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November 15th, 2012
07:49 AM ET

Rep. King on the questions he wants answered from Petraeus about Libya

The House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to meet Friday to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus was scheduled to testify in the hearing, but he withdrew from the appearance after announcing his resignation last Friday due to an extramarital affair. However,  the four-star general confirmed yesterday that he'll testify after all.

Republican congressional leaders had insisted he testify and General Petraeus has now agreed to a closed door meeting before the Senate panel sometime today and the House committee tomorrow.

New York Republican Congressman Peter King is a member of Intelligence Committee and Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and he joins Early Start this morning to respond to this recent development.

Describing what he'll ask the former CIA Director, King says he’ll listen to what Petraeus has to say now "as to what he believes happened in Benghazi, and also ask him to square that with what he told us…three days after the attack, when he basically dismissed any possibility that it was a terrorist attack."

King says that he's concerned about finding out “how [Petraeus] reached that conclusion on September 14, what's changed since then, and how much he's learned since then that was different from what he knew.”

The Congressman also discusses his criticism of  UN Ambassador Susan Rice.


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