CIA Director David Petraeus resigns

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David Patraeus, a four-star general who led U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, has submitted his resignation as CIA Director after admitting to an extra-marital affair, AP reports.
President Barack Obama accepted Patraeus' resignation on Friday.
The former head of the U.S. Central Command had been carrying on an affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer, according to U.S. officials.
The officials said that Broadwell may have had access to Petraeus' personal email account. The FBI launched an investigation after Broadwell allegedly emailed several government officials, FOX News said.
Michael Morell, the Deputy Director of the CIA, will take over Patraeus' role as CIA Director, a position which Patraeus was appointed to last year.
The resignation comes days before Patraeus was to testify at congressional hearings regarding the attack at the U.S Consulate in Libya. The CIA has been scrutinized for their reaction to the attack. Patraeus will no longer need to testify at the hearings.

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