his generation, Petraeus, would be leaving the administration during an Obama second term, had to be known by the White House prior to the election. And they said nothing in order to run out the clock. The fact that Attorney General Eric Holder was considering stepping down from the administration had to be known by the White House prior to the election. Meanwhile, during the election cycle, the Obama administration claimed executive privilege in order to shield Holder from questions about Fast and Furious.
Talk about an Obama administration of convenient timing. As LT. COL. RALPH PETERS (VIDEO) stated, the timing is just too perfect for the Obama administration. The Benghazi terror attack on the 9-11 anniversary and now a resignation a week before he was set to testify under oath in front of Congress. Hmm.
As stated at the Weekly Standard, the timing of this announcement is some what suspect. It is being reported that Petraeus will not testify next week before congressional oversight committees on Benghazi as initially planned. How absolutely convenient for Barack Obama and his continued stonewalling and cover up of what happened before, during and after in Benghazi.
Congressional Republicans were furious with Petraeus for what they described to THE WEEKLY STANDARD as “misleading” testimony he gave to the House Intelligence Committee on September 14. In that session, Petraeus pointed to a protest over an anti-Islam YouTube video as a primary reason for the attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, despite an abundance intelligence pointing to a preplanned terrorist assault on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex there. Other members of Congress were particularly interested in questioning Petraeus about why crucial details about those attacks were left out of “talking points” the CIA prepared for lawmakers and executive branch officials. Among those details: the existence of a communications intercept between two al Qaeda-linked terrorists discussing the attacks. The level of frustration with the CIA and Petraeus had led several top Republican lawmakers to consider calling for his resignation in late October. Obama administration officials have told reporters that Petraeus’s resignation means he will not testify before congressional oversight committees next week, as planned. This will not sit well with Republicans, who believe Petraeus is in a unique position to shed light on the intelligence on Benghazi before the attack, the decision-making during the attack and the misleading stories told after it.
Just curious, how would the news of Petraeus’ resignation have played if this occurred prior to the election?
Posted November 10, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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How convenient for the Dear Leader.
November 10, 2012, 1:38 PM
Petraeus still “essential” to Libya hearings, King says
Former CIA director David Petraeus’ resignation Friday amid an extramarital affair has “nothing to do” with his plan to testify on the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya, House Homeland Security chair Peter King, R-N.Y., said, adding that the retired general’s testimony is “essential.”
“David Petraeus testifying has nothing to do with whether or not he’s still the CIA director, and I don’t see how the CIA can say he’s not going to testify,” King said Friday night on CNN. …
Meanwhile, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. – who is not on the Intelligence Committee but has been an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s initial hesitation to deem the Libya attack an act of terror – told Fox News late Friday that a subpoena may be issued for Petraeus’ testimony.
“The fact that he’s resigned and had an affair has nothing to do with whether he will be subpoenaed to Congress ,” Gowdy said. “I hope we don’t have to subpoena a four-star general and former CIA director; I would hope he would come voluntarily. But if he won’t, he will be subpoenaed.”
It’s one thing that all of Obama’s cabinet and aides will be replaced, could not care less. But this just sucks pond water. Not having a strong president does not bode well for losing a strong CIA Director.
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“A huge Security risk”
How many affairs has Petraeus had? How many women?
What secrets have been told to female agents over the years? How many soldiers lives have been lost? A over rated General. A disgrace to the uniform. Married the Superintendent of West Point daughter to launch his career.
Paula Broadwell career was destroyed. Why was her name released?
Why was the FBI investigating CIA Director, General David Petraeus? Leaks?
FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance
Can the FBI do a investigation without leaking?
“The identity of the woman who filed the original complaint has not been disclosed.” Really ? Seems Obvious.
No names should have been released. The White house found its perfect Benghazi coverup story to leak.
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There’s a case to be made that you could be happy for the ol’ boy – he can still step up to putt.
It would be wrong – but it’s there.
It’s this Elmo gay scandal thing that has me all wrong around the middle. I never saw it coming!