Why can’t/won’t Petraeus testify?

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    Why can’t/won’t Petraeus testify?​



    November 09, 2012
    by chessplayer

    Duane, what puzzles me is why Petraeus’ resignation disqualifies him from testifying at all. I’m not the only one puzzled, either. NRO’s Katrina Trinko can’t figure it out:

    Perhaps there is some protocol I’m unaware of, but I don’t see why resigning should affect whether Petraeus testifies or not. He was in charge of the CIA when the Benghazi attack occurred, and the CIA has been under plenty of fire for how the attack was handled.

    Neither can John Hinderaker:

    This gets curiouser: Petraeus was scheduled to testify before a Congressional committee on Benghazi next week, but in view of his resignation his testimony has been canceled. That makes no sense to me. Why should his resignation have anything to do with testifying about events that occurred while he was the director of the agency?

    The only explanation I can conceive is that Petraeus doesn’t really have any information to tell Congress that relates to his own personal actions relating to the Benghazi attack.


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    Senate Intelligence Chairwoman calls Petraeus' resignation 'tragic'
    November 9th, 2012 Washington (CNN) - Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation is "tragic for this human being" and for the country. "He loved the job, had a big design for the job," she said.
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    Lindsey Graham: We Need Watergate-Type Committee to Investigate Benghazi; Petraeus Must Testify
    November 11, 2012 - Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Sunday that Congress should form a new special committee, like it did during the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals, to investigate what happened before, during and after the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
     
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    Because he planned the Benghazi attack?
     

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