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Published On: Fri, Nov 16th, 2012

General Patraeus to testify on Benghazi as CIA investigation continues

FBI officials have already said their investigation into the scandal that brought down David Petraeus hasn’t turned up any threat or damage to national security.

David Petraeus

Sources say the CIA is looking into the general conduct of Petraeus over the 14 months he headed the agency before resigning last week after acknowledging the affair.

Petreaus was to testify behind closed doors to two congressional panels Friday about the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Liba that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

CIA spokesperson Preston Golson tells The Associated Press the probe is “exploratory” and “doesn’t presuppose any particular outcome.”

“It’s just on Benghazi. Our hearings are on Benghazi and the intelligence that preceded Benghazi and the intelligence that determined security,” Senator Dianne Feinstein told reporters.

‘‘I’d like to get his sense of why it took as long as it did to get more accurate assessments of what took place in Benghazi,’’ said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee. As for Petraeus testifying after his resignation amid a sex scandal, Schiff said, ‘‘He’s a tough individual and I am sure he will handle it to the best of his ability.’’

 

 

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