Report: Petraeus To Tell Congress He ‘Knew’ Of Attackers Behind Benghazi Attack

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"Report: Petraeus To Tell Congress He ‘Knew’ Of Attackers Behind Benghazi Attack"

CNN’s Barbara Starr reported on the Situation Room today that a source tells her that in tomorrow’s closed-door hearings on Capitol Hill, former CIA Director David Petraeus intends to tell lawmakers that he “knew” that the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya was carried out by the Ansar al-Sharia militia group. He will also indicate that his initial briefing to Congress, in which he indicated that the attack was spurred by protests in Cairo against an anti-Islamic video, was both based on intelligence available at the time and later disproved. Starr cautioned CNN host Wolf Blitzer that the issue was still very complex and that while the perpetrators have possibly been identified, “a combination of many factors” may be involved in the motivation behind the attack.

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