Former CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus helped shape the first draft of "talking points" about the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks, according to emails released by the White House and analyzed by The Washington Post. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Former CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus during his address Tuesday at the University of Southern California. Frederic J. Brown /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-Army Gen. David Petraeus (left) and Marine Corps Gen. John Allen in August, 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Petraeus Scandal Raises Concerns About Email Privacy

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Then-Gen. David Petraeus in mid-2011, just before he became CIA director. Barbara Sax/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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