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BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned — citing an extramarital affair.

HLN: “He apparently cited personal reasons. Sources telling CNN after petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair and that's why he's resigning.”

His resignation letter read in part:  “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.  Such behavior is unacceptable... I want you to know that it has been the greatest of privileges to have served...”

Petraeus had previously served as Commander of the United States Central Command. He holds numerous US military and foreign state decorations and has even been floated as a potential presidential candidate.

As for who heads up the CIA after his departure — NBC News reports Deputy CIA Director Mike Morrell is likely to get offered the acting director position. :

“And now of course the president will have to replace him. But there is a very, very stronger deputy CIA director in place.”

This story is developing. Stay with Newsy for more.

David Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair

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Nov 9, 2012

David Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair

(Image source: CIA)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned — citing an extramarital affair.

HLN: “He apparently cited personal reasons. Sources telling CNN after petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair and that's why he's resigning.”

His resignation letter read in part:  “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.  Such behavior is unacceptable... I want you to know that it has been the greatest of privileges to have served...”

Petraeus had previously served as Commander of the United States Central Command. He holds numerous US military and foreign state decorations and has even been floated as a potential presidential candidate.

As for who heads up the CIA after his departure — NBC News reports Deputy CIA Director Mike Morrell is likely to get offered the acting director position. :

“And now of course the president will have to replace him. But there is a very, very stronger deputy CIA director in place.”

This story is developing. Stay with Newsy for more.

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