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    Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack in Libya - ABC News

    This is how Broadwell heard about holding Libyan prisoners aat the CIA annex.



    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/...5#.UKJz64fAcaA

    Nov. 13, 2012


    Petraeus Personally Investigated Benghazi Attack in Libya - ABC News

    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."

    Petraeus' friend described his investigation as Petraeus' "personal review" of both the Sept. 11 attack and the events leading up to it.

    Get more pure politics at ABCNews.com/Politics and a lighter take on the news at OTUSNews.com

    The trip was so recent that the CIA has told the Congressional Intelligence committees that the trip report has not yet been completed.

    Petraeus' personal involvement in this investigation is one reason some in Congress are likely to insist he testify on Benghazi.

    But now Petraeus is telling friends he does not think he should testify.
    Petraeus has offered two reasons for wanting to avoid testifying: Acting CIA Director Morell is in possession of all the information Petraeus gathered in conducting his review and he has more current information gathered since Petraeus' departure; and it would be a media circus.

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    If he does not testify I will be calling up my representatives and demanding that he be subpoenaed.
    Everyone should do the same. Our government promised transparency and the American people as well as the family members of the victims deserve a full answer as to what happened that day.
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    I hope he testifies so that the Queens can move on to other drama
    “Conservatism is the fear that somewhere, somehow, someone you think is your inferior is being treated as your equal"


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    Petraeus is probably right about testifying.

    What done is done and even if you tie it right to Mr. Barry Teflon it will not matter at all. Time to summarize it, fire some underlings and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoons View Post
    Petraeus is probably right about testifying.

    What done is done and even if you tie it right to Mr. Barry Teflon it will not matter at all. Time to summarize it, fire some underlings and move on.
    I think the military advisors and CIA will know what assets were available and how they could be used.. so let's hear from them rather than all the armchair warriors.

    The hearings start Thursday... and then they have to revisit embassy security funding that has been repeatedly slashed since 2007.

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    What is Gen. John Allen's involvement in Petraeus scandal?

    Gen. John Allen Probed in David Petraeus Scandal
    11/12/12 - Gen. John Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair.
    The FBI has uncovered "potentially inappropriate" emails between Allen and Kelly, according to a senior U.S. defense official who is traveling with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The department is reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 documents connected to this matter, the official said. The email exchanges between Kelley and Allen took place from 2010 to 2012. Panetta says the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday, according to a statement he released Tuesday while en route to Perth, Australia. Panetta says he ordered the Pentagon inspector general to investigate Allen on Monday. Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing in this matter, according to the official. Allen, a four-star Marine general, succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.

    In the meantime, Panetta said, Allen's nomination to be the next commander of U.S. European Command and the commander of NATO forces in Europe has been put on hold "until the relevant facts are determined." He had been expected to take that new post in early 2013, if confirmed by the Senate, as had been widely expected. Allen was supposed to appear before a Senate confirmation hearing this Thursday alongside his designated replacement, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford. Panetta has asked the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to delay Allen's hearing, but proceed with Dunford's nomination. Panetta said President Obama has agreed to put Allen's nomination on hold until the facts are determined. Panetta said that while the matter is being investigated by the Defense Department IG, Allen will remain in his post as commander of the International Security Assistance Force, based in Kabul.

    The senior Defense official said, "We'll have to let the process follow its course. As I said, and you'll see in the Secretary's statement, we believe that General Allen is entitled to due process. We need to see where the facts lead in this matter before jumping to any conclusions whatsoever." The official added, "We're in the very early stages of reviewing the documents right now. This matter has been referred to the IG, the IG will do a thorough investigation of the documents." Kelley is said to have received threatening emails from Broadwell, who is Petraeus' biographer and who had an extramarital affair with Petraeus that reportedly began two months after he became CIA director in September 2011. Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday citing the affair as his reason for stepping down from his post.

    FBI agents spent more than four hours at Broadwell's home in North Carolina Monday night to carry out a consensual search that had been arranged with her lawyers, law enforcement sources said. The search was to locate additional classified material on computers or documents in the home, the sources said. Agents left the house with a desktop computer, cardboard boxes and a briefcase. They walked through the open garage of Broadwell's house and knocked at a side door before entering the home. One person was taking photographs of the house and its garage as members of the news media watched. Broadwell appears to be cooperating with investigators in an effort to make this go away, to show that she has nothing else to hide, the sources said.

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    Senator Say It's 'Imperative' Petraeus Still Testifies
    Nov 13, 2012 - Sen. Susan Collins today said it is “absolutely imperative” that David Petraeus should still testify on the attack in Benghazi despite his resignation as CIA director due to his affair.
    “There are so many unanswered questions at this point,” Collins, R-Maine, said outside her office this morning. “I will say that it is absolutely imperative that General Petraeus come and testify. He was CIA director at the time of the attack. He visited Libya after the attack. He has a great deal of information that we need in order to understand what went wrong.”

    Petraeus was to testify Thursday on Benghazi in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Acting CIA Director Mike Morrell will now be testifying in his place, but that has not stopped the calls on the Hill for Petraeus himself to testify on Benghazi. “I think we should go ahead with Mike Morell and the way it is now set up,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on MSNBC Monday. “But I also think that the community should know that this is not sufficient. And I have no doubt now that we will need to talk with David Petraeus and we will likely do that in closed session but it will be done one way or the other.”

    Collins, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, said today she is “puzzled” by much of what has occurred in the FBI investigation into Petraeus’ affair and specifically mentioned that it is concerning that his mistress, Paula Broadwell, may have had access to classified information. When asked if the FBI informed the White House soon enough of the investigation Collins said there “does seem like there was an inordinate amount of time that passed,” but added that without all the facts yet she doesn’t want to reach any kind of conclusion.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...ill-testifies/

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