WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director David Petraeus’s testimony to the House Benghazi committee Wednesday was consistent with what he told congressional investigators more than two years ago when he debunked several conspiracy theories about the deadly attacks, according to a committee Democrat.

Petraeus spent four hours behind closed doors Wednesday answering questions from the GOP-led panel investigating the twin 2012 assaults in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Petraeus was CIA director when the attack occurred.

“What he is saying is completely consistent with what he’s said in the past and indeed with the conclusions of the bipartisan (House) Intelligence committee report,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of both panels, as he emerged from the closed-door session.

Schiff said there was no stand-down order or gun-running.


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