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Lawmakers ask why Obama not told of CIA scandal

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US lawmakers demanded to know on Monday why President Barack Obama was not informed for several months that his CIA chief David Petraeus was under investigation in an explosive sex scandal. 

David Petraeus shakes hands with his biographer Paula Broadwell in Afghanistan in this 2011 image provide by International Security Assistance Force NATO. US lawmakers demanded to know on Monday why President Barack Obama was not informed for several months that Petraeus was under investigation in an explosive sex scandal.

Petraeus resigned on Friday after confessing to an extramarital affair, stunning Washington political and intelligence circles just three days after Obama's re-election and amid a probe into US security failings in Libya.

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