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David Petraeus focusing on family after extra-marital affair shame: ex-aide

Washington, Nov. 15 (ANI): Former CIA Director David Petraeus has not been following the media reports in the wake of his resignation from his post after admitting to having had an extra-marital affair, a former aide has said.

“He wants to maintain a distance and focus on his family at this time,” retired Colonel Peter Mansoor, said.

He added that he had spoken earlier in the day with Petraeus about his future plans.

“He realizes it was a severe and morally reprehensible action, but he violated no laws,” Mansoor said.

According to CNN, the affair between Petraeus and his married biographer, Paula Broadwell, ended about four months ago, Mansoor said, though the two remained in contact afterwards.

“Mostly in a professional capacity, where she’s still trying to get her dissertation done and he was still trying to help her with that,” he said.

“He describes it as putting one foot in front of the other, and then repeating the process. So it’s going to be a long, long road of healing for them. He understands that and he’s focusing on it,” Mansoor said after beign asked about how Petraeus was holding up. (ANI)