Those scheduling conflicts are such a nuisance.
House investigators asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify next week about the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, but she declined citing a scheduling conflict.
“[Clinton] was asked to appear at House Foreign Affairs next week, and we have written back to the Chairman to say that she’ll be on travel next week,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters yesterday. “She has a commitment with the Secretary of Defense to the AUSMIN Ministerial.” Per AFP, “AUSMIN is the highest level forum for Australia and US consultation on foreign policy, defense and strategic issues.” The United States is reportedly concerned about Australia’s plan to cut their defense spending.
Clinton has not been asked to testify at any of the other hearings next week, Nuland said.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., has been frustrated with the State Department’s failure to provide information that she has requested.
“While I understand that investigations by the FBI and the State Department’s own Accountability Review Board are ongoing, it is imperative that this Committee, having direct oversight responsibility, be kept informed every step of the way of developments in the matter,” Ros-Lehtinen wrote to Clinton on November 7th. “[P]lease be prepared to present State Department officials to testify on these issues when Congress reconvenes later this month.”
Hillary has more important business to attend to. Like wine tasting in Australia.
And of course, General Petraeus is indisposed due to his extra marital indiscretion.
His mistress, Paula Broadwell has suggested that the attack in Benghazi was aimed at a “secret CIA prison”.
Broadwell, whose alleged affair with Petraeus forced him to resign last Friday, revealed during an October 26 speech at the University of Denver that Libyan terrorists may have attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 in order to take back Libyan militia members the CIA Annex had taken prisoner.
Furthermore, Broadwell confirmed that the CIA Annex in Libya had requested reinforcements and could have “reinforced the consulate and the CIA annex that were under attack.” Broadwell also said Petraeus and administration officials knew within 24 hours the possible motives behind the terrorist attacks.
As I mentioned before, the resignation of General Petraeus from the CIA, has nothing to do with his extra marital affair. The FBI had been investigating this for months without so much as a fucking whimper.
Petraeus himself lied under oath when he towed the party line by blaming the Al Qaeda-coordinated attack on a ridiculous fucking video.
My guess is that he resigned because Congress is about to yank him back for another round of testimony and ask him some pointed questions about the huge discrepancy between his version of the attack and the facts.
It’s highly unlikely that Hillary will ever appear to explain the State Department’s total dysfunction.
Since scapegoat Mark Basseley Youssef is already doing time for Benghazi-gate, Obama will have to set up another patsy.