The CIA director said he was resigning because he had exercised “extremely poor judgment’ in conducting an extra-marital affair.
In a statement to the CIA workforce, Petraeus wrote, “Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the president to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. 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.”
November 09, 2012, 6:26pm / 10