Pal says Petraeus admits 'screwing up royally' by having extra-marital affair with biographer

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 08:50 hrs

Former CIA director General David Petraeus has admitted that he 'screwed up royally' by having an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, a close friend has said.

Retired Brigadier General James Shelton has been friends with Petraeus for more than three decades and reached to out to him after he resigned from the CIA.

Shelton told ABC News that the former four-star general wrote him a letter recently confessing to the affair.

"Team Petraeus will survive.... though [I] have obviously created enormous difficulty for us," Petraeus, 60, wrote in the letter, Shelton said.

According to the report, Shelton said he was shocked when news of the affair broke.

He said that he has never met Broadwell, but talked to her on the phone as she worked on the Petraeus biography. (ANI)

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