Breaking: Petraeus submits resignation as CIA director

posted at 3:16 pm on November 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

A total bombshell, breaking right now on Fox. Catherine Herridge says the only explanation given so far is “personal reasons,” but notes that he met personally with Obama yesterday and wonders if it may have had to do with the CIA releasing that timeline on Benghazi last week. That was my gut instinct too — either this is fallout from Benghazi or there really is something personal going on.

Judging from this tidbit, it’s at least partly personal:

Why would an affair mean that he couldn’t run the CIA anymore? Was he being blackmailed? Or is there more to it than this? Stand by for updates.

Update: His statement:

“Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA,” Petraeus said in a statement to CIA staff. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”

If you’d have asked me to list 100 possible reasons why David Petraeus would eventually quit public service, having an affair would have been number 100. If it made the list at all.

Update: NBC says deputy CIA director Mike Morrell is likely to be named interim director, and may well end up being elevated to permanent status.

Update: As for the timing, I assume Petraeus intended to do this for awhile but held off until after the election so that it wouldn’t end up influencing the vote. The media spotlight on the campaign would have only drawn more attention to his predicament and magnified the embarrassment.

Which makes me wonder: If he did fear being blackmailed, why didn’t some potential blackmailer use the campaign as leverage, threatening to push this out there before the big vote if he didn’t pay up?

Update: I’m seriously shocked. The last thing I’d expect from him is a breakdown in personal discipline.

Update: For what it’s worth, Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC are hearing that Petraeus’s resignation really doesn’t have anything to do with Benghazi.

Update: I’m already getting e-mails speculating that the administration wanted him out over Benghazi and that they were the ones who forced his hand by threatening to expose his affair if he didn’t quit. I don’t follow the logic there. If that were true, the ultimatum would have been that he could either resign and keep the affair secret to avoid disgrace or have the affair exposed and then inevitably be pressured to resign anyway. Makes no sense for him to resign before the affair’s been revealed and then admit to it in his resignation.

Besides, would the White House really dare try to strongarm David Petraeus, of all people, that way? He’s probably the most widely esteemed member of Obama’s administration. If they used sleazy tactics to try to force him out, they’d live in mortal terror of him revealing the blackmail attempt and using it to turn the public against O. Just makes no sense to me.

Update: Reader “Flip” makes a nice catch. Petraeus’s resignation letter says, “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.” But Petraeus has actually been married for more than 38 years; the wedding was on July 6, 1974. In other words, if you read the resignation letter carefully, he’s telling you that this happened sometime between July 2011 and July 2012, not recently. Why didn’t he resign sooner? Or, on the flip side, why didn’t he try to hang on longer if he’d held on this long already?

Update: Hmmmmmmmm:

Again, though — if this was actually engineered by the administration to force him out, why wouldn’t Petraeus reveal that publicly? After all of his service, he deserves better than to be blackmailed, even if he’s guilty of a major lapse in judgment.

Update: Obama’s statement:

David Petraeus has provided extraordinary service to the United States for decades. By any measure, he was one of the outstanding General officers of his generation, helping our military adapt to new challenges, and leading our men and women in uniform through a remarkable period of service in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he helped our nation put those wars on a path to a responsible end. As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, he has continued to serve with characteristic intellectual rigor, dedication, and patriotism. By any measure, through his lifetime of service David Petraeus has made our country safer and stronger.

Today, I accepted his resignation as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. I am completely confident that the CIA will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission, and I have the utmost confidence in Acting Director Michael Morell and the men and women of the CIA who work every day to keep our nation safe. Going forward, my thoughts and prayers are with Dave and Holly Petraeus, who has done so much to help military families through her own work. I wish them the very best at this difficult time.

Update: Some of Petraeus’s former aides tell Danger Room they’re just as shocked as the rest of us.

Update: Now might be a good time to read (or re-read) the Journal’s story from eight days ago about the massive miscommunication between the CIA and State over who was supposed to be protecting the consulate in Benghazi. Title: “CIA Takes Heat for Role in Libya.”

Update: Note to Congress: Subpoena the general.

Update: Speaking of Benghazi-related political clusterfarks, word on the street is that John Kerry might be passed over as the next Secretary of State in favor of — ta da — Susan Rice, the face of the White House’s initial nonsense about the attack. (GOP senators are already warning O to think again.) Rice’s now infamous appearance on the Sunday shows was actually informed by early CIA “talking points,” so there’s another reason to think that the agency’s performance might have somehow influenced Petraeus’s departure today.

Update: Annnnd the hits just keep on coming. There’s no stopping this Friday-news-dump train!

Update: A parting thought, for now: If the affair didn’t happen recently, why didn’t he hold off on revealing it and resigning for another week, until after he was done testifying to Congress about Benghazi?

Update: Fred Kaplan, Slate’s plugged-in military reporter, says he knows who Petraeus had an affair with. The photo of the book cover at the top of Drudge right now has more meaning than you think.

Update: Oh boy. Starting to become clear why this affair required a resignation:

Update: Note the author and the date. And rule number five.

Update: Here’s a fun contest for readers. Try to reconcile these two statements. Statement one:

The biographer for resigning CIA Director David Petraeus is under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information, law enforcement officials told NBC News on Friday.

Statement two:

The law enforcement officials said they do not believe the FBI investigation will result in any criminal charges.

“Improperly” trying to read the DCIA’s e-mail isn’t a federal offense?


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In other words, they told him to keep quiet about Benghazi or they would expose his affair, and instead he exposed his own affair and resigned.

nitzsche on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

All of the above?

mrscullen on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I smell Benghazi

whope on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Does ANYONE believe that an affair is the real story?

CatoRenasci on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Does this mean he can now talk ‘freely’?

EnglishRogue on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

fell on his sword…

obama has his benghazi scapegoat

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

BS. No one in government has to resign over an affair. Not unless it’s with a hooker or a young boy.

Doughboy on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

With an affair under his belt, he has a wonderful career of being an elected democrat for decades to come.

tom daschle concerned on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

heh, they resigned him…

jimver on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

He should never have hooked up with the obamanation…

Gohawgs on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Even with the affair, would have been interesting had he been the VP

Zaggs on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Doughboy on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

menendez from NJ is still in office…

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Well now we know why he “took one for the team” on Benghazi…

bobcalco on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

His wife has started calling him General Betray Me.

Mark1971 on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Why would an affair mean that he couldn’t run the CIA anymore?

The obvious answer, of course, would be that the affair would leave him open to blackmail.

Can’t shake the Benghazi stuff. We have to find out just how long ago this affair took place.

KingGold on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Why would an affair mean that he couldn’t run the CIA anymore? Was he being blackmailed? Or is there more to it than this? Stand by for updates.

That’s what I was thinking AP.

–But blackmailed by his concubine or by the Obama administration?

WisRich on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

nitzsche on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

i’d go with that

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

With an affair under his belt, he has a wonderful career of being an elected democrat for decades to come.

tom daschle concerned on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Damn!!!! You beat me to it.

Fazman on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

In other words, they told him to keep quiet about Benghazi or they would expose his affair, and instead he exposed his own affair and resigned.

nitzsche on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I dont think there was an affair. Other then screwing with Ben Ghazi.

the_nile on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I bet he couldn’t live with Benghazi…

… and Obowma being re-elected.

Seven Percent Solution on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

In other words, they told him to keep quiet about Benghazi or they would expose his affair, and instead he exposed his own affair and resigned.

nitzsche on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

That’s bad news for Obama if this is the reality.

Mark1971 on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I don’t know what to think but with this admin., I can believe they could make up an affair in order to not allow him to testify on the Hill next week!

They made up a video for Benghazi

CoffeeLover on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Looks like the CIA and Petreaus is going to take the fall.

WisRich on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

can’t he still testify about benghazi?

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

menendez from NJ is still in office…

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Yeah, but Menendez denied the charges and technically those weren’t affairs since he’s not married.

Doughboy on November 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Does this mean he can now talk ‘freely’?

EnglishRogue on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

No, he’ll just have more flexibility.

BacaDog on November 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

am sure he had an affair with an Amish girl on rumspringa :-)…ah, Paetreus, dirty old man :-)

jimver on November 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Doughboy on November 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

my bad…but you get my drift…

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Somebody outed him because he is going to testify! They are trying to blunt his testimony by demeaning his character. That’s what happens when you lie with dogs, you will get up with flees!

texgal on November 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

If you wanted to use the blackmail route of explanation, you could say his affair was hush hush till the timeline release. More likely, he personally resigned cause it’s problem of ethics (and/or people found out and pressed him).

DanStark on November 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I smell something rotten in Denmark….

Jeri Ryan (7 of 9) unavailable for comment?

2nd Ammendment Mother on November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

In other words, they told him to keep quiet about Benghazi or they would expose his affair, and instead he exposed his own affair and resigned.

nitzsche on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Hope that’s so, would love to hear a full story.

John_Locke on November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

He will be ‘disappeared’, or as they say ‘unavailable’ for hearings.

whope on November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Why would an affair mean that he couldn’t run the CIA anymore? Was he being blackmailed?

It didn’t matter if he was being blackmailed, the possibility was there. He did the right thing by resigning-it would’ve been a nightmare for the CIA (and our national security) if he hadn’t.

pookysgirl on November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

[Petreaus] ‘&itch set me up!”

WisRich on November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

gotta make hillary look good for 2016….

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Looks like the CIA and Petreaus is going to take the fall.

WisRich on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Cowards.

the_nile on November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I dont think there was an affair. Other then screwing with Ben Ghazi.

the_nile on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

you mean he’s gay too?

jimver on November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Seriously guys do you really think a man who has been married for 37 years will tell the world he was involved in an affair just to cover for Benghazi? I think he came out in front because it was better than the press running with a “sex scandal”.

celticdefender on November 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM

In other words, they told him to keep quiet about Benghazi or they would expose his affair, and instead he exposed his own affair and resigned.

nitzsche on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Hope you’re right.

txhsmom on November 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I love Catherine Herridge- she’s not buying it, and she’s taking an inside slap at Chris Wallace. And how do the talking heads know what was going on in his marriage? This may or may not even be part of the story.

BettyRuth on November 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Remember when the old soviet leaders would drop out of sight for a month and we were told they just had a cold. Of course they often died of it. I suspect there is much more to this Petreaus resignation story than we are being told also.

KW64 on November 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Consider the source.

DeathtotheSwiss on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Yeah right.

gophergirl on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Back and to the left.

Back and to the left.

Oliver Stone, please pick up a white courtesy phone…..

portlandon on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Are there no good guys left? Is our only hope really Boehner?!

bobcalco on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

heres your friday afternoon dump so dear leader doesn’t have to talk about the fiscal cliff anymore, c ya in asia

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Catherine Herridge on Fox is not buying this story.

JPeterman on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

He will be ‘disappeared’, or as they say ‘unavailable’ for hearings.

whope on November 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM

If I were him I’d pull every string I had to vanish with my lady fair and stay vanished for the next four years minimum.

MelonCollie on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

If he was a moral man and was forced to support the Admin and their video excuse, he would have resigned BEFORE he lied to Congress.

Sorry, just another immoral, corrupt politician.

Common Sense on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I’m not a fanboi of his but it would be surprising if a 4 star general who was in charge of the CIA would compromise himself by having an affair. Maybe he was that stupid, maybe its just a cover. It’s a perfect excuse if its a ploy – you go home to your wife and say I’m about to tell an Obama-grade lie, keep schtum, we’re retiring.

:)

CorporatePiggy on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

The plot thickens…..

idesign on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Yeah right.

gophergirl on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

No , reaaaallly.

the_nile on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Fox’s Chris Wallace saying no one admits an affair to cover up something else, but Petraeus is not a politician, never been elected and reportedly had no plans to run, so the conventional wisdom doesn’t apply.

thuljunior on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Something is rotten in Obamaland. If anyone can keep an affair a secret, it’s the director of the CIA.

salem on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

“CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his letter of resignation Friday, after admitting to an extramarital affair.
Petraeus, in a message to staff, said President Obama accepted his resignation after the two met on Thursday afternoon. Petraeus said that he asked “to be allowed” to step down.
“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours,” Petraeus said. “This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.”
The move comes amid the unfolding controversy surrounding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Scrutiny has fallen on a range of agencies including the CIA. But Petraeus, in his resignation message, cited strictly “personal reasons” surrounding his affair which until now had not been disclosed.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/09/petraeus-resigns-as-cia-director/#ixzz2Bl7ZQGer

DeathtotheSwiss on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

White House thugs may have their own videos…it was always about the video. No, not that one.

d1carter on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

JPeterman on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

i’m sure wolfie and tingles are believing it hook line and sinker

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Maybe that’s why Barry didn’t pick up the 3am call. He and Petraeus were “Briefing” eachother.

portlandon on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that Petraeus resigns three days after the election.

Just like it was a coincidence that we found out about Iran firing on our drone… right after the election.

And those Boeing layoffs? Announced right after the election? Total coincidence.

Keep an eye on those BLS employment numbers when they are released in December. If they show a big jump in the unemployment rate for November (and big upward revisions for September and October), don’t worry; nothing to see here; just a coincidence.

See we’re learning all kinds of interesting things now. After the election. Coincidentally.

Hayabusa on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I don’t know what to think but with this admin., I can believe they could make up an affair in order to not allow him to testify on the Hill next week!

They made up a video for Benghazi

CoffeeLover on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

He can still be subpoenaed and I hope he is . . . he can now speak freely without the pressure of being an Obama official.

rplat on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Rezine…or be prozecuted!

Bishop on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

The Benghazi Affair.

pat on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

David Vitter should have given him some advice
If a republican can get re-elected certainly our CIA director should get a free pass

why couldn’t the rats have had the courage to jump a WEEK BEFORE the election

audiotom on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Impeccable timing. Can you spell Benghazi? They say he was a man of good character and integrity. Really? One aw crap wipes out 100 attaboys.

iamsaved on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Pardon me while i put on my tin foil………

Patreus was ready to throw Obama under the bus re: Benghazi, Obama knew it, dug up some dirt, told Patreus what he had, Patreus resigns.

clearbluesky on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

A government subsidized green energy company going bankrupt can be buried on a Friday afternoon. An extramarital affair cannot.

Mark1971 on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

In other words, they told him to keep quiet about Benghazi or they would expose his affair, and instead he exposed his own affair and resigned.

nitzsche on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM


NO ONE
serves who cannot be destroyed.

It is the primary reason I am a political agnostic.
.

PolAgnostic on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

The first casualty of the 2016 Presidential race…

Hillary 1
Rivals 0

Khun Joe on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

portlandon on November 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

LOL…so that’s why Reggie left..?

d1carter on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

If he was a moral man and was forced to support the Admin and their video excuse, he would have resigned BEFORE he lied to Congress.

Sorry, just another immoral, corrupt politician.

Common Sense on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

He’s either a crook , or a crook.

the_nile on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Obama and pertraus had a meeting. Bammy tells the general “you’ve got to cover us next week in the cong. hearings” and the general said” I will not lie”. Obama hit him with the idea that little secrets could get out. The general says FU and calls his wife and resigns. We need to know how long was the affair was going on? Was it before Bammy mad him CIA Dir.? If so this is why Bammy made him Cia Dir. knowing he could always make him take the fall.

rik on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

I love Catherine Herridge- she’s not buying it, and she’s taking an inside slap at Chris Wallace. And how do the talking heads know what was going on in his marriage? This may or may not even be part of the story.

BettyRuth on November 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM

She is a true patriot. I hope she is rewarded for her fine efforts.

JPeterman on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

clearbluesky on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

THIS

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Fox’s Chris Wallace saying no one admits an affair to cover up something else, but Petraeus is not a politician, never been elected and reportedly had no plans to run, so the conventional wisdom doesn’t apply.

thuljunior on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Wallace has got to realize we are not playing by normal rules anymore.

This is Chicago thug rules. Nothing is the same.

gophergirl on November 9, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Fox’s Chris Wallace saying no one admits an affair to cover up something else, but Petraeus is not a politician, never been elected and reportedly had no plans to run, so the conventional wisdom doesn’t apply.

thuljunior on November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Yeah. And Presidents with Unemployment this high, and 9 million less voters than last election are suppose to lose.

Conspiracy and Reality are coming together to form the “New Normal”.

portlandon on November 9, 2012 at 3:26 PM

In other words, they told him to keep quiet about Benghazi or they would expose his affair, and instead he exposed his own affair and resigned.

nitzsche on November 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Hmmm….

If this means what I cant help but wonder that it means, the Benghazi Situation just got a lot more interesting.

Sacramento on November 9, 2012 at 3:26 PM

An affair is a feature, not a bug to the democrats.

He outs himself, takes away any kind of blackmail or third party interference and carries on.

Very odd.

kim roy on November 9, 2012 at 3:26 PM

This is Chicago thug rules. Nothing is the same.

gophergirl on November 9, 2012 at 3:26 PM

you know it gg

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Clear path for appointing Bill Ayers the head of the CIA.

GCM on November 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

If I were him, I would make it known that I never take aspirin and NEVER go near Ft. Marcy Park. Sayun.

Mr. Arrogant on November 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

does this mean he is no longer required to testify under oath before Congress?

commodore on November 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Regardless of whether this is connected to Benghazi, if the General really was fooling around, you have to question his judgment and, therefore, his ability to do a job that obviously requires good character.

KS Rex on November 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

I’m going to wait and see what Oliver Stone says about what is really happening here.

Mark1971 on November 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

On another note, Petraeus has had some pretty serious health problems (including cancer, IIRC), so if they just wanted him out of the picture, they could have used the old tried-and-true “resigning for reasons of ill health” excuse. So what’s with the extramarital affair stuff? And who the hell writes that they had an affair in their resignation letter?

This whole thing is bizarre.

Hayabusa on November 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

can’t he still testify about benghazi?

cmsinaz on November 9, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Sure. And one would think he will more freely as a former CIA Director.

tgharris on November 9, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Lord of War… He was he one who gave Amb Stevens the brief case full of cash to buy back the guns.

tjexcite on November 9, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Patreus was ready to throw Obama under the bus re: Benghazi, Obama knew it, dug up some dirt, told Patreus what he had, Patreus resigns.

clearbluesky on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Sooooooooooooooooo….what’s to keep Petraeus from talking now?

BallisticBob on November 9, 2012 at 3:28 PM

celticdefender on November 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Since when has the MSM ever covered any scandal in this administration?

thuljunior on November 9, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Pardon me while i put on my tin foil………

Patreus was ready to throw Obama under the bus re: Benghazi, Obama knew it, dug up some dirt, told Patreus what he had, Patreus resigns.

clearbluesky on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

If you play with scumbags like Obama and you’re a CIA director, you should be prepared for that.

the_nile on November 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM

With an affair under his belt, he has a wonderful career of being an elected democrat for decades to come.

tom daschle concerned on November 9, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Damn!!!! You beat me to it.

Fazman on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Meh. Maybe if it’s with one of his employees or an enemy agent. Otherwise NBD.

slickwillie2001 on November 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM

On Drudge right now:

“President Obama appoints himself as director of CIA”

Bishop on November 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Identify a threat.
Set him up.
Take him out.

I have suspected this m.o. Being used in the past.
L. Graham comes to mind with his flip flopping.

Whiterock on November 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Hey, Dave, how’s that playing nice with Zero working out for ya? Zero’s lookin’ to make the military, the CIA, his own personal army. America, it was nice knowin’ ya. I’d say more, but I’ve gotta head back to Cabela’s…

Rational Thought on November 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM

does this mean he is no longer required to testify under oath before Congress?

commodore on November 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

If they can bring Roger Clemens in under oath, they can bring him in.

BallisticBob on November 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM

The first casualty of the 2016 Presidential race…

Hillary 1
Rivals 0

Khun Joe on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Yup. He’s lucky he didn’t accidentally commit suicide.

LoganSix on November 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Sooooooooooooooooo….what’s to keep Petraeus from talking now?

BallisticBob on November 9, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Right, could be why he went ahead and admitted it, that way Obama has nothing to hold over his head and he can speak freely, we’ll just have to wait and see.

clearbluesky on November 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM

I bet he couldn’t live with Benghazi…

… and Obowma being re-elected.

Seven Percent Solution on November 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

.
It is more likely he was forced out because he was unwilling to find and “purge” the CIA leakers who have been feeding Catherine Herridge information.

PolAgnostic on November 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM

The woman is a staffer for Fauxcahontas?

KingGold on November 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM

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