'Shirtless FBI Agent' in Petraeus Affair Is Named
NYT says it's veteran agent Frederick Humphries
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2012 6:13 PM CST
FBI Agent Frederick Humphries in 2005.   (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey)

(Newser) – And now the cast of characters in the David Petraeus scandal is a bit more complete: The FBI agent whose investigation into emails sent to his pal Jill Kelley eventually exposed the whole sordid mess has been identified by the New York Times as 47-year-old Frederick Humphries.

  • Career highlight: He helped foil the 1999 millennium bombing plot. (An old Seattle Times story has details, along with photos of him.)
  • Quote that explains a lot: “Fred is a passionate kind of guy," says an ex-colleague. "He’s kind of an obsessive type. If he locked his teeth onto something, he’d be a bulldog.”
  • About that shirtless photo: Yes, he sent such a photo to Kelley years ago, but it was harmless fun, says his lawyer. “It was sent as part of a larger context of what I would call social relations in which the families would exchange numerous photos of each other."

Meanwhile, CNN reports that Paula Broadwell has lost the security clearance she had before the scandal broke. The development comes after the Pentagon revoked a special ID held by Kelley that enabled her to visit MacDill Air Force Base without a military escort, notes the Tampa Bay Times.

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Rammrodd
Nov 15, 2012 7:09 AM CST
Agent Humphries couldn't help himself. Beautiful Jill Kelley is just too hot, too much woman. All men love her.
RLM357
Nov 14, 2012 11:08 PM CST
Look into that Kekky gal's background for her connection to Islam.
Imhotep
Nov 14, 2012 9:23 PM CST
The Lawyer makes it sound like Mom and Pop , apple pie, and Sunday picnics in the park. These are a bunch of creeps. Jill Kelley is a con artist that sponsored a bogus cancer charity. She stole $157,000 dollars to finance her extravagant life style and wild parties. Spent every cent of the money on herself. And I suspect some of those donors wrote off the contribution on their tax returns. This whole thing stinks to high heaven. What is now clear is that all these shadowy figures have ties that go back a few years. All the more reason to dig. The more they find out , the more disgusting it gets.