11 “he had told us that this was a terrorist attack

David Petraeus’ Benghazi testimony

Disgraced former CIA Director David Petraeus was under the microscope on Friday, testifying behind closed doors before congressional lawmakers about the Sept. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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canada goose factory outlet toronto location 1. Petraeus says that he insisted that the siege was a terrorist attack from the start: Rep. 11 “he had told us that this was a terrorist attack, that terrorism was involved from the start.” But King said he had a “very different recollection” of what the four star general told the panel immediately after the attack. canada goose factory outlet toronto location

“The clear impression that we were given was that this overwhelming amount canada goose clearance of evidence cheap Canada Goose was that it arose out of a spontaneous demonstration and it was not a terrorist attack,” King said.

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King added canada goose factory sale that the only time Petraeus’ mistress or the affair was brought up was at the beginning of the testimony. It was made “clear at the start that would not be the focus of buy canada goose jacket cheap the questioning,” he said. Ruppersberger said Petraeus apologized for the affair but said it had nothing to do with how he handled the situation in Libya.

4. Petraeus talked about how inadequate security was at the consulate: Rep. Rooney

canada goose parka outlet Rep. consulate in Benghazi. “We had less than a handful of security there for the ambassador,” Rooney said. “First of all, I don’t know why the ambassador was there on 9/11 to begin with, but that’s a whole other story.” Rooney said canada goose embassy staff was largely relying on buy canada goose jacket local Libyan militia who were “nowhere to be found” when the attack occurred. canada goose parka outlet

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Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein told NBC News that Petraeus was eager to share his opinions on what happened in Libya. “We didn’t want to canada goose black friday sale make it any more difficult for himWe wanted to spare him,” the California lawmaker said, adding “there’s a lot of suffering going on.”

canada goose outlet in montreal 6. Petraeus’ testimony was “comprehensive”: Sen. McCain canada goose outlet in montreal

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona who has been spearheading a move to hold Watergate style hearings about Benghazi called Petraeus’ responses “comprehensive.”

official canada goose outlet “I think it was important; it canada goose outlet added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence and described his actions and that of his agency,” the senator said. “I appreciate his service and his candor.” official canada goose outlet.