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Petraeus' Other "Other Woman" Hires Crisis Management Firm (and John Edward's lawyer)
economicpolicyjournal.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Robert Wenzel

Posted on 11/12/2012 5:35:17 AM PST by RoosterRedux

Jill Kelley, the other "other woman" in the General Petrateus scandal has hired a powerful Washington D.C. crisis management firm Smith & Company.

Among other matters, the firm has handled "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leadership with its communication efforts as part of the War on Terrorism" and represented Monica Lewinsky.

*snip*

Kelley has also hired the attorney Abbe Lowell. Lowell has defended many political figures including John Edwards, Jim Wright, Dan Rostenkowski and Gary Condit and lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

(Excerpt) Read more at economicpolicyjournal.com ...


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Wonder why Jill Kelley is lawyering up, etc?
1 posted on 11/12/2012 5:35:25 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Not only that but lawyering up with the most expensive talent money can buy.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 5:37:35 AM PST by circlecity
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To: RoosterRedux

Because she blew the whistle son this whole mess and knows that media and the rest of O’s team (Axelrod, Valerie, Moochelle et al) will DESTROY her and her family if she does not get out in front of this beast.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 5:39:47 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: RoosterRedux

FYI..don’t want to knock the lady..she may well be the innocent here..I’m in Tampa..I know some people, who know some people, who know her, and the general consensus is that she’s somewhat of a flake..ditzy..shallow, overly materialistic a social climber.. IOW, like millions of other American women..


4 posted on 11/12/2012 5:52:25 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: circlecity

If you were an innocent person....you wouldn’t lawyer-up to this level. This has a fairly bad smell to it. My honest guess...there’s going to be a couple of other women mentioned in public eventually.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 5:53:43 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: MestaMachine; onyx; maggief

One for the ping list.

Ms. Kelley needs to be called to testify too.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 5:55:07 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I wonder who is paying for it.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 5:58:04 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: pepsionice
"If you were an innocent person....you wouldn’t lawyer-up to this level."

Certainly not when you haven't even been accused of anything wrong. Only the guilty run when nobody is chasing.

8 posted on 11/12/2012 5:59:30 AM PST by circlecity
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To: RoosterRedux

WOW.....she must be a Democrat also!! WHY is she lawyering up and WHO IS PAYING FOR ALL THIS??????


9 posted on 11/12/2012 6:03:47 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Huh? Read that list again of the perps Lowell has defended. If I’m not mistaken, the majority, if not all, got their arses handed to them in court. Some lawyer!

It reminds me of the hotshot ‘Rat lawyer, Boyd maybe, who represented the ‘Rats in the Bush v. Gore election fiasco.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 6:05:03 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: pepsionice

Well, she did SOMETHING to have Paula write those e-mails to her.....wonder what Kelly, Kelly, Kelly did???


11 posted on 11/12/2012 6:05:06 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: penelopesire; Ann Archy

Hubby’s a cancer surgeon...perhaps he’s thinking of his practice also.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 6:05:46 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Ann Archy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231411/David-Petraeus-scandal-Jill-Kelley-revealed-woman-complained-FBI-Paula-Broadwell.html

Well for some reason the “I Want My 15 Minutes of Fame” came to mind!


13 posted on 11/12/2012 6:06:15 AM PST by not2worry ( NO MORE YEARS!!!!)
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To: RoosterRedux

What, no movie agent yet?


14 posted on 11/12/2012 6:07:49 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Ann Archy

Her hubby is a hotshot surgeon. By the looks of their abode, they’re dripping with money. And BTW, she did NOT marry the surgeon for his looks!


15 posted on 11/12/2012 6:08:18 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: RoosterRedux

I’d lawyer up if I were her too. She’s dealing with the Chicago mob, given Executive powers unencumbered by any concerns with “flexibility” (i.e., voters).


16 posted on 11/12/2012 6:08:29 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: penelopesire
Jill's twin sis:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliekhawam

Natalie Khawam, Esq., MBA, MS

Successfully Representing Whistleblowers

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Legal Services

17 posted on 11/12/2012 6:09:18 AM PST by maggief
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To: ken5050

Ouch, ken.

Jill Kelley’s husband operates out of Moffitt. Do you know where Petraeus had his prostate cancer treatments? I believe he was stationed out of Tampa at the time.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 6:11:39 AM PST by maggief
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To: RoosterRedux

:: Lowell has defended many political figures including John Edwards, Jim Wright, Dan Rostenkowski and Gary Condit and lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ::

That quite an (*cough*) IMPRESSIVE list of (*cough*) clients*.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 6:11:47 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: RoosterRedux; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
YeeHaw!!! Looky, looky here. Anyone out there starting to see the light yet? The client list for this dude reads like the who's who of scumbags and lost causes.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

20 posted on 11/12/2012 6:17:01 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: maggief
Here's an interesting tidbit on Natalie...
Natalie Khawam, a lawyer and single mother, lives with them [Jill and Hubby], according to a bankruptcy petition she filed earlier this year.

Source: Philly.com


21 posted on 11/12/2012 6:18:00 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: MestaMachine

Hi MM...pls put me on that Benghazi ping list.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 6:19:13 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Where’s Gloria Allred?


23 posted on 11/12/2012 6:23:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: RoosterRedux

Yuck

24 posted on 11/12/2012 6:24:01 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: dfwgator
Where’s Gloria Allred?

You can bet she's maniacally flipping through her digital rolodex and working the phones and emails to elbow her way into this conflagration.

25 posted on 11/12/2012 6:27:30 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux; ken5050; penelopesire; MestaMachine; Protect the Bill of Rights

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/faced-with-employment-lawsuit-tampa-lawyer-barry-cohen-goes-into-attack/1248260

Faced with employment lawsuit, Tampa lawyer Barry Cohen goes into attack mode

By Caitlin Johnston, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Earlier this summer, a former employee sued prominent Tampa lawyer Barry Cohen. Now he’s fighting back with everything from a motion to dismiss the case to accusations of perjury and bankruptcy fraud.

In July, Natalie Khawam and her attorney Wil Florin sued Cohen, his law firm and other defendants on six counts, including sexual harassment and breach of contract claims. Cohen owed her money, she said, and he also failed to properly take action when she reported a sexual harassment issue involving a financial officer doing work for the law firm.

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Since her filing, Cohen has delved into Khawam’s past: He’s uncovered court documents from a bankruptcy. He also unearthed a searing, 19-page child custody order from a Washington, D.C., superior court judge calling her out in 2011 for a lengthy “history of abusing the litigation process” and a “willingness to say anything, even under oath, to advance her own personal interests.”

In court documents, Cohen also claims that Khawam “fraudulently omitted Rolex watches, sable mink furs and a diamond ring” from a list of her assets in an April bankruptcy.

On top of that, Cohen has filed a motion for dismissal and requested sanctions against Khawam for a bad-faith filing.
All told, Cohen’s Aug. 13 motion and exhibits detailing many aspects of 37-year-old Khawam’s life weighs in at some 120 pages.

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26 posted on 11/12/2012 6:29:26 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Hmmmm...interesting.need to find out where their political donations go.just instinct, but at this point, I trust Broadwell more than this gal. Something is strange about her going to the FBI over an alleged cat fight.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 6:31:03 AM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: maggief

Ohhh...this is going to be such fun!;-)


28 posted on 11/12/2012 6:32:33 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux; penelopesire

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/civil/former-employee-takes-on-prominent-tampa-lawyer-barry-cohen/1238610

Former employee takes on prominent Tampa lawyer Barry Cohen

By Caitlin Johnston, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Cohen said the firm dealt with the issue immediately, hiring a retired FBI investigator, Bob Cromwell, to look into the allegations. Cromwell said in an interview he spent about two weeks interviewing employees, including Khawam.

Shortly after the investigation was completed, Cohen told Goldberg in a Dec. 2, 2009, letter that he was prohibited from returning or having “any further contact with any female employees.”

Khawam submitted her resignation that same day.

According to the complaint, Cohen brought Khawam on as an employee in May 2009 under the terms that she bring a high-profile client with her. As a result, the firm would pay Khawam a 30 percent commission on the value of case she had.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 6:37:40 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Bump for later. Interesting stuff!


30 posted on 11/12/2012 6:50:23 AM PST by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: maggief

The more you read, the more it looks like one of those cases where someone cries rape, appears all beat up, and the cops find out she did it to herself. You know, G-d does work in so many mysterious ways.
Wonder if petraeus knew her background before he trusted her.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 7:00:58 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: circlecity

I thought she might have been pulled into this because of Broadwell’s jealousy, but it looks like Broadwell might have been right.

Doesn’t make sense otherwise for someone to lawyer up like this. She’s got something she’s afraid of. If she had an affair with the general, it makes sense to lawyer up even though normally it would have been a reason for a divorce lawyer, not these guys.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 7:13:25 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: maggief

Hi maggs..don’t know the answer..and not sure of Petraeus’ timeline in Tampa at SOCOM..


33 posted on 11/12/2012 7:41:21 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m having trouble. Keeping track of theHo’s.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 7:45:40 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m having trouble. Keeping track of theHo’s.


35 posted on 11/12/2012 7:45:48 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: maggief

Last night I was somewhat willing to give Jill the benefit of the doubt (”the right thing to do” crap). My first impression has not changed. She is a trophy wife making the most of all of the perks that goes with the job.


36 posted on 11/12/2012 7:50:17 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: ken5050

Wiki says his treatments were at Walter Reed. Who knows if sought other opinions or treatments, especially since Moffitt, of which Kelley’s husband is affiliated, is in the vicinity.

wiki:

On April 23, 2008, Secretary of Defense Gates announced that President Bush was nominating General Petraeus to command U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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General Petraeus was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer in February 2009 and underwent two months of successful radiation treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.[177] The diagnosis and treatment was not publicly disclosed until October 2009 because Petraeus and his family regarded his illness as a personal matter that did not interfere with the performance of his duties.[178]


37 posted on 11/12/2012 8:01:16 AM PST by maggief
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

One could easily get the twin sisters confused. I love a story with a good twist. ;)


38 posted on 11/12/2012 8:03:52 AM PST by maggief
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To: Ann Archy

She is a long-time Patreaus family friend.

Not another ‘rival’ for Broadwell.


39 posted on 11/12/2012 8:19:31 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Ann Archy

She is a long-time Patreaus family friend.

Not another ‘rival’ for Broadwell.


40 posted on 11/12/2012 8:23:22 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Tucker39

They never do...
take a walk down Rodeo Dr in LA...
you’d think nerds and ugly guys rule the world!


41 posted on 11/12/2012 9:13:19 AM PST by matginzac
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To: MestaMachine

Add me to ping list please...
I keep reading your threads!


42 posted on 11/12/2012 9:14:14 AM PST by matginzac
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To: RoosterRedux

She should have hired John Edwards himself! He could have “channeled” the good General’s penis and had the gallery crying.


43 posted on 11/12/2012 9:15:09 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: ridesthemiles
You DO know that family "friends" can be LOVERS don;t you??

What 60 yr. old man has his FIRST AFFAIR???? My guess not many.

44 posted on 11/12/2012 9:25:23 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: maggief

The URL to the linkedin.com profile for Natalie Khawam that you posted in #17 has been scrubbed.


45 posted on 11/12/2012 9:42:19 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: lonevoice; Protect the Bill of Rights

Hmm... thanks for the heads up.

I wonder who her “high-profile client” was? (Post #29)

Patraeus???


46 posted on 11/12/2012 9:55:43 AM PST by maggief
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To: Ann Archy
You DO know that family "friends" can be LOVERS don;t you?? What 60 yr. old man has his FIRST AFFAIR???? My guess not many.

I have lived a long time and most of the affairs among my circle have been between "family friends".

Mrs. P4 has been reported to be "furious"..not hurt. Bet she made a decision years ago to stick with him no matter "what."

As for Mrs. Kelley, she is of Lebanese descent and her twin sister used to practice law for whistleblowers but has gone bankrupt.

47 posted on 11/12/2012 9:57:35 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: maggief

Mmm May, 2009. I wonder if it is the same high profile person given a smashing send off by her sister when he left Tampa?


48 posted on 11/12/2012 10:07:59 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: shalom aleichem
that media and the rest of O’s team (Axelrod, Valerie, Moochelle et al) will DESTROY her and her family

She's a State Dept liaison...in other words an O-creature.

She smells.

49 posted on 11/12/2012 10:11:26 AM PST by what's up
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Celebration: (Left to right) Jill Kelley’s twin sister Natalie Khawam, Gen Petraeus, Scott and Mrs Kelley, and Holly Petraeus watch the Gasparilla parade from the Kelley family’s front lawn in this 2010 photo

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/11/article-2231411-15FAA977000005DC-465_634x422.jpg

wiki:
Official name Gasparilla
Observed by Residents of Tampa, Florida and the Florida gulf coast
Begins late January
Ends early February

http://cltampa.com/dailyloaf/archives/2010/01/27/gasparilla-pirate-fest-2010-how-to-enjoy-the-beads-booty-and-booze

Gasparilla Pirate Fest 2010: How to enjoy the beads, booty and booze

***When and where: The pirate invasion and parade (featuring over 90 floats, 14 bands, and 50 pirate Krewes) will be Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.. The 3.5-mile parade route along Bayshore Blvd crosses the river on Brorein St., heads north on Ashley Dr., and spills into the free concert stage at the renovated Curtis Hixon Park.


50 posted on 11/12/2012 10:30:40 AM PST by maggief
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