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King did not elaborate on how he would know whether Petraeus was compelled to sign off on the talking points, and the lawmaker did not give any more details to bolster his allegation.

Sen. Olympia Snowe, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she expects the committee will hold at least three more hearings on the matter and publish a report on its findings.

“It took 17 days for the director of national intelligence even to issue a statement to say that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack,” said Snowe, R-Maine. “That’s unacceptable in today’s environment.”

Feinstein and Rogers spoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Levin and King were on ABC’s “This Week.” Chambliss appeared on “Fox News Sunday” and Snowe was on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”