"The timing just seems very curious," congressman says
Congressman Steve Scalise is questioning the timing of the release by the FBI of the revelation about the extramarital affair ex-CIA Director David Petraeus had with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
"It seems to me that it's more than a coincidence that the FBI released this information about the affair just days before Gen. Petraeus was supposed to testify before Congress," Scalise said in an interview with 99.5FM Monday. "The timing just seems very curious."
Petraeus was scheduled to testify this week about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, but that was before he gave up his CIA job as his affair became known. The Associated Press reports there's still a chance Petraeus will have to testify at a later date about the attack.
Scalise says Petraeus owes it to the American people to testify about Benghazi.
"Gen. Petraeus was somebody who has a lot more detailed information and was getting ready to testify before Congress just days before this information was released by the FBI," Scalise said.