November 15th, 2012
08:33 PM ET

Demanding answers from Justice Dept., FBI: Why wasn't the President informed sooner?

The CIA announced Thursday it's opening an exploratory investigation on the "general conduct" of former CIA Director David Petraeus.

Who knew what when and why wasn't the President told sooner about CIA Director David Petraeus' career ending affair with Paula Broadwell?

Today, Attorney General Eric Holder tried to explain.

"We felt very secure in the knowledge that a national security threat did not exist that warranted the sharing of that information with the White House or the Hill. But when we got to a point in the investigation, it was very late in the investigation, after a very critical interview occurred on the Friday before we made that disclosure – when we got to that point where we thought it was appropriate to share that information we did so," said Holder.

But was there in fact a threat to national security? And why wasn't the President informed of the investigation - which began in the summer - before last week?

OutFront tonight: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) who sits on the House intelligence committee and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), member of the House Oversight Committee.

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