CIA Chief General David Petraeus resigned on Friday, but some members of Congress have known for weeks he was under investigation by the FBI, the New York Times reports.
The Times names Washington Congressman Dave Reichert as the man contacted in late October by an FBI whistleblower who wanted Congress to know the investigation was underway.
Reichert, who referred the whistleblower to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, confirmed for KING 5 News that the Times article is correct, but had no further comment beyond that.
Petraeus resigned after an FBI investigation into possible security leaks turned up e-mail evidence of an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
So far Broadwell, a married mother of two, has not made any public comments about the case.