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Reps. Kucinich and Chaffetz Raise Concerns Over Timing of Petraeus Resignation

Members of the House Oversight Committee, Congressmen Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) joined America's News HQ today to speak about the odd timing of CIA Director David Petraeus' affair revelation and the investigation into the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Kucinich said that the top priority needs to be

finding out why four Americans died in Libya, not about Petraeus’ extramarital affair. He also asked, “Why were we in Libya in the first place? We should’ve never been there; and that’s a deeper policy question, unfortunately, which was ignored in the 2012 presidential campaign.”

Chaffetz said he is concerned about what did or didn’t happen with this affair. He called it “suspicious” that the affair was revealed days after the election and just days before Petraeus was set to testify about Libya.

Kucinich agreed with Chaffetz that Petraeus should still testify this week. He added his own doubts about the timing, saying, “Obviously there was some control over the timing here. So he had to leave before he was supposed to go before Congress. I don’t know, […] that doesn’t look right, it doesn’t smell right.”

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