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  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) arrives for a closed door Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing to discuss the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the intelligence and security situation in other Arab Spring countries at the Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, November 15, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Petraeus resignation not linked to Benghazi probe, senator says

    Former CIA Director David H. Petraeus' resignation after admitting an extramarital affair had nothing to do with scrutiny of the Sept. 11 attak on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday.


  • This combo made from file photos shows Gen. David Petraeus' biographer and paramour Paula Broadwell, left, and Florida socialite Jill Kelley. Broadwell and Kelley, the two women at the center of David Petraeus' downfall as CIA director, visited the White House separately on various occasions in what appear to be unrelated calls that did not result in meetings with President Barack Obama. (AP Photos/Charlotte Observer, T. Ortega Gaines/AP, Chris O'Meara)

    Women in Petraeus scandal had visited White House

    Their close ties to the military community giving them unusual access to top generals, Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley even visited the White House on separate and apparently unrelated occasions before a sex scandal brought down former CIA Director David Petraeus.


  • ** FILE ** The American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington early on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in honor of the four Americans who died when an angry mob stormed the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    White House says it didn't edit Benghazi talking points

    The White House Saturday refuted testimony by former CIA Director David Petraeus to Congress, saying the administration didn't make changes in its early talking points about the attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, to downplay the role of terrorists.


  • ** FILE ** In this June 23, 2011, file photo, then-CIA Director-designate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    Petraeus believed terrorists behind Libya attack

    Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus has told Congress that references to militant groups Ansar al-Shariah and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb were removed from the agency's draft talking points of what sparked the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.


  • ** FILE ** In this June 23, 2011, file photo, then-CIA Director-designate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    EDITORIAL: Diplomats died, Obama lied

    In a closed congressional hearing Friday, former Director of Central Intelligence David H. Petraeus told lawmakers that references to al Qaeda involvement in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were stripped from the agency's talking points.


  • This Feb. 2, 2012 file photo shows CIA Director David Petraeus testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    Petraeus: Benghazi seen as terror strike right away

    In his first testimony since stepping down last week, former CIA Director David H. Petraeus told a closed Capitol Hill briefing Friday that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya "was a terrorist attack and there were terrorists involved from the start," Rep. Peter T. King said Friday.


  • Paula Broadwell is visible through the window in the kitchen of her brother's house in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Broadwell is CIA Director David Petraeus' biographer, with whom he had an affair that led to his abrupt resignation last Friday. It was Broadwell's threatening emails to Jill Kelley, a Florida woman who is a Petraeus family friend, that led to the FBI's discovery of communications between Broadwell and Petraeus indicating they were having an affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Grassley questions email sleuthing in Petraeus case

    The senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is raising questions over the FBI's legal authority to read the personal emails that revealed the extramarital affair between former CIA Director David H. Petraeus and his biographer, and led the nation's spy chief to step down last week.


  • Illustration Benghazi by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    NORTH: Benghazi truth stranger than video game fiction

    For two months, the liberal media all but ignored the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in four dead Americans. What actions the Obama administration took before, during and after the bloody assaults on the U.S. Consulate and a CIA outpost should have been a legitimate election issue.


  • Jill Kelley leaves her home Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Kelley is identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Gen. David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. She serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Socialite's climb halted by unfolding scandal

    Jill Kelley's climb to the top of Tampa's social ladder may be as spectacular as her fall from it.


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