Skip to comments.Petraeus told biographer to stop harassing family friend, officials say
Posted on 11/12/2012 1:40:25 PM PST by maggief
Former CIA director David H. Petraeus told the woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair to stop sending threatening e-mails to a family friend, Jill Kelley, after a federal investigation determined who was behind the harassment.
The move by Petraeus came in mid-summer after Kelley contacted a friend who worked as an FBI agent in Tampa, where she lived, beginning a process that would eventually force the former four-star former general to resign last week.
The new information, provided by two law enforcement officials, helps fill in a summer timeline when Petraeuss e-mail account became the subject of a federal investigation into whether national security had been compromised during his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
At some point, Kelley told Petraeus about the e-mails and named Broadwell as the person who had sent them. That may have prompted the CIA director to send his own e-mails to Broadwell, telling her to stop the harassment, the law enforcement officials said.
People close to Petraeus say his affair with Broadwell ended four months ago, around the time he e-mailed her about the harassment.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
ANYONE could have written the NYT that letter,
... then again it could be completely unrelated.
I imagine there are details to be found in Florida, Northern VA and DC, ripe for the picking.
All one needs to do is look.
Ever hear of the term "subpoena" and the subsequent "swearing under oath?"
As a side note, I doubt that a subpoena will be necessary to get the General to appear. But if it is, then it's likely a legal formality........
Whatever the case may be, the General will be testifying.........
Ahh...The cute ones..there ALWAYS nuckin futs !
Why would he need to have been told of the investigation right away? I don’t think that’s required of even garden variety workplace investigations.
Really? Someone should have told these guys from Solyndra.
“...*may* have prompted emails....”, the excerpt reports above. Then it reports in the last sentence “....he sent the emails. “, in the excerpt.
Just read on Drudge the AP account is that he didn’t know about the threats, was *shocked* to hear of the threats to friend in Tampa!
Alinsky wave in progress.
Also, AP reports he didn’t account for classified material found on Broadwell’s computer, someone else did it.... LOL! A must read 3rd column, top story. ( I wondered if the two contacted one another after being exposed.)
I have the feeling that given the seriousness of the charge, the two were warned NOT to impair or impede the investigation by any further contact or dialogue between them, don’t you? I dunno, since no charges were brought, maybe he was freed to fuss at her for harrassing his social friend in Tampa.
Thanks very much for the ping. I have been covering every printed word today, but haven’t had TV news on since the election. Devastated here.
I agree, Romulus! Mrs. P looks to me like a nice lady. Her appearance is none of our business and I find it offensive for a 60yo woman to be criticized for not trying to make herself a sex kitten.
That may have prompted the CIA director to send his own e-mails to Broadwell,...
May have? Solid reporting by the ComPost. /s
The reporting on this story smells a lot like MSM smokescreen.
If you are granted immunity, then you must testify. And, Congress has the power to grant immunity. Absent a grant of immunity, an individual has the right to assert the fifth amendment.
ditto... in the pic of her in her youth, she looked au naturale and attractive... but her natural look is not attractive today... i hate to say she let herself go, and in a perfect world, it should not matter... but it does--especially in this case... it doesn't excuse him, and there's no guarantee had she remain attractive that he would have stayed faithful... but in the colloquial words of today--"just sayin'"
Oh, yes you can. Unless you are granted immunity. Which Holder will not grant because he wants Petraeus to shut up.
Do you want her to give you a lap dance too?
Because he was head of the CIA and NOT a target.
I seem to recall Denise Rich (among others) plead the fifth over and over during the Clinton pardongate hearings.
I don’t care about this. What I want to know is what he knows about Benghazi.
What do you mean “not a target” and why can’t the head of the CIA be investigated?
One can lead a horse to water ...
The lapdog media is obsessed with WH talking points and designated anonymous sources.
My thanks to both of you for standing up for Mrs. P. I too get so sick and tired of 50-55-60-65 year old women being treated as failures, if they happen to carrying 40-50 extra pounds, dress matronly, don’t dye their hair, and aren’t in to spending hundreds of dollars on overpriced (faux) cosmetics.