CIA opens investigation into Petraeus scandal

US intelligence agency begins internal probe after its former director David Petraeus resigned over extramarital affair.

Al Jazeera, November 16

The CIA has launched an internal inquiry following the resignation of its director David Petraeus, who confessed to an extramarital affair, a spokesman for the US intelligence agency has said.

Petraeus, who was already the most celebrated US general of his generation before he took the helm at the CIA last year, resigned last week to pre-empt the revelation that he had had an affair with his biographer.

CIA spokesman Preston Golson, said: “If there are lessons to be learned from this case, we’ll use them to improve.

“But we’re not getting ahead of ourselves. An investigation is exploratory and doesn’t presuppose any particular outcome.”

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