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.
January 24, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon inspector general has cleared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan of allegations that he sent inappropriate emails to a Florida woman who was also involved in the scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation. The inspector general determined that Gen. John Allen's emails to Jill Kelley, a married Tampa socialite with close ties to several senior military officers, did not constitute professional misconduct, a spokeswoman for the office said.
January 23, 2013 |
The Florida socialite with Philly roots who inadvertently toppled a CIA director has finally spelled out her side of the story. Jill Kelley told Howard Kurtz of thedailybeast.com that she was threatened with blackmail, didn't know the threats came from a woman, never pressed charges, never swapped 30,000 e-mails with a general, and never asked for an $80 million fee to land a deal with South Korea. In November, just after the presidential election, David Petraeus, who rose to fame as commander of allied military forces in Afghanistan, resigned as CIA chief, amid allegations of an affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.
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.
December 9, 2012 |
JILL KELLEY, the Florida socialite who triggered the FBI probe that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA chief, is shopping "a tell-all book" about the sex scandal, according to the New York Post . "Trust me, there is going to be a book in the New Year. You can count on it," said one of Kelley's friends, according to the London Daily Mail . Actually, Kelley, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, might be out to prove she doesn't have much to tell, at least about military affairs of the kind that retired general Petraeus allegedly indulged in with biographer Paula Broadwell.
November 29, 2012 |
TAMPA, FLA. - Jill Kelley wants the world to know that she didn't do anything wrong when she befriended top military brass. The Tampa socialite at the center of a scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus has hired a top Washington attorney and seems to be trying to change the narrative about her friendship with the general, her past and her role as an "honorary consul" to the country of South Korea. On Tuesday, Kelley's attorney Abbe Lowell released emails, telephone recordings and other material that he and Kelley say proves she never tried to exploit her friendship with Petraeus.
November 24, 2012
The sex scandal that led to former CIA Director David H. Petraeus' resignation, as well as a massive theft of personal data collected by a state in the heart of Dixie, shows the need for policymakers and individuals to take stronger steps to guard privacy in the digital age. The revelation that the much-decorated retired Army general had an extramarital affair with his biographer was the result of a sweeping FBI examination of e-mail messages between...
November 21, 2012
Petraeus not worth worshiping Thank you, Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, for speaking out against the idol worshipping of former Gen. David Petraeus ("More than one mistake," Tuesday). The adoration of Petraeus by members of Congress had a large part in allowing mistakes to be made in Iraq and Afghanistan. The fact that the general was caught committing adultery has brought him down, but his worst sin was his persistence in sending so many to their deaths for a lost cause. Diane L. Donato, West Chester, email@example.com Don't let Norquist run state I did not vote for antitax promoter Grover Norquist for governor of Pennsylvania.
November 21, 2012 |
The web is crawling with ideas as to who should play the unprincipled principles in the inevitable flick(s) about the sordid/torrid/horrid affair involving Gen. David Petraeus and biographer Paula Broadwell. Let's throw out a working title, too: Embedded. The biography's apt actual name, All In , is likely off-limits. A Saturday Night Live skit this weekend even scripted a scene or two, as "read" from All In by newcomer Cecily Strong playing Broadwell: The deadbolt slid into place with loud thunk.