Just wait. I predict the Benghazi cover-up will eventually be the main reason. Petraeus clearly stated that the CIA didn’t tell anyone to stand down which pointed the finger back at Obama.
From The Hill:
CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair.
Petraeus announced the decision in a letter to President Obama released Friday after telling the president the news on Thursday.
“Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the president to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA,” he wrote.
“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. This afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation,” he wrote.
Petraeus’s wife, Holly, works at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set up by the Wall Street reform bill.
The shocking news could end a sparkling Washington career for Petraeus, who has been mentioned as a presidential candidate. Affairs can end any political career, but are particularly unacceptable for the nation’s top spy given national security implications.
Update. How convenient it is that this happens the week before Petraeus is set to testify about what he knows on Benghazi?