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New details, characters emerge in lead-up to resignation of Petraeus

Published: Sun, November 11, 2012 @ 5:00 p.m.

New details, characters emerge in lead-up to resignation of Petraeus

Associated Press


David Petraeus never shied away from the public eye before in times of crises. Now, he might not have a choice.

As details emerged about his extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, including a second woman who allegedly received threatening emails from the author, members of Congress said today they want to know exactly when the now ex-CIA director and retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren’t told sooner.

“We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt,” said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee.

A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as the State Department’s liaison to the military’s Joint Special Operations Command, where among other duties, secret drone missions are worked on.

The military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, said Kelley had received harassing emails from Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her email account and eventually discover her relationship with Petraeus.

A friend of Kelley and Petraeus, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, also said the two saw each other often, but the nature of their friendship was unclear.

Petraeus resigned while lawmakers still had questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA base in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Lawmakers said it’s possible that Petraeus will still be asked to appear on Capitol Hill to testify about what he knew about the U.S. response to that incident.


1DSquared(1778 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Just a coincidence it all came to pass right before his scheduled testimony on Obama's Benghazi Botch! I wonder what caliber of pistol was pointed at his head as he "Resigned"?

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2DSquared(1778 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

And Hillary can't go because she's too busy shredding documents and deleting E-Mails!

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3AtownAugie(882 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

General and Mrs Petraeus might want to move to Peyton Place, aka Austintown. We have experience with his "situation." And if he moves here, perhaps the Vindy will be consistent and cease all reporting of his resignation and related matters, and take down any and all comments in response to the scandal. (One can hope for no similar confrontation in the Home Depot parking lot of the two "other women" -- of Mrs Broadwell and Mrs Kelley aruging loudly as the General shops inside.)

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4Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Was he not a GOD to the right wing whackos . This must be a lie .

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5JoeFromHubbard(1772 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

He was a god to a lot of people, right or left, but it just goes to show you that a little on the side can cost a lot in the end.

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6IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

The right wing whackos don't know what to do. Obama won and now this, I heard that they're all going to put their heads together to see if they can form the worlds largest rock pile.

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7blutarsky(25 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

tell them island! those neo-cons and their stupid love foer the military. they cant stand that we won and the military are just second class citizens.
like them. obama and us liberals are gonna put those flag wavin usa lovin neo cons where they belong! keep telling them island my man mike, you rock! HILLARY 2016

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8IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Veteran's Day, a day we thank those who have served us.

Or, as the republicons say, a day we recognize part of the 47% who are dependent on government to live.

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9cambridge(4061 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Vagina, proved time and again to be the most powerful thing on the planet.

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10IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago


Especially when scorned!!

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