November 10, 2012 in Nation/World

Official: Harassing emails led to FBI probe

Kimberly Dozierpete Yost Associated Press
 
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006 file photo, Michael Morell, Associate Deputy Director of the CIA, meets with the Buffalo News Editorial Board on regional security issues. With the Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 resignation of David Petraeus as director of the CIA, the president said that Morell, CIA deputy director, 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.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former spokesman for ex-CIA Director David Petraeus says Petraeus is “truly remorseful” about an affair that led to his resignation Friday.

Steve Boylan, the retired general’s former spokesman, spoke to Petraeus on Saturday.

Boylan says Petraeus “knows he screwed up,” and is going to try to heal with his family.

An FBI investigation into harassing emails allegedly sent by Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell led to revelations that Petraeus and Broadwell were having an affair. Both are married.

President Barack Obama accepted Petraeus’s resignation on Friday.

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