David Petraeus, the former CIA director, told congressional hearings on Friday that he had always known a terrorist group had been involved in an attack in Benghazi that left the US ambassador and three other Americans dead.
Former CIA director David Petraeus has denied passing classified documents to his lover, Paula Broadwell, as the FBI investigation focuses on how the general's biographer came to have restricted material on a personal computer and in her house.
Both Barack Obama and the Pentagon insisted on Tuesday that they were standing by the top US commander in Afghanistan, John Allen, after he became the latest general to find himself entangled in the widening Petraeus emails scandal.
Former CIA chief David Petraeus was said Monday to be "devastated" by the scandal-tainted collapse of his career, as those around his former lover warned of more to "come out" regarding the affair.
New details have emerged over the shock resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus, suggesting that the chain of events leading to his eventual downfall began with an FBI probe into his personal email account.
The head of the CIA David Petraeus resigned on Friday, saying that he had shown "extremely poor judgment" by having an extramarital affair.