NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell had the scoop of the day (even if it was a Friday news dump): CIA Director David Petraeus was resigning over an extra-marital affair.
Mitchell reported the news on MSNBC at 2:51pmET, adding “this is very painful” before reading his resignation letter on-air.
CNN reported the news at 2:57 and Fox News reported it at 3 PM. The resignation news went wide immediately after 3 PM.
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