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CIA Chief, Ex-General Patraeus Resigns Over “Affair”-Some Suspect Benghazi Fallout

U.S. Central Commander General David Petraeus
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The former top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan and current CIA leader David Patraeus has abruptly stepped down.Citing extremely “poor judgement” over an extramarital affair, Patraeus submitted a letter of resignation to President Obama .

The retired four-star general had been featured in Newsweek Magazine’s recent Heroes article this week, offering leadership tips.  While the “official” news stories list personal reasons, or the affair, many suspect it could be related to fallout from the CIA vigorously defending itself over the Benghazi incident that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Fox News had this comment:

“The move comes amid the unfolding controversy surrounding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Scrutiny has fallen on a range of agencies including the CIA. But Petraeus, in his resignation message, cited strictly “personal reasons” surrounding his affair which until now had not been disclosed.

Four days before the election, Rush Limbaugh and other new sources were piecing together information that seemed to show the White House knew (from information sent by Ambassador Stevens) a terrorist attack was looming.   Limbaugh claimed Nov. 2 the CIA was trying to “fall on the sword” or perhaps was being told to take the fall for the death of four Americans.

We are sure more information will be brought to light, and it was not an “extramarital affair” that resulted in Patraeus stepping down.

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