Lawmakers probe widening generals scandal

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are meeting behind closed doors with top FBI and CIA officials in hopes of getting more details about the investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus.

FBI Director Robert Mueller and Deputy Director Sean Joyce met privately with legislators on both sides of the Capitol today. They met first with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and ranking Republican Saxby Chambliss, then crossed the Capitol to meet with the House Intelligence Committee.

Acting CIA Director Michael Morell went before the House panel next, after meeting a day earlier with top Senate intelligence officials to explain the CIA's take on events that led to Petraeus' resignation.

The questioning on Capitol Hill will continue tomorrow.

Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says a hearing tomorrow to explore the government's handling of the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, also would touch on the Petraeus affair, covering how and why the FBI investigation was started. He says Mueller, Joyce and Morell only began to answer those questions today.

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