According to WaPo, Petraeus met with President Obama on Thursday indicating that he was stepping down because of an extramarital affair. Obama accepted the resignation offer on Friday.
“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Petraeus said in a statement distributed to the CIA workforce on Friday. “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.”
Rupert Murdoch smells a rat:
Petraeus resignation. Timing, everything suspicious. There has to be more to this story.
UPDATER: Report that Patraeus won't appear for scheduled testimony before the Senate on Benghazi.