CIA Director Resigns, Citing Extramarital Affair

CIA Director Resigns, Citing Extramarital Affair

November 9, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM CST

Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus resigned his position on Friday, citing an extramarital affair.

According to a statement posted in the CIA's website, Petraeus said:

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. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.

Read the entire statement from the CIA website HERE.