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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:30 PM

Please! Make it Stop! now this: "David Petraeus’s Secret Trip to Libya After the Benghazi Attack"

Me Brains is a scrambliin'

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David Petraeus’s Secret Trip to Libya After the Benghazi Attack

Congress wants to know why David Petraeus took a classified trip to the country where U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was murdered—and what the general found out while he was there. Eli Lake reports.

Last month, as the FBI was closing in on his affair with Paula Broadwell and the political fight over Benghazi was heating up, David Petraeus made an undisclosed trip to Tripoli, Libya. The purpose of the trip, according to congressional and U.S. officials, was to examine what remained of the CIA’s presence in the country after the United States abandoned the agency’s base and nearby U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi after the Sept. 11 assassination of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

More than two months after the Benghazi attack, congressional committees are asking for more information about the former CIA director’s trip. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia and the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, confirmed on Tuesday that the committee was seeking the report from Petraeus on his visit to Libya.

“Yeah, we will eventually get that,” Chambliss said after a hearing on Benghazi on Tuesday. Asked what he thought the committee might learn about Benghazi, he said, “I don’t know. That’s why we have to get the report.”

Thus far, the CIA has not turned over the report from Petraeus, who resigned last week after acknowledging having an adulterous affair. One Senate staffer who works on intelligence issues said the CIA has told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the agency has not yet finished processing the report.

“The CIA intends to provide its oversight committees the information they are looking for on Benghazi,” a spokesman said on Tuesday.

The Petraeus visit to Libya helps explain why both Democrats and Republicans have insisted that he testify to Congress on the Benghazi matter. On Tuesday, the interim CIA director, Michael Morrell, testified before a Senate intelligence panel in a session that was not open to the public.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:39 PM

1. Of course it was a "secret" trip. Our ambassador was just murdered...

do you expect a public announcement, "The Director of the United States CIA will be in Benghazi on September 15 to investigate the recent murder and attack upon the consulate." And of course he wrote a report.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:47 PM

2. Instead of stuff dripping out

There has been a flood of reports all day.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:54 PM

3. Jesus! This story is prolapsing out of it's own prolapse! nt

PB

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:17 AM

4. So you DON'T want to know what the CIA was doing in Libya + Syria?

If it has to do with sex, I agree with you. But if it has to do with smuggling missiles and terrorists to Syria, that we all must pay attention to.

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:19 AM

5. Oh hell, he probably went to Benghazi to meet up with

ANOTHER attractive woman, that's all.

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