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General Petraeus to testify about Benghazi attack


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before lawmakers about the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The attack killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Petraeus was scheduled to testify in closed-door hearings this week, but his testimony was in question after his sudden resignation last week after admitting to an affair.

Some Republicans have criticized the administration's response to the attack and have speculated that the timing of Petraeus' departure was linked to the congressional inquiry.

We're learning more information about the investigation that led to the downfall of Petraeus. The man who helped start the investigation is a veteran FBI officer.

Frederick Humphries first took a complaint from his friend, Jill Kelley about emails that accused her of inappropriate behavior with Petraeus.

The investigation that followed led to the discovery of the extramarital affair between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

Agents determined that Broadwell was the one who sent the emails anonymously to Kelley.

Lawmakers have been grilling FBI and CIA officials about whether national security was jeopardized by the Petraeus affair case. President Obama made it clear during his news conference in Washington that he wants to wait for the conclusion of the FBI investigation before commenting.

President Obama did say he's confident there's no imminent national security risk.

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