David Petraeus, who last week resigned as head of the CIA over an extramarital affair, on Friday attended a closed-door congressional hearing to discuss the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. According to Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Petraeus contradicted his previous testimony in which he asserted that the attack had stemmed principally from an anti-American riot. In today's testimony, he said the attack was led by militant extremists. The Obama administration has been heavily criticized by Republicans for initially ascribing the violence at the consulate to the riot, which it later admitted was incorrect.
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