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CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair

Posted By admin On November 9, 2012 @ 4:56 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

DANIEL MACHT and EMILY FELDMAN
NBC New York [1]
November 9, 2012

Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus has resigned, citing “extremely poor judgment” for having an extramarital affair.

Petraeus told President Barack Obama of the affair on Thursday and offered to resign, a senior official told NBC News. Obama accepted his resignation in a phone call Friday afternoon.

“Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position,” Petraeus said in a letter to CIA colleagues. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. 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,” Petraeus said in the letter.

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[1] NBC New York: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/NATL-CIA-Director-Petraeus-Resigns-Cites-Extra-Marital-Affair-178159541.html

[2] Petraeus hoped affair would stay secret and he could keep his job as CIA director: http://www.prisonplanet.com/petraeus-hoped-affair-would-stay-secret-and-he-could-keep-his-job-as-cia-director.html

[3] FBI Deemed Petraeus Affair Part of Criminal, Not Intel Probe: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-deemed-petraeus-affair-part-of-criminal-not-intel-probe.html

[4] Rep. Rogers: ‘Not sure’ Obama didn’t know of Petraeus probe before election: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rep-rogers-%e2%80%98not-sure%e2%80%99-obama-didn%e2%80%99t-know-of-petraeus-probe-before-election.html

[5] Congress’ questions for Petraeus will have to wait: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress%e2%80%99-questions-for-petraeus-will-have-to-wait.html

[6] Petraeus Resignation Suggests Possible White House Cover-Up: http://www.prisonplanet.com/petraeus-resignation-suggests-possible-white-house-cover-up.html

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