General Petraeus is resigning as CIA Director due to an extramarital affair. His wife Holly Petraeus has worked as a consumer advocate for the military.
This comes at a time when Petraeus was expected to go before Congress in regard to the Benghazi scandal.Petraeus and Lara Logan Photos?
"Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position," Petraeus said in a letter to CIA colleagues. "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."
We hear he had a particular fondness for CBS News' Lara Logan: He's rumored to have asked his public affairs officer in Iraq to keep a folder of photographs of her handy on his computer. According to a source familiar with Petraeus, the general was occasionally seen late at night at the public affairs desk, looking through the photos. (No I am not kidding.)