David Petraeus is an American former military office and public official. He served as a director of the central intelligence agency from September 6, 2011 until his resignation on November 9.2012
The abrupt resignation of the CIA director David Petraeus will continue to dominate for weeks.
Petraeus went to the white house and asked the president to accept his resignations and the resignation has been approved by the president.
Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, Mrs Broadwell, a 40-year-old graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an Army Reserve officer, is married with two young sons
The FBI learned of the affair as it was investigating emails sent by Mrs Broadwell to Ms Kelley, who serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
Mrs Broadwell told Ms Kelley to “stay away from my guy” after believing he had found a new lover. Petraeus has told friends he was shocked to find that Broadwell was suspected of sending anonymous, threatening emails to Ms Kelley.
Who is jill Kelley?
Jill Kelly is American, of Lebanese origin, her real name is jill khwam, and her family left Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war. Kelley says she and her family “have been friends with General Petraeus and his family for more than five years.”
The Washington Post reports that Ms Kelley was so scared she called the FBI who was concerned that the CIA director’s personal e-mail account had been hacked and that national security had been threatened.
When media asked Petraeus if his marriage could survive, he added: ‘I hope so, we are a strong couple, but every day is a challenge. All what I am focusing on is saving my family.
Meanwhile, Petraeus’ wife Holly is said to be more than “furious” over his extramarital affair, according to a friend and former colleague.