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Petraeus Whistleblower Jill Kelley Reportedly Calls Police Asking For ‘Diplomatic Protection’

Fox’s Tampa Bay affiliate reports that Jill Kelley, the whistleblower in the ongoing scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus, has called local police on several occasions invoking “diplomatic protection” against the reporters who have taken up residence near her property.

With media members camped outside the Kelley’s ritzy Tampa residence, the “socialite” mother of three has repeatedly called police for help with chasing trespassers from her family’s yard.

Fox reports that she and an unidentified male have made at least three calls to the non-emergency line, one in which Kelley refers to herself as an “unpaid social liaison” at the nearby MacDill Air Force Base, and requested diplomatic protections.

From the report:

“You know, I don’t know if by any chance, because I’m an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. I don’t know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well,” she told the 911 dispatcher, who agreed to pass the information along to police.

The vehicles at the Kelley household have “honorary consul” license plates, meaning Kelley believes she can be afforded diplomatic immunity, which guarantees the protection of a diplomat’s premises.

Perhaps the appropriate question here would be: Why does a Tampa socialite and volunteer “social liaison” have diplomatic license plates in the first place?

Listen to the calls below, via Fox Tampa:


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