Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is chairperson of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Her committee will begin hearings this week on what happened in Libya. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday. She has just announced that her inquiry will expand to include why the FBI did not notify her committee that it was investigating David Patreus' affair.
There are some practical problems to this inquiry. Patreus' resignation means he will not have to testify as head of the CIA, unless he choses to, or is subpoened by the committee. Hillary Clinton is conveniently out of the country during the first days of the hearing, and has informed the committee that she is unavailable to testify.
We will find out in short order if the Senator is going to hold a real investigation, or just participate in the Obama Administration's coverup. If Patreus does not chose to testify, she MUST compel him to do so. Him being allowed not to participate gives the Administration a huge curtain to hide behind. Since he is no longer in a position to defend himself, Democrats will blame him for anything they want to.
If she concludes the hearings without hearing testimony from Clinton, we will know it's just a smokescreen for Obama. Clinton, under oath, would have to be very careful to tell the truth - if she commits perjury and is found out, her future political goals will be toast.
Senator, at times in the past you have shown that you take your responsibilities as head of this committee seriously, to the point of asking sometimes embarrassing questions of your Dear Leader's Administration. I sincerely hope you do that this time - we deserve the truth. Even though you've managed to put this off until after the election (so there are no ramifications for Obama himself, no matter the outcome), the truth must come out.
As a control, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, headed by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) will also begin its own investigation, also commencing on Thursday. Lets see if the committees come up with the same results.