David Petraeus Apologizes for Affair

Former CIA chief David Petraeus begins to mend public image after apologizing for affair.
1:56 | 03/27/13

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David Petraeus has avoided the public eyes since this -- -- he suddenly quit as head of the CIA a late last night before very receptive audience the former general has started his comeback ABC's brandy hit has more from Los Angeles. He was treated with the the -- ovation. I join you keenly aware. That I am regarded in a different light now that I was a year ago. In his first public appearance since this scandal that ended his career -- humbled David Petraeus offered this apology. I'm also keenly aware -- the reason for my recent journey was my own doing. So please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret. And apologize for. The circumstances. That led to my resignation from the CIA and cause such pain for my family friends. And supporters. A highly decorated four star General Petraeus fell from grace last November after it was revealed he had an affair with his biographer Paul abroad well. The affair was discovered by the FBI after they began investigating anonymous threatening emails that had been sent to -- family friend Jill Kelly. Emails that were eventually traced back to broad well. I know that I can never fully assuage the pain that I inflicted on those closest to me. And on a number of others. Petraeus focus part of the University of Southern California event honoring veterans -- Our country must help our veterans transition successfully to the civilian world. Doing so will help enable those who have served to continue to be all that they can be in the next chapter of their life's journey. His wife -- was more. Brady hit ABC news. News constant and it's.

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