Skip to comments.Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan
Posted on 11/13/2012 4:10:47 AM PST by billorites
The FBI probe into the sex scandal that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday.
According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 documents most of them e-mails of potentially inappropriate communications between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close relationship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall.
Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. He also served as Petraeuss deputy when both generals led the militarys Tampa-based Central Command from 2008 until 2010.
The FBI first notified the Pentagon of its investigation into Allens communications with Kelley on Sunday evening, according to the senior defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the pending case.
In response, Pentagon chief Leon E. Panetta referred the investigation on Monday to the Defense Departments Inspector General for further review, according to a statement released by Panetta early Tuesday as he was traveling to Australia.
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“Obama is using the FBI as an arm of his personal marxist political machine.”
Yes; Obama and Holder are making the FBI do illegal things. You’d think that with thousands of people taking the orders, there’d be a few patriots who would try to fix the problem and get the word out. Where are the Oathkeepers? I gues that group was “big hat; no cattle”.
“zer0 will be busy with this for quite some time”
Zer0 will go play golf and leave the dirty work to the Jarrett-Axelrod “Chicago Cleanup Crew”. Rahm may send in a few players to give the first string a rest from time to time. Ayers & Soros are in the booth, sending in plays.
The MSM will continue to give us insightful articles about Michelle’s wardrobe.
Bill Clinton will bite his lip, shake his head, look sad and bemoan the fact that these generals in whom we placed so much confidence & trust would throw it all away for a few moments of tawdry sex.
Yes, AnAmericanAbroad, I do know about Maronite and Coptic Christians.... I have traveled in the Middle East. And notice that I didn't say that the Khawam family was Muslem. I just said they were from Lebanon. They perhaps have family still in Lebanon who might be threatened. I know my Coptic Christian friends in Egypt are under great threats right now. Basically, I was pointing out that this may be another factor in such suspicious circumstances.
Add me please!! :D
Valarie Jarrett is keeping her promise that those who weren’t all in are now all out.
“Who e mails 20,000 documents?”
The same anti-American machine who creates 150 ballots in a precinct where only 100 have voted. It’s magic, donchaknow?
Look for an influx of women and gay desk jockies adorned with 4 stars.
If you thought Obama wanted a competent Military, you’d be wrong.
It’s difficult to give up those nicer things in life one gets accustomed to.
He was getting too close to some very important people, and he found out too late he couldn't trust the FBI.
It amazes me how the FBI missed classified documents in the ruins of benghazi, but they can digging up all this dirt on decorated hereos. What do we believe?
Clean up the mess and find congress people to bring a broom to every branch of the government!!
20-30 thousand pages could have been spread by a virus?
We are assuming one to two pages per email, while maybe it was fewer emails but more pages per email..... as in document dump....
Maybe secrets were being sent and threats were made to expose them “or else”?
I'm sure Boehner'll get right on that.
A mini-”night of the long knives”?
This is turning into another tailhook.
Looks like Broadwell’s dad was right - this IS bigger than her and Petraeus.
“The Night of the Long Knives”, Marxist-style.
The twin sister:
“Since her filing, Cohen has delved into Khawams past: Hes 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.”
Jill and her husband have major financial issues.
Twin sister files for sexual harassment.
Jill claims she was harassed by the FBI with a shirtless photo.
This family is a wild card in the equation.
I just can’t figure out who is going to benefit from all of this.
Our side or Obama’s side.
Special Prosecutor: “General Petraeus has testified that the administration knew of the Benghazi attack while it was underway and refused to send assistance, knowingly allowing those men to die.”
Administration: “Petraeus? This administration refuses to respond to allegations from a disgraced, lying, adulterer”.
MSM: “Who was that disgraced, lying, adulterer Petraeus banging and when did he start banging her? That’s the important story here”.
Right out of the Clinton playbook.
how about this “tom clancy” possibility - The are the chioldren of lebanese immigrants...a mole. LOL
yea I’m liking the tom clancy - lebanese spy angle. As to the number I don’t give a rat’s bottom...those kids (I was one) who go out everyday, do their job and expect the officers to be making it better. What about all the kids that lost limbs while 3 generals are playing sex games... just not right.
Hey. Please add me to your list. Thanks.
Gee, thanks for posting that pic!
However, since I don’t know for sure who those people are (Karl Rove and either Broadwell or that Jill-whatever, maybe? ), nor when and where the pic was taken, I am unable to infer whatever it is you apparently think is common knowledge, lol. :-)
No one is talking about the FBI search at Broadwell's home last night. The Wapo has nothing about it on the main web page. Neither does the NYTs.
MSM has been given the directive, do not focus on Broadwell's Oct. 26 speech.
They have the crazy eyes look because of too much Botox.
CA is where 0 first went to school.
KA isn’t a state; KS is.
But KS is where 0’s mom was from.
Companies in KS.... Hmmmm.
“Meanwhile, it seems WAPO made a mistake Rajiv Chandrasekaran @rajivwashpost Many new details in WaPo story: Official close to Allen says it was hundreds of messages over a few yrs, not 20-30k.”
check out this thread..
unpaid social liaison
formerly known as “camp follower.”
Also known as “groupie”
I stopped watching the news after tues ( couldn’t take it) so am getting caught up with this. None of it makes sense....and it all looks like a take down to me. When the hell is there going to be push back against Obama?clearly what happened in Benghazi is some serious $hit if they are taking out high ranking military to keep them quiet. Can’t one high ranking military guy go kick his ass?
What world are we living in? Fiscal cliff. Integrity cliff. Talk about a train wreck.
Everyone is chasing e-mails from women,and not what happened in Benghazi....this is all par of a cover-up of Benghazi..
they learned in fast and furious..the longer you can detract you enemies to some other subject..the longer it will be off the front page..and interest will wan....when is the last time we heard of anything on fast and furious..is it any closer to being solved????
Please add me to your Benghazi List. Thnx!
The Clinton people are trying their hardest to make this a massive sex scandal to keep it from being about Benghazi.
They know that sex is a way to cover up a lot of other junk. (Ex: Remember how Clinton's thing became all about sex rather than obstruction of justice and perjury?).
Don't think the tactic is going to work this time.
but in 20,000?
I guess also that we will find out the nature of the emails was work-related.
They're digging for a crime. Petraeus' affair was after he left his military post (no crime) so now they're trying to pin an affair on another high-level military man still in the service so they can attach a criminal probe to the the whole thing.
Thanks for posting. You remarks are the only ones that make sense to me. This is one scary Administration. But we already knew that...
Thanks - that clears it up.
Jill Kelley seems to be a celebrity stalker.
yep ... or at very least see the Red Flag. Anything else?