Petraeus Extramarital Affair: the Scandal Continues to Unfold

By Scott Sarvay

November 9, 2012 Updated Nov 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM EDT

Washington D.C. (www.incnow.tv) - New revelations into the General David Petraeus scandal.

General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is now under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the scandal.

The FBI uncovered more than 20,000 pages of communication from 2010 to 2012 between General Allen and Jill Kelley.

Kelley is a long time friend of Petraeus who complained about harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus is said to have had an affair.

Allen who has denied any wrongdoing was expected to face a Senate Confirmation Hearing on Thursday.
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Friday afternoon the White House announced that Four-star General and CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned from the CIA, citing an extramarital affair.

President Barack Obama accepted the resignation on Thursday afternoon during a White House meeting.

Petraeus released the following letter:

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.

As I depart Langley, I want you to know that it has been the greatest of privileges to have served with you, the officers of our Nation's Silent Service, a work force that is truly exceptional in every regard. Indeed, you did extraordinary work on a host of critical missions during my time as director, and I am deeply grateful to you for that.

Teddy Roosevelt once observed that life's greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing. I will always treasure my opportunity to have done that with you and I will always regret the circumstances that brought that work with you to an end.

Thank you for your extraordinary service to our country, and best wishes for continued success in the important endeavors that lie ahead for our country and our Agency.

With admiration and appreciation,
David H. Petraeus

Petraues took over as head of the CIA in September of 2011 following his tour as head of allied forces in Afghanistan.




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