A leading Republican on the House oversight committee is asking Attorney General Eric Holder why the FBI probe into former CIA Director David Petraeus apparently remains open 16 months after he resigned from the agency following an affair with his biographer.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, pressed Holder on the matter in a letter, which was reviewed by Fox News — and suggested the probe is being left open to keep Petraeus “quiet” on issues like the Benghazi terror attack.
“My understanding is that, as of today, the investigation into General Petraeus, is still ongoing. Why is the investigation still ongoing? When will the investigation conclude? What are the issues still in question?” he wrote.
In a separate interview, Chaffetz told Fox News that Holder had promised to answer a series of questions regarding the FBI investigation following a May 2013 hearing — including on when Holder first knew about the investigation into one of the nation’s most senior intelligence officials, when he notified the president, and at what point Petraeus likely knew he was under scrutiny. However, Chaffetz said he has not heard back.