WASHINGTON -- Retired Gen. David Petraeus began an affair with his biographer in 2011, two months after he became CIA director, a friend and former top aide said this morning. The case has brewed an uproar in Congress over FBI investigative tactics and the fact lawmakers weren't told soon enough about the probe rocking the intelligence and law enforcement establishment.
Petraeus, who resigned last week as the nation's head spy, and his family are said to be devastated over the affair, especially his wife Holly, who "is not exactly pleased right now,'' said Steve Boylan, a friend and former Petraeus spokesman who spoke to Petraeus over the weekend.
"Furious would be an understatement,'' Boylan told ABC's "Good Morning America.'' He said Petraeus ended the affair four months ago.