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.