Skip to comments.New Details in Patraeus Scandal: Woman Who Received Threatening Emails Revealed
Posted on 11/11/2012 3:39:27 PM PST by nuconvert
Kelley alerted the FBI about the emails that appeared to be an attempt to blackmail Petraeus, which started the investigation, said the sources, who are close friends of the Petraeuses.
In addition, the threatening emails might not have come from biographer Paula Broadwell, as widely reported.
Kelley, a Tampa, Fla. resident who is married with three children, and sister Natalie are close friends of the Petraeus' and spent holidays together. And she was not having an affair with the retired, four-star Army general, sources close to the family tell Fox News.
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Did you guys just hear Jennifer Griffin on FOX? FIRST- AP reported the command is in Tampa when in fact, it is at Ft. Bragg...AND Jill Kelley does NOT work for the Dept of State nor CentCom- she does not have a job that means she needs to stay in touch with Petraeus- they are family friends of Holly and David Petraeus.
And- it now seems it may NOT have been Paula Broadwell who wrote those threatening emails...so now the question is- WHO DID? And why in the HELL didn’t the FBI notify ANYONE that the DCIA was under investigation and that someone was trying to blackmail him?
NONE of this makes...sense.
Perhaps someone wanted to put an end to the compromising situation Petraeus was in. Someone who wanted to hire him.
Never mind my post- I’m so confused I didn’t realize I was writing what the article is discussing! Anyway- Griffin just reported all this...and I thought it was brand new. Turns out it’s just almost brand new!
Thans for the report. Please keep me posted. I am staying with friends that never watch the news and just CNN when they do. Getting all my info here for now.
Something very strange is going on for sure.
Looking more and more like Petraeus may have been on the left all along we just didn't know.That alone can explain a lot. This story is a bit convoluted. At first I heard that petraeus broke off the affair when he joined cia. Than later I heard he kept on e-mailing the woman--huge numbers of e mails.Hard to sort it all out.
Just wait an hour or two, this will be the ‘old version.’ ;^)
Reminds me a little of the Penn State chain of command excuse.
You mean after Betrayus has resigned and may not be cleared to testify
about classified information since he is no longer CIA Director.
And Hillary is set to step down after Obama reclaims his throne?
The fact is Cantor failed in not passing this tip onto the committees
as soon as he got it. If the committees chose to do anything until after
The election, so be it. However, the fact he did not refer this to committees
Before the election is a failure on his part.
In addition, who believes Bonehead did not know this before the election.
THAT is a fact!
It’s sure not passing the smell test.
That's a fact, Jack!
Please add me. Thnx.
MM: just an FYI ping, not a Benghazi ping.
Mom: Nevertheless (post 24), you raise some important questions.
The article only has a single bombshell line hanging in the air:
“In addition, the threatening emails might not have come from biographer Paula Broadwell, as widely reported.”
But in the Fox TV report, Griffin said, “according to sources that we’ve talked to in BOTH families, it may not have been Paula Broadwell herself.”
Griffen continues: “This has been tainted as a fight between two women over Gen Petraeus, but it is not clear that that’s what it was at all.”
Griffen: “What we do have confirmation of is that people [people???] close to David Petraeus were potentially receiving threatening emails that may have been, in fact, an attempt to blackmail the Director of the CIA.”
Who sent those emails, & what was the nature of the threat.
Griffen: “There is one other point I think it is important to clarify. It is not clear that this is about an affair with Paula Broadwell at all.”
Griffen goes on to say that the affair was a open secret his closest friends and that the FBI likely would have known about it. She says, It is not clear why this is coming out right now.”
DUH! We suspected FBI & WH had to have known of affair long ago. KT McFarland confirms this. The FBI and WH knew EIGHTEEN MONTHS ago that Petraeus had an affair.
Notes on interview on Judge Jeanine last night with KT McFarland (national security commentator and personal friend of Petraeus)
She said 18 months ago Petraeus would have had an investigation and a polygraph (for CIA Director) from the FBI. The FBI and WH (because file would go to WH Personnel office) knew then about the affair.
She said in spring of 2011 when she was in Afghanistan there were “definitely rumors (about the affair) from a number of people.”
She also said that when senior official testifies before Congress, they submit their testimony to the WH. If they didn’t like what Petraeus was going to say....
She is certain that Petraeus would NOT lie under oath.
KT McFarland interview:
And back to your other point:
” And why in the HELL didnt the FBI notify ANYONE that the DCIA was under investigation and that someone was trying to blackmail him?”
This has now become another scandal having nothing to do with Petraeus’ affair, or, at least, only incidentally.
What a tangled mess. It seems to me that someone is now throwing so much stuff into the air to confuse the media with sex crap instead of the broader issues of blackmail and Benghazi. Media of course is glad to oblige.
“Just who besides Petraeus and Broadwell would have a motive to try and shut Broadwell up?”
The person wasn’t trying to shut Broadwell up...she/he was trying to use Broadwell to spy on Petraeus (perhaps). Blackmailing both.
Valerie Jarret,Obama and Axelrod come to mind. This goes straight to the WH.
Great post! Right on the money.
The Alinskyites now in control are fully capable of using a variant of the Cloward-Piven strategy to obstruct and to deflect.