David Petraeus’ extramarital affair ended months ago. But it continues to make waves in Washington this week, as suspicions ripple through lawmaker ranks about the timing of its revelation and the resigned CIA chief’s coinciding scheduled testimony into the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Petraeus will voluntarily address questions Friday before the House Intelligence Committee.
In addition, the chain of fiery e-mails that led the FBI to discover the sexual indiscretion has caused collateral damage, putting the imminent nomination of Gen. John Allen to the highest echelons of military command on hold, until the nature of his e-mail exchange with a military “socialite” and his relationship with her have been clarified.
Petraeus, 60, has not been following the media firestorm over the extramarital affair that led to his resignation.