It might be interesting to note here in view of the Israeli backlash that Diane Feinstein has dual citizenship with Israel. Is it logical to blindly believe that she will be willing to ask the tough questions? ~J
By DONNA CASSATA | Associated Press
Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite, File – FILE – This June 12, 2012 file photo shows Senate Intelligence Committee Chair, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. TFeinstein …more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate inBenghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Wednesday that Petraeus, who resigned from the CIA post on Friday because of an extra-marital affair, indicated his willingness to testify.
“He is very willing and interested in talking to the committee,” she said. No date for his testimony has been set.
Feinstein has been among those in Congress who have complained that lawmakers should have been notified about an FBI investigation that led to the disclosure of Petraeus’ affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
But she said that Petraeus’ testimony to her committee will be limited to the Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others. Petraeus was CIA director at the time of the attacks and visited Libya afterward.