November 14th, 2012
07:45 PM ET

Petraeus to testify on Benghazi in front of House panel this week

Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify Friday before the House Intelligence Committee about the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, the committee announced Wednesday.

Petraeus had been scheduled to testify before Congress this week, but his testimony was in question after he resigned last week as CIA director over an extramarital affair.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California and chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Tuesday that she hoped Petraeus would also address her panel as early as Friday.

The September 11 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Some Republicans have criticized the administration's response to the attack and have speculated that the timing of Petraeus' departure may have been linked to the congressional inquiry.

Filed under: CIA • Libya • National security
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  1. chrissy

    And again high five to you JF, that was a truly awesome post you made last nite. I said so then but due to new posting rules it has been deleted. Its great that you can put party affiliation aside and think about the greater good. Much respect from me!

    November 15, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Yeah, well, they deleted everything I said last night, so obviously the new rules are only against certain posters.

    November 15, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ banasy

      What are these new rules that you and chrissy have mentioned here ? Every single word I posted last night is also gone. Do I have to become a troll / jacker in order to post now ?

      November 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
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