There's More to Uncover in Gen. Allen Emails: Lawmaker
Speier calls on Pentagon to reopen investigation of emails between Allen and Jill Kelley
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2013 4:26 PM CDT
Jill Kelley leaves her home in Tampa, Florida.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

(Newser) – A member of the House Armed Services Committee is calling on Chuck Hagel to reopen the investigation into Gen. John Allen and his emails with socialite Jill Kelley, claiming the Pentagon never actually subpoenaed many of the private emails between the pair. California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier says the investigation was little more than a white-wash, with only 41 of 3,000 emails between the pair over two years being thoroughly reviewed, USA Today reports. "I don't think I communicate with my husband by e-mail more than 150 times a year. That's a lot of e-mails," she says. "This is a four-star general in the middle of a war zone."

At best, she says, the investigation is incomplete. At worst, they were "intentionally not pursuing an investigation into whether or not there was an inappropriate relationship, secrecy, national-security breaches. Classified information." The Pentagon rejects those claims, saying the investigation was complete and Allen exonerated. Speier's accusations come just weeks after news that the late journalist Michael Hastings was reportedly working on a piece about a privacy lawsuit from Jill Kelley when he died in a car crash. Hours before his death, Hastings emailed his colleagues at Buzzfeed that he was onto a "big story" and warned them that "the Feds are interviewing my 'close friends and associates,'" and might pay them a visit.

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sobe
Jul 2, 2013 9:47 AM CDT
Yep, the Hastings death makes this a pretty suspicious scenario to say the least. Petraeus was the one responsible for Benghazi and he got away with all of it. They even complimented him during his congressional hearing. Why would Allen get a grilling? Generals can get away with more than even presidents. A testament to how powerful the military and defense industry is. It sure does sound like Jill Kelly got in with the right person. Hastings' family should file a lawsuit to investigate his death and why the FBI took him out.
right2dave
Jul 2, 2013 3:57 AM CDT
The the e-mail doesn't include photos, don't release them.
Spudsy
Jul 1, 2013 9:34 PM CDT
Hastings joins Silkwood in the long list of citizens or reporters killed by "suspicious" accidents right when they were about to expose the military-industrial complex that Ike warned us about. For a GOPer, Ike was a helluva guy. The last good GOP President.