(Fox News) – CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his letter of resignation Friday, after admitting to an extramarital affair.
Petraeus, in a message to staff, said President Obama accepted his resignation after the two met on Thursday afternoon. Petraeus said that he asked “to be allowed” to step down.
“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,” Petraeus said. “This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.”
Could a letter to “The Ethicist” in the New York Times this past summer have been about Gen. Petraeus and his mistress? Check the link in the tweet below:
Can someone explain why his resignation means Petraeus doesn’t testify? nationalreview.com/corner/333125/… via @#— Elizabeth Scalia (@TheAnchoress) November 9, 2012