Monday, November 12, 2012

Rep. King wants Petraeus to testify

Stephen Feller reports at Newsmax that Rep. Peter King reiterated Sunday that General David Petraeus, who stepped down as head of the CIA following revelations of an extramarital affair, will very soon have to answer congressional questions about the Obama administration's handling of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. "My strong recommendation is Gen. Petreaus has to testify," the New York congressman told Fox News. "We can’t find out what happened in Benghazi unless David Petreaus testifies. He was at the center of it all. He is an absolutely essential witness." King questioned the timeline of the FBI’s investigation into personal emails of Petraeus, and when high-ranking government officials, including the president, were made aware that the then CIA director was being investigated.

“It seems this has been going on for several months and yet now it appears that they’re saying that the FBI didn’t realize until Election Day that Gen. Petraeus was involved. It just doesn’t add up,” King also said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “In this type of investigation, with the FBI investigating emails, the emails leading to the CIA director, and it taking four months to say the CIA director was involved. So, I have real questions about this. I think a timeline has to be looked at and analyzed to see what happened.” With such a high ranking official being investigated, King said the president, or at least his national security advisor, should have been alerted at the earliest stage of the investigation.

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