The House Intelligence Committee is planning to hold a closed hearing next week on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
The head of the CIA, David Petraeus, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Matthew Olson, are expected to testify at the Nov. 15 hearing, sources tell The Hill.
Republicans have criticized the Obama administration at length for its handling of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Since Congress has been in recess, the administration has briefed the House committee’s staff on the events surrounding the Libya attack, according to Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), the panel’s ranking member.
Clapper has also sent to the committee a compilation of raw intelligence and analysis pertaining to an internal review that he conducted of the U.S.-generated intelligence that agencies had access to before and after the attack, as well as information about the attackers.