November 12th, 2012
09:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Feinstein to probe why FBI didn't notify Congress about Petraeus affair

Washington (CNN) – An angry Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein warned again Monday she would investigate why the FBI did not notify oversight committees about its probe into CIA Director David Petreaus after the bureau determined he was having a secret and risky extramarital affair.

"...A decision was made somewhere not to brief us, which is atypical," the California Democrat told NBC's Andrea Mitchell about how the top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate intelligence committees are usually briefed on key developments. "This is certainly an operationally sensitive matter. But we weren't briefed. I don't know who made that decision."

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    The question is does this affair really affect how he does his job. I don't think it does, but other people apparently think differently. I don't know how this started, but the FBI should have made everyone aware when there was the remote inlinking of a problem in the CIA.

    November 12, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  2. bb

    Congress should be concern with more important issues such as getting America back to work, instead of investigating a bunch of cheaters.

    November 12, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  3. Name

    Your worried about affairs what about the Americans that were killed after asking our president for help. PROBE IN TO THAT HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED. Priorities look it up!!!!!!!

    November 12, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |