Petraeus doesn't discuss affair during congressional testimony

2:04 PM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
Former Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus (Photo Courtesy: Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers who heard from former CIA Director David Petraeus today say he didn't discuss the extramarital affair that led him to resign last week -- except in passing. 

They say he expressed regret about the circumstances of his departure. And he told them that his decision to resign had nothing to do with the controversy over the way the Obama administration portrayed the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya in September that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others. 

Petraeus today was delivering his first testimony on Capitol Hill since his resignation. 

With reporters and photographers staking out most approaches, Petraeus was taken through a network of underground hallways into a secure hearing room for the testimony. Police closed down entire corridors of the Capitol.

The Associated Press

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