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We're joined now by Charlie -- a columnist of The Washington Times and this'll be behind closed doors is Doug.
Was reporting I wonder how much of this information though is gonna get out.
We're certainly the public wants to hear if General Petraeus is going to change his story at all.
Well certainly I can understand why they'd chose to put make it behind closed doors but -- you can -- the most watched testimony.
-- -- of any hearing I think probably in the last couple of years on Capitol Hill.
But it is curious I don't know what they're the real explanation they're gonna have to give.
For why they would put it behind closed doors because there in addition to all of that the sorted and tawdry details that.
That that people are hearing about now and -- that that sort of make people curious about the gay advocates that large a lot of serious serious questions that have to be answered.
Not the least of which as Doug -- just pointed out of these questions about.
About his own -- testimony -- earlier about whether.
That the big -- attack was it was inspired by the film or whether it was a larger terrorist attack which -- is pretty clear we now know it was.
So the soap opera elements aside Charlie if we're just looking at this the other one of the other questions is whether or not.
The CIA director's own knowledge.
Being investigated by the FBI could have been any -- colored or influenced.
His testimony when he did talk about this being a flash mob that's a big question right there.
Absolutely Rick and I think -- that quite frankly is probably the most important question and it was probably the first.
Question the pop into a lot of people's minds when this all came out and when it became clear that that all of this was sort of in play and known before the election but it they waited until you know two days after the election effort to all come out.
And that is you know did did did what was General Petraeus in any -- Sort of under pressure or under duress.
Or or or giving -- court testimony.
Because of of all of this that was swirling around him either.
Due to direct pressure or just due to the fact that my goodness what -- what -- horrible.
Situation for for him to be in knowing that you know he had this the end of the world world viewed him with a sterling.
Career and and and it was going to ended in a matter of days or weeks.
And he was gonna become sort of -- -- the -- the punchline for.
You know for several ways I -- me.
He hit his career will probably would be.
Most from prepared for this via -- they know obviously -- think he's got some repair work to do on his reputation and I wonder if this testimony that he's about to deliver on Friday now unburdened by the constraints of his old job.
No longer a member of the Obama administration.
If you might be a little more free.
To talk about what he really knows about what happened in Libya.
I think it's a great point but you know Rick is that actually sort of it would be even worse because it would suggest that he didn't sort of caved to pressure.
In the previous testimony so did you know if he does anything to change any of it I think that that that it becomes.
That much more serious and quite frankly I think that it becomes sort of indefensible.
For that for the intelligence committee to.
Just to protect you know that the the the intelligence community.
From that sort of scrutiny and and and from from making that this stuff public I don't I did I just I cannot understand what the justification would be.
For them to.
Not let this that this stuff become public just because of the soap -- angles all Charlie -- is a columnist with The Washington Times Charley thanks so much.
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