Breaking: Petraeus agrees to testify at Benghazi hearings on Friday

Lawmakers were stunned by the news that Gen. David Petraeus would not testify at the Senate Intelligence Committee’s closed hearings after he resigned from his position as CIA director. This morning, Chad Pergram of Fox News reports that Petraeus will indeed testify about his report on the terrorist attack in Benghazi.

Twitchy will monitor this breaking news and update as more information becomes available.


Fox News has the story up now:

The logistics of Petraeus’ appearance are still being worked out. But a source close to Petraeus said the former four-star general has contacted the CIA, as well as committees in both the House and Senate, to offer his testimony as the former CIA director.

Fox News has learned he is expected to speak off-site to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday about his Libya report.

The House side is still being worked out.

Drudge points out that Hillary Clinton is still not scheduled to testify.

Well, yeah. She’s a little busy hitting the bottle instead of hitting the hearings.

Update: The time has been set.

Twitchy will continue to monitor and update with any further developments.

  • Typewriterstreaming

    Will this turn out to be hell hath no fury like a lover scorned? Calling all flies on the Obama administration walls….

  • Dan Thorpe

    My first thought was to say great!! Rip into this administration, what does he have to lose. Part of me though thinks it won’t matter what he says to some.

  • CB19

    Did he just push All In?

    • OHNESA

      hahahahaha that was good!

  • disappearing moderate

    I hope he’s completely honest and holds nothing back for his sake as well as for the good of the country. A part of me is cynical and feels he might hedge around because he thinks it might be better for everyone if this all went away. Assuming he is totally forthcoming, will the sex (and maybe security) scandal affect his credibility in regard to Benghazi?

    • TomJB

      Hope he has some extra security around the next couple days…

    • yahneverknow


      It may have been idiotic of him, but I think that affair is the worst thing he has ever done in his life. Period. There are no more skeletons. Because he brought it to the forefront when resigning, they couldn’t use it against him and now he can say whatever he wants ‘cuz the worst is over.

      I think that the truth will be so bad on its own, it won’t matter if he is “credible” or not.

  • Gusta

    Now that the news of the affair is out, he has nothing to lose by being honest in his testimony. I have no doubt the administration was aware of the affair long before Benghazi ever happened, but kept it to themselves in case they ever needed it. So when Benghazi happened, naturally they wanted to cover up the truth and thought they had ensured Petraeus’ silence and/or false testimony by holding the affair over his head. I can only think it’s good if all this means he meant to tell the truth.

    • ZoriahShepard

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he’ll retain what he has left of his dignity and refuse to tow the official line anymore. But I’ve a sinking feeling that Rush is right: he won’t be able to tell the truth without admitting that he lied under oath the last time.

      • nc

        Actually, I got the feeling that Rush was using some “reverse psychology” to encourage Petraeus to “man up” and do the right thing. He certainly has demonstrated in the past that he is capable of it. How will he be able to live with himself if he let’s BHO & Co. “take him out” – over a woman?

  • FromNJ

    This should be interesting.

  • Streetiebird

    How cute, Twitchy is still running with the Clinton wine tasting lie, even after a whole day of the lie being out in the light of day.

  • ATNorth

    Under oath?