November 9th, 2012

BenghaziGate: Petraeus Resigns CIA




Two quickly composed articles from Friday, November 09, 2012:


CIA Chief Petraeus Resigns

Friday, Novemb er  09 2012

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CIA Director David Petraeus resigned as head of the main U.S. spy agency on Friday, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and acknowledging that he “showed extremely poor judgment.”

In a letter to the CIA workforce, Petraeus, 60, said that he met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday and asked “to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position.”

“After being married for 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” he wrote. “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”

Obama, who was re-elected to a second term on Tuesday, said in a statement that he accepted Petraeus’ resignation, praising him for his work at the CIA and for leading U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The sudden and dramatic turn of events appeared to end the public career of a widely admired man who played a key role in the Iraq war, led the U.S. Central Command and commanded U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan….

Petraeus had led the CIA for only 14 months. His sudden departure threatened to usher in a period of instability at the spy agency, which is grappling with a leveling off in its budget after a decade of steady increases.

The agency is also fending off questions about its performance before and after the attack that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S. officials insisted that the CIA’s handling of the Benghazi incident had nothing to do with Petraeus’ decision to resign.

Petraeus had recently traveled to Libya and the Middle East, and had been scheduled to testify about the Benghazi events next week behind closed doors to the House and Senate intelligence committees….

But there is no indication that he broke any agency rule in connection with his admitted affair, sources familiar with the matter said. The CIA has no broad rule banning officials from engaging in extramarital affairs, though if discovered, liaisons by CIA personnel with suspected foreign agents would pose security problems for a U.S. spy.

Obama, who accepted Petraeus’ resignation in a phone call with him Friday afternoon, said that Michael Morell, the agency’s long-time deputy director, would serve as acting CIA chief.

Morell, who is well respected at both the White House and on Capitol Hill, had previously served as acting director following the departure of former CIA chief Leon Panetta.

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Petraeus resigns after affair with biographer turned up in FBI probe, Fox News confirms

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CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair — an affair with his biographer that was revealed over the course of an FBI investigation, Fox News has learned.

The FBI had been investigating an unrelated and much broader case before stumbling on the affair. Fox News has learned that during the course of this investigation, the name of biographer Paula Broadwell came up. The FBI followed that lead and in doing so, uncovered his affair with her. The FBI for some time was concerned that perhaps Petraeus was some sort of victim, but there has been no evidence discovered to back up such concerns.

Broadwell co-wrote Petraeus’ biography, “All In.”

Petraeus met with President Obama on Thursday before submitting his letter of resignation, which the president accepted.  In a message to staff, Petraeus said he asked “to be allowed” to step down.

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4 Responses to “BenghaziGate: Petraeus Resigns CIA”

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    janice Says:

    I need to join The oath keepers please let me know how I am a nurse just a nurse and I can see through the smoke screen and hope other Americans can too. So I need to be a part of, in hopes that I can help in anyway, my country stand against bold lies on the deaths of four Americans , and to protect the next generation against our crrent dictator

    Sincerly janice

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    Lee Says:

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    Robin Says:

    Can you spell “Fall Guy” or Scapegoat” ?

    I am willing to bet Petraeus was set up.

    Benghazi security was HILLARY’S responsibility – yet she will walk away with honors while his career is in the dirt.

    BTW – IF FBI reads his email drafts, how secure do you think your email is ?


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    Lee Says:

    Now for an interesting twist….

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