3:08 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Citing Extramarital Affair

Newly Resigned CIA Director General David Petraeus

The director of the Central Intelligence Agency David Petraeus submitted his resignation today, citing an extramarital affair.

"After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair," Petraeus said in a message sent to CIA staff. "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation."

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