House Intel Chairman: 'I'm Not Sure President Was Not Told' About Petraeus 'Before Election Day'

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) dropped a bit of a bombshell on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday.

Talking with host David Gregory about the David Petraeus affair, Rogers said, "I'm not sure the President was not told before Election Day."

CONGRESSMAN MIKE ROGERS (R-MICHIGAN), CHAIRMAN HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE: And it probably should have been brought forward earlier as a national security threat both to Congress and other players.

DAVID GREGORY, HOST: You think the President should have been told before Election Day?

ROGERS: I'm not sure the President was not told before Election Day. The Attorney General said that the State Department -- excuse me -- the Department of Justice did not notify the President. But we don't know if the Attorney General did.

GREGORY: You think the President? That’s new. That's news, that the president knew before Election Day.

ROGERS: I didn't say that. I said I don't know.

SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CALIFORNIA), SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN: There is no evidence of that.

GREGORY: There is no evidence.

ROGERS: The Attorney General knew months before this.

GREGORY: Yeah.

ROGERS: There was no formal notice to both Congress or the intelligence community.

GREGORY: Right.

ROGERS: I find it, we just have to ask the question. I hope he'll come out and talk to us about it.

FEINSTEIN: Mike, I spoke to the Attorney General.

ROGERS: We could resolve this very quickly with a conversation in the intelligence spaces if he did have that conversation with the President.

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