Fox News just reported that Gen. David Petraeus, who last week quit his post as CIA director amid the news of his extramarital affair, has agreed to testify about the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said yesterday she was “sure” Petraeus would testify, but today it was announced he will indeed do so voluntarily.
The curious timing of the Petraeus affair revelation drew suspicion on two fronts: It came right after the presidential election and right before the CIA director was set to testify about Benghazi.
Petraeus was at the center of the political sh*t-storm surrounding the Benghazi attack, as he held the line in the days after the attack that it was a protest prompted by the hate film Innocence of Muslims and not a terror attack — despite the incident occurring on Sept. 11 and despite it being carried out by militants wielding rocket launchers.
In the final weeks of the election, Republicans tried to capitalize on the alleged incompetence that allowed the attack and the alleged coverup of true motivation behind it.
As the steamy details of Petraeus’ affair with hottie biographer Paula Broadwell have grabbed the biggest headlines, simmering in the background has been the Benghazi angle.
Benghazi clawed its way into the forefront of the sexy spies-and-thighs media coverage as a video emerged of Broadwell appearing to divulge CIA secrets as she spoke last month in Denver. She suggested the CIA was holding prisoners and the attack was an effort to free them.