The story continues!
Today we learned that the FBI was investigating General Petraeus because his mistress, Paula Broadwell, sent threatening emails to a woman who worked with General Petraeus, Jill Kelley. In an interview with Fox News on Sunday Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, called the General’s relationship with Kelley as ‘close’. Mrs. Kelley is described here as “the State Department’s liaison to the military’s Joint Special Operations Command”. Other sources say that is an unpaid, position that requires a security clearance.
Mrs. Kelley is married to Dr. Scott Kelly an esophageal oncologist in Tampa, Florida, where the General also resides. It is unclear if their relationship was more than one of friends. However, Paula Broadwell thought the relationship was more, which lead her to send threatening emails to Mrs. Kelley telling her to ‘stay away’ from the General. Mrs. Kelley felt so threatened by Mrs. Broadwell that she contacted the FBI. While investigating the threatening emails, the FBI uncovered General Petraeus’ affair with Mrs. Broadwell.
Earlier today Senator Feinstein said that the FBI is supposed to notify her, and other members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, when they discover a possible breach of security like this one. She was not notified and first learned of it when news sources covered the story on Friday. The news hit her ‘like a lightening bolt’. She was not happy that she had not previously been notified by the FBI. That will also be investigated by her committee. Senators and Congressmen hate to blindsided by a story! Feinstein is no exception.