The plot surrounding the resignation of General David Petraeus as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, attributed to an extra-marital affair, continues to thicken, as the Associated Press now reports that the person who reported Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell to the FBI for sending “harassing” emails was State Department military liaison Jill Kelley. It was that report which led the FBI to open an investigation of Broadwell, which in turn led them to investigate General Petraeus. From The Huffington Post:
Paula Broadwell, the woman reported to be having an affair with CIA Director David Petraeus, sent harassing emails to State Department official, the AP reported.
Jill Kelley, the woman who received emails from Broadwell that prompted her to alert FBI, reportedly works as a State Department military liaison.
According to the Washington Post, the woman was “frightened” for her safety and contacted the FBI for protection. The Post describes the emails as “threatening.”
The New York Times reported that the woman’s complaint led the FBI to learn of Petraeus’ affair. According to the Times, officials decided to investigate Broadwell and stumbled upon emails that revealed the relationship.
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