Why Did Tampa Socialite At Center Of Petraeus Sex Scandal Have Breakfast At White House on Sept. 28?
The whole BenghaziGate episode goes up another notch, as Gen. and former CIA Director David Petraeus was scheduled to testify to a closed door session of the House Intelligence Committee that he knew "almost immediately" the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi was terrorism. (Weekly Standard, via Hot Air).
David Petraeus is going to tell members of Congress that he "knew almost immediately after the September 11th attack, that the group Ansar al Sharia, the al Qaeda sympathizing group in Libya was responsible for the attacks," CNN reports.
In his closed door meeting on the Hill, "[Petraeus] will also say he had his own talking points separate from U.N. ambassador Susan Rice. [Hers] came from somewhere other in the administration than his direct talking points," Barbara Starr of CNN reports, referencing a source close to Petraeus.
The former CIA director will move to further himself from comments that didn't accurately characterize the terror attack that Rice made 5 days after on national television shows.
"When he looks at what Susan Rice said," CNN reports, "here is what Petraeus's take is, according to my source. Petraeus developed some talking points laying it all out. those talking points as always were approved by the intelligence community. But then he sees Susan Rice make her statements and he sees input from other areas of the administration. Petraeus -- it is believed -- will tell the committee he is not certain where Susan Rice got all of her information."Initially, Petraeus said on Sept. 14th that the deadly attack was due to a YouTube video and had downplayed any terror links. That was proven otherwise in the days that followed.
Petraeus resigned as CIA director when it was revealed he was having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The FBI investigated the affair last summer, but the information did not come out until after Obama's re-election.
Some, like Charles Krauthammer, believe that Petraeus may have had the affair "held over his head" by the regime in return for favorable testimony, though that is just a theory and no proof yet has been made.
But Greta van Susteren found out an interesting detail about Jill Kelley, the woman who is also at the center of the Petraeus/Broadwell affair.
OK…this is just bizarre. See below what Tampa socialite and General David Petraeus friend wrote in an email to a reporter on September 28. Was she at the White House? Who did she see? Why was she there? (and what’s with the honoary Ambassador to US Central Command Coalition?)
“Btw I was made the (honorary) Ambassador to US Central Command’s Coalition!” she told a [Tampa Bay] Times reporter in a Sept. 28 email. “In addition to that, I was just recently appointed to be the Honorary Consulate General to South Korea! I’m in DC today - just left from breakfast at the White House. . . . I really hope to see you soon!”
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLESo, what's is that all about? What was she doing at the White House? Will someone on the House or Senate Committee's subpoena the White House records? Who did she meet with?
This is one area where I am in full agreement with Sen. John McCain, a Select Committee to investigate what happened in Benghazi and the response by the White House afterwards needs to be undertaken.
This past Wednesday, Senator John McCain stood up for Mr. Woods -- and the other families of those murdered in Benghazi -- by introducing a resolution to create a special eight-member select Senate committee to examine the attack on the consulate in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith, were killed.
McCain argued that the Obama administration had no credibility to carry out an investigation of its own actions or inaction.
Joining McCain in calling for the special committee were Senators Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H and Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., who said, “a segmented, stove-piped investigation – where you have three different (Senate) committees going off in three directions and not comparing notes…is going to lead to failure.”
Of course, Congress is no more a bastion of truth-seeking and moral courage than is the Obama White House, and McCain’s resolution drew quick opposition rooted in the prerogatives of Senate committees that are already conducting their own investigations of the attacks. Senators serving on those committees defended their ability to conduct a thorough inquiry and seemed to see McCain’s efforts as potentially encroaching on their turf.
However, we were gratified to learn that one principled conservative senator who did voice support for McCain’s idea of a special select committee was Senator Jim Inhofe, R- Okla., who serves on the Armed Services Committee and is slated to succeed McCain as its ranking member when the new Congress is sworn-in in January 2013.
The media, of course, was hostile to the whole idea of a select committee. The same media that sucks up to their President and who did all they could during the Presidential debates to help him on this issue. Why is the media covering up the cover up? Where is today's Woodward and Bernstein? Furthermore, where is there a John Dean figure who will go on the record and testify to what we all suspect, this was covered up because it would have hurt Obama in the last months of the election, making his "al-Queda has been decimated" talking point fall apart.