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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 »

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 »

Gen. Allen Back on Track to Run NATO

White House to move ahead with his nomination

(Newser) - Now that Gen. John Allen has been cleared of wrongdoing over his emails to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, his military career is apparently none the worse. The White House said today it will proceed with his nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, reports the AP . The nomination... More »

Pentagon Clears Gen. John Allen in Email Inquiry

He violated no rules in messages to Jill Kelley

(Newser) - The scandal centering on Tampa socialite Jill Kelley may have brought down David Petraeus , but another general— John Allen —will survive. The Pentagon's inspector general pored over the trove of emails between Allen and Kelley and concluded that he did nothing unbecoming of an officer, reports the Washington ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Broadwell's Computer Full of Classified Data: Insiders

Petraeus mistress, Jill Kelley lose security clearance

(Newser) - Paula Broadwell's computer was packed with classified material that should have been better safeguarded, officials tell Reuters . David Petraeus' former mistress had access to such information thanks to her position as a reserve officer in military intelligence, the sources say, noting that the amount of sensitive data calls for... More »

'Shirtless FBI Agent' in Petraeus Affair Is Named

NYT says it's veteran agent Frederick Humphries

(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.
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In Emails, Allen Used Pet Names

...but there wasn't anything sexually explicit, a source tells AP

(Newser) - David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell reportedly emailed each other about having "sex under a desk." The emails between the scandal's two other players, John Allen and Jill Kelley, were quite a bit more innocent, a senior official tells the AP . The source says officials who read the... More »

Socialite in Petraeus Scandal Ran Bogus Charity

Jill Kelley is also an honorary consul of South Korea

(Newser) - The Tampa socialite at the heart of the Petraeus "love Pentagon" sex scandal was the co-founder of a cancer charity that does not appear to have been involved in any charity work, the Huffington Post finds. Jill Kelley and her surgeon husband founded the Doctor Kelley Cancer Foundation in... More »

Top General Emailed Woman in Petraeus Scandal

Pentagon investigating John Allen's links to Jill Kelley

(Newser) - David Petraeus' sex scandal just got a lot bigger. The Pentagon has revealed that it is investigating Gen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, for allegedly sending "inappropriate communications" to Jill Kelley, Petraeus' other other woman. The FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday, Leon... More »

Petraeus, Broadwell Used al-Qaeda Trick to Hide Emails

But their approach didn't fool the FBI

(Newser) - David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell attempted to keep much of their communication secret by using a trick popular with both teens and terrorists, the AP reports: They shared an email account and saved unsent draft messages to one another, so both could log on and read them. The tactic, which... More »

FBI Investigating Agent Who Launched Petraeus Case

He was sidelined after becoming obsessed with case

(Newser) - David Petraeus' affair scandal is getting messier by the day: The federal agent who launched the investigation that led to the CIA director's downfall is himself being investigated by the FBI over his conduct, officials tell the Wall Street Journal . The agent is a friend of Jill Kelley, the... More »

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