David Petraeus: CIA believed Benghazi was a terrorist attack – Seung Min Kim – POLITICO.com

David Petraeus is seen in a fle photo. |AP Photo

Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified Friday that the CIA believes the Benghazi attacks were conducted by terrorists, not a spontaneous demonstration, according to lawmakers who provided accounts of the closed hearing before Congress.Appearing on Capitol Hill for the first time since the scandal that ended his career at the intelligence agency, Petraeus tried to explain the discrepancy in Obama administration officials’ initial public statements about the cause of the attacks.

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