2012 Benghazi AttackDavid Petraeus

Petraeus to testify at Benghazi hearings voluntarily

14 Nov, 2012

David Petraeus had originally been scheduled to testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees Thursday 15 November. That appearance was scuttled, though, after the director abruptly resigned over an extramarital affair. A source close to Petraeus he has contacted the CIA, as well as committees in both the House and Senate, to offer his testimony as the former CIA director. He is expected to speak off-site to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday about his Libya report. The House side is still being worked out.

Lawmakers have begun to openly question when Petraeus first knew about the investigation that uncovered his affair — and whether it impacted his statements to Congress on Sept. 14 about the Libya terror attack. Petraeus briefed lawmakers that day that the attack was akin to a flash mob, and some top lawmakers noted to Fox News he seemed “wedded” to the administration’s narrative that it was a demonstration spun out of control. The briefing appeared to conflict with one from the FBI and National Counterterrorism Center a day earlier in which officials said the intelligence supported an Al Qaeda or Al Qaeda-affiliated attack.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., questioned whether the investigation in Petraeus’s affair with Broadwell “consciously or subconsciously” affected his statements to Congress.[1. Fox News – Petraeus agrees to testify on Libya before congressional committees http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/14/petraeus-agrees-to-testify-on-libya-before-congressional-committees/#ixzz2CDGAcyuD]

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