Fox News is now reporting that Former General and recently retired David Petraeus WILL testify to a House Committee about his alleged affair and the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
The move comes after widespread speculation that following his retirement announcement just days before the closed hearing, Petraeus would not testify. Petraeus likely has unique knowledge into who gave the orders to “stand down” when Ambassador Stevens and other Americans begged for military support while under attack for more than 7 hours on September 11, 2012.
In the days following the terrorist attack, Obama administration spokespeople, including UN Ambassador Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the president himself, made public statements suggesting the intelligence community had concluded an anti-Islamic YouTube video was to blame for a protest gone wrong resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi. As CIA Director, Petraeus testified before Congress backing up that claim. Reporters later learned that the White House was aware of a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda claiming responsibility for the assault within hours of the first shots.
Secretary of State Clinton has assembled a legal defense team to assist any testimony she may be required to provide, though she has cited scheduling conflicts and at this time is not expected to appear at the Benghazi hearing.
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