Skip to comments.Petraeus Affair: 'There's No Dark Plot Here,' Jill Kelley's Friend Says
Posted on 11/20/2012 8:26:51 AM PST by maggief
A man who says he's a "very close friend" of Jill Kelley, the woman at the center of the scandal that brought down CIA chief David Petraeus, told ABC News that Kelley's portrayal in the media is inaccurate, as are any insinuations that she hoped to profit financially from her close connection to America's spymaster.
Don Phillips, a Tampa real estate developer, said in an interview that Kelley is "the best kind of friend" anyone would like to have, including America's top military officials.
"Take everything you know and turn it around 180 degrees," said Phillips, who has known Kelley and her husband for five years. "The reason these people [the Kelleys and military officials] are close is not because there [was] any untoward thing or any unseemly thing but quite to the contrary. It's because they are trustworthy people and they've kept their mouths closed. They don't go out to sensationalize these issues. They don't talk about getting involved in scandal."
Adam Victor told ABC News Friday that Kelley had claimed it was Petraeus who arranged for her to be named honorary consul to South Korea and, as a result, she could use her connections with high-level Korean officials to help him land a large coal gasification deal in the Asian country. Victor also alleged that Kelley demanded a 2 percent commission on the deal, a fee of about $80 million.
Phillips, who introduced Victor to Kelley, confirmed that the two had discussed the Korea deal, but said Kelley was the one who ended the business relationship after Victor "propositioned" her.
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Worst Jedi mind trick ever.
Gen. Petraeus — the ultimate toy soldier, pwned by the left and used as needed for all political purposes.
Meanwhile, in other news...
Jill Kelley’s pet Afghan longhair terrier just released a statement saying...
“My master Jill is a wonderful pet owner. She feeds me Kobe beef EVERY meal. She also takes me to the vet and the pet stylist on a regular basis. I am truly a pampered pet and I couldn’t ask for a better master.”
This NY businessman claims she tried to cash in to the tune of $80 million:
"Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."
We still haven’t hit bottom with this, have we? Do we have a depth tester handy?
And that’s the whole truth. “I didn’t, means I did.” in obama speak, include hillary in that as well.
she keeps her mouth shut so well that she reveals classified information at her college speech...?
that is something that a little kid would do.
As soon as you think you’ve hit bottom, you trip over a trap door...
I’d say, “Who ARE these people?” except that the answer is all over the news ... so I’ll just say, “How can these people exist?”
“Connections” are SOP and 2% is a lot less than most Finder’s Fees. If this BamaClaus muzzy twit was looking at $80Mil, then the other guy is the one really cashin in.
Lol, honey, you visited the White House three times. You were the blackmail link.
The guy laughed her out of the office. Show just how clueless this woman is.
“”she keeps her mouth shut so well that she reveals classified information at her college speech...?””
That wasn’t her - it was Broadwell.