David Petraeus affair

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There's More to Uncover in Gen. Allen Emails: Lawmaker

Speier calls on Pentagon to reopen investigation of emails between Allen and Jill Kelley

(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... More »

Hastings Died While Investigating Jill Kelley

He was to meet with a rep for her next week

(Newser) - Well this should provide some grist for the conspiracy theory mill: Michael Hastings was working on a piece about a privacy lawsuit from Jill Kelley before his fatal car crash . (You might remember Kelley from her role in David Petraeus' scandalous love quadrangle .) Hastings was scheduled to meet with... More »

Socialite Sues FBI, Pentagon in Petraeus Scandal

Jill Kelley says officials deliberately leaked false info

(Newser) - The Florida socialite whose complaints about threatening emails ended up exposing David Petraeus' affair with his biographer is suing the FBI and the Department of Defense for leaking her name—and "false and defamatory" information about her. Jill Kelley's lawsuit says she and her husband were dragged into... More »

Petraeus Apologizes to Standing Ovations

Looks to mend image in first speech since scandal

(Newser) - As anticipated , David Petraeus has marked his return to public life with an apology for the sex scandal that ended his career, snagging two standing ovations in the process. "Please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret and apologize for the... More »

Petraeus Launches Return to Public Life

USC speech marks first major appearance since scandal

(Newser) - David Petraeus has been keeping a low profile since stepping down as CIA director last fall over the Paula Broadwell affair , but a speech at the University of Southern California tonight will mark his return to public life. At an event honoring veterans, Petraeus will apologize for the circumstances that... More »

Paula Broadwell May Go Public, Too

Howard Kurtz says Petraeus mistress hopes to resume media career

(Newser) - Now that Jill Kelley has broken her silence , Paula Broadwell is strongly considering doing the same, sources close to David Petraeus' former mistress tell Howard Kurtz at the Daily Beast . Broadwell is eager to resume her media career, and because that career involves being in the public eye, she's... More »

Jill Kelley on Those Emails From Broadwell: 'Threats'

She speaks, for first time, to Daily Beast

(Newser) - Today's buzziest interview is with Jill Kelley , the Florida socialite who factored into the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell scandal in a big way. She talks, for the first time, to Howard Kurtz of the Daily Beast , in a two-hour interview peppered with words like "terrified" and "blackmail."... More »

Culprit in a Third of Military's Top Brass Firings? Sex

Rise in ethical lapses alarms military

(Newser) - The US military has a sex problem. Sexual misconduct has been the leading reason for the firing of military commanders over the last eight years, accounting for almost one-third, or 78 of 255 firings since 2005, an AP analysis of statistics finds. Notably among them was Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair,... More »

Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of 2012 Is...

...David Petraeus

(Newser) - Barbara Walters unveiled her most fascinating person of the year last night: General David Petraeus. The sex-scandal-plagued former CIA director's extramarital affair and shocking resignation was a story that Walters deemed "irresistible" during her annual special . "The keeper of the nation's secrets unable to conceal his... More »

David Petraeus: 'I Screwed Up Royally'

Ex-CIA head's wife is sticking by him, letter to friend reveals

(Newser) - Holly Petraeus is standing by her man, despite the sex scandal that booted him from Langley, a letter from David Petraeus to longtime Army buddy Brig. Gen. James Shelton reveals. "I screwed up royally," reads the handwritten letter, which Shelton apparently chose to share with the New York ... More »

Pentagon Flags 60 Emails in Jill Kelley Inquiry

As big-time lawyer defends client in Petraeus scandal

(Newser) - The Pentagon inspector general’s office didn't take the Gen. John Allen-Jill Kelley email exchange lightly, assigning 15 investigators toiling seven days a week to review the thousands of pages of documents . They've now sussed out between 60 and 70 emails that "bear a fair amount of... More »

Petraeus Pal to Lose Korean Consul Status

Jill Kelley misused title, Koreans say

(Newser) - South Korea has decided to strip one of the women at the center of the Gen. David Petraeus scandal of her honorary consul title, the AP reports. Tampa socialite Jill Kelley—who invoked her consul status in several 911 calls after the scandal surfaced—misused the title by using it... More »

Woman in Petraeus Scandal Got Medal for Party Hosting

Jill Kelley awarded honor from Joint Chiefs of Staff last year

(Newser) - Jill Kelley, one of the women involved in the David Petraeus affair scandal, was awarded a medal from the Joint Chiefs of Staff last year ... basically for throwing parties. Petraeus initially recommended Kelley for the award, the second-highest civilian honor awarded by the JCS, and Mike Mullen eventually approved it.... More »

Why Attacks on Broadwell's Clothes Are OK

Her 'skimpy' outfits make a statement: Ruth Marcus

(Newser) - Ruth Marcus has received a flurry of criticism for attacking Paula Broadwell's wardrobe. "Beware the woman who goes on The Daily Show wearing a black silk halter top and flaunting her toned triceps," Marcus wrote earlier this month in the Washington Post . A reader hit back: "... More »

Latest Player in Petraeus Scandal: Gloria Allred

Broadwell gets a PR firm, Petraeus gets a lawyer

(Newser) - Looks like it's spin time for Paula Broadwell: David Petraeus' biographer-with-benefits has hired a PR firm in the wake of the scandal, AdAge reports. Reuters calls the firm a "high-profile" one in Washington, boasting such consultants as former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers. The move comes after... More »

Broadwell to Buddies: I'm Devastated

Petraeus biographer returns to Charlotte

(Newser) - Paula Broadwell has kept a low profile amid the fallout from her affair with David Petraeus, but a family friend tells the AP that Broadwell is "devastated" over the situation. She is working to fix the damage done to the families involved—damage she regrets terribly, the friend says.... More »

Jill Kelley Wanted $80M for Lobbying Gig: Report

Energy company president says he was shocked

(Newser) - The price for hiring Jill Kelley as a lobbyist? A mere $80 million, according to a businessman who says he tried to negotiate an agreement with her, the Daily News reports. Adam Victor, president of a New York-based energy company, says he wanted her to lobby South Korea's president... More »

McCain's Pick for Middle East Negotiator: Bill Clinton

Highlights from the Sunday talk shows

(Newser) - John McCain has an idea for finally negotiating peace in the Middle East: Send in Bill Clinton. "The United States should obviously be as heavily influential as they can," McCain said on CBS's Face the Nation today when asked about the Israel-Gaza conflict. Thus Clinton, "a... More »

Petraeus Scandal Reveals 4-Star Generals' Swanky Lives

It's like being Jay-Z, says one expert

(Newser) - Huge mansions, private jets, drivers and security guards and gardeners and aides and chefs, presidential-size police convoys: These are the perks that come along with being a four-star general. The David Petraeus scandal shines a light on the swanky lifestyle he and other top military leaders enjoy—including benefits that,... More »

Women in Petraeus Scandal Had White House Visits

Separate trips illustrate perks they enjoyed thanks to general

(Newser) - The two women at the center of the David Petraeus scandal—the biographer with whom he had an extramarital affair and the socialite who received worrisome emails that led investigators to uncover the illicit relationship—visited the White House on separate and apparently unrelated occasions. Neither woman met with President... More »

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