November 13, 2012
GETTING DETAILS on the David Petraeus scandal - his alleged affair with biographer Paula Broadwell - is super-important, insofar as it reflects on potentially crucial national security issues: Did Petraeus give Broadwell the inside dish on nation-building in Afghanistan, for example? But the details are important also for fleshing out the quickie Lifetime movie that we cannot wait to see, starring Jim Caviezel as David Petraeus, Sean Young as Paula Broadwell, Kim Delaney as Jill Kelley, and Kathy Bates as Holly Petraeus.
December 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has decided not to charge David Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell, with cyberstalking as part of its investigation into an e-mail scandal that led to the resignation of the CIA director and storied general. Broadwell's attorney, Robert Muse, gave the Associated Press a letter from U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill that said no federal charges would be brought in Florida related to "alleged acts of cyberstalking. " Petraeus resigned as CIA director in November after acknowledging the extramarital affair, which was exposed after Broadwell e-mailed socialite Jill Kelley, allegedly warning Kelley to stay away from Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
November 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The two women at the center of David Petraeus' downfall as CIA director visited the White House separately on various occasions in what appear to be unrelated calls that did not result in meetings with President Obama. A White House official said Paula Broadwell, who was writing a book about Petraeus and eventually became his paramour, attended meetings in June 2009 and June 2011 on Afghanistan-Pakistan policy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is located on the White House complex not far from the West Wing.
June 5, 2013 |
FLORIDA SOCIALITE Jill Kelley - Philadelphia's connection to the scandal that brought down a CIA chief last year - and her husband have filed suit against the FBI and the Defense Department for violating their privacy and damaging their reputations. "We received highly hurtful and damaging publicity from willful leaks from high-level government officials that were false and defamatory," according to a statement the Kelleys released Monday. "In addition, we also learned that our personal emails were wrongfully searched, and improperly disclosed.
November 12, 2012 |
Jill Kelley, the Florida woman whose complaint to the FBI may have led to the downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus, has deep Philadelphia roots. Kelley, 37, hails from a Lebanese family that emigrated to Philadelphia in the mid-1970s. Her parents, John and Marcelle Khawam, once operated a restaurant in Voorhees, N.J., and still live in Washington Crossing, Bucks County, according to public records. An older brother resides in South Jersey, records suggest. Kelley emerged Sunday as the woman who contacted the FBI after allegedly receiving threatening emails from Petraeus' biographer, Paula Broadwell, according to the Associated Press and other news outlets.
March 28, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - David Petraeus, who has remained largely in seclusion since being forced to resign as head of the CIA after the disclosure of an extramarital affair, returns to the spotlight Tuesday with a speech and an apology before a group of military students and veterans. Petraeus will deliver the keynote address to about 600 people at the University of Southern California's annual ROTC dinner. The New York Times, which obtained an advance copy of the speech, said he will begin by acknowledging and apologizing for the affair, then discuss his plans to become an advocate for veterans' and other causes.
November 15, 2012 |
IT'S A SEX SCANDAL with all the trappings of a steamy banned book: clandestine love notes, classified material, high-ranking military operatives, ambitious women and lavish parties. But the fallout surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation over an extramarital affair is also confusing. More characters and racy emails emerge every day. How to keep up with the melodrama? Here's our abridged guide to the Petraeus affair, based on reporting from the Associated Press and other news outlets.
November 16, 2012
By John Reed In light of the Gmail-related scandal involving former CIA chief David Petraeus, one has to wonder if, given the relative ease with which an intelligence agency - or just about anybody - can break into a private e-mail account, officials entrusted with the nation's most sensitive information should be allowed to keep personal e-mail accounts while in office. True, Petraeus' e-mail was never actually hacked by the FBI. Agents gained access to his naughty notes by monitoring Paula Broadwell's e-mail and then asking her if she was having an affair with Petraeus.