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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Feinstein: 'We Will Need to Talk to David Petraeus' About Benghazi


" peeling an onion."

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks at an election night rally in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Credit: AP

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On Monday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that Congress "will need to talk with David Petraeus" regarding the deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi.

Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress this week on Benghazi before the former four-star general resigned over an extramarital affair. Now, his testimony has been "delayed."

“I have no doubt now that we will need to talk with David Petraeus and we will likely do that in closed session. But it will be done one way or another,” Feinstein said.

Additionally, Feinstein said she may subpoena reports concerning a trip Petraeus took to Libya in the last year.

“I believe that Director Petraeus made a trip to the region shortly before this became public,” Feinstein explained. "We have asked to see the trip report. One person tells me he’s read it, and then we try to get it and they tell me it hasn’t been done. That’s unacceptable.”

“It may have some very relevant information to what happened in Benghazi,” she added. The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman said the investigation into the Petraeus affair is like "peeling an onion."

Less than two weeks ago, Petraeus went to Tripoli to conduct a "personal inquiry" into the Benghazi attack, NBC News reports. He has not commented on his findings.

Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department official Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed in the Benghazi attack on Sept. 11, 2012.


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