Political Headlines November 16, 2012: Ex-CIA Chief David Petraeus Testifies About Benghazi Investigation Behind Closed Doors Before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Ex-CIA Chief Testifies About Benghazi Investigation Behind Closed Doors

Source: ABC News Radio, 11-16-12

DoD photo by Petty Officer William Selby, U.S. Navy

Disgraced former CIA director Petraeus spent almost four hours in closed-door hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees Friday morning to testify about what he learned first-hand about the Sept. 11 attack in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Democratic senators who emerged from the hearing said Petraeus’ testimony supported U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

Rice, who could be nominated for Secretary of State by President Obama, has been accused by Republicans of trying to mislead the country by saying the attack was a spontaneous eruption rather than a failure to defend against a terrorist attack.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Rice was speaking from talking points prepared by the CIA and approved by the intelligence committee….READ MORE

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