In the wake of CIA director David Petraeus’s shocking and sudden resignation in the wake of an extramarital affair, Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Petraeus may be asked nonetheless to testify about security missteps and errors leading to the deaths of four Americans in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Petraeus, an Army four-star general and former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was revered on both sides of the aisle as a strong and ethical leader. His admission Friday that he has been unfaithful to his wife of 38 years (it was subsequently revealed his paramour was his biographer, Paula Broadwell) caught members of Congress, even in the intelligence committees, by surprise, Feinstein said.
“We received no advance notice. It was like a lightning bolt,” she told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace in an interview.