David Petraeus, former CIA Director and CENTCOM commander, apologized Tuesday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressing regret for sharing classified information with his biographer Paula Broadwell.
“Four years ago I made a serious mistake, one that brought discredit on me and pain to those closest to me,” Petraeus said. “It was a violation of the trust placed in me and a breach of the values to which I had been committed throughout my life.”
“There’s nothing I can do to undo what I did,” he continued. “I can only say again how sorry I am to those I let down and then strive to go forward with a greater sense of humility and purpose and with gratitude to those who stood with me during a very difficult chapter in my life.”