la source d'origine – CIA director David Petraeus resigns after FBI investigation uncovers affair with high-profile journalist (National Post, Nov 10, 2012):
David Petraeus resigned abruptly Friday as CIA director after an FBI investigation discovered his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.
Broadwell, who released All In: The Education of General David Petraeus earlier this year, is now under investigation for trying to access Petraeus’ email, which may have exposed classified documents, sources told NBC News.
The FBI probe is unlikely to result in charges, NBC’s source noted.
Broadwell did not respond to voice mail or email messages seeking comment.
Broadwell, a research associate at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership, is married with two kids, according to her website.
The president said that CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell would serve as acting director. Morell was the key CIA aide in the White House to President George W. Bush during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Morell had served as deputy director since May 2010, after holding a number of top roles, including director for the agency’s analytical arm, which helps feed intelligence into the president’s daily brief. He also worked as an aide to former CIA director George Tenet.