What started out as the quaint and lovely story of an affair between two consenting adults, one of which happened to be the head of the CIA and one of which happened to be a crazy bitch who compromised national security to issue threats to a woman she presumed to be her competition, has expanded beyond all comprehension as more male players prove the old axiom that American men will pretty much stick their d*ck in anything.
Apparently, the FBI has known about this affair for a while now, with the White House and others only being informed when it became clear that the sanctity of American security was at risk. An investigation had been going on in some form since the summer, but unfortunately for the FBI, the agent in charge of surfing through Petraeus electronic love letters soon decided he wanted in on the action.
The FBI agent who started the case was a friend of Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who received harassing, anonymous emails that led to the probe, according to officials. Ms. Kelley, a volunteer who organizes social events for military personnel in the Tampa area, complained in May about the emails to a friend who is an FBI agent. That agent referred it to a cyber crimes unit, which opened an investigation.
However, supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter, and prohibited him from any role in the investigation, according to the officials.
The FBI officials found that he had sent shirtless pictures of himself to Ms. Kelley, according to the people familiar with the probe.
That same agent, after being barred from the case, contacted a member of Congress, Washington Republican David Reichert, because he was concerned senior FBI officials were going to sweep the matter under the rug, the officials said.
This is kind of a lame case to become obsessed with. I mean, you hear about that happening but usually when a serial killer is involved or, like, the FBI agent stumbles on black files hidden in an annex to the men’s bathroom detailing alien autopsies. But, hey, you’ve got to give the guy credit for taking a shot with what appeared to be an easy target, I guess. Unfortunately, that also seems to indicate that 90% of the reason the FBI pursued this in the first place was because this FBI agent was totally keen on showing a chick his six pack.
Of course, Jill Kelley seems to be figuring into this more prominently. She’s lawyered and PR-teamed up, despite her claims that she played a minimal role in the whole Petraeus thing, other than being the subject of some catty emails from his real mistress, who didn’t approve, for example, of the way Kelley tarted up the base, thinking Kelley was all gussied up in order to muscle in on Broadwell territory. As it turns out, Kelley might have had her own, separate reasons for looking hotter than usual at military functions. Turns out, Petraeus isn’t the only high level military official with an alleged taste for the ladies.
Emails exchanged between a U.S. general under investigation by the FBI and a military socialite were ‘flirtatious’, it has been revealed.
In a dramatic new twist in the David Petraeus sex scandal, General John Allen exchanged 20,000 to 30,000 messages – as many as 40 a day – with Jill Kelley, the woman who sparked the probe into the CIA boss.
But senior officials deny Gen. Allen, who is in charge of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, had an affair with Kelley and simply called her ‘sweetheart’ in the messages.
Kelley, an unpaid social liaison for the military in Tampa, tipped off the FBI about threatening emails from Petraeus’ mistress, Paula Broadwell – exposing his affair and leading to his resignation.
These latest revelations mean Gen. Allen, who is married with two adult daughters, is the second top military official to be dragged into the Petraeus scandal.
See, this is what happens when you have a foreign policy centered around “nation building” and “international cooperation.” The army is supposed to break sh*t and fight. Not sit around at desk chairs wondering if they’ve hurt the feelings of a third world dictator by not including them in their chain emails. They have too much time on their hands. And when they have too much time on their hands, they start getting into trouble. I have a dog that does the same thing. Leave her alone for too long and she’ll eat your couch. Leave these guys alone for too long and they’ll start flirting with anything in a skirt.