Categorized | Current Affairs

Breaking: Petraeus will testify; Update: Jay Carney deflects questions on scandal 10 times in 10 minutes

Via Fox News:

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify about the Libya terror  attack before the House and Senate intelligence committees, Fox News has  learned.

Petraeus had originally been scheduled to testify this Thursday on the  burgeoning controversy over the deadly Sept. 11 attack. That appearance was  scuttled, though, after the director abruptly resigned over an extramarital  affair.

The resignation has since expanded into a sprawling scandal that now includes  allegations that Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan,  exchanged "inappropriate" and sexually charged emails with Jill Kelley, a  Florida socialite linked to the Petraeus case. The rapid developments in the  case have all but obscured what until last week was an intense debate on Capitol  Hill and beyond over the Benghazi terror attack.

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 is expected to speak off-site to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday about his Libya report. The House side is still being worked out.

This could be big news. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but the theory being floated is that Petraeus was confronted over his affair months ago and was given the opportunity to keep his job if he played ball with the Obama campaign: He backs up Obama’s version of events and he gets to stay on as CIA Director. Thus Petraeus deliberately gave false testimony on September 14th when he peddled Obama’s demonstrably false narrative about the attacks being precipitated by a cheesy YouTube video trailer that nobody had ever heard of, let alone seen. Then, the theory goes, on the day after the election when Petraeus was no longer needed by the White House, the hammer was dropped. If there’s any truth to this, Obama’s in deep trouble. I doubt even his sycophants in the mainstream media will be able protect him from that. Charles Krauthammer, hardly someone who’s known for wearing a tin foil hat, connects the dots:

This is going to get very interesting. Especially if Petraeus’ testimony is made public. I bet the Romney camp is kicking themselves for giving Obama a pass on Benghazi at the third debate.

(h/t John_Frank)

Update: Via CNS. Yesterday, in response to media inquiries on the escalating scandal, Jay Carney passed the buck to different governmental agencies 10 times in 10 minutes:

Tags: , , , , ,

Comment Policy: The Editors reserve the right to delete any comments which in their sole discretion are deemed false or misleading, profane, pornographic, defamatory, harassment, name calling, libelous, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate. Additionally, the Editors reserve the right to ban any registered poster who, in their sole discretion, violates the terms of use. Do not post any information about yourself reasonably construed as private or confidential. Conservatives4Palin and its contributors are not liable if users allow others to contact them offsite.

  • MaMcGriz

    I’d say this is a very, very dangerous time for Mr. Petraeus.

    I pray America’s military will draw a line in the sand and protect the American People from the traitors and gangsters of the Left….and right.

    …and re the update on Carney….only ten times in as many minutes? They’d better check that one’s batteries. He’s obviously slowing down….or maybe wearing out. Those bionic lie pumps don’t last forever when a person is over-using theirs to such an extent as Carney does on an hourly basis.

  • IndieDogg

    " I bet the Romney camp is kicking themselves for giving Obama a pass on Benghazi at the third debate."

    Allow me to suggest a slight edit:

    I bet the Romney camp is kicking themselves for giving Obama a pass on (a) Benghazi, (b) Subversion of the Constitution, (c) Fiscal felonious negligence (or incompetence – take your pick), (d) the EPA attack on coal; (e) Blatant fallacies about oil production in the U.S.  (private vs. public land); (f) 0-for-4 (years) without a single vote FROM HIS OWN PARTY for either of his budgets; (g) ObamaCare waivers (if it’s so great, why isn’t it great for Congress or the President’s pals); (h) ObamaCare costs; and (i) [fill in the blank – this could go on for a while].

    Not to mention out flip-flopping even etch-a-sketch himself on everything from gay marriage to deficits to raising the debt limit to lobbyists in government to going through the federal budget line-by-line (maybe that’s a gimmie since we don’t have a budget to go through) and on and on.

    Bottom line: "He’s really a nice guy who’s just in over his head" not only isn’t an effective campaign strategy, it also is blatantly wrong. Barack Obama is not a nice guy. He’s a made up cipher of a man with no moral base (he’ll literally say anything without regard to facts, history or what he said 5 minutes ago) and a mission. He and his handlers are not nice people and they’re a danger to the future of the nation. Does anybody other than Governor Palin have the spine to speak the truth and talk to the American people in terms we all understand?

    And the sad news is, the Romney campaign is not kicking itself for any of the above. They are busy congratulating themselves and smothering Mitt Romney with condolences for being the greatest candidate in the history of the world to have had his ass handed to him.

  • Azarkhan

    To paraphrase John Lennon, I hope the Romney camp kicks themselves to death.

  • Christopher H Fromme

    Obama knew about the affair in May and thus blackmailed Petraeus to lie 

Open Thread

Governor Palin’s Tweets