Just two weeks before news broke about General David Petraues’ extramarital affair, his alleged mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell, shared what may have been classified CIA information about the Benghazi attack at a university function, according to a Washington Post report. (http:// wapo.st/ UDc4BB)
In a YouTube video taken from the University of Denver on October 26, Broadwell said the attack at the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 was a result of Libyan militants trying to retrieve fellow fighters imprisoned by the CIA.
In her speech, she also implied that Petraues may have been her source and that the information is being “vetted”.
“The challenging thing for General Petraeus is that in his new position, he’s not allowed to communicate with the press. So he’s known all of this— they had correspondence with the CIA station chief in, in Libya. Within 24 hours they kind of knew what was happening,” she said.
The CIA denies her claims.
The YouTube video has now been set to private.
Before his resignation last Friday, Petraeus was expected to testify in upcoming congressional hearings about the Benghazi attacks.
Despite his stepping down, the chairwoman of Senate Intelligence Committe said Petraeus will still likely be called to testify, according to a USA Today report. ( http://usat.ly/VYK4hb)
Read the Washington Post’s complete article here: http://wapo.st/UDc4BB
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