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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:05 PM

Mike Morell to testify instead of David Petraeus on Benghazi

Source: Politico

The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus came less than a week before he was scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

A spokesman for the committee said acting CIA Director Mike Morell would testify Thursday in place of Petraeus, who resigned Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair.

Petraeus was among a host of intelligence officials who were on tap to appear at the closed hearing, including James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, and Matthew Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. The hearing is the second to be held by the Senate panel on the attacks that killed Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three diplomatic aides.

Petraeus has won plaudits from both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill, sailing through Senate confirmation on a 94-0 vote in June 2011. Top lawmakers expressed regret at Petraeusís resignation in statements Friday.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83649.html

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Reply Mike Morell to testify instead of David Petraeus on Benghazi (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Iliyah Nov 2012 #1
pasto76 Nov 2012 #2
KoKo Nov 2012 #3
FVZA_Colonel Nov 2012 #4
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #5
montanacowboy Nov 2012 #6
rusty fender Nov 2012 #8
SparkyOR Nov 2012 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:10 PM

1. Most Americans are getting tired of the GOPpers witch hunt.

I would love to see, as it is backfiring, the same GOPpers being witch hunted themselves - Issa.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:20 PM

2. closed doors? they arent going to air national intelligence over TV again?

good.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:53 PM

3. Just read that Mike Morell will step in and might even get confirmed as CIA Director...

So...we shall see.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:56 PM

4. What do they think they're going to find?

Active proof of a "cover-up?" Proof that, despite the documents that have come out, Obama did "abandon them" (which he bloody well didn't)?

I understand a review like this, but there just doesn't seemt to be anything the Repubs can really nail Obama on.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:28 PM

5. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, "I wish President Obama had not accepted this resignation..."

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:46 PM

6. PBO

DOES NOT LIKE AND HAS NEVER CARED FOR THE GENERAL

GOOD HE IS GONE

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:01 PM

8. Then why in the hell

did the Prez tap him to be his CIA director? Your post makes zero sense.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:22 AM

7. what do you wanna bet that the good general is falling on his sword,

for some reason more tied to Benghazi rather than extra-marital affairs?

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