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CIA Director David Petraeus resigns

David Howell Petraeus

November 9, 2012 - Washington, D.C.

The Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) David Petraeus has submitted his resignation. He went to the White House to ask President Barack Obama to accept his resignation, which he did. The reason for his resignation is said to be an extramarital affair that he was carrying on. Petraeus is one of the most decorated four-star generals of America.

Petraeus has informed about his affair to the President on Thursday. The senior members of Congress were informed about his impending resignation six hours before the CIA announced Petraeus' resignation.

In a letter to the CIA workforce Petraeus said, "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."

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were investigating a case to check whether Petraeus computer had been compromised. In the course of its investigation, they discovered the relationship.

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