CIA director quits over extramarital affair

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David Petraeus quits as CIA Director

David Petraeus quits as CIA Director (AP photo)

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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