PETRAEUS TO TESTIFY..
This is all the information we have right now..
(UPDATE: See below)
So far this is only a breaking headline at Fox News, but the word on Twitter is that former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify in both House and Senate intelligence committee hearings about the terrorist attack that killed four Americans and sacked our consulate in Benghazi. That reverses the previous announcements that Petraeus would decline to testify and have acting DCI Michael Morell handle Congress in his stead.
We’ll add more as the story develops. This probably won’t mean any big surprises in the Benghazi story line, but it will give Congress an opening to demand answers on how the White House decided to push the spontaneous-movie-review meme for so long in the face of the overwhelming data that the attack was both deliberate and well-planned, with paramilitary forces, materiel, and tactics.
Fox does have a story link up, but with little detail as of yet.
Petraeus to testify before Congress on Benghazi attack
Mr. Petraeus will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr. Petraeus will testify Thursday morning before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill and before the Senate Intelligence Committee at an off-site location, a congressional source said.
Mr. Petraeus had cancelled his scheduled appearance before the Senate panel on Thursday after he resigned as CIA director on Friday amid revelations he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell
However, they also are likely to ask about his affair, whether it compromised national security and whether he disclosed any classified information to Mrs. Broadwell.
During an Oct. 26 speech at the University of Colorado, Mrs. Broadwell talked about the Benghazi attack and suggested it was an attempt to free militants being held in the CIA’s annex building. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack.