Petraeus believed terrorists behind Libya attack
by Kimberly Dozier, AP Intelligence Writer
November 16, 2012 09:23 AM | 829 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This Feb. 2, 2012 file photo shows CIA Director David Petraeus testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
This Feb. 2, 2012 file photo shows CIA Director David Petraeus testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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Locked doors secure the hallway outside the hearing room where former CIA Director David Petraeus is testifing before the House Intelligence committee on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Libya, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Locked doors secure the hallway outside the hearing room where former CIA Director David Petraeus is testifing before the House Intelligence committee on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Libya, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

 

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