A Libyan government militiaman guarding the entrance of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi fixes a note written by Libyans against the attack. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)More than two months after the Sept. 11 attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya, key congressional committees will hear next week from CIA Director David Petraeus and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about the assault, according to sources.
The Intelligence Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives will get testimony from those officials and others at a pair of hearings next Thursday. Both sessions will take place behind closed doors.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will also hear from FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce, an expert on the agency's counterterrorism and counterintelligence efforts. The FBI has been investigating the attack. Also testifying will be Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy, who oversees all department personnel, facilities and operations, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matt Olsen.
The House Intelligence Committee will also hear from Olsen.
Lawmakers and staff have been receiving briefings from the administration since the attack occurred.Read More »from CIA’s Petraeus, DNI Clapper to testify on Benghazi next week