CIA Director David Petraeus Quits Over Extramarital Affair

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File photo of Gen. David Petraeus. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of Gen. David Petraeus. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) - David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

According to his letter of resignation, Petraeus asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign, and on Friday the president accepted.

Petraeus said in a statement that he had shown “extremely poor judgment” in having an affair.

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