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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:13 PM

Businessman: Jill Kelley Wanted $80M to Broker Korea Deal: 'It Didn't Smell Right'

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Businessman: Jill Kelley Wanted $80M to Broker Korea Deal: 'It Didn't Smell Right'
By BRIAN ROSS

A New York businessman who discussed a multi-billion-dollar Korean business deal with Jill Kelley said the Tampa woman at the center of the Petraeus scandal told him Gen. Petraeus had arranged for her to become an honorary consul for South Korea and promote free trade, and then asked him for $80 million to complete the deal.

"Ms. Kelley made it clear to me that General Petraeus put her in this position, and that's why she was able to have access to such senior levels ," said Adam Victor, president and CEO of TransGas Development Systems, "that they were essentially doing a favor for General Petraeus, and that she had access solely because of her relationship with General Petraeus."

Victor, who met Kelley at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August, said he was disappointed in Gen. Petraeus for helping Kelley become an honorary consul. "Frankly, I blame Gen. Petraeus for this as a lapse of judgment," he said. "The general should have known better."

Gen. Petraeus resigned as CIA director last Friday after an FBI investigation turned up evidence of an affair between Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, co-author of the Petraeus biography "All In." The investigation began when Kelley, a Tampa socialite, told an FBI agent she knew about "harassing" emails that turned out to originate from Broadwell.


Gen. Petraeus: "She Smells Fine To Me"

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Dawson Leery Nov 2012 #1
Fridays Child Nov 2012 #6
hedgehog Nov 2012 #2
alpizzy Nov 2012 #3
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #4
d_r Nov 2012 #5
bullwinkle428 Nov 2012 #7

Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:20 PM

1. Grifters.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:47 PM

6. GOP = Grifters Only Party

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:20 PM

2. My husband is on assignment in South Korea -

he knew all about this scandal - it's big news over there!

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:23 PM

3. Why does the media...

continue to refer to this deadbeat as a socialite? Funny, the Republican party would call her a "taker" if she was a Democrat.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:24 PM

4. It's getting very weird

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:34 PM

5. OK, what does this mean?

"It became clear that it did not smell right," he said. "Gen. Petraeus should not have put an inexperienced person in charge of the Free Trade Agreement with such an important ally as South Korea."


why would this business man think that the cia director was putting anyone "in charge" of the "Free Trade Agreement" with S. Korea?

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:49 PM

7. "Ms. Kelley made it clear to me that General Petraeus put her in this position"...

so many places one could take that line!

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