Congressman says key general ‘on a leash’ to keep him quiet


The Obama administration has been using General David Petraeus’ legal predicament over an extramarital affair to keep him “on a leash” and prevent him from him from providing “devastating testimony” on Benghazi, charges Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.

“We’re not even getting to the people that really have the most direct information,” Gohmert said in a radio interview Sunday. “Have you not wondered about Petraeus being so silent all this time?”

Gohmert was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s AM 970 The Answer.

Petraeus was director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the time of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012. The retired four-star general resigned, however, two months later, citing an extramarital affair reportedly discovered through an FBI investigation.

Since then, further investigations by the FBI and Justice Department have alleged Petraeus leaked classified documents to his mistress, prompting a recommendation felony charge be brought against him. So far, however, he has not been formally charged.

Gohmert cited Petraeus’ legal troubles as just the kind of ammunition the White House could use to keep the former CIA director quiet about what really happened in Benghazi and the immediate aftermath, when the administration took public criticism for a series of misleading “talking points” about the attack.

Written by DREW ZAHN
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  1. Reblogged this on Arlin Report and commented:
    General David Petraeus should not be concerned with intimidation over his affair preventing him from testifying on Benghazi. Most Americans could care less at this point about his extramarital activity. Its old news now, isn’t Hillary? Americans only want the truth, and if Petraeus has information significant to Benghazi then do the right thing, testify. That is more important than his affair which we know about. We don’t need all the details, he had one. What will create a darker hole for him to climb into to hide is if he doesn’t talk; he is doing a disservice to his country. He is a General for God’s sake, don’t be pushed around by a whimpy ass Obama and thing like Hillary. They (and I say they because Obama is not in the Benghazi cover-up alone, Hillary) have much to hide or they would not be making threats. Really, consider where this all comes from……there is more than one pot calling the kettles black here. I Clinton’s and Obama’s have enough of their own trouble to be concerned with; of course people like that have no conscious.

  2. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:
    Why would General Petraeus be intimated at this point in the game – the scandal is out and every one has moved on? My opinion is this woman was set us by this administration to lure the General into this scandal so that the administration could succeed in their mission because of his popularity and success; and, at one point, was sorted out to run for president.. The General should come forward because the people in the country will support him because they have this administration’s number.


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