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FBI Director Robert Mueller and Deputy Director Sean Joyce met privately with legislators on both sides of the Capitol on Wednesday to explain how the investigation unfolded. They met first with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and ranking Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, then crossed the Capitol to meet with the House Intelligence Committee.

Acting CIA Director Michael Morell went before the House panel next, after meeting a day earlier with top Senate intelligence officials to explain the CIA’s take on events that led to Petraeus’ resignation.

The questioning on Capitol Hill was continuing Thursday. And Kelley’s decision to contact her friend at the FBI continues to reverberate months later.

Her own pass to enter MacDill Air Force Base in Florida had been indefinitely suspended, a move that ends her easy access to the senior military officials that dot her social world.

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Associated Press writers Kimberly Dozier, Pauline Jelinek, Lolita C. Baldor, Michael J. Sniffen, Pete Yost and Robert Burns contributed to this report.