Rep. Chaffetz says House considering subpoena for Petraeus on Benghazi; What about Hillary?

As Twitchy reported, it was announced that General Petraeus would not testify during the scheduled closed hearing on Benghazi. Citizens were rightly outraged and demanded action.

Are they finally listening? It is being reported that General Petraeus may be subpoenaed.

The statement by Rep. Chaffetz (R-Utah) comes after Rep. Gowdy (R-S.C.) made it clear that either Petraeus testify willingly, or he will be subpoenaed.

That’s more like it!

Indeed. Issue one for Hillary Clinton, while you are at it. She also has no plans to testify. Why? “Scheduling conflict.”

That won’t wash. Americans will not accept it. We want answers and we want them now.

We want the truth, and justice for the four Americans killed in Benghazi.

Twitchy will monitor the situation and update with any further developments.

  • native son

    How many more have to “resign” before they take this as a critical point in the investigation? Obviously these people are being forced out in order to protect his (Obamas) sorry butt!

  • TugboatPhil

    Hillary Clinton has a “scheduling conflict”??

    Sounds like what Panetta said the afternoon of 9/11/12.

    • nc

      Of course she had a scheduling conflict – she had to wash her hair.

      • yahneverknow

        She and Panetta are actually going to be in Southeast Asia. She will be meeting Obama in Burma. (Not sure about Panetta.)

  • Lyle E Long

    Subpoena the president while you are at it! Why can’t he be forced to testify for what he knew, when he knew it and what did he do and say about it

    • Joe Smith

      i hope they start impeachment process as they did for nixon everything obama says is recorded and the secret servcie and cia have access to all that

  • Terry

    Petreaous’ girlfriend spilled some beans on Benghazi. The ‘annex’ was housing prisoners, and “They were requesting the – it’s called the C-in-C’s In Extremis Force –
    a group of Delta Force operators, our very, most talented guys we have
    in the military. They could have come and reinforced the consulate and
    the CIA annex.” Check out the 34:45 minute mark of her speech at Denver U. Questions/answers – list to her install herself into the situation with Obama and Clinton: “we” thought it was tied to the video…

    • Jd Crow

      I think Congress and POTUS should immediately ban blue dresses. There is just too much tragedy as a result of these garments in politics.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    I want Hillary as well, these people need to answer a LOT of questions!

  • michael s

    At least there’s a demand for non black blood now. Let all people have to answer, not just Pres Obama.

    • SpinMeNot

      Are you fundamentally broken? Very classy.

      And another village suffers the loss of tourism, maybe next time they will keep their idiot locked up.

    • TugboatPhil

      Most blood IS non black. Once bled out and deprived of oxygen, it will turn blackish. Were you hinting that Obama has congealed, scabbish blood in his veins? Has this been released in his medical records?

  • Jd Crow

    Mark McGwire & Roger Clemens had to testify to congress, and they werent even playing baseball anymore. Time for Congress to put real threats to our safety/freedom under oath in PUBLIC hearings

  • nc

    Will someone PLEASE explain to me why it seems like only us “right wingers” are concerned about getting to the truth about what led to the murders in Benghazi and the endless lies and cover ups that have followed?

    • Kimberly Schutzenhofer

      The only ones with souls I think.

    • SpinMeNot

      Because liberal-progressive pukes have no concept of morality. Truth is subjective and as far as they are concerned the men are dead, so what’s the big deal. After all, its not like the US was attacked, right? In the words of their anointed leader, “Its just a bump in the road”.

      No BHO, that was your bus running over Mr. Patraeus.

      May God have mercy on the eternal souls of these four fallen men, and those of the many more that will inevitably follow; grant them a peace in the next life that was denied them in this one. Amen.

    • Joe Smith

      because were patriots not the people who would vote in stalin hitler or obama theres nothing free in it for them they care nothing for this country but there own pocket most people that voted for obama are weak minded naive dumb people that rape the country and are a economic blight on it

    • Emjay Graykat

      It doesn’t serve the left-wings purposes. And, it didn’t happen to them, so it didn’t happen.

    • Michelle Blackwell

      If nothing happened to anyone in the administration that presided over 3000 deaths on American soil what is it that you expect to happen to this administration over four deaths on hostile soil?

  • Jack Deth

    The Democrats, no doubt have a very short and very succinct list of people who can be subpoenaed.

    Petraeus, for certain. The sex angle revealed recent days ago is enough pre-packaged distraction to last well into the next year.

    While Susan Rice, Hillary and her Under Secretary and most protected Muslim Brotherhood gal pal, Huma Abedin have a several week long shredding, copying, arm twisting and back dating parties. To mesh snugly with whatever new narrative Obama, State, Agency and Pentagon desire to come up with.

    I’ll wager that there will be a lot of non answers and stonewalling. But none of the innocent blood of Benghazi will splash on any of those who watched it all happening in the Bunker in real time.

    • Michelle Blackwell

      Remember Bush claimed executive privilege for most of the people he didn’t want testifying over warrantless wiretapping, renditions, Guantanamo, etc. This is an old tactic.

  • Brett McMicken

    hillary: “i don’t recall. i don’t recall. i don’t recall”

    • yahneverknow

      “I did not have sexual rel…. oops! I mean, I do not recall.”

      • Brett McMicken

        it all depends on what the meaning of is is

  • James H

    Subpoena Obama. Why are we bothering with the subordinates? If he wasn’t in the room – if he didn’t sign off – then he’s derelict in his duties. We already know he was derelict prior to 9/11/12 – if he was not even voting present the night of 9/11/12 let’s find out – because in my book that is gross criminal negligence.

  • Lisa Dean

    Now that Patraeus has stepped down, it means he’s a private citizen and can be called to testify. He’s not going to be able to have Obama protect him or anyone else for that matter.

    • Tony0920

      I’m afraid that sounds too logical. Yet to be seen if some legal loophole or executive order would negate that. Also, much time will expire and a backup plan (dodging questions, evading direct answers, “poor” memory) could formulate. You just never know with all the likely scheming in the minds of men. As far as who protects who, thinking here, that would be the other way around. Since the mistress has thrown coal on the fire with the -prisoners- details, it opens thought for even more conspiracy. Prisoners were to escape or be busted out, Stevens was to be kidnapped, then an exchange for ‘someone’ else happens. If so, and things would have gone that way certain higher-ups would benefit from the plot and the appearance of saving the Ambassador. Anyway you call it, it was a tragedy and reeks of cover-up.

    • Joe Smith

      lets hope this is why he did it and not protect the fuhrer

    • Michelle Blackwell

      Not remembering anything is a tactic with a long history. Reagan did it, Oliver North, Rumsfeld did it and so did Alberto González. At this point, no one should be surprised at this.

  • William Nevin

    What if they held a Congressional hearing and no one came?

    • Discontentwliars

      It’d be called fast and furious – they pretended to send the head of DOJ, but sent a virtual nothing instead.

  • SpinMeNot

    Let me see if I can predict all the testimony.

    “We had no actionable intelligence indicating a clear and present danger to our consulate or Amb. Stevens in Benghazi on the night in question.”

    We’ll probably hear something about, “If there had been a clear and present danger, we would have provided additional security” ….

    “By the time we ascertained there was an attack in progress it was already over.”

    “The WH was not informed of any additional calls for assistance from the CIA Annex. That information was not discovered until several days after the attack.”

    “Under the advice of legal counsel, at this time I assert the right granted to me under the fifth amendment to the Constitution of the United States and will not provide an answer to the question.”

    Why are we even bothering? Seriously — does anybody actually believe something is going to come of this? They’ve thrown Patraeus under the bus, we know what the outcome will be

    Hillary, you got this one right. “Its 9:42pm, who do you want answering the phone?”

    For grins and giggles, lets assume that things actually played out like in the sequence released by the CIA the other day. Attack initiated, 9:42pm — drone is sent in to take a look. 10:32pm, somebody remembers to call the Pentagon.

    Michael Charlie Foxtrot …

  • Discontentwliars

    Maybe they should just ask the commander in chief? Obama is always open and has the most transparent people working for him. We can trust he’ll tell us exactly what happened because he’s is always truthful, and wouldn’t lie to us. He means exactly what he says too!

    • TugboatPhil

      Yes! Maybe he’ll have the hearing on CSPAN like he did the hearings when the health care bill was debated. Oh yeah. No one debated that and they passed it at midnight on Christmas Eve.

      But otherwise, Obama is definitely the most transparent President we’ve ever had. At least that’s what Soledad O’Brien says.

  • Jim Denney

    Nothing to see here folks,it’s just a sex scandal. Harry Reids secret source said so.

  • Joe Smith

    OBAMA CONTROLS THE MEDIA, EXCEPT FOX but fox was punished and not invited to 2 press conferences at the white house because they “ask questions they know the white house does not want to answer

  • Joe Smith

    the “press” should of been all over this

    • Discontentwliars

      They still can be. The elections are over, they won. So maybe someone will start telling the truth.

  • SwTk

    Time to subpoena everyone involved.

    • YeahWeWill

      That is a given!!!

  • Bobbie Evoy

    The ‘only way to the Clintons’ is through CHELSEA. Write and ask CHELSEA how proud she is about her mother ignoring 4 dead Americans that she lied about, I did post but Chelsea has not responded yet. If many asked, it may get noticed. If we let these things go…………………the have more and more control!

  • Ray Prentice

    “One owes respect to the living, to the dead one owes only truth.” Voltaire

  • mojorisin69

    Subpoena Obama and Hillary next.

  • Joe McClendon

    If they issue a subpoena for Susan Rice; Paneta, Hillary Clinton, Gen Ham, Gen Patraeus to testify how many of them do you think will live to see the inside of a courtroom???

    • Michelle Blackwell

      Most of them. The question is how much will they remember?

      • cspanjunkie1

        yep, it’s been months now and typically they can’t remember exactly!!! (lol) or mr. obama will afford them his executive privilege!

    • cspanjunkie1

      yep, I am curious about that also-

  • Michelle Blackwell

    Didn’t cantor know about Petraeus in October?

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    Hillary needs to show up.

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  • cspanjunkie1

    what is funny(fishy, stinking funny) is that even if we GET the answers and find out that bho ‘s admin is at fault, he won’t be blamed, reprimanded or ANY ACTION against him and his administration- why? because the media ass kissers will not think anything of it- this next 4 years will be very telling about what kind of man and character that our “media” is willing to accept and keep protected-it will be a very interesting case study and I think that concerned citizens should try to document the incidents and we will see just how deep into the crap pit these “journalists” will accept. I know I will be watching and trying to capture it, if there would be a blog page or web page, we can all post and then see just who is protecting who and what kind of man they will accept for president. I think their dirty under garments should be put out there, skids and all! (tacky expression I know but I really can’t think of a cleaner, nicer analogy since this is such a dirty cover up) I am actually of the opinion that IF mr. obama was found over a body with a gun in his hand and an arrogant look on his face that once found, the media would run in-scope out the situation and run out looking for the shooter! I don’t know why I feel that but I will start writing down dates and glaring omissions of news that we need to hear but I don’t want to be alone-if anyone is interested- please post.


    Hillary isn’t testifying at Benghazi hearings because she will be visiting friends in Adelaide, Australia. Only one day of meetings in Perth the rest of the time partying while we still don’t have answers to the Benghazi terrorist attack!! Read;