Two other things:
1) “Argo” was released simultaneously. (Film about rescuing American hostages in Iran 33 years ago).
2) Kennedy was questioned about the the Blind Sheik at a Congressional Hearing two weeks ago on Benghazzi. Setting up a Quid pro quo.
Ben Affleck finds David Petraeus remarkable, is buddies with Huma Abedin
Petraeus was actually on hand, attending an event at the Canadian Embassy and then watching the film alongside other prominent Washingtonians at the movie theater in Chinatown. Also in the crowd were Argo cast members John Goodman and Bryan Cranston, along with former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, State Department official Huma Abedin. Affleck explained why he invited his good friend Abedin, who in turn brought along her husband. The reason why she is here, is she was instrumental in helping us shoot at the State Department, Affleck said. As you noticed, we shot at the real State Department ... our production designers were allowed to go inside and look at the seventh floor and recreate it.