Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:35 PM
applegrove (67,138 posts)
"Scandal Entangles A Second General"
Scandal Entangles A Second General
By DEVLIN BARRETT, EVAN PEREZ and YAROSLAV TROFIMOV at the WSJ
On Tuesday, people familiar with the case said that at one point in the summer, after the investigation began pointing to larger potential national security issues, Ms. Kelley tried to get the FBI to drop the matter. The people said she made the request because she was worried about the personal information being provided to investigators.
Ms. Kelley, a 37-year-old volunteer who organized social events for military personnel, developed misgivings after friends in her Tampa social circle urged her to drop the matter, saying the probe would only cause bigger problems, the people familiar with the case said.
Ms. Kelley's apparent regret points to one of the more unusual aspects of the case: what began as a seemingly minor case of cyberstalking mushroomed into fears that the Central Intelligence Agency director's personal email account had been hacked, which spawned concerns the CIA director might have passed sensitive information to his mistress. Each of those fears ultimately proved unfounded, U.S. officials familiar with the probe said. But the investigation eventually exposed Mr. Petraeus's relationship with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, leading to his resignation, according to U.S. officials familiar with the probe.
Into the early fall, investigators focused principally on Ms. Broadwell. They found classified documents on her computer, though they decided there was no proof she had received them from Mr. Petraeus. They also determined that the two had at times shared access to an email account to communicate.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:39 PM
KatyAnn (66 posts)
2. Ms. Kelley, a 37-year-old volunteer who organized social events for military personnel,
What kind of social events? Maybe Ms. Kelley is a graduate of the "Heidi Fleiss School of Government Service Providers."