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Of course General Petraeus was one of the first a brief lawmakers following the deadly attack on the US mission in Libya two months ago.
Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge is here with the latest on that investigation could -- -- Well thank you very much -- Fox News is told that the CIA director will not be testifying next week.
This is expected to be one of the most intense hearings on Capitol Hill on the -- -- scandal.
At the White House briefing spokesman Jay Carney pushed back on allegations the administration was not forthcoming on the -- -- attack specifically what happened at 5 PM on September 11 that the White House as the president met with the Defense Secretary and chairman of the joint chiefs president was.
Made aware of developments.
Throughout the evening and and and days ensuing so I'm not sure what -- -- question is specifically are.
Well they are not independent investigations Carney pointed the State Department internal review a public timeline from the Defense Department that lays out its military response.
And -- similar briefing last week by intelligence officials on the CIA's emergency response next week and a half dozen hearings are briefings are scheduled including State Department undersecretary Patrick Kennedy who is charged with overseeing staff facilities and operations.
As well as assistant secretary Eric Boswell who is charged with overseeing diplomatic security for Ben Ghazi other foreign missions.
-- the administration emphasizes the public's right to know what and pulled it and then Ghazi all of next week sessions except one will be closed.
The State Department spokeswoman said that was congress' call.
Well my understanding is that they wanted to have a conversation that incorporated classified information including intelligence report.
After sustained pressure from congress some classified documents were made available by the State Department at a classified meeting room on Capitol Hill.
Senator Bob workers said the documents were not remarkable but he wants more clarity from the -- next week.
Yeah I think all of us want to understand.
What was happening within months or failure of intelligence area have had conversations -- both clapper and Petraeus and and you know I think people are still probably fairly upset them.
You know the misleading comments.
That were made were made.
-- today sources told Fox News there was genuine shock among agency employees over the sudden the abrupt departure of director Petraeus.
-- Capitol Hill some lawmakers were quote flabbergasted at the resignation.
And question whether they may be able to still call or -- Petraeus to testify now that he is a private citizen perhaps.
But he -- and we're just getting more about this the Petraeus affair apparently was with his biographer.
Woman by the name of Paul abroad well.
It was revealed.
In named and they see a picture of her in the course of an FBI investigation the FBI was investigating a broader case on related to this.
And in the course of that investigation brought -- name came up the FBI followed that lead.
In doing sit in doing so Petraeus his name came up.
The FBI for some reason was concerned that perhaps Petraeus was some sort of victim and perhaps -- -- blackmailing.
And then some security breach may have been involved and that's what led to all of this it seems like this is just starting to unravel on the fact the FBI was involved.
Well I think what we've seen today is the resignation of a very significant public figure.
Who has intimate knowledge of what happened and then -- And what we're seeing is that this is not putting up a lid on the situation in fact I think that we're seeing it intensified.
And even step up to another level because if he testifies.
On the hill were looking at three options now he could voluntarily go to the hill he could be subpoenaed.
Or if he goes under any circumstances he -- lawyer up if you will under these circumstances OK we'll continue to follow every aspect of this Catherine thank you look now.
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