Senator Collins: Petraeus Must Testify

POLITICO: It is "absolutely imperative" that Gen. David Petraeus testify about what went wrong in Libya, even as he reels from his sex scandal roiling the intelligence community, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Tuesday.

"I will say that I think it's absolutely imperative that Gen. Petraeus come and testify," Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the committee's ranking member, told reporters. "He was CIA director at the time of attack. He visited Libya at the time of attack. He has a great deal of information that we need in order to understand what went wrong, how the attack occurred, why four Americans lost their lives and, most of all, what we can do to lessen the chances of this kind of attack on American citizens happening in the future."

The panel, which has launched an investigation into the Benghazi attack, does not have jurisdiction over the FBI, which was probing Petraeus' extramarital affair that brought down the CIA director last week. But Collins expressed concerns about the conduct of the FBI in its inquiry.

"I am puzzled by much of what has occurred in the FBI investigation and also the latest information that perhaps Gen. Petraeus' friend had access to some classified information," she said.

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