BREAKING NEWS: David Petraeus resigns as head of CIA after admitting to extra-marital affair

Daily Mail, November 9

David Petraeus today resigned as director of the CIA after admitting an extra-marital affair.

The former general had been one of the most respected figures in the military and intelligence establishment, but has stepped down to deal with the ‘personal and professional issues’ surrounding his relationship with a woman who is not his wife.

He had been sworn in as head of the CIA in September 2011.

Petraeus abruptly resigns as CIA director citing affair: report

Raw Story, By Stephen C. Webster, November 9

CIA Director David Petraeus resigned his post effective immediately in a letter given to President Barack Obama on Friday, citing an unspecified extramarital affair.

“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgement by engaging in an extramarital affair,” he wrote, according to NBC News. “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.”

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  • CUNY is Paying David Petraeus $200,000 $150,000 to Work Three Hours a Week

    Gawker, By J. K. Trotter, July 2

    A first-time adjunct professor teaching a full course load at the City University of New York can expect to pull in around $25,000 per year. If you recently resigned as C.I.A. director over a long-time affair with your biographer, however, you can expect to be paid eight times as much for a fraction of the work.

    In April, CUNY announced that Petraeus would do a stint as a visiting professor of public policy at the school’s Macaulay Honors College, leading a seminar on “developments that could position the United States…to lead the world out of the current global economic slowdown.” According to documents Gawker obtained from CUNY via a Freedom of Information Law request, the fallen war architect will net a whopping $200,000 a year for the course, which will total about three hours of work, aided by a group of graduate students to take care of “course research, administration, and grading.” (He will also throw in two lectures.)

    That works out to approximately $2,250 per hour. CUNY adjuncts usually earn less than $3,000 per course.

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