Home Breaking News CIA Chief Petraeus resigns due to extramarital affair

CIA Chief Petraeus resigns due to extramarital affair

Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus (Reuters/Jason Reed)

CIA Director David Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. The FBI initially suspected a security breach when threatening emails mentioning Petraeus sent by his mistress to an unidentified third party were revealed in a probe.

Petraeus, age 60, released a statement on Friday obtained by CNN confirming that his resignation has already been accepted by US President Barack Obama, who nominated him to replace General Stanley A. McChrystal as the commander of US Forces in Afghanistan in June 2010. A four-star general, Petraeus retired from the Army in August 2011 and was sworn in as new CIA chief one month later.

According to the statement, Petraeus’ stepping down is due to personal reasons, namely an affair he now admits to having outside of his relationship with his wife.

“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment from engaging in an extramarital affair,” writes Petraeus. “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”

Officials have identified the woman as Paula Broadwell, a reserve Army officer who co-wrote Petraeus’ biography.

The two met in 2006, when Broadwell was a Harvard graduate student and Petraeus was a lieutenant colonel working on a counterinsurgency manual. He was at Harvard to deliver a speech, according to AP.

Read the whole story…

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

DARK IRISH COMEDY STAGED AT THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

If you thought the American Civil War (1861- 1865)  would still be an emotional hot button issue between Northerners and Southerners 154 years after it...

DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE LAUNCHES THE ENTERTAINING CAMP COMEDY MUSICAL “RUTHLESS”

Desert Rose Playhouse of Rancho Mirage premieres a glitzy, glamorous, hilarious musical comedy production of the campy homage to Hollywood’s tortured, driven, divas of...

GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE LAUNCHES WORLD PREMIERE THRILLER “MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES”

Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest fictitious private consulting detective sprang from the fertile brain of English writer Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. Two years...

Advisory Council Considers Bringing Back Long-Banned Fishing Gear

SAN DIEGO – Conservation and sportfishing groups will pack a meeting Thursday of the Pacific Fishery Management Council in San Diego to try to...

18TH CENTURY FEMINIST COMEDY “LADIES” ON STAGE AT BOSTON COURT THEATRE OF PASADENA

Sometime it’s difficult to assign a genre to a play.  Is it a drama or is it a comedy or is it a little...
%d bloggers like this: