“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.”
Now “close friends of the Petraeuses” are counter-leaking!
Just who besides Petraeus and Broadwell would have a motive to try and shut Broadwell up?
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
Perhaps someone wanted to put an end to the compromising situation Petraeus was in. Someone who wanted to hire him.
“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.