Sen. Feinstein Laments Petraeus’s Resignation

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus (L), commander of U.S. and ISAF forces in Afghanistan, poses for photographs with Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in her office on Capitol Hill June 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama has nominated Petraeus to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein had some kind words for outgoing CIA chief David Petraeus. The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee told CNN his resignation is “tragic for this human being.” Feinstein said his departure had nothing to do with the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans. Acting CIA Director Michael Morell will testify on Capitol Hill next week about the attack. “I know what the personal story is,” she said. “It is not a cover-up.” In a separate press release, Feinstein said she wished President Obama had not accepted his resignation.