CIA Director Petraeus resigns in scandal, was Gmail his undoing?

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CIA Director David Petraeus announced his resignation today after just under a year and a half on the job. Petraeus, also a highly-decorated Army general who came to the public spotlight during the Iraq War in 2003, cited an extramarital affair as the reason for his resignation. As the day progressed, more details about the situation which led to Petraeus’s resignation have emerged. As described in the Wall Street Journal, Petraeus’s affair was discovered as a result of an FBI probe which began “this spring” into Petraeus’s personal Gmail account. The FBI, for unknown reasons, believed that someone other than Petraeus was trying to access his Gmail account, and commenced an investigation. The monitoring of Petraeus’s personal email led…

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