Currently in the investigation process, CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan said, "We're really stuck in this lightning rod right now, this question of why the - 'the T word' and al Qaeda were classified when we knew within the first 24 hours there was credible intelligence that suggested that's what happened in Benghazi."
Friday's top headline was that former CIA director David Petraeus testified in the hearing, despite being embroiled in a scandal stemming from his extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell and subsequent resignation. The ordeal has spilled into at least three investigations, out of which Orr said he expects at least one prosecution.
"There's going to be a lot of political pressure, I think, on the FBI at the end of the day to produce something... At the end of the day, it's hard to imagine you dust your hands off and say, well, that was messy,'" he said. The most likely target of that prosecution is Broadwell, Orr speculated, who was found to have classified information - which she was originally privy to - in her home.
Particularly since Broadwell has been cooperative with the investigation, he noted, "it really would be a relative smack on the hands, I think, to prosecute that charge, but nevertheless it might produce something at the end of the day." Ricks added: "This sort of technical thing of, you had it on the wrong laptop, I just find that sort of the smallest bureaucratic possible outcome and almost meaningless."