Rep. Trey Gowdy: Either Petraeus Will Come and Testify to Congress Or He Will Be Subpoenaed (Video)

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told Greta Van Susteren tonight that Petraeus will be questioned before Congress despite his resignation today.

“The fact that he’s resigned and had an affair has nothing to do with whether he will be subpoenaed to Congress. I hope we don’t have to subpoena a four star general and a former CIA director. I would hope he would come voluntarily but if he won’t he will be subpoenaed. And none of what happened today is an offense to a subpoena… He’s either a witness in our case in chief or he’s gonna be a rebuttal witness if Susan Rice and others blame him for their failure of intelligence and failure of information. But there is no way we can get to the bottom of Benghazi without David Petraeus.”

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  • Buzzy

    The only reason the affair angel was put out there is to detract from Bengazi. They hoped the masses would focus more on Petreaus’s infidelity in his marriage, and that would be what everyone talked about, especially those nasty evil evangelicals that the liberals hate. The name of the woman is also to send people looking in her direction, and to not focus on the massacre.

  • Buzzy

    I don’t watch the lefty TV broadcasts. Are they concentrating on the affair and ignoring the Bengazi issue?

  • Yosef Taitz

    41: “The only reason the affair angel was put out there is to detract from Bengazi.”

    Charles Krauthammer things that the affair will bring attention to Benghazi.

  • Patty

    They knew of the affair. Who you say! OBAMA ADMINISTRATION KNEW. Petraeous a Scapegoat?

    Obama lies and innocent die.

  • ★FALCON★

    The big problem in Benghazi, and Libya in general, is that there was no American foreign policy interest nor threat to America.

    This was a non-sanctioned war with a total abuse of the War Powers Act by President Obama, Samantha Powers, George Soros, Valerie Jarrett, and Hillary Clinton and it all exploded all over the Democrats in their foreign policy folly.

    What happened was entirely unnecessary from a US foreign policy perspective. There was no US interest in Libya other than oil for Europeans. That’s not a US concern.

  • kato

    Petraeus is another guy who a lot of cartoon conservatives became infatuated with without knowing anything about him. He appeared to save the Compassionate Dope’s ass, so a bunch of flag-waving morons thought he was presidential material. They just love a man in uniform. (Cf. professional Negro Colin Powell)

    As argued in the past by this commenter, the top brass of the military has a surfeit of self-interested careerists who are looking to that big pension and the opportunity to parlay their military careers into lucrative consulting jobs with defense contractors. Our generals now rush to embrace every pathological societal experiment that liberals in the civilian world embrace. I actually thought that Petraeus’s illicit sex partner was going to turn out to be a man. It’s a shame that thousands of young men have lost their lives and limbs fighting under these jerks.

    I bet that more than a few of our top military bureaucrats voted for Obama.

  • aprilnovember811

    Obama is behind Benghazi, and Patreaus knows it. What happened to a general that he would have worked for that stealth Jihadist, Obama to begin with. Maybe Patreaus isn’t the man we thought. Maybe he’s also the enemy within? I look at everyone with suspicion now. Except Trey Goudy. Congressman, please be careful. These people have murdered and will continue to murder, because we have no patriots in the Federal Govt. who will stop them.

  • aprilnovember811

    You’re right, but when you have a supposed “leader,” of the House of Representatives, who walks around with a sign that says KICK ME, and then cries when someone does, this is the outcome. They’re murdering our troops by calling it ROE. This way everyone can say, “Obama’s incompetent.” He’s as incompetent as Hitler was, when he put Jews in a gas chamber. He’s a psychopath. I hope he kills himself.

  • aprilnovember811

    We’ll be back to tell you that, when they kill your loved ones.


    he will eventually testify, my bet is that the great General will take the 5th…

  • Joanne

    Will Petraeus tell the truth? They got him to resign didn’t they. Obama knows Petraeus can be forced to testify, so why have him resign? Is Obama going to pull some stunt that prevents Petraeus from testifying? Obama got rid of the General who was the head of Africom and an Rear Admiral is in deep do-do. No one is going to testify. Obama is not going to allow himself to go down over this. All evidence will be sealed up. Americans are Obama’s b*tches.

  • Glenmore

    As a private citizen isn’t he bound by his Non-Disclosure Agreement? Wouldn’t he face serious jail time (prosecuted by Justice Department) if he testified, even behind closed doors, to a House committee? Can the House grant immunity to a private citizen (I would tend to distrust even if it was offered)? I suspect that if subpoenad, he wil have to take the Fifth.

  • Monkey Wrench

    Once Petraeus testifies, Americans will realize what really happened in Benghazi. They will see what a traitor Obama really is and demand he be impeached! Then we must figure out a way to impeach Biden!

  • Shelly

    Does it really matter whether or not he testifies? You right-wing teabagging nutjobs don’t let facts get in the way of your opinions. Unless you hear exactly what you want to hear it will be considered a lie so just make up your minds now and move on to your next conspiracy theory.

  • Miss Peach

    # 10 …Truth Teller, you are absolutely right. Remember when the tea party had that massive march on Washington ? Hundreds of thousands gathered and protested in front of the capitol. We the people need to regroup and the tea party needs to rise up again. The politicians in Washington are not doing their jobs like we hired them to do. We need to replace the lying, corrupt elitists with honest, good people who love this country and look out for her best interests. Time for term limits. Time to replace these old, corrupt career politicians with fresh new blood. Time for we the people to take back the House before this great Nation collapses.

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  • Miss Peach

    # 54….Troll alert ! Please stop watching MSNBC and get your head out of your a$$. This country is in big trouble because you and your ilk re-elected your Messiah. Massive job layoffs are already happening due to the new taxes and regulations about to take place. For kids getting out of college, good luck finding a full time job because many companies will be switching to part time only. This has already been announced by many major restaurants and retail stores. Get used to $ 6.00 a gallon being the norm and your gas and electric bills going up by at least 40 per cent. Our once great healthcare will be great no more and there will be long lines and long waits to get to see a doctor and you will not be getting the kind of care you are used to. And that great big lie of Obama’s ? Everyone will be paying taxes, not just the rich. He lied to you and you and your kind bought it hook, line, and sinker. The lower and middle class will be the hardest hit. Our Government is now being run by corrupt and dangerous people whose only agenda is to bring America down to her knees. Let me be the first to thank you and your fellow Obamanites for enabling the destruction of this once great country. Hope it bites you hard in the a$$.

  • iconoclast

    Give it up, Repubs. Petraeus will just tell you to f*ck off. And what are you going to do? Demand that the DoJ enforce a Contempt of Congress resolution? LOL.

    Useless f*****rds. You gave away all of your power so just sit down, shut up, and take it like the whiny babies you are.

  • iconoclast

    Does it really matter whether or not he testifies?

    Not in the least. Even showing just how badly Benghazi was handled will mean nothing. After all, it was just a few people killed and another region relinquished to fanatics. Even were it to be shown that Obama left them to die, abandoned, it would be meaningless. After all, Democrats view dead CIA contractors and damage to US interests as a positive outcome. It will take much worse than Benghazi to shake up the progressive cattle.

  • dusel1

    Time for pitchtorches and forks.