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Petraeus believed terrorists behind Libya attack

In this June 23, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director-desigate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

In this June 23, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director-desigate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

WASHINGTON — A congressman says David Petraeus (peh-TRAY'-uhs) is telling lawmakers he believed all along that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack.

The former CIA chief is testifying behind closed-doors before the congressional intelligence committees. It's his first Capitol Hill appearance since resigning last Friday over an extramarital affair.

Republican Rep. Peter King tells reporters after the House hearing that Petraeus focused his remarks on Libya.

Lawmakers say Petraeus told them that CIA talking points written after the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans referred to it as a terrorist attack. But Petraeus says that reference was removed by other federal agencies that made changes to the CIA's draft.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 5 months ago

Well, why in the world didn't Petraus testify publicly? If the congressmen can get out and tell what he said, why not let the taxpayers know?

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BettyBowTie 1 year, 5 months ago

Benghazi will end up being the Watergate of the Obama administration, unless the major networks keep doing their best to whitewash the story for them. This SHOULD have been heard BEFORE the election. The Press (major network press) did not want anything negative to come out to hurt THEIR candidate. Let's face it, we have NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and some major newspapers to thank for who won this election. We no longer elect leaders based on fact, only by how well the "spin" is done. The press can make anyone look bad and make another look like a saint. FOX does the same thing, just for the other side. Ridiculous, and most people are so gullible.

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Amazed2 1 year, 5 months ago

Well the Obama Administration kept the lid on the General's fate until after the election.Amazingly within one week after the election we hear that General Petraus is forced to resign.

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badheavychevy 1 year, 4 months ago

can believe anything he says anymore.....his credibility is shot!

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