David Petraeus ,CIA director had an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. David Howell Petraeus is a retired American military officer and public official, Petraeus was a highly decorated four-star general, serving over 37 years in the United States Army. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011 to November 9, 2012. General David Petraeus resigned from his post as CIA director Friday after admitting to an affair, apparently with his biographer Paula Broadwell.
Paula Dean Broadwell is an American writer, academic, and anti-terrorism professional. She is the co-author of "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus" a biography of David Petraeus .Petraeus began an affair with Paula Broadwell in late 2011 and ended the affair in the summer of 2012 ,around the time that he learned that Broadwell had been sending harassing emails to a long-term family friend of the Petraeuses, Jill Kelley.
While affairs may be common place in Washington, when they involve the director of the CIA, things can take on a different tone. This affair cost Petraeus his job and let down his family. The Process of identifying the affair began with US Attorney General Eric Holder being aware early on, that the FBI had discovered an affair. It was not until November 6, 2012, that Petraeus' nominal superior, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper was advised. That same evening Clapper called Petraeus and urged him to resign, and notified the White House the next day. Obama accepted the resignation on