Former General David Petraeus who has served as Director of the CIA for little over a year has resigned according to reports.
Petraeus, who has remained peculiarly quiet regarding the assassination of US Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith and two ex-Navy Seals and CIA operatives Glen Doherty and Ty Woods, submitted his resignation to the president citing an extra-marital affair for his desire to leave the post.
As CIA Director, Petraeus visits the White House several times per week and participates in National Security Council sessions. He also meets with James Clapper, head of national intelligence, and Tom Donilon, national security advisor to President Obama.
Congressional hearings on the Benghazi attack and subsequent cover-up of details by administration officials will resume November 15.