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Sen. Grassley questions FBI communication with White House in Petraeus probe

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Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa says he has "questions about the FBI investigation of General Petraeus that need to be answered, including the FBI's communication with the White House and Congress". Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa says he has "questions about the FBI investigation of General Petraeus that need to be answered, including the FBI's communication with the White House and Congress".
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.  He will not testify about his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell. Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He will not testify about his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.

DAVENPORT, Iowa - U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) tells KWQC TV 6 that he supports General David Petraeus' decision last week to resign as head of the CIA after Petraeus acknowledged an extra-marital affair.

"General Petraeus was no longer in a position to direct U.S. intelligence operations given the high standards that must be met, from the top down, to safeguard national security," Grassley says. 

"Congress needs to ask questions of General Petraeus, who has been in Libya as CIA Director, as it continues the very important review of U.S. intelligence operations in Benghazi, where four Americans were killed in September.  Congress needs to stay focused and get to the bottom of what happened there."

Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.  Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says Gen. Petraeus will give evidence only about the September attack.  Feinstein says Petraeus will not testify about his resignation over his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell. 

However, Senator Grassley tells KWQC that as Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee he will pursue questions about the FBI investigation that led to Petraeus' resignation "including the FBI's communication with the White House and Congress."

 

 

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