CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extra-Marital Affair; Includes His StatementQuicklink submitted By Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus has resigned, citing an extra-marital affair, NBC News reported. Mike Morrell, the deputy CIA director and a long time CIA officer, will likely be offered the job as acting director
Petraeus issued a statement announcing his resignation, saying, "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."