Other than his CIA resignation speech, Gen. David Petraeus has not spoken publicly about his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, but he did have an off-camera conversation with HLN reporter Krya Phillips about it.
"In our first conversation," Phillips told CNN on Thursday, Petraeus "told me he had engaged in something dishonorable. He sought to do the honorable thing in response -- and that was to come forward. He was very clear that he screwed up terribly... even felt fortunate to have a wife who is far better than he deserves."
Phillips said, "He insisted to me that he has never passed classified information to Paula Broadwell. He said this has nothing to do with Benghazi, and he wants to testify. He will testify."
Gen. Petraeus is scheduled to testify Friday before the House Intelligence Committee, and a Senate aide confirmed that he also will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.