Petraeus Agrees to Testify on Benghazi, Libya Terrorist Attack

The former CIA director volunteered his testimony in front of congressional committees

By on November 14th, 2012 15:59 GMT

Former CIA Director David Petraeus is set to testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees about intel the CIA received about the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack, in which the American ambassador lost his life.

Petraeus was scheduled to appear before congressional committees to discuss the events prior to the September 11 attack on the Libyan embassy. However, he turned in his resignation on Friday, November 9.

Fox News informs that sources close to Petraeus have revealed the general's intentions of testifying. He volunteered his testimony before the House and Senate. His appearance should expose what the CIA knew about the protests and how they were escalating, and when they found out the embassy was being targeted.

The ex-CIA boss already testified in front of Congress on September 14, at which time he kept to the story about the riot being a spontaneous event, prompted by the release of “The Innocence of Muslims” flick. The movie was dubbed offensive to the prophet Mohammad, and its scriptwriter and director was jailed earlier this month.

Petraeus resigned from his position in the CIA as news of his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell surfaced. The connection was unearthed when another woman claimed she was being threatened by his jealous mistress. Jill Kelley was then linked to general John Allen, as the two had been exchanging emails for the past two years.

Paula Broadwell's father had hinted before that the Petraeus scandal was not just about an affair, it was a smoke screen meant to cover up something bigger.

“This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out,” he said. “There is a lot more that is going to come out…You wait and see. There’s a lot more here than meets the eye,” Paul Krantz, Broadwell’s father, said, according to Politico.

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