Petraeus testifying behind closed doors on Benghazi today

Gen. David Petraeus will testify before the House and Senate…

Gen. David Petraeus will testify before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on the Libya embassy attack this morning, despite the ongoing FBI investigation into an extramarital affair that led to his resignation as director of the CIA.

The hearings are taking place early this morning in secure rooms in the U.S. Capitol – the House meeting is at 7:30 a.m. and the Senate hearing is at 9 a.m. – and are closed to the public and the media. Petraeus is expected to answer questions about the CIA’s knowledge and handling of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. Two of those Americans were with the CIA.

It was unclear at first whether or not Petraeus would testify at all on Capitol Hill at all, after he abruptly resigned from the agency amid news of his affair with biographer Broadwell.

Read more at CBS News

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