Feinstein: We Still Want Petraeus to Testify on Benghazi

Former CIA director isn't off the hook, she says

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2012 7:42 PM CST

(Newser) – Dianne Feinstein to David Petraeus: We still want you to testify about the Benghazi attack. The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman said today she will seek his testimony in hearings about the September attack that killed four Americans at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, NBC News reports. "I have no doubt now that we will need to talk with David Petraeus and we will likely do that in closed session," she said. "But it will be done one way or another."

She said might also subpoena files about a trip Petraeus took last year to Libya. The hearings are scheduled to start Thursday. Feinstein also made an interesting remark about Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' biographer and lover: "It’s a rather confused situation because at one point she was an Army reservist doing intelligence-related work" while writing the biography, All In. "It seems to me these two things don’t go together, it seems to me someone who becomes active military should not be writing a book."

In this June 23, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director-desigate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif..,announces the introduction of a Senate bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, Wednesday, March 16, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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