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                                  David Petraeus, left, Jill Kelley, right, at CENTCOM party.
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                         Photos from Aspen Security Forum 2012, Aspen, CO, July 27, 2012

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   Jill Kelley has been identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Paula Broadwell (AP)

   “Having a bunch of medals and badges doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve achieved anything, you’ve got to do something beyond yourself to make a difference in life. Seek to be consequential in whatever you do.” ~Paula Broadwell
                           General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph. Above General David Petraeus and author Paula Broadwell


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Paula Broadwell, above at bottom center, and below at center right

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Below, Paula Broadwell next to Michael Chertoff, ex-Homeland Security

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Locked doors secure the hallway outside the hearing room where former CIA Director David Petraeus is testifing before the House Intelligence committee on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Libya, on Capitol




EX CIA Director David Petraeus believed terrorists behind Libya attack
David Petraeus sheds light on Benghazi attack

By KIMBERLY DOZIER | Associated Press

The ex-CIA chief David Petraeus says his talking points always referred to it as a terror strike

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, following the House Intelligence Committee hearing on the.



Locked doors secure the hallway outside the hearing room where former CIA Director David Petraeus is testifing before the House Intelligence committee on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Libya, on Capitol



WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the Obama administration initially described it publicly. The retired four-star general addressed the House and Senate intelligence committees as questions continue to persist over what the Obama administration knew in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and why their public description did not match intelligence agencies' assessments. Lawmakers said Petraeus testified that the CIA's draft talking points written in response to the assault on the diplomat post in Benghazi that killed four Americans referred to it as a terrorist attack. But Petraeus told the lawmakers that reference was removed from the final version, although he wasn't sure which federal agency took out the reference.

Democrats said Petraeus made it clear the change was not made for political reasons during President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. "The general was adamant there was no politicization of the process, no White House interference or political agenda," said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. "He completely debunked that idea." But Republicans are still critical of the administration's handling of the case. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Petraeus' testimony showed that "clearly the security measures were inadequate despite an overwhelming and growing amount of information that showed the area in Benghazi was dangerous, particularly on the night of September 11." Petraeus, who had a long and distinguished military career, was making his first Capitol Hill testimony since resigning last week in disgrace over an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. Lawmakers said he did not discuss that scandal except to express regret about the circumstances of his departure and say that Benghazi had nothing to do with his decision to resign.

Petraeus testified that the CIA draft written in response to the raid referred to militant groups Ansar al-Shariah and al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb but those names were replaced with the word "extremist" in the final draft, according to a congressional staffer. The staffer said Petraeus testified that he allowed other agencies to alter the talking points as they saw fit without asking for final review, to get them out quickly.

The staffer wasn't authorized to discuss the hearing publicly and described Petraeus' testimony to The Associated Press on a condition of anonymity. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Petraeus explained that the CIA's draft points were sent to other intelligence agencies and to some federal agencies for review. Udall said Petraeus told them the final document was put in front of all the senior agency leaders, including Petraeus, and everyone signed off on it. "The assessment that was publicly shared in unclassified talking points went through a process of editing," Udall said. "The extremist description was put in because in an unclassified document you want to be careful who you identify as being involved." Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said it's still not clear how the final talking points emerged used by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice five days after the attack when the White House sent her to appear in a series of television interviews. Rice said it appeared the attack was sparked by a spontaneous protest over an anti-Muslim video.

"The fact is, the reference to al-Qaida was taken out somewhere along the line by someone outside the intelligence community," King said. "We need to find out who did it and why." King said Petraeus had briefed the House committee on Sept. 14 and he does not recall Petraeus being so positive at that time that it was a terrorist attack. "He thought all along that he made it clear there was terrorist involvement," King said. "That was not my recollection."

Schiff said Petraeus said Rice's comments in the television interviews "reflected the best intelligence at the time that could be released publicly." "There was an interagency process to draft it, not a political process," Schiff said. "They came up with the best assessment without compromising classified information or source or methods. So changes were made to protect classified information. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said it's clear that Rice "used the unclassified talking points that the entire intelligence community signed off on, so she did completely the appropriate thing." He said the changes made to the draft accounts for the discrepancies with some of the reports that were made public showing that the intelligence community knew it was a terrorist attack all along. Lawmakers spent hours Thursday interviewing top intelligence and national security officials, trying to determine what intelligence agencies knew before, during and after the attack. They viewed security video from the consulate and surveillance footage by an unarmed CIA Predator drone that showed events in real time. The congressional staffer told the AP that they also watched the cellphone video that has been on YouTube showing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens being carried out by people who looked like they were trying to rescue him.

Associated Press writers Nedra Pickler, Larry Margasak and Andrew Miga contributed to this report.






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The latest bombshell came just days after Petraeus, the celebrity general who preceded Allen as allied commander in Afghanistan, resigned as head of the Central Intelligence Agency, citing an extramarital affair. The tangled web of intrigue came to light when FBI agents, acting after Kelley complained of having received anonymous threats, traced a series of emails back to Broadwell's online accounts.

General David Petraeus testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 29, 2012

Picture: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

 In this May 18, 2003, file photo, Paul Bremer, the new U.S. administrator in Iraq (center), walks with U.S. Commander Maj. Gen. David Petraeus (left) past a defaced mural of Saddam Hussein on their way to visit a police station in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul





Prime Minister of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Dr. Braham Salih (left) speaks to media at Saddam palace (now 101st Airborne Div. headquarters) as Major General David H. Petraeus, commander of 101st Airborne Div., looks on in Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 9, 2003.






 U.S. Army Col. Joseph Anderson (second left), Commander 2 BCT, talks to Major General David H. Petraeus (right), commander 101st Airborne Div., after the Sergeant Leonard Simmons from Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Div., memorial service in Mosul Aug.10, 2003.


 U.S. Army 101st Airborne division commander Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus (center) talks with congressional delegation Chairman Jerry Lewis (right) as he and other members of Congress arrive in Mosul Sept. 28, 2003.



Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus, 101st Airborne Division Commander, and Governor of Mosul Ghanim al-Basso cut the cake during a ceremony to mark Iraqi Army Day in Mosul on Jan. 6, 2004.


Maj. Gen. David Petraeus (center) kisses his wife, Holly (second left) as his son, Stephen (left), and daughter, Anne (right), look on upon his return home from Iraq to Fort Campbell, Ky., on Feb. 14, 2004.


President George W. Bush is greeted by Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus (right) upon his arrival at Ft. Campbell Army Base in Fort Campbell, Ky., on March 18, 2004.

 Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, chief, Office of Security Transition, testifies on Capitol Hill on June 17, 2004, via video from Iraq, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on training of Iraqi Security. Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, deputy director, Joint Chiefs of Staff, is at right.





 Then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) talks with Lt. Gen. David Petraeus on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Jan. 23, 2007, file photo.


President George W. Bush makes a statement on the war in Iraq in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on April 23, 2007. With him is Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the multinational force in Iraq.


Vice President Dick Cheney (center) is greeted by Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, as he arrives at Baghdad International Airport on a surprise visit in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 9, 2007.


Gen. David Petraeus waits to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Sept. 10, 2007, file photo, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the future course of the war in Iraq.


Then-Democratic candidate for president Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) listens as U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus provides a situation update on Iraq to a congressional delegation in Baghdad, July 21, 2008.


Sen McCain with Head of U.S. Central Command General David Petraeus



Head of U.S. Central Command General David Petraeus (left) talks with Pakistan Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar (right) during their meeting in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Nov. 3, 2008.


 U.S General David Petraeus (center) inspects the Afghan guard of honor with Afghan defiance minister Abdul Rahim Wardak (right) after arriving at the defiance ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 5, 2008.



Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice participates in an awards ceremony with Gen. David Patraeus at the U.S. State Dept. in Washington on Oct. 6, 2008.


Gen. David Petraeus (left) shakes hands with Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi in Rome on Dec. 9, 2008.




Gen. David Petraeus (right) looks on as President Barack Obama announces that he will replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as Commander in Afghanistan on June 23, 2010, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.


 In this Sept. 6, 2011, file photo, CIA director David Petraeus (right) speaks following his swearing-in ceremony with his wife, Holly Knowlton Petraeus (center), and Vice President Joe Biden (left) in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.



From left, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, CIA Director David Petraeus and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testify on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 2, 2012, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats.


Gen. David Petraeus, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, arrives with security at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, July 12, 2012.



 
Maj. Gen. James McConville (top left) and CIA Director David Petraeus (top right) inspect the troops on Aug. 17, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Petraeus returned to Fort Campbell to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the famed 101st Airborne Division, a unit he once led in combat in Iraq.



CIA Director David Petraeus warms up before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park Sept. 9, 2012, in Washington.





Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus, 101st Airborne Division Commander, and Governor of Mosul Ghanim al-Basso cut the cake during a ceremony to mark Iraqi Army Day in Mosul on Jan. 6, 2004.


                                                                                   
            Inspired Woman Magazine
              
                         General David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell
                                                                                       By Inspired Woman Magazine on February 3, 2012


From Paula Broadwell’s 2006 Century High School Hall of Fame Induction Bio:
In high school, Paula excelled in the classroom and beyond, fulfilling a variety of leadership roles from homecoming queen to CHS and state student council president, from all-state basketball player
to orchestra concert mistress, from AAU-Mars Milky Way All-American to valedictorian.
This passion directed toward excellence and a well-rounded education served Paula well as she advanced to West Point where she earned Dean’s List status and the honor of Class Secretary, all
while graduating at the top of her class in physical fitness and with honors in leadership. With a degree in Political Geography and Systems Engineering, Paula pursued a military intelligence career abroad, serving with conventional and special operations units in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Since that induction, Broadwell has continued to add titles and accolades to her bio, the latest being author. Her focus for the past year has been “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” which
began as her Ph.D. dissertation three years ago. In a few weeks, after she is finished with the initial promoting of her book, she will again become a PhD student, a virtual research assistant at Harvard,
and an Army Reservist assigned as an assistant teacher at West Point. “Yes, I wear a number of hats,” said Broadwell. “But my most important title is mom and wife.”
Finding a balance between her professional and personal life is something Broadwell seems to excel at, just like everything else she attempts. “I was driven when I was younger…driven at West Point
where it was much more competitive in that women were competing with men on many levels, and I was driven in the military and at Harvard, both competitive environments,” she explained. “But now, as
a working mother of two, I realize it is more difficult to compete in certain areas. I think it is important for working moms to recognize family is the most important. It doesn’t mean you have to put all of your
dreams, hopes and ambitions on hold. Just find a way to find a balance and, if you can, outsource the non-essential work.”

The following paragraph, written by Donna McAleer in Role Models / Honored Role (part 15): Paula
 Broadwell – Arc of a Driver, illustrates how the balance may come at a price:
“As a senior Army Captain, Broadwell cleared many of the hurdles to enter into the world of black
11/10/2012 8:55 AM http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uwfWyYmXiCM...operations.
But despite deep professional satisfaction and a unique opportunity, Paula traded her

active duty commission for one in the Army reserves. ‘It was my own inability to balance work and family. I had just become engaged. Entering black ops was a lifelong dream and I questioned the choice for sometime but soon realized I would find my way via other professional outlets, which I truly have! And I am blessed to have an incredible family life, and a sense of work-life balance. The important lesson for me is that you can have it all, just not all at the same time.’”
Broadwell couldn’t have accomplished all she has without extreme discipline and following her dreams. “I always wanted to be a public servant and work in international security,” she said. “I was
just following my passion, I found a way to do that through the military, and now through war correspondence and book writing.”
THE BOOK
When Broadwell began to pursue a Ph.D. in 2008, her dissertation was to conduct a case study of Petraues’s leadership. After two years she realized there was a book in the making and spent another
year embedded in Aghanistan observing Petraeus and his team.
What follows is an embed scenario and excerpt from the preface of “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus”
Broadwell spent quite a bit of time with this unit in the Arghandab, Kandahar Province:
An eerie calm fell over Bakersfield as the first of Flynn’s soldiers arrived at first light. Flynn, accompanied by members of his battalion staff and his personal security detail, set out on foot toward Bakersfield shortly before 8:00 a.m., following a convoy of engineers who were clearing the route of IEDs. But as Flynn approached, an IED detonated and the Taliban opened up with a barrage of small-arms fire. Then another IED went off and Flynn saw Specialist Michael L. Stansbery, 21, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, down on the road, injured by the blast. It had ripped his torso in half. A huge cloud of smoke hung in the air. Captain Andrew Shaffer, one of Flynn’s commanders, remembered how, at that moment, time seemed to slow to an agonizing crawl. “Medic!” he heard someone shout.
Radios crackled with reports of small-arms fi ring coming from the south.
Minutes later, yet another IED exploded, leaving two of Flynn’s sergeants bloodied and dazed. Then he saw Sergeant Kyle B. Stout, 25, of Texarkana, Texas, in the choking black smoke, gravely
wounded on the road. His face was frozen, mouth open. There was a blank look on his face. Three limbs were gone. Shaffer knelt beside him and forced a tourniquet over exposed bone and pulled it
tight on flaps of skin and muscle. He remembered thinking how strange it was that Stout wasn’t bleeding—his body was “shunting,”instinctively cutting off blood flow to its extremities in a last-ditch
effort to protect its vital organs. Flynn knelt by his side and tried to talk him back to consciousness. A call went out for medevac. A Black Hawk helicopter soon landed in a field fifty meters to the northeast and evacuated Stansbery and Stout from the battlefield… Flynn learned later, as the fighting raged and they maneuvered soldiers across the battlefield, that Stansbery, Stout and Pittman had died of the wounds they suffered in the opening moments of the battle. It soon became clear to them how important this simple crossing was to the enemy. The fighting continued for five days before Flynn’s soldiers finally cleared the objective.
***
(from Preface)
I first met General David H. Petraeus in the spring of 2006, when I was a graduate student at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. After two tours in Iraq, including command of
the 101st Airborne Division during the 2003 invasion, he was visiting Harvard to speak about his experiences and a new counterinsurgency manual he was developing as the three-star commander
11/10/2012 8:55 AM http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uwfWyYmXiCM...of the Army’s Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. It would get its first real test run
a year later, during the surge in Iraq, with Petraeus himself in command.
I was among the students invited by the school to meet with the general at a dinner afterward, because of my military background. I, too, was a West Point graduate, and I had been recalled to
active duty three times to work on counterterrorism issues in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. I had since joined the Army Reserve and begun graduate studies with the intent of returning either to active duty
or to the policy world. I introduced myself to then–Lieutenant General Petraeus and told him about my research interests; he gave me his card and offered to put me in touch with other researchers
and service members working on the same issues. I later discovered that he was famous for this type of mentoring and networking, especially with aspiring soldierscholars.

In 2008, I began to pursue a Ph.D. in public policy and to conduct a case study of Petraeus’s
 leadership. A few months into my research, General Petraeus, who was then leading Central
Command, invited me to go for a run with him and his team along the Potomac River during one of his visits to Washington. I figured I could interview him while we ran. Soon I learned what Petraeus
means when he says, “The only thing better than a little competition is a lot of competition!” My intent was to test him. I’d earned varsity letters in cross-country and indoor and outdoor track and finished
at the top of my class for athletics at West Point; I wanted to see if he could keep stride during an interview. Instead it became a test for me. As we talked during the run from the Pentagon to the
Washington Monument and back, Petraeus progressively increased the pace until the talk turned to heavy breathing and we reached a six-minute-per-mile pace. It was a signature Petraeus move. I
think I passed the test, but I didn’t bother to transcribe the interview. I later learned that, at the time, he was nearing the end of eight and a half weeks of radiation treatments for
prostate cancer.
I intended for my dissertation to trace the key themes—education, experience and the role of key mentors—of Petraeus’s intellectual development and to examine these principles in action over his
career. But when President Obama put him in charge of the war in Afghanistan in the summer of 2010, I decided to meld my research with an on-the-ground account of his command in Kabul—his
last military command, as it turned out. He would again become the face of a highly unpopular war, with a surge of 33,000 U.S. troops deploying.
Petraeus had a year to make the gains in Afghanistan that the president would need in order to begin his promised drawdown of forces in July 2011. Every minute counted. He commanded from
his fourteen-hundred-person headquarters in Kabul and traveled frequently throughout Afghanistan, visiting the more than 150,000 soldiers from forty-nine nations, of which 100,000 were from the
United States. By the fall he seemed to hit his stride. But every day in Afghanistan was hard, and no one was certain how it would end.

Broadwell in Zabul with school
 boys
This was the story I would report across several months in Afghanistan, observing Petraeus and his team, embedding with combat units, and interviewing dozens of senior officials, officers, soldiers and
Afghans. I spent time with infantry, artillery, Special Operations Forces and other military and civilian elements. I reported from the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, and the U.S. Embassy. I flew by helicopter to the sandy desert of Helmand Province, the jagged mountains of the Hindu Kush in eastern
Afghanistan and Kandahar’s lush Arghandab River Valley. I broke bread with Afghan ministers, 11/10/2012 8:55 AM http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uwfWyYmXiCM...businessmen and barefoot villagers. I ate MREs and T-rations in the field with our soldiers, some of whom were my former peers or West Point classmates. I traveled with retired general Jack Keane on
a theater-wide assessment in February, and I covered Petraeus’s trips back to Washington for his testimony on the war before Congress, his drawdown discussions with the White House, his
confirmation hearing to become director of the CIA, and his last week in Kabul. Throughout, I had numerous interviews and innumerable e-mail exchanges with Petraeus and his inner circle.
One of Petraeus’s favorite quotes comes from Seneca, a first-century Roman philosopher: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” This has been true for Petraeus at many turns;
his greatest “luck,” however, might have been the opportunity to lead the world’s finest troopers over six and a half years of deployments since 9/11.
I’ve had some luck, too, with this endeavor, and I am grateful and wiser for the journey.

”I’m grateful to have had this book writing opportunity and eager to use the book to draw attention to those who have served and incurred battlefield wounds that have changed their lives forever,” said
Broadwell. “I’m giving book proceeds to veteran support organizations that help troopers recover, especially from “invisible wounds.”  Paula is married to Dr. Scott Broadwell; they have two very busy young boys, Lucien and Landon.
They live together in Charlotte, NC, and when Broadwell is not on the frontlines, online, or writing lines, they love to run, ski, and surf together.

To order “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus” visit paulabroadwell.com


Visit Team Red White and Blue, a veteran support organization benefitting from the sale of “All In: The
 Education of General David Petraeus”
“Having a bunch of medals and badges doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve achieved anything, you’ve got to do something beyond yourself to make a difference in life. Seek to be consequential in
whatever you do.” ~Paula Broadwell



Generals backed Kelley's sister in court

By ADAM GOLDMAN and JACK GILLUM | Associated Press 

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest twist of the David Petraeus sex scandal, court records show the former CIA director and Gen. John Allen intervened last September in a messy custody dispute on behalf of Jill Kelley's sister, whom a judge described as dishonest and lacking integrity. Kelley is the woman who received harassing emails from Petraeus' biographer and paramour, according to U.S officials. She also is thought to have exchanged flirtatious communications with Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Pentagon investigators are now examining Allen's relationship with Kelley. The new court files are significant because they provide of a fuller picture of the twins' connections to Petraeus and Allen, two powerful figures ensnared in the scandal. It also raises questions why two decorated generals would vouch for Kelley's twin sister,Natalie Khawam, who had piles of legal troubles in recent years. Petraeus resigned Friday as CIA director after disclosures that author Paula Broadwell sent the emails to Kelley, who in turn went to the FBI, setting off a series of stunning revelations that have engulfed Washington just days after President Barack Obama was re-elected.

Both Allen and Petraeus wrote letters in September supporting Khawam in her ongoing custody fight for her son, D.C. Superior Court records show. Allen metKhawam, 37, when he was deputy commander of U.S. Central Command in Tampa, where they attended social functions. Petraeus said he met Khawam three years ago through Kelley. Both men said she was a loving mother and asked the judge in the case to drop onerous visitation restrictions. "In light of Natalie's maturity, integrity and steadfast commitment to raising her child, I humbly request your reconsideration of the existing, mandated custody settlement," Allen said.

But Superior Court Judge Neal Kravitz a year earlier criticized Khawam for her behavior and said her "misrepresentations about virtually everything" would continue.

"Ms. Khawam appears to lack any appreciation or respect for the importance of honesty and integrity in her interactions with her family, employers and others with whom she comes in contact," he wrote in November 2011. Not only did the judge in the case award her ex-husband custody last year of their 3-year-old son, John, but he also told Khawam to pay his legal bills amounting to $350,000. Khawam filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in April after racking up more than $3 million in debt, according to federal court records. mThe status of her most recent custody appeal was not immediately known.

Khawam did not respond to requests for comment Tuesday. Her relationship with her ex-husband, Grayson Wolfe, grew to levels of remarkable acrimony as detailed in court papers. She made repeated claims of abuse, which the judge called "an ever-expanding set of sensational accusations" against Wolfe that were "numerous," ''extraordinary," and, "so distorted that they defy any common sense view of reality." One case included a visit to Children's National Medical Center in December 2011 — a month after the judge granted custody to Wolfe — to treat alleged bruises to the child's nose and finger, hospital records show. Khawam told doctors her son complained of Wolfe hitting him, but court records show the child later recanted his statement. Wolfe's lawyer said the abuse report was a fabrication.

All told, it was a very different dynamic than what the two generals said they witnessed. "We have seen a very loving relationship — a mother working hard to provide her son enjoyable, educational and developmental experiences," Petraeus said in September, referring to when he hosted the family for Christmas dinner. "It is clear to me that John would benefit from much more time with his mother and from removal of the burdensome restrictions imposed on her when she does get to spend time with him."

Contact the Washington investigative team at DCinvestigations (at) ap.org

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U.S. Gen. John Allen


top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan
, 
during an interview with The Associated Press



   
 
 

Associated Press/Musadeq Sadeq, File - FILE - This July 22, 2012, file photo shows U.S. Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon says Gen. John Allen is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Panetta says he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

                                                         General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

                                                                                                                                                                                        By ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press
PERTH, Australia (AP) — In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeussex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigationfor alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a written statement issued to reporters aboard his aircraft, en route from Honolulu to Perth, Australia, that the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday.
Panetta said that he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday. 
A senior defense official traveling with Panetta said Allen's communications were with Jill Kelley, who has been described as an unpaid social liaison at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., which is headquarters to the U.S. Central Command. She is not a U.S. government employee.
Kelley is said to have received threatening emails from Broadwell, who is Petraeus' biographer and who had an extramarital affair with Petraeus that reportedly began after he became CIA director in September 2011.
Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday. 
  
Allen, a four-star Marine general, succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
The senior official, who discussed the matter only on condition of anonymity because it is under investigation, said Panetta believed it was prudent to launch a Pentagon investigation, although the official would not explain the nature of Allen's problematic communications. 
The official said 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen's communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 are under review. He would not say whether they involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information. He said he did not know whether Petraeus is mentioned in the emails.
"Gen. Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing in this matter," the official said. He said Allen currently is in Washington.
Panetta said that while the matter is being investigated by the Defense Department Inspector General, Allen will remain in his post as commander of the International Security Assistance Force, based in Kabul. He praised Allen as having been instrumental in making progress in the war.
 

Petraeus affair: FBI agent investigated after sending topless photos to Jill Kelley

Petraeus affair: FBI agent investigated after sending topless photos to Jill Kelley

The FBI agent who launched a probe that eventually led to CIA chief David Petraeus's resignation is now himself the subject of an internal investigation of his conduct, a report said Monday.


From left: Gen David Petraeus, Scott Kelley and his wife, Jill, and Holly Petraeus are shown at the 2010 Gasparilla parade in Tampa, Florida.
From left: Gen David Petraeus, Scott Kelley and his wife, Jill, and Holly Petraeus are shown at the 2010 Gasparilla parade in Tampa, Florida. Photo: Tampa Bay Times

13 Nov 2012
The unidentified agent allegedly sent shirtless photos of himself to Jill Kelley, a Florida woman who asked him for help after she received threatening emails accusing her of flirting with Petraeus, the Wall Street Journal said. 
The agent was pulled off the case over the summer and is now under investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's internal affairs unit, the newspaper said.
FBI investigators discovered that the harassing emails received by Mrs Kelley were found to have been sent by Paula Broadwell, a former army officer and biographer of Petraeus who had had an extramarital affair with him.
Mrs Broadwell was apparently suspicious of Mrs Kelley's friendship with Petraeus, and suspected that the Tampa woman - a Petraeus family friend - has amorous intentions towards the retired four-star general.
The explosive sex scandal led to the CIA chief's resignation on Friday, shocking the Washington establishment and raising questions about how and why the FBI kept the investigation under wraps for months.
The Wall Street Journal cited unnamed FBI officials as saying supervisors became concerned that the initial agent approached by Mrs Kelley was "obsessed" with the matter, and discovered the emails of shirtless photos of himself.

After being barred from working on the case, the agent approached a US lawmaker, Republican David Reichert of Washington state, expressing fears that the matter would be covered up.
That information was relayed back to FBI headquarters via congressional leaders, the report said.
Source: AFP
 



                        Spotlight on second woman in General David Petraeus Scandal  


                        New details emerge about the woman who allegedly got menacing emails from the general's mistress.



Associated Press/Cliff Owen, File - FILE - In this June 23, 2011, file photo, Gen. David Petraeus, center, walks with his wife Holly, left, past a seated Paula Broadwell, rear right, as he arrives to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee during a hearing on his nomination to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus quit Nov. 9, 2012, after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. As questions arise about the extramarital affair between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, she has remained quiet about details of their relationship. However, information has emerged about Jill Kelley, the woman who received the emails from Broadwell that led to the FBI’s discovery of Petraeus’ indiscretion. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

   

Spotlight on 2nd woman in Petraeus case

New details emerge about the woman who allegedly got menacing emails from the general's mistress.

By ADAM GOLDMAN, ANNE FLAHERTY and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions swirl about the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus
the retired general and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, have been quiet about details of their relationship. 
However, information has emerged about the woman who received the emails from Broadwellthat led to the FBI's discovery of
 Petraeus' indiscretion.
A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman as Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military'sCentral Command and Special Operations Command are located.
In a statement Sunday, Kelley and her husband, Scott, said: "We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years. We respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." The military official who identified Kelley spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation. He said Kelley had received harassing emails from Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her email account and eventually discover her relationship with Petraeus. The FBI contacted Petraeus and other intelligence officials, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asked Petraeus to resign. A former associate of Petraeus confirmed the target of the emails was Kelley, but said there was no affair between the two, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the retired general's private life. The associate, who has been in touch with Petraeus since his resignation, said Kelley and her husband were longtime friends of Petraeus and his wife, Holly.
Attempts to reach Kelley were not successful. Broadwell did not return phone calls or emails. The Petraeus news caught much of Washington by surprise and members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed the extramarital affair between Petraeus and his biographer. They questioned when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren't told sooner. "We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt," Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on "Fox News Sunday." Petraeus, 60, quit Friday after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. He has been married 38 years to Holly Petraeus, with whom he has two adult children, including a son who led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan as an Army lieutenant. Broadwell, a 40-year-old graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an Army Reserve officer, is married with two young sons.
Petraeus' affair with Broadwell will be the subject of meetings Wednesday involving congressional intelligence committee leaders, FBI deputy director Sean Joyce and CIA deputy director Michael Morell.
David Petraeus scandal widens to include Barack Obama's cabinet

General Petraeus and wife Holly
General David Petraeus, seen with wife Holly at the Super Bowl in 2009, has admitted to having an affair.
General David Petraeus, seen with wife Holly at the Super Bowl in 2009, has admitted to having an affair. Photo: REUTERS
General David Petraeus: the thoughtful, superfit 'Warrior Monk' who helped to fix Iraq
The Sunday Telegraph's former Baghdad correspondent Colin Freeman, who interviewed General Petraeus in 2008, reflects on his remarkable rise and fall



6:18PM GMT 10 Nov 2012
As head of the CIA, General David Petraeus would have known all too well that an extra-marital affair would jeopardise his career. Even his critics, though, would concede that he has previously risked his reputation in far more noble causes.
In 2007, he was in charge of the controversial "troop surge" in Iraq, the last-ditch gamble to turn the country away from all-out civil war between Sunni and Shia Muslims.
At the time, Washington's political and military establishment were bitterly divided over the plan. With the US death toll in Iraq rising rapidly, many were convinced that the last thing America should do was pour an extra 28,000 troops in where so many had already died.
So when Gen Petraeus agreed to act as its executor, he was well aware that he risked becoming a modern-day answer to General William Westmoreland, whose decision to send endless extra units into Vietnam became synonymous with America's failure there.
Indeed, as Gen Petraeus later told me in an interview at his heavily-fortified headquarters in Baghdad, he himself was half-convinced he would fail at first.
"It set in upon us as we patrolled that this was going to be extraordinarily difficult," he said, speaking of his horror at seeing entire neighbourhoods devastated by civil war. Asked if he regretted taking the mission on, he replied: "About once an hour."
Instead, he turned it into his most enduring triumph, showing him to be as much a politician as military expert. Extra boots on the ground helped stabilise the streets. But far more important was the diplomatic outreach to Iraq's Sunnis, disenfranchised ever since the ouster of their kinsman, Saddam Hussein. By turning them against al-Qaeda, with whom they had allied to fight both the Americans and their fellow Shias, the key dynamic in the civil war was removed.
True, the murder rate merely dropped to hundreds a month rather than thousands, but it nonetheless represented the start of Iraq's slow - if yet incomplete - retreat from chaos.
Success with the surge earned Gen Petraeus rock star status among his own troops, and he was even tipped as a future presidential candidate.
He then did a similar job in Afghanistan after his opposite number there, General Stan McChrystal, was forced to step down after his aides made derogatory remarks to Rolling Stone magazine about US administration officials.
Finally, President Barack Obama moved him to the CIA last September, in what many saw as a ploy to stop him getting the Republican presidential nomination by putting him in a role that is by definition low-profile.
It should have been another crowning moment in a glittering career, which had seen him marked for greatness ever since coming top of the class of 1974 at West Point Military Academy.
Known as a fitness fanatic even by the standards of the US military - he would go for a daily five-mile run even in the heat of a Baghdad summer - he was nonetheless one of the US military's most thoughtful soldiers, a man well aware that winning wars involved more than just US firepower.
His authorship of an influential US counter-insurgency field manual earned him the nickname the "Warrior Monk", and as commander during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he was known for asking embedded reporters "Tell me how this ends?"
Many interpreted that catchphrase as a premonition of the chaos that he was later called back to Iraq to fix. Few could ever have imagined it having such resonance in his own career.
David Petraeus scandal widens to include Barack Obama's cabinet
Raf Sanchez
By Raf Sanchez, Washington
7:58PM GMT 12 Nov 2012
The crisis over General David Petraeus's resignation reached Barack Obama's cabinet for the first time as it was claimed the US Attorney General knew about the affair for months but kept it secret until the day of the presidential election.
General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph.
General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph. Photo: AP
Eric Holder, the head of the Justice Department, was reportedly told in the late summer that FBI agents were investigating the former CIA director's sexual relationship with Paula Broadwell, his biographer.
The information was kept inside the Justice Department until last week, even though FBI agents had already discovered classified information on Mrs Broadwell's computer.
Allegations that one of the President's closest allies had known about the affair fuelled theories of a cover-up as the scandal expanded to include a second woman and continued to shake Washington.
Mrs Broadwell's father said his daughter was the victim of an attempt to hide "something else entirely", while friends of Gen Petraeus suggested a link between the resignation and his scheduled appearance later this week before a Congressional committee investigating the attack on theUS consulate in Benghazi.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Mr Holder was told of the investigation into Gen Petraeus several months ago but it was not until Nov 6 that officials informed James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, who immediately urged Gen Petraeus to resign.
Neither the FBI nor the Justice Department has officially commented but in private briefings insisted there was no obligation to inform the White House because it had already determined there was no breach of national security.
However, when FBI agents confronted Mrs Broadwell in September they seized a computer they believed she used to contact Gen Petraeus and found secret documents stored on it.
FBI agents were seen searching the Broadwell home in North Carolina on Monday night. It was not clear why.
Both Mrs Broadwell and Gen Petraeus admitted their affair during interviews with the FBI but both denied that he was the source of the classified material, according to the Journal.
The nature of the files is unknown but in a speech at the University of Denver in late October, Mrs Broadwell seemed to suggest she was privy to insider knowledge about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
The 40-year-old claimed Libyan militia members had been imprisoned in a small CIA building near the consulate, a theory that was not public at the time and has since been denied by the agency.
Any suggestion that the Justice Department kept its investigation in Gen Petraeus's affair secret to prevent it from becoming an election issue could be hugely damaging to the Obama administration.
Peter King, a Republican congressman who sits on the House intelligence committee, described the situation as a "crisis of major proportions" and the FBI had been "derelict in its duty" by not immediately informing the White House.
"Once the FBI realised that it was investigating the director of the CIA or the CIA director had come within its focus or its scope, I believe at that time they had an absolute obligation to tell the president," Mr King told MSNBC. "Not to protect David Petraeus, but to protect the president."
Paul Kranz, Mrs Broadwell's father, suggested that his daughter was being targeted as part as part of a broader cover-up.
"This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out," he told the New York Daily News outside the family home in North Dakota.
A friend of Gen Petraeus questioned the "very suspicious" timing of the resignation, less than a week before the Benghazi hearings. "A lot of very senior people in the administration did not want him to give that evidence," the friend said.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat chair of the Senate intelligence committee said there was "absolutely not" any link between the two and that the President had "no choice" but to accept Gen Petraeus's resignation after it was offered on Thursday.
Mr Obama will be forced to answer questions about the affair during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday, his first since the election.
Gen Petraeus has not been seen since stepping down on Friday but told friends Mrs Broadwell was his only mistress and that his wife Holly was "furious" at his infidelity after 38 years of marriage.
"He had a huge job and he felt he was doing great work and that is all gone now," Steven Boylan, a former Army Colonel and ex-Petraeus spokesman, told ABC News.
Meanwhile, the CIA and Congress remained locked in a standoff over whether Gen Petraeus would appear before the House and Senate intelligence committees to testify on his former agency's role in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
Immediately after his resignation on Friday, the CIA announced he would no longer attend the hearing and that Michael Morell, the agency's acting director, would be sent instead.
Mr King has called the former general "an absolutely essential witness" and demanded that he still appear, while other Republicans last week raised the possibility of issuing a subpoena to force him to testify.
David Petraeus: Michael Morell, the 'career spook' replacing him
While General David Petraeus arrived at the CIA as a war hero under an intense public spot light, his replacement is a consummate man of the shadows.
David Petraeus: Michael Morell, the 'career spook' replacing him
Michael Morell who will replace General David Petraeus Photo: AP
General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph.
General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph. Photo: AP
David Petraeus: Paula Broadwell 'had classified documents on computer'
FBI agents investigating the biographer alleged to have had an affair with General David Petraeus found classified documents on her computer, it has emerge
James Orr
By James Orr, Charlotte
6:14PM GMT 12 Nov 2012


The discovery raises questions as to whether America's top soldier was involved in leaking sensitive material to  Paula Broadwell, 40.
Officials examining the case say they were alerted to the data after interviewing Mrs Broadwell over her relationship with the four-star general in October this year.
Gen Petraeus, 60, has denied providing secret documents to the married mother-of-two, leaving investigators with the task of establishing who is behind their release.
Yesterday, senior government lawyers said they were keen to question Mrs Broadwell over how she came by the undisclosed material.
They are also anxious to ascertain the source of the former Army reservist's information on the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September.
In a speech at the University of Denver in October, Mrs Broadwell claimed that the CIA annex where two Americans were killed during the attack "had actually taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoners".
It was, she said, "an effort to get them back" that provided the motive for the deadly attack in which a total of four Americans, including US Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed.
Mrs Broadwell told the audience: "Now I don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually – had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that's still being vetted."
US officials have so far made no reference to the possibility of prisoners being the catalyst for the much criticised bloodshed in Benghazi.
On Sunday, a spokesman for the CIA claimed the suggestion that the agency kept prisoners in Libya was "uninformed and baseless."
Mrs Broadwell has come under intense scrutiny since Gen Petraeus submitted his resignation as director of the CIA citing an extramarital affair.
The fitness fanatic, who is married to her husband Scott, a radiologist, has not been seen since news of the scandal broke.
Details of the pair's apparent close relationship have continued to emerge, however, with recent allegations including Gen Petraeus taking her with him on a government-funded trip to Paris in July last year.
On Monday, no one was home at the Broadwell's family residence in an upmarket area of Charlotte, North Carolina.
A spokesman for Charlotte Radiology Breast Centre, where Dr Broadwell works, refused to comment on his whereabouts. He "was not seeing patients today," she added.
David Petraeus: Michael Morell, the 'career spook' replacing him
By Raf Sanchez, Washington
4:29PM GMT 11 Nov 2012
While General David Petraeus arrived at the CIA as a war hero under an intense public spot light, his replacement is a consummate man of the shadows.
David Petraeus: Michael Morell, the 'career spook' replacing him
Michael Morell who will replace General David Petraeus Photo: AP
Michael Morell is a "career spook" and 32-year veteran of the agency, who rose from his first job as a lowly economic analyst to the man briefing the President of the United States.
Mr Morell was with George W Bush at a Florida primary school as the second plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11.
When Mr Bush asked him who was responsible he replied: "I haven't seen any intelligence, but I would bet every dollar I have that it's al-Qaeda," according to the Wall Street Journal.
Over the next decade he was deeply involved in the fight against al-Qaeda, including the audacious plan to storm Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
But he was one of a number of officials urging caution on President Barack Obama. He reminded the US leader of the US intelligence failures that had led to the doomed search for weapons on mass destruction in Iraq.
"We end up having bits of information that have a multitude of possible explanations," he told the Journal. "You've got to be really humble about the business we're in."
Mr Morell has been in the top job once before, running the CIA as an interim director for two months in 2011 while Gen Petraeus was preparing to take command.
The two men worked together closely, with the spy guiding the former Army commander in intelligence affairs, urging him not to pull rank and to make a point of mixing with staff at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
But despite the enormous respect for him in Washington, and the longing for stability at the CIA after going through five leaders since 9/11, Mr Morell is likely to again hand over the director's office within months.
Directors of the CIA are usually appointed from outside of the agency and other possible contenders include John Brennan, a former spy who is now Mr Obama's counterterrorism adviser, and Jane Harman, a former Democrat congresswoman with close links to the agency.
By Raf Sanchez, Washington
4:29PM GMT 11 Nov 2012
Michael Morell is a "career spook" and 32-year veteran of the agency, who rose from his first job as a lowly economic analyst to the man briefing the President of the United States.
Mr Morell was with George W Bush at a Florida primary school as the second plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11.
When Mr Bush asked him who was responsible he replied: "I haven't seen any intelligence, but I would bet every dollar I have that it's al-Qaeda," according to the Wall Street Journal.
Over the next decade he was deeply involved in the fight against al-Qaeda, including the audacious plan to storm Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
But he was one of a number of officials urging caution on President Barack Obama. He reminded the US leader of the US intelligence failures that had led to the doomed search for weapons on mass destruction in Iraq.
"We end up having bits of information that have a multitude of possible explanations," he told the Journal. "You've got to be really humble about the business we're in."
Mr Morell has been in the top job once before, running the CIA as an interim director for two months in 2011 while Gen Petraeus was preparing to take command.
The two men worked together closely, with the spy guiding the former Army commander in intelligence affairs, urging him not to pull rank and to make a point of mixing with staff at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
But despite the enormous respect for him in Washington, and the longing for stability at the CIA after going through five leaders since 9/11, Mr Morell is likely to again hand over the director's office within months.
Directors of the CIA are usually appointed from outside of the agency and other possible contenders include John Brennan, a former spy who is now Mr Obama's counterterrorism adviser, and Jane Harman, a former Democrat congresswoman with close links to the agency.
Petraeus 'shocked' to hear of emails lover 'sent to rival'
David Petraeus, the former CIA director, was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, it has emerged.
The retired general regrets the affair "on so many levels", his friend and former spokesman Steve Boylan was reported as saying.
"I don't think anyone can really imagine how this has affected both his family and himself and, to some degree, the nation," Mr Boylan said. "He regrets the poor judgment and the lack of discipline more than we can probably put into words."
A close associate of Gen Petraeus told the Associated Press that the former head of America's spy agency was shocked to learn that his girlfriend Paula Broadwell was allegedly sending threatening messages to Jill Kelley, a family friend of the Petraeus's.

Jill Kelley has been identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Paula Broadwell (AP)
The AP reported that Gen Petraeus was not shown the message, but that he was told by investigators that the emails warned Mrs Kelley, a Florida socialite, to stay away from him.
FBI agents were searching Mrs Broadwell's home on Monday night.
Mr Boylan, who said he spoke to Gen Petraeus over the weekend, told Agence France-Presse that his former boss was devastated by the scandal.
He also said that the general told Holly, his wife of 38 years, of the affair before it became public.

General David Petraeus with wife Holly at the Super Bowl in 2009 (Reuters)
"To say she is disappointed and furious would probably be a huge understatement at this point," Mr Boylan said.
The couple has two adult children, Stephen, who led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan, and Anne.
Gen Petraeus, 60, commanded international troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and Mrs Broadwell, 40, had close access to the four-star general during several trips she took to Afghanistan to write his official biography.
Both Mrs Kelley and Gen Petraeus have insisted their relationship was just platonic.
Source: agencies
Gen John Allen investigated for 'inappropriate communications' to Jill Kelley
The US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for "inappropriate" emails to Jill Kelley, the woman linked to the sex scandal involving former CIA director David Petraeus, it has emerged.
General John Allen is under investigation over allegations of “inappropriate communications” with Jill Kelley, a key figure in the scandal which led to Gen Petraeus’ resignation.
The latest twist in the unfolding controversy, disclosed to reporters aboard the US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta’s plane, suggests the probe into Gen Petraeus’ shock resignation is widening yet further.
Mr Panetta said Gen Allen's nomination as NATO supreme commander had now been put in hold with the agreement of President Barack Obama.
The nature of the emails is not yet clear, although a senior defence official told news agency AFP there was a “distinct possibility” they were linked with Gen Petraeus.
The US official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the FBI had uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of correspondence between Gen Allen and Mrs Kelley.
They are understood to mostly take the form of emails, with the majority being sent between 2010 and 2012.
Mrs Kelley, a 37-year-old "social liaison" to an air force base in Tampa, Florida, had a longstanding family friendship with Gen Petraeus but had no official status in the military.

From left: Gen David Petraeus, Scott Kelley and his wife, Jill, and Holly Petraeus are shown at the 2010 Gasparilla parade in Tampa, Florida. (Tampa Bay Times)
She is said to have alerted the FBI after allegedly receiving threatening emails earlier this year that were eventually traced to Mrs Broadwell.
The FBI then found emails between Mrs Broadwell and Gen Petraeus that revealed their affair.

General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph (AP)
Mrs Kelley, a mother-of-three, has already employed Judy Smith, Monica Lewinsky's former crisis manager, and Abbe Lowell, a white-collar attorney who defended John Edwards, to assist her.
Mr Panetta said in a statement that his department was informed about the case by the FBI on Sunday and that he had referred it to the Pentagon's inspector general for investigation.
He had ordered a Pentagon investigation of Gen Allen on Monday, he said.
He added Gen Allen would remain in Kabul as the commander of NATO-led security forces but that he had asked the Senate Armed Services Committee to delay action on Allen's pending nomination to be NATO's supreme allied commander.
He has also requested the Senate committee moves promptly on the nomination for Gen Allen's successor in Afghanistan, General Joseph Dunford.
It remained unclear what allegations Gen Allen faces, and officials declined to comment as to whether the Marine general was accused of using his work email to communicate with Mrs Kelley or had disclosed any classified information.
The defence official said: “It's far too early to speculate on what the IG [inspector general] might find.
"There is enough concern that we believe it was a prudent measure to take appropriate steps to direct an investigation and notify Congress.
"We need to see where the facts lead in this matter, before jumping to any conclusions whatsoever."
He added that Gen Allen insisted on his innocence.
"General Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing in this matter," he said.
Both Gen Petraeus and Gen Allen served in Tampa, home to US Central Command, which Gen Petraeus led before taking over as commander in Afghanistan in 2010.
Gen Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday.
(Clockwise from top left) General David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, US Marine General John Allen, David Petraeus with his wife Holly and Jill Kelley
(Clockwise from top left) General David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, US Marine General John Allen, David Petraeus with his wife Holly and Jill Kelley Photo: AP/AFP/EPA
8:01AM GMT 13 Nov 2012
Gen Allen has disputed any wrongdoing.
David Petraeus ordered lover Paula Broadwell to stop emailing Jill Kelley
David Petraeus reportedly tried to rein in his mistress after federal agents discovered that she had sent a string of harassing emails to a Florida socialite.
By Jon Swaine, Florida and James Orr in North Carolina
 12 Nov 2012
Florida socialite nothing more than a close friend of David Petraeus
From left: Gen David Petraeus, Scott Kelley and his wife, Jill, and Holly Petraeus are shown at the 2010 Gasparilla parade in Tampa, Florida. Photo: Tampa Bay Times
Paula Broadwell, the former CIA director’s biographer and lover, allegedly sent threatening messages to Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old “social liaison” for the US military in Tampa, triggering the FBI investigation which led to Gen Petraeus’s downfall.
When Mrs Kelley, a family friend of the Petraeuses, learned from the FBI that the anonymous messages were coming from Mrs Broadwell she turned to the former general for help. Gen Petraeus then urged Mrs Broadwell to stop, according to the Washington Post.
Mrs Kelley reportedly went to the FBI in early summer after she began receiving the emails. The relationship between the general and his biographer is believed to have ended in July.
On Sunday Mrs Kelley, who insists that the former CIA director is just a close friend who is like a grandfather to her children, was identified as the woman Mrs Broadwell believed was her rival.
Mrs Kelley was silent yesterday after hiring Monica Lewinsky's former crisis manager.
After stating that she and her husband, Scott, a surgeon, "have been friends with Mr Petraeus and his family for over five years", Mrs Kelley requested privacy and briefly fled their $1.2 million (£756,000) mansion after being besieged by media during a birthday party for one of her daughters.
Neighbours and friends yesterday supported the mother-of-three's strenuous denials that she had engaged in anything other than friendship with the 60-year-old retired general. "She would say he was kind of like a grandpa to her girls," said one, who asked not to be named.
Mrs Kelley, whose role as "social liaison" is unpaid, was a frequent guest at Central Command functions. After being presented at one event with a certificate naming her an "honorary ambassador" for allied nations, she began using the title minus the "honorary", according to The Associated Press.
She and her husband hosted Mr Petraeus at a party on their lawn for Tampa's annual Gasparilla parade in 2010. He arrived with a 28-car motorcade. Other guests included Pam Bondi, Florida's Attorney General and a close ally of Mitt Romney, the former presidential candidate.
Mrs Kelley is believed to have sparked the inquiry after receiving messages from anonymous email accounts that reportedly warned her to "back off" and to "stay away from my guy".
She has hired Abbe Lowell, a formidable white-collar attorney who defended John Edwards, the former US presidential candidate, against corruption charges that were dropped earlier this year.
Mrs Kelley also recruited Judy Smith, a Washington-based crisis manager and former spokesman for George W. Bush, who represented Ms Lewinsky after her affair with Bill Clinton. Neither Mr Lowell nor Ms Smith returned requests for comment.
Mrs Kelley, who has an identical twin sister, comes from a Lebanese family that moved to Philadelphia in the 1970s. Her parents are believed to have run a restaurant and a vehicle registration company in nearby New Jersey.
Her alleged harasser, Mrs Broadwell, has come under intense scrutiny since Gen. Petraeus submitted his resignation on Friday. The former military officer and fitness fanatic, whose husband is also a senior medic called Scott, has not been seen since news of the scandal broke.
Details of her apparent relationship continued to emerge yesterday, however, with reports that Gen Petraeus took her with him on a government-funded trip to Paris in July last year. The US defence department did not comment.
Mrs Broadwell has reportedly hired Robert Muse, a prominent Washington criminal attorney who dealt with the fallout of the Watergate scandal, to represent her. 
No one was at the Broadwell's family home in an upmarket area of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday. Later on in the evening, FBI agents were seen searching the home. It was not clear why.
A spokesman for Charlotte Radiology Breast Centre, where Dr Broadwell works as a radiologist, refused to comment on his whereabouts. He "was not seeing patients today," she said.
Dr Tim Stanley is a historian of the United States. His biography of Pat Buchanan is out now. His personal website is www.timothystanley.co.ukand you can follow him on Twitter @timothy_stanley.
The general, the hostess, the director and his lover: Petraeus adds farce to the Benghazi tragedy
By Tim Stanley US politics Last updated: November 13th, 2012
The Director (right) and his lover (left)
It’s bad enough that America has a president who doesn’t know his “act of terror” from his elbow, but the Petraeus scandal adds a dash of farce to the Benghazi tragedy. Blogger RS McCain has sourced this fun summary of the scandal, which began when the lover of the former Director of the CIA first started sending anonymous and ominous emails to a woman that she suspected of moving in on her man…
Jill Kelley, the woman who was (allegedly) threatened by Gen. Petraeus’s squeeze Paula Broadwell and who (apparently) started the FBI investigation that led to Petraeus’ ouster, who went to the FBI for help after the threats and then (allegedly) had a relationship with the FBI agent in charge of her own case, who (allegedly) sent her shirtless pics of himself, also (apparently, allegedly) had “compromising” communications with Gen. John Allen, the Big Damn Commander of our war effort in Afghanistan … It’s not a love triangle. It’s a love Pentagon.
Indeed, it's all very swinging. One of the commentators on McCain’s blog appends this honest, if rather tangential, insight: “I'm a former Swinger. It's a great lifestyle. Though, hard to keep up.” Amen, brother.
How does this comedy relate to the horror of Benghazi, when four American citizens were killed at the tail end of what increasingly looks like an intelligence operation gone bad? It testifies to the extraordinary incompetence at all levels of the federal security state. There was the affair itself between Petraeus and Paula Broadwell (a mother of two), which screams “potential for blackmail.” The well toned two shared an obsession with “fitness and the study of leadership” and they communicated through emails stored in draft folders – a method “often used by terrorists” and lovesick teens. Broadwell apparently got jealous of party hostess Ms Kelley and started harassing her, which is when the FBI was called in. The FBI took a bizarrely long time to piece things together while rummaging around in private email accounts. The FBI is also now looking at "potentially inappropriate" correspondence between Kelley and US Marine Corps General John R Allen. There's 20,000 to 30,000 pages to work through, which hints at an "inappropriate" relationship of Tolstoyan proportions.
Lots of questions occur. Did the CIA know about the FBI investigation and why didn’t it intervene? If the FBI knew about the affair, did it tell Attorney General Eric Holder? If Eric Holder knew, did he tell the President? If the White House was kept in the dark, then it was shielded from a potential security risk. Indeed some are asking if Petraeus passed on classified information to his lover. And why wasn’t it until after the election that the public discovered what was going on?
Petraeus’ fall from grace looks innocent as much as adultery can be innocent. But its proximity to the Benghazi disaster makes it a lot more important. A question still lingers as to why the former CIA Director gave a brief to the House Intelligence Committee that contradicted his own agency's reports about what happened in Libya. Victoria Toensing of Fox News writes,
For some reason DCI Petraeus backed the Obama unsupported theory that the video made the attackers do it rather than his own Chief of Station’s assessment that it was a planned military attack. Why do the shifting stories and misplaced theory of cause matter?  Because if an administration pushes a political agenda that applauds the killing of Bin Laden as the ultimate act for eradicating the radical Islamic threat, then that same administration ignores its Ambassador’s urgent pleas for more security for fear it will appear Bin Laden’s demise was not the answer to that threat.  Our country’s chief spy is supposed to know which theory is held up by the evidence.
All speculation, but the Petraeus affair compounds this mystery with another. If the FBI knew that the Director was a security risk, why didn’t it obey the law and inform the Intelligence Committees and the White House? Maybe it did, maybe it didn't. The mystery deepens.
Spy chief Gen David Petraeus, his 'embedded' biographer and the FBI email trawl that exposed their affair
General David Petraeus resigned as CIA director after an FBI hunt for a suspicious emailer revealed his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.
Spy chief Gen David Petraeus, his 'embedded' biographer and the FBI email trawl that exposed their affair
General David Petraeus resigned as CIA director after an FBI hunt for a suspicious emailer revealed his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.
He was lauded as the greatest soldier-scholar of his generation, a highly decorated general who was equally at home negotiating the intrigues of Washington or in the trenches of Iraq and Afghanistan.
She was a fellow West Point graduate, a counter-terrorism expert, a fitness champion and a tall, striking brunette two decades his junior who had modelled for a machine gun manufacturer.
Now the career of General David Petraeus has ended in the tawdry disgrace of a sex scandal after he stunned the US military, intelligence and political establishments with his resignation as America's spy chief because of an extramarital affair.
His reported mistress, Paula Broadwell, was the co-author of a fawning recent biography of the general, who resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday. Both are married with children.
In a remarkable twist, it was agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation who discovered that the head of the CIA was conducting an affair. The investigation was launched when an unidentified woman described as close to the general contacted the FBI after she received threatening emails, according to an account in The Washington Post.
The FBI traced the emails to Mrs Broadwell and in the process uncovered explicit messages between her and Gen Petraeus, law enforcement officials told the newspaper.
It is reported that investigators initially thought that the CIA director's personal email account might have been hacked, but concluded that the two were indeed having an affair and that Mrs Broadwell perceived the other woman as a threat to that relationship.
Other US media also reported that the investigation involved two women, indicating that Gen Petraeus' career may have collapsed amid an acrimonious love triangle. Suspicions of infidelities had followed him for years, current and former US military officials told The Washington Post.
"It was portrayed to us that the FBI was investigating something else and came upon him," a congressional official briefed on the inquiry told The New York Times.
The dates of the affair are unclear. An unnamed official told The Wall Street Journal that the relationship started after Gen Petraeus left the army in August 2011 and that he broke it off several months ago. But the two were reported to have been close in Afghanistan when Mrs Broadwell was, in military parlance, an "embedded" journalist with him between 2010 and 2011.
Ronald Kessler, a veteran Washington journalist who has written a book on the FBI and has close contacts at the bureau, said that the investigators found emails from the general's time in Afghanistan apparently detailing sexual encounters, including a tryst under his desk.
Gen Petraeus is not under investigation for any crime, US officials said. But as head of the CIA, he would have known that an affair would jeopardise his career. The military mastermind who rewrote US doctrines of counter-insurgency and was proud of savvy in media and politics has been brought down by human weakness and a shocking lack of judgment.
He was a model and mentor for many up-and-coming officers. Among his fellow top brass, however, there were those who viewed him as a vaunting careerist who crafted his portrayal in the media for his own personal ambitions.
So it is a sad irony that an affair apparently with an adulatory biographer sabotaged his ambitions. "Gen Petraeus is a man obsessed by his own image," a senior officer who knows him well told The Sunday Telegraph in the US. "Sadly this has been his downfall."
His fall from grace leaves Barack Obama searching for a new spy chief just days after his re-election. The timing also prompted conspiracy theories: the CIA director had been due to testify Congress this week to be grilled about how his agency and the White House handled intelligence on the US consulate attack in Benghazi that claimed the lives of four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya. Some congressmen demanded that he still appear, despite his resignation.
Gen Petraeus, 60, led the 101st Airborne Division in the 2003 Iraq invasion and later commanded the military "surges" in Iraq and Afghanistan, operations based on his counter-insurgency strategy that focused on protecting civilians as well as killing enemies.
The "surge" in Iraq, under George W Bush, is widely credited with turning around a failed war; the second, under Mr Obama, delivered a major blow to the Taliban.
The general, who has been married for 37 years and has two adult children, retired from the army when appointed by Mr Obama last September to head the CIA. At the time some Republicans hoped that the war veteran could be persuaded to run for president. There was speculation this year that Mitt Romney might pick him as a running mate.
Mrs Broadwell, 40, a high achiever in her own right, lives in a large brick home valued at nearly $1 million in an upmarket district of Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband Scott, a radiologist, and their two young sons, Landon and Lucien.
She is a research associate at Harvard's Centre for Public Leadership and is working on a doctorate in the war studies department at King's College London.
She has several other qualifications from leading institutions and previously worked for US Special Operations Command and an FBI joint terrorism task force. According to the biography on her personal website, which was taken down after the scandal broke, she has completed half-triathlons and was a "female model/demonstrator" for a manufacturer of .45-calibre machine guns.
Mrs Broadwell and Gen Petraeus met in 2006 at Harvard when she was studying for a master's degree at the Kennedy School of Government and he gave a lecture there. She introduced herself and the visiting officer answered her follow-up questions on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism.
With his help, she moved on to a PhD dissertation entitled "A case study of General Petraeus's leadership".
Two years later, Mr Obama was appointed him to run the war in Afghanistan after his predecessor, Gen Stanley McChrystal, quit following disparaging comments that he and his senior staff made to a Rolling Stone magazine journalist about Obama administration officials. Gen Petraeus noted at the time that there would have been no such naive slips by his team.
Mrs Broadwell spotted an opportunity to turn her dissertation into a book and negotiated a deal with Penguin Press, bringing in Vernon Loeb, a Washington Post editor, to help. She boasted of her access to her subject in a hagiographical work that some reviewers said amounted to a gushing love letter.
"I took full advantage of his open-door policy to seek insight and share perspectives," she wrote in All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, published in January. In the book blurb, she describes her "passion for leadership and security policy".
In an interview with Jon Stewart, the US television show host, Mrs Broadwell told how from summer 2010 to summer 2011 she spent several months "embedded" - the military term for journalists given official access to the armed forces in a war zone - with Gen Petraeus in Afghanistan.
During the show, she made clear her starry-eyed fondness for her subject. "He can turn water into bottled water," she joked. She has also said that she viewed him as a mentor and in the book she notes that he saw her as an "aspiring soldier-scholar" - a high accolade from a man who regarded himself as the master exponent of that combination.
Both were also fitness fanatics. Indeed, she conducted much of her research work during the five-mile morning runs to which Gen Petraeus would invite honoured guests in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I thought I'd test him, but he was going to test me - it ended up being a test for both of us since we both ran pretty quickly," she told Stewart. "That was the foundation of our relationship." When he didn't want to answer questions, she said, "he would pick up the pace so neither of us could talk".
The revelation of the affair came as little surprise to some who worked with the two in Afghanistan. "As soon as the announcement was made, I knew in an instant who it was," a senior US military source who has worked closely with Gen Petraeus and knew Mrs Broadwell told the Business Insider website.
"Everything made sense. Who had exclusive access to him? Who wrote the hagiography on his life? Who framed their entire existence around his persona?"
The unnamed source added: "She went from someone very likeable to a shameless, self-promoting prom queen. A very disturbing shift in how she carried herself. If she knew [Gen Petraeus] was going to make an appearance at an event, she'd crash it without an invitation."
Gen Petraeus graduated top of the class in 1974 from West Point military academy. It was not only the start of a glittering career, he also met his future wife there: Holly Knowlton was the daughter of the general who ran the academy.
Mrs Petraeus heads the wing of the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that assists military families financially. The couple's son, Stephen, has followed his father into the military, and their daughter, Anne, is a food writer who was married last month.
In a short statement after his resignation, Gen Petraeus said: "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behaviour is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organisation such as ours."
Obama administration officials said that the White House was only informed of the FBI investigation on Wednesday, although former intelligence officials have expressed surprise that the president's team was not alerted earlier.
Gen Petraeus met Mr Obama in the White House on Thursday to offer his resignation. Fresh back from his gruelling election campaign, the president did not initially want to accept it, but said he would think about it overnight. The next day, he called his CIA director to tell him that he would not pressurise him to stay.
"By any measure through his lifetime of service, David Petraeus has made our country safer and stronger," the president said in a statement that did not mention the affair.
Mrs Broadwell has made no public comment, but her identity was disclosed to media outlets by several US officials.
Gen Petraeus's success with the military surges earned him rock-star status among his own troops. Earlier, as a commander during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he was known for asking embedded reporters, "Tell me how this ends?"
Many interpreted that as a catchphrase that foresaw the chaos that he would later be called back to Iraq to fix. Few could ever have imagined it having such resonance in his own career.
He regularly shared his wisdom with younger officers to whom he preached a mantra of individual leadership and personal character, reminding them of the need to do the right thing, even when nobody was watching.
Last week Mrs Broadwell shared 12 lessons on leadership from Gen Petraeus in an article for Newsweek. Several take on an added resonance in light of the scandal that erupted a few days later.
Most notable is number five: "We all will make mistakes. The key is to recognise them and admit them, to learn from them." It is a moral that Gen Petraeus and Mrs Broadwell will doubtless both be considering now as they try to put their lives back together.
Additional reporting by Colin Freeman
David Petraeus: Senate to probe FBI failure to report affair until after election
US senators announced they would launch an investigation into the failure of the FBI to report Gen David Petraeus's affair with his biographer to the country's leaders until after the US presidential election.
By Raf Sanchez, Washington
5:01PM GMT 11 Nov 2012



Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat chairman of the Senate's intelligence committee, said that she was informed of Gen Petraeus's resignation only a few hours before it was made public on Friday even though the FBI investigation had opened months before.
The White House said it was only informed of the affair on Wednesday, the day after the presidential election, and President Barack Obamawas only briefed on Thursday, the day Gen Petraeus offered his resignation.
Representative Peter King, a Republican who sits on the House intelligence committee, said there were "a lot of unanswered questions" over the timing of the resignation, which could have been a major election issue if it had occurred a week earlier.
"The FBI director had the obligation to tell the President or the National Security Council at the earliest date," he told CNN yesterday. Mrs Feinstein, a close ally of President Barack Obama, joined with Republicans in expressing concern that the explosive news of the affair had been kept secret and that the FBI had failed to keep Congress informed.
"We will investigate why the committee didn't know," she told Fox News.
"We should have been told."
Gen Petraeus was interviewed by the FBI two weeks ago, where agents disclosed that they were aware of his affair with Paula Broadwell.
However, the FBI determined that there was no national security breach and no criminal charges would be brought against either the CIA director or Mrs Broadwell.
Mr King and other Republicans have also demanded that Gen Petraeus should still testify before Congress this week on the CIA's role in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
The disgraced former CIA director was scheduled to appear at the US Capitol on Thursday to answer questions on his agency's response to the attack in eastern Libya, which left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.
Immediately after Gen Petraeus's resignation, it was announced that he would no longer attend the two House and Senate intelligence committee hearings and that Michael Morell, the agency's acting director, would take his place.
Mr King described Gen Petraeus as an "absolutely essential witness" and added: "David Petraeus testifying has nothing to do with whether or not he's still the CIA director, and I don't see how the CIA can say he's not going to testify."
"He was at the center of this and he has answers that only he has," he told CNN on Friday.
Representative Trey Gowdy raised the possibility that the Republican-controlled House could take legal action to force him to testify.
"I hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former CIA director, I would hope he would come voluntarily," Mr Gowdy told Fox News.
"But if he won't, he will be subpoenaed."
Mrs Feinstein said no decision had been made on whether to demand Gen Petraeus testify before her committee.
Gen Petraeus was due to appear at the closed hearings alongside a host of other senior figures from the American intelligence community.
However, his testimony during the classified sessions was of particular interest as it emerged that his agency was deeply involved in the work of the Benghazi consulate and the response to the attack on September 11.
Two of the Americans killed were initially identified as State Department subcontractors but it was later disclosed that they were both former US Navy SEALs were working for the CIA.
They were part of a team of around a dozen CIA operatives who drove from the agency's private annex building to try to fight off the attack at the lightly guarded compound.
FBI handling of David Petraeus case 'inexcusable'
The FBI's handling of the David Petraeus investigation has been condemned as "inexcusable" as it emerged one of its agents had sent topless pictures to the socialite at the heart of the scandal and leaked sensitive details to Republicans.
FBI handling of David Petraeus case 'inexcusable'
David Petraeus submitted his resignation as director of the CIA on November 9, 2012 Photo: GETTY

Raf Sanchez
By Raf Sanchez, Washington
13 Nov 201

13 Nov 201

America's
 top law-enforcement agency found itself under intense scrutiny as it was alleged that one if its field agents had become obsessed with Jill Kelley, the 37-year-old party organiser from Florida who was bombarded with threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, Mr Petraeus's mistress.
On Wednesday members of the House intelligence committee are expected to grill Sean Joyce, the FBI's deputy director, and Michael Morell, Mr Petraeus's replacement as head of the CIA, demanding to know why his agency's investigation into the former CIA director and four star general was kept secret until the day of the presidential election.
Peter King, a Republican member of the committee, said it was "inexcusable" that the FBI had waited for months to inform the White House that it was looking into a key member of Mr Obama's national security team.
"Whenever General Petraeus's name came up I believe the FBI had an absolute obligation to tell the White House, and specifically the President, what this involved," Mr King said.
FBI agents also abruptly searched Mrs Broadwell's home in North Carolina as they continued to hunt for any evidence that the sex scandal could have led to a breach of national security.
The bureau's involvement with the affair began in Tampa over the summer, when Mrs Kelley told a friend in the FBI she was receiving anonymous messages accusing her of inappropriate flirting with Mr Petraeus.
The unnamed agent carried her concerns to the local field office, where investigators began a routine cyber harassment investigation that quickly escalated after they realised they had stumbled over evidence that the then-director of the CIA was having an extramarital affair.
Unbeknown to senior FBI officials, however, the agent allegedly had a history of infatuation with Mrs Kelley, a married mother-of-three, and had earlier sent her photographs of himself shirtless.
Supervisors became concerned about his near-obsession with the case and decided to pull him off the investigation and refer him to the bureau's internal affairs unit, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The agent reportedly became convinced that the FBI was stalling the investigation in order to protect President Barack Obama from political embarrassment and took it on himself to leak details to Eric Cantor, the second most senior Republican in the House of Representatives.
Mr Cantor contacted the FBI on October 31 – a week before anyone outside the Justice Department was officially told about the investigation – but did not go public with the information out of concern about the reliability of the source.
The FBI has refused to officially comment on the decision to keep the investigation secret, but in private briefings has insisted that there was no obligation to pass information on because it had already determined that there was no breach of national security.
However, the FBI had already discovered classified information on Mrs Broadwell's computer and investigators returned to her house in a wealthy suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, late on Monday night.
Mrs Broadwell, 40, her husband, and two children were not at home but officials said the search was "consensual".
Both Mrs Broadwell and Mr Petraeus, 60, have denied that he gave her the classified documents and charges are not expected against either.
The FBI did not return multiple calls requesting comment.


David Petraeus affair with Paula Broadwell: timeline

David Petraeus affair with Paula Broadwell: timeline

The following is a timeline of events related to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, according to US officials, public statements and other sources:

Left to right: General David Petraeus, wife Holly Petraeus, and lover Paula Broadwell.
Left to right: General David Petraeus, wife Holly Petraeus, and lover Paula Broadwell. 

4:08AM GMT 12 Nov 2012
Spring 2006: Paula Broadwell meets David Petraeus at a Harvard University function.
2008: Broadwell decides to pursue a doctorate in public policy and conduct a case study on Petraeus' leadership. Petraeus invites her to go on a run in Washington, D.C.
2010: Petraeus is put in charge of the war in Afghanistan and Broadwell would visit and observe him in Afghanistan.
August 2011: Petraeus retires after nearly four decades in the US Army.
Sept. 6, 2011: Petraeus sworn in as CIA director.
January 2012: Biography of Petraeus co-authored by Broadwell, "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," is published.
2011-2012: Broadwell and Petraeus extramarital affair started after he left military service and ended about four months ago.
Sometime within the past four or five months - one official said "early summer" - a woman complained to the FBI about harassing emails that were later determined to have been written by Broadwell. In the course of investigating that complaint, the FBI discovered an affair between Broadwell and Petraeus.
Week of Oct 21: Federal investigators interview Broadwell.
Week of Oct 28: Federal investigators interview Petraeus. Prosecutors conclude afterward they likely will not bring criminal charges.
Tuesday, Nov 6, Election Day, at about 5 pm: the FBI notifies Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who oversees the CIA and other intelligence agencies, about Petraeus. Clapper speaks to Petraeus that evening and again Wednesday and advises him to step down.
Wednesday, Nov 7: Clapper informs White House National Security Council official that Petraeus may resign and President Barack Obama should be informed. The president is told about it later that day.
Thursday, Nov 8: At 11 am a Petraeus meeting with foreign dignitaries scheduled for 2:30 pm is canceled and his visitors are informed he has to go to the White House to meet with Obama. Petraeus meets with Obama at the White House and offers his resignation, explaining the circumstances behind it. Obama did not immediately accept the resignation.
Friday, Nov 9: Obama calls Petraeus and accepts his resignation.
- Clapper issues public statement: "Dave's decision to step down represents the loss of one of our nation's most respected public servants." No mention of the reason for his resignation.
- Petraeus message to CIA workforce is made public: "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair."
- Obama statement: "By any measure, through his lifetime of service David Petraeus has made our country safer and stronger."
Sunday, Nov 11: News media report that the woman who made original complaint to FBI was Jill Kelley, described by sources as a long-time family friend who had no romantic involvement with Petraeus.

Petraeus and lover used al-Qaeda email tricks to keep affair secret

David Petraeus and his lover Paula Broadwell used a trick often employed by terrorists as they sought to keep their email exchanges secret.

Left to right: General David Petraeus, wife Holly Petraeus, and lover Paula Broadwell.
Left to right: General David Petraeus, wife Holly Petraeus, and lover Paula Broadwell.
By Nick Allen
8:26AM GMT 13 Nov 2012
The CIA director and his biographer had a shared Gmail account and wrote some of their personal missives as draft emails, which were left in a draft folder or an electronic, "dropbox".
They could each then access the shared account and open the other's draft messages, reading them without the emails actually being sent.
Sending emails between two separate accounts leaves an electronic trail, including IP addresses that have been used.
Al Qaeda terrorists began using the technique years ago. It allowed them to exchange information without sending traceable emails. An account would be opened by one conspirator and a draft email written and saved. The account could then be opened by a co-conspirator with access anywhere in the world, who could read the draft email and delete it.
The process meant the information had never been sent in the form of an email, making the electronic trail weaker. The technique has since been copied by teenagers in many countries to avoid having their emails monitored by their parents.
Despite the care taken by Gen Petraeus and Mrs Broadwell in keeping their email exchanges secret, it was precisely the type of trail they were hoping to avoid with the Gmail trick that resulted in their affair being exposed.
FBI investigators were able to use the data trail left when Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Florida socialite who was family friends with Gen Petraeus, received emails allegedly warning her to stay away from the former CIA director. The data trail revealed that the emails were being sent by Mrs Broadwell from an anonymous email account, information which eventually brought the affair to light.
James Orr
By James Orr, Charlotte, North Carolina
7:54PM GMT 11 Nov 2012

David Petraeus: how Paula Broadwell prepared to celebrate birthday as news broke of affair

While David Petraeus was enduring a dramatic fall from grace last Friday, the woman who brought about his downfall carried on seemingly regardless.

David Petraeus: how Paula Broadwall prepared to celebrate birthday as news broke of affair
Paula Broadwell, the woman accused of having an affair with David Petraeus

James Orr
By James Orr, Charlotte, North Carolina
7:54PM GMT 11 Nov 2012

Paula Broadwell, a mother-of-two young children, was preparing to celebrate her 40th birthday with her husband and friends at a venue just miles from the CIA chief's headquarters.
The small group were reported to have dined at The Inn at Little Washington, an exclusive restaurant in rural Virginia not far from Washington DC, on Friday evening despite the headlines rolling acrossUS television screens.
How quickly they became aware of Gen Petraeus' resignation and reports of Mrs Broadwell's involvement in the scandal is unclear. But a bigger party the next day which had journalists and military figures on the guestlist was cancelled by email.
On Sunday, no one was home at the family address in the upmarket area of Dilworth, Charlotte, North Carolina. The only message readily available had been etched with chalk in the driveway 'Dad hearts' Mom'.
Neighbours of the leafy suburb remained tight-lipped about news of the affair as photographers and journalists roamed the streets. The tightknit community is used to intrusion as the setting for the US CIA-based drama Homeland.
"It's not something I'd wish to talk about," said one resident near the Broadwell's spacious, £570,000 property.
"They're keen joggers and attended local parties but that's all I could say." Mrs Broadwell, a slim, striking fitness fanatic who has competed in Ironman triathlons, first met Gen Petraeus in 2006 as a graduate student at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
The commander was visiting the Ivy League university to discuss his experiences as commander of the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Following his talk, Mrs Broadwell, who like Gen Petraeus is a graduate of West Point, the US military academy, was invited to dinner with the general along with a number of other students.
"I introduced myself to then-Lt. Gen. Petraeus and told him about my research interests," she later wrote in her biography, "All In: The Education of Gen. David Petraeus."
In return, the general handed her his business card and offered to put her in touch with other researchers with similar interests.
By 2009, just as Gen Petraeus had taken up his new role as US Central Command chief in 2009, it was clear that he and Mrs Broadwell, the 1991 prom queen at Century High School in North Dakota, had developed a close relationship.
Over the next two years the pair spent hours together as Mrs Broadwell, assuming the role of his untested biographer, conducted numerous interviews both at Gen Petraeus's headquarters in Tampa, Florida, and in Afghanistan where he was sent as commander of US troops. The duo often went running together.

The David Petraeus sex scandal
The top US general in Afghanistan has been dragged into the sex scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus. The discovery of a trove of correspondence between General John Allen and the woman who led the FBI to Petraeus' former mistress have prompted President Barack Obama to put Allen's nomination as NATO's supreme commander on hold. The correspondence included inappropriate emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, 37, a Florida socialite who notified the FBI when she began receiving threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' lover and biographer. 



David Petraeus testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 29, 2012
The latest bombshell came just days after Petraeus, the celebrity general who preceded Allen as allied commander in Afghanistan, resigned as head of the Central Intelligence Agency, citing an extramarital affair. The tangled web of intrigue came to light when FBI agents, acting after Kelley complained of having received anonymous threats, traced a series of emails back to Broadwell's online accounts.
General David Petraeus testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 29, 2012


Petraeus 'shocked' to hear of emails lover 'sent to rival'


David Petraeus, the former CIA director, was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, it has emerged

The retired general regrets the affair "on so many levels", his friend and former spokesman Steve Boylan was reported as saying.
"I don't think anyone can really imagine how this has affected both his family and himself and, to some degree, the nation," Mr Boylan said. "He regrets the poor judgment and the lack of discipline more than we can probably put into words."
A close associate of Gen Petraeus told the Associated Press that the former head of America's spy agency was shocked to learn that his girlfriend Paula Broadwell was allegedly sending threatening messages to Jill Kelley, a family friend of the Petraeus's.
Jill Kelley has been identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Paula Broadwell (AP)
The AP reported that Gen Petraeus was not shown the message, 
but that he was told by investigators that the emails warned Mrs Kelley, a Florida socialite, to stay away from him.



Petraeus took command of the CIA 14 months ago, retiring from the military after a glittering career that saw him lead the 101st Airborne, 
the US war in Iraq, its CENTCOM regional command and international forces in Afghanistan. The retired four-star general, 
who presided over the 2007 troop "surge" in Iraq, is widely credited with turning the tide of the US war there, 
though similar efforts have been less successful in Afghanistan.
General David Petraeus poses in Najaf, Iraq, on June 21, 2004
Picture: Brent Stirton/Getty Images



Broadwell co-authored a biography titled "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," published in January. 
She wrote that she met Petraeus in the spring of 2006 while she was a graduate student at the Kennedy School of Government
 at Harvard and ended up following him on multiple trips to Afghanistan as part of her research.
Paula Broadwell, author of the David Petraeus biography "All In," poses on January 15, 2012
Picture: The Charlotte Observer, T. Ortega Gaines/AP




Petraeus told one former associate he began an affair with Broadwell a couple of months after he became CIA director in September 2011.
 They mutually agreed to end the affair four months ago, but they kept in contact because she was still writing 
a dissertation on his time commanding US troops overseas, the associate said.
General David Petraeus shakes hands with his biographer Paula Broadwell in Afghanistan on July 13, 2011
Picture: ISAF / AFP/Getty Images



Petraeus and his family are devastated over the affair - especially Mrs Petraeus, who "is not exactly pleased right now" after 38 years of marriage, 
said Steve Boylan, a friend and former Petraeus spokesman who spoke to him over the weekend.
General David Petraeus kisses his wife Holly after taking the oath of office as director of the CIA
Picture: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images





Boylan, who served as Petraeus's spokesman when the pair were in Iraq, said the 60-year-old retired general had warned his wife of 38 years, 
Holly, about his affair before the news broke and was trying to make amends.
Paula Broadwell watches as General David Petraeus and his wife Holly arrive for a Senate Select Intelligence Committee 
hearing on Petraeus' nomination to be director of the CIA, in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, on June 23, 2011
Picture: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images




The FBI initially began a criminal investigation of unsigned, harassing emails that were sent, beginning last May, to Kelley. She and her husband, Scott, 
were longtime friends of Petraeus and his wife, Holly. FBI agents traced the alleged cyber harassment to Broadwell and discovered 
she was exchanging intimate messages with a private Gmail account. Further investigation revealed that account belonged to Petraeus, under an alias.
Jill Kelley leaves her home in Tampa, Florida
Picture: Chris O'Meara/AP






As federal agents began to review the emails – which warned Mrs Kelley to “stay away from my guy” – they quickly realised that the head of 
America’s top intelligence agency was involved in a sexual affair with a married woman and began an investigation to see if there had been 
any breach of national security. Although the emails were said to have contained hints at classified information, the FBI concluded that there 
was no security threat and that they were instead looking at a case of lover’s jealousy. According to The New York Post, Mrs Broadwell, 
a mother of two, told Mrs Kelley: “I know what you did” and warned her to “back off” from the 60-year-old former general.
General David Petraeus and his wife Holly, together with Scott and Jill Kelley and her twin sister Natalie Khawam, watch the 
Gasparilla parade from a tent on the Kelley's front lawn in Tampa on January 30, 2010
Picture: The Tampa Bay Times, Amu Scherzer/AP




The scandal widened with the news that General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan was under investigation 
for alleged "inappropriate communications" Jill Kelley. A senior defence official told The Associated Press that some of the 20,000-plus pages 
of documents and emails between Allen and Kelley were "flirtatious." President Barack Obama has delayed General John Allen's nomination 
as Nato's supreme commander pending a probe into the email correspondence.
Picture: Alex Wong/Getty Images





Allen succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
General David Petraeus and John Allen smile after US President Barack Obama announced that he would nominate Allen 
to succeed Petraeus and Petreaus to succeed Leon Panetta as director of the CIA, in the East Room of the White House on April 28, 2011
Picture: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images



The crisis over General David Petraeus's resignation reached Barack Obama's cabinet for the first time as it was claimed the US Attorney 
General knew about the affair for months but kept it secret until the day of the presidential election.
United States President Barack Obama announces he is replacing General Stanley McChrystal, United States Army, Commander, ISAF, 
with General David Petraeus, on June 23, 2010
Picture: Rex Features


Petraeus had been due to testify to Congress this week on the September 11 assault in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans,
 including US ambassador Chris Stevens and two former Navy SEALs working for the CIA. During a talk last month at the University 
of Denver, Broadwell said the CIA had detained people at a secret facility in Benghazi and the September 11 attack was an effort to
 free those prisoners. Broadwell did not say who told her about CIA activities in Libya.
An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside
 the US consulate compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012
Picture: AFP/GettyImages


Eric Holder, the head of the Justice Department, was reportedly told in the late summer that FBI agents were investigating
 the former CIA director's sexual relationship with Paula Broadwell, his biographer. The information was kept inside 
the Justice Department until last week, even though FBI agents had already discovered classified information on Mrs Broadwell's computer.
US Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks to the Boys and Girls Club of America in Washington, in this June 26, 2012 photo
Picture: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque



FBI agents who contacted Petraeus told him that sensitive, possibly classified documents related to Afghanistan were found on Broadwell's computer. 
He assured investigators they did not come from him, and he mused to his associates that they were probably given to her on her reporting trips
to Afghanistan by commanders she visited in the field there. On Monday, FBI agents searched Broadwell's North Carolina home,
 removing bags, boxes and pictures.
FBI agents carry boxes and a computer from the home of Paula Broadwell
Picture: Chuck Burton/AP


1.     A combination photo shows Jill Kelley (L), a friend of former U.S. General David Petraeus' family, in Tampa, Florida on November 12, 2012 and Petraeus' biographer Paula Broadwell, in an ISAF handout image, originally posted July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Blanco/ISAF/Handout

2.     Paula Broadwell holds a drink in the kitchen of her brother's house in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Broadwell is CIA Director David Petraeus' biographer, with whom he had an affair that led to his abrupt resignation last Friday. It was Broadwell's threatening emails to Jill Kelley, a Florida woman who is a Petraeus family friend, that led to the FBI's discovery of communications between Broadwell and Petraeus indicating they were having an affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)


3.     Jill Kelley leaves her home Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Kelley is identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Gen. David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. She serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Jill Kelley leaves her home Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Kelley is identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Gen. David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. She serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)


4.     News crews wait behind Jill Kelley's home Tuesday, Nov 12, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Kelley is identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Gen. David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. She serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

News crews wait behind Jill Kelley's home Tuesday, Nov 12, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Kelley is identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Gen. David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. She serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. (AP Photo/Chris 

5.     This July 13, 2011, photo made available on the International Security Assistance Force's Flickr website shows the former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus, left, shaking hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."As details emerge about Petraeus' extramarital affair with his biographer, Broadwell, including a second woman who allegedly received threatening emails from the author, members of Congress say they want to know exactly when the now ex-CIA director and retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why 


6.     In this Jan. 15, 2012 photo, Paula Broadwell, author of the David Petraeus biography "All In," poses for photos in Charlotte, N.C. Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair. Petraeus carried on the affair with Broadwell, according to several U.S. officials with knowledge of the situation. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, T. Ortega Gaines)


7.     (L to R) Natalie Khawam, Gen. David Petraeus, Dr. Scott Kelley, Jill Kelley and Holly Petraeus, attend the Gasparilla parade on Jan. 30. 2010, in Tampa, Fla. Jill Kelley was identified as the woman who received threatening emails from the biographer of Gen. David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, with whom he allegedly had an affair. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Amu Scherzer)




(L to R) Natalie Khawam, Gen. David Petraeus, Dr. Scott Kelley, Jill Kelley and Holly Petraeus, attend the Gasparilla parade on Jan. 30. 2010, in Tampa, Fla. Jill Kelley was identified as the 

8.     Jill Kelley, a friend of the Petraeus family, walks out of her home toward her car on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida November 12, 2012. New details emerged on Sunday about the extramarital affair that abruptly ended the career of CIA chief David Petraeus, including the identity of Jill Kelley, whose complaints about harassing emails from the woman with whom Petraeus had the relationship, Paula Broadwell, prompted an FBI investigation. REUTERS/Brian Blanco



9.     This July 22, 2012, file photo shows U.S. Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon says Gen. John Allen is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the FBI referred 



10.  U.S. General David Petraeus gestures during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington in this June 23, 2011, file photo. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Files

U.S. General David Petraeus gestures during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington in this June 23, 2011, file photo. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Files



11.  Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus (R) and his wife Holly prepare to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, September 18, 2012. Media outlets report Petraeus has resigned, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files

Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus (R) and his wife Holly prepare to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, September 18, 2012. Media outlets report Petraeus has resigned, November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files


12.  Then U.S. Central Command chief General David Petraeus and his wife Holly are seen on the field before the Super Bowl XLIII football game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals in Tampa, Florida, in this February 1, 2009 file photo. CIA Director David Petraeus has submitted a letter of resignation to President Barack Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/files

Then U.S. Central Command chief General David Petraeus and his wife Holly are seen on the field before the Super Bowl XLIII football game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals in Tampa, Florida, in this February 1, 2009 file photo. CIA Director David Petraeus has submitted a 


13.  Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus (R) and his wife Holly (C) arrive on the trading floor to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, September 18, 2012. September 18 marks 65 years since the foundation of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus (R) and his wife Holly (C) arrive on the trading floor to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, September 18, 2012. September 18 



14.  CIA Director David Petraeus (L) speaks to members of a Senate (Select) Intelligence hearing on "World Wide Threats" on Capitol Hill in Washington January 31, 2012. At right is Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

CIA Director David Petraeus (L) speaks to members of a Senate (Select) Intelligence hearing on "World Wide Threats" on Capitol Hill in Washington January 31, 2012. At right is Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

15.  CIA Director David Petraeus, second from left, stands with Admiral James A. ìSandyî Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, second from right, before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


CIA Director David Petraeus, second from left, stands with Admiral James A. ìSandyî Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, second from right, before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


16.  Then U.S. Senator Barack Obama listens (L) as Gen. David Petraeus (R) discusses security improvements in Baghdad while giving him an aerial tour of the city, in this July 21, 2008 file photo. U.S. President Obama has chosen Petraeus to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, the president announced on June 23, 2010. Picture taken July 21, 2008. REUTERS/Lorie Jewell/Multi-National Forces Iraq Public Affairs/Handout









                           Spotlight on second woman in General David Petraeus Scandal  


                               "...New details emerge about the woman who allegedly got menacing emails from the general's mistress...." 




                                                                                                                              

  
 





Associated Press/Cliff Owen, File - FILE - In this June 23, 2011, file photo, Gen. David Petraeus, center, walks with his wife Holly, left, past a seated Paula Broadwell, rear right, as he arrives to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee during a hearing on his nomination to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus quit Nov. 9, 2012, after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. As questions arise about the extramarital affair between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, she has remained quiet about details of their relationship. However, information has emerged about Jill Kelley, the woman who received the emails from Broadwell that led to the FBI’s discovery of Petraeus’ indiscretion. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)


 







    

                                                          Spotlight on 2nd woman in Petraeus case



                   New details emerge about the woman who allegedly got menacing emails from the general's mistress.
                                                                                                             




By ADAM GOLDMAN, ANNE FLAHERTY and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions swirl about the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, the retired general and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, have been quiet about details of their relationship. However, information has emerged about the woman who received the emails from Broadwellthat led to the FBI's discovery of Petraeus' indiscretion.
A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman as Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military'sCentral Command and Special Operations Command are located.
In a statement Sunday, Kelley and her husband, Scott, said: "We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years. We respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." The military official who identified Kelley spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation. He said Kelley had received harassing emails from Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her email account and eventually discover her relationship with Petraeus. The FBI contacted Petraeus and other intelligence officials, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asked Petraeus to resign. A former associate of Petraeus confirmed the target of the emails was Kelley, but said there was no affair between the two, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the retired general's private life. The associate, who has been in touch with Petraeus since his resignation, said Kelley and her husband were longtime friends of Petraeus and his wife, Holly.
Attempts to reach Kelley were not successful. Broadwell did not return phone calls or emails. The Petraeus news caught much of Washington by surprise and members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed the extramarital affair between Petraeus and his biographer. They questioned when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren't told sooner. "We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt," Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on "Fox News Sunday." Petraeus, 60, quit Friday after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. He has been married 38 years to Holly Petraeus, with whom he has two adult children, including a son who led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan as an Army lieutenant.
Broadwell, a 40-year-old graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an Army Reserve officer, is married with two young sons.
Petraeus' affair with Broadwell will be the subject of meetings Wednesday involving congressional intelligence committee leaders, FBI deputy director Sean Joyce and CIA deputy director Michael Morell.





I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview filmed five months into her affair with disgraced CIA boss
by Daniel Bates
'I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview filmed five months into her affair with disgraced CIA boss
by Daniel Bates 12 November 2012
The woman who had an affair with David Petraeus denied she was in love with him in a bizarre interview she gave in the midst of their fling.
Speaking in an interview while promoting her book in February, Paula Broadwell said without prompting: 'I am not in love with David Petraeus', in what was something of a Freudian slip.
By that stage their affair was around five months having started when he became head of the CIA in September last year. It ended around July, according to reports.


 Freudian? In an interview with Arthur Kade, Paula Broadwell let slip: 'I'm not in love with David Petraeus'
In the interview Broadwell, who is married with two young sons, revealed that she had sent Petraeus' wife Holly a copy of her her fawning biography of her husband - and claimed that she loved it.
The disclosure could reignite the debate about what information she was given access to
If Petraeus, 60, was prepared to show her his intimate correspondence with mentors then he may have allowed her to see classified information too.


Affair: Former CIA boss David Petraeus is pictured with Paula Broadwell, his biographer and alleged mistress
Controversially, Broadwell even claims that it was Petraeus' idea, and not hers, to turn her dissertation project on military leadership into the book it became: 'All In: The Education Of General David Petraeus'.
The interview was carried out by Arthur Kade, a former financial advisor turned humanitarian who also conducts celebrity interviews.
He and Broadwell sit in front of an open fire for 13 minutes during which she speaks at length about the book.
Broadwell says: 'I conducted over 700 interviews, you can appreciate how time consuming that is, and to transcribe then and I was trying to do this all on my own as a dissertation project.
'But when I realised the opportunity I had to present this portrait of strategic leadership - you know it's not a hagiography, I’m not in love with David Petraeus, but I think he does present a terrific role model for young people, for executives, for men and women.

   
Betrayal: Broadwell has two children with her radiologist husband, Scott, pictured left. Petraeus has been married to his wife Holly, pictured right, for 38 years and they have two grown children together.


Look of love? A photo in June 2011 shows Broadwell watching as Petraeus and Holly arrive for a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Petraeus' nomination to be director of the CIA.
'There's a great role model there who is values oriented, who speaks the truth to power, who shows great example of taking initiative and other qualities we should be all be interested in ourselves and promoting in others.
Broadwell said that she had presented Petreaus with a copy of her book but added that 'he says he hasn't read it'
She said: 'I sent him and his wife a copy and I know his wife, Holly Petraeus, read it and she had great things to say.
'He's tracking how the book is being received and as an academic mentor of mine, if you will, he's proud of me.


Insistence: Broadwell made the bizarre claim about not loving Petraeus while promoting his biography, 'All In'.
He agreed, gave her a business card and she made multiple visits to Afghanistan to interview him - before romance finally flourished.
Turning to their relationship, Broadwell said in the interview: 'Our rapport increased and he decided to make it more of an official relationship, treating me like a biographer.
'I was able to look through correspondence he exchange with his mentors over three decades as a young captain and major and I was able to trace how he was thinking, the evolution of his thought about counterinsurgency, about how forces train and equip and fight and on leadership.
'I was particularly interested in leadership'.


U.S. Gen. John Allen

top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan
,

 during an interview with The Associated Press



   
 

Associated Press/Musadeq Sadeq, File - FILE - This July 22, 2012, file photo shows U.S. Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon says Gen. John Allen is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Panetta says he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

                                                         General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

                                                                                                                                                                                        By ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press
PERTH, Australia (AP) — In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeussex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigationfor alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a written statement issued to reporters aboard his aircraft, en route from Honolulu to Perth, Australia, that the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday.
Panetta said that he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday. 
A senior defense official traveling with Panetta said Allen's communications were with Jill Kelley, who has been described as an unpaid social liaison at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., which is headquarters to the U.S. Central Command. She is not a U.S. government employee.
Kelley is said to have received threatening emails from Broadwell, who is Petraeus' biographer and who had an extramarital affair with Petraeus that reportedly began after he became CIA director in September 2011.
Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday. 
 
Allen, a four-star Marine general, succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
The senior official, who discussed the matter only on condition of anonymity because it is under investigation, said Panetta believed it was prudent to launch a Pentagon investigation, although the official would not explain the nature of Allen's problematic communications. 
The official said 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen's communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 are under review. He would not say whether they involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information. He said he did not know whether Petraeus is mentioned in the emails.
"Gen. Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing in this matter," the official said. He said Allen currently is in Washington.
Panetta said that while the matter is being investigated by the Defense Department Inspector General, Allen will remain in his post as commander of the International Security Assistance Force, based in Kabul. He praised Allen as having been instrumental in making progress in the war.
 
 







David Petraeus scandal widens to include Barack Obama's cabinet


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General Petraeus and wife Holly

General David Petraeus, seen with wife Holly at the Super Bowl in 2009, has admitted to having an affair.

General David Petraeus, seen with wife Holly at the Super Bowl in 2009, has admitted to having an affair. Photo: REUTERS

General David Petraeus: the thoughtful, superfit 'Warrior Monk' who helped to fix Iraq

The Sunday Telegraph's former Baghdad correspondent Colin Freeman, who interviewed General Petraeus in 2008, reflects on his remarkable rise and fall




By Colin Freeman

6:18PM GMT 10 Nov 2012

As head of the CIA, General David Petraeus would have known all too well that an extra-marital affair would jeopardise his career. Even his critics, though, would concede that he has previously risked his reputation in far more noble causes.

In 2007, he was in charge of the controversial "troop surge" in Iraq, the last-ditch gamble to turn the country away from all-out civil war between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

At the time, Washington's political and military establishment were bitterly divided over the plan. With the US death toll in Iraq rising rapidly, many were convinced that the last thing America should do was pour an extra 28,000 troops in where so many had already died.

So when Gen Petraeus agreed to act as its executor, he was well aware that he risked becoming a modern-day answer to General William Westmoreland, whose decision to send endless extra units into Vietnam became synonymous with America's failure there.

Indeed, as Gen Petraeus later told me in an interview at his heavily-fortified headquarters in Baghdad, he himself was half-convinced he would fail at first.

"It set in upon us as we patrolled that this was going to be extraordinarily difficult," he said, speaking of his horror at seeing entire neighbourhoods devastated by civil war. Asked if he regretted taking the mission on, he replied: "About once an hour."

Instead, he turned it into his most enduring triumph, showing him to be as much a politician as military expert. Extra boots on the ground helped stabilise the streets. But far more important was the diplomatic outreach to Iraq's Sunnis, disenfranchised ever since the ouster of their kinsman, Saddam Hussein. By turning them against al-Qaeda, with whom they had allied to fight both the Americans and their fellow Shias, the key dynamic in the civil war was removed.

True, the murder rate merely dropped to hundreds a month rather than thousands, but it nonetheless represented the start of Iraq's slow - if yet incomplete - retreat from chaos.

Success with the surge earned Gen Petraeus rock star status among his own troops, and he was even tipped as a future presidential candidate.

He then did a similar job in Afghanistan after his opposite number there, General Stan McChrystal, was forced to step down after his aides made derogatory remarks to Rolling Stone magazine about US administration officials.

Finally, President Barack Obama moved him to the CIA last September, in what many saw as a ploy to stop him getting the Republican presidential nomination by putting him in a role that is by definition low-profile.

It should have been another crowning moment in a glittering career, which had seen him marked for greatness ever since coming top of the class of 1974 at West Point Military Academy.

Known as a fitness fanatic even by the standards of the US military - he would go for a daily five-mile run even in the heat of a Baghdad summer - he was nonetheless one of the US military's most thoughtful soldiers, a man well aware that winning wars involved more than just US firepower.

His authorship of an influential US counter-insurgency field manual earned him the nickname the "Warrior Monk", and as commander during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he was known for asking embedded reporters "Tell me how this ends?"

Many interpreted that catchphrase as a premonition of the chaos that he was later called back to Iraq to fix. Few could ever have imagined it having such resonance in his own career.

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David Petraeus scandal widens to include Barack Obama's cabinet

Raf Sanchez

By , Washington

7:58PM GMT 12 Nov 2012

The crisis over General David Petraeus's resignation reached Barack Obama's cabinet for the first time as it was claimed the US Attorney General knew about the affair for months but kept it secret until the day of the presidential election.

General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph.

General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph. Photo: AP

Eric Holder, the head of the Justice Department, was reportedly told in the late summer that FBI agents were investigating the former CIA director's sexual relationship with Paula Broadwell, his biographer.

The information was kept inside the Justice Department until last week, even though FBI agents had already discovered classified information on Mrs Broadwell's computer.

Allegations that one of the President's closest allies had known about the affair fuelled theories of a cover-up as the scandal expanded to include a second woman and continued to shake Washington.

Mrs Broadwell's father said his daughter was the victim of an attempt to hide "something else entirely", while friends of Gen Petraeus suggested a link between the resignation and his scheduled appearance later this week before a Congressional committee investigating the attack on theUS consulate in Benghazi.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mr Holder was told of the investigation into Gen Petraeus several months ago but it was not until Nov 6 that officials informed James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, who immediately urged Gen Petraeus to resign.

Neither the FBI nor the Justice Department has officially commented but in private briefings insisted there was no obligation to inform the White House because it had already determined there was no breach of national security.

However, when FBI agents confronted Mrs Broadwell in September they seized a computer they believed she used to contact Gen Petraeus and found secret documents stored on it.

FBI agents were seen searching the Broadwell home in North Carolina on Monday night. It was not clear why.

Both Mrs Broadwell and Gen Petraeus admitted their affair during interviews with the FBI but both denied that he was the source of the classified material, according to the Journal.

The nature of the files is unknown but in a speech at the University of Denver in late October, Mrs Broadwell seemed to suggest she was privy to insider knowledge about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

The 40-year-old claimed Libyan militia members had been imprisoned in a small CIA building near the consulate, a theory that was not public at the time and has since been denied by the agency.

Any suggestion that the Justice Department kept its investigation in Gen Petraeus's affair secret to prevent it from becoming an election issue could be hugely damaging to the Obama administration.

Peter King, a Republican congressman who sits on the House intelligence committee, described the situation as a "crisis of major proportions" and the FBI had been "derelict in its duty" by not immediately informing the White House.

"Once the FBI realised that it was investigating the director of the CIA or the CIA director had come within its focus or its scope, I believe at that time they had an absolute obligation to tell the president," Mr King told MSNBC. "Not to protect David Petraeus, but to protect the president."

Paul Kranz, Mrs Broadwell's father, suggested that his daughter was being targeted as part as part of a broader cover-up.

"This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out," he told the New York Daily News outside the family home in North Dakota.

A friend of Gen Petraeus questioned the "very suspicious" timing of the resignation, less than a week before the Benghazi hearings. "A lot of very senior people in the administration did not want him to give that evidence," the friend said.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat chair of the Senate intelligence committee said there was "absolutely not" any link between the two and that the President had "no choice" but to accept Gen Petraeus's resignation after it was offered on Thursday.

Mr Obama will be forced to answer questions about the affair during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday, his first since the election.

Gen Petraeus has not been seen since stepping down on Friday but told friends Mrs Broadwell was his only mistress and that his wife Holly was "furious" at his infidelity after 38 years of marriage.

"He had a huge job and he felt he was doing great work and that is all gone now," Steven Boylan, a former Army Colonel and ex-Petraeus spokesman, told ABC News.

Meanwhile, the CIA and Congress remained locked in a standoff over whether Gen Petraeus would appear before the House and Senate intelligence committees to testify on his former agency's role in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

Immediately after his resignation on Friday, the CIA announced he would no longer attend the hearing and that Michael Morell, the agency's acting director, would be sent instead.

Mr King has called the former general "an absolutely essential witness" and demanded that he still appear, while other Republicans last week raised the possibility of issuing a subpoena to force him to testify.

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David Petraeus: Michael Morell, the 'career spook' replacing him

While General David Petraeus arrived at the CIA as a war hero under an intense public spot light, his replacement is a consummate man of the shadows.

David Petraeus: Michael Morell, the 'career spook' replacing him

Michael Morell who will replace General David Petraeus Photo: AP

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General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph.

General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph. Photo: AP

David Petraeus: Paula Broadwell 'had classified documents on computer'

FBI agents investigating the biographer alleged to have had an affair with General David Petraeus found classified documents on her computer, it has emerge

James Orr

By , Charlotte

6:14PM GMT 12 Nov 2012



The discovery raises questions as to whether America's top soldier was involved in leaking sensitive material to  Paula Broadwell, 40.

Officials examining the case say they were alerted to the data after interviewing Mrs Broadwell over her relationship with the four-star general in October this year.

Gen Petraeus, 60, has denied providing secret documents to the married mother-of-two, leaving investigators with the task of establishing who is behind their release.

Yesterday, senior government lawyers said they were keen to question Mrs Broadwell over how she came by the undisclosed material.

They are also anxious to ascertain the source of the former Army reservist's information on the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September.

In a speech at the University of Denver in October, Mrs Broadwell claimed that the CIA annex where two Americans were killed during the attack "had actually taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoners".

It was, she said, "an effort to get them back" that provided the motive for the deadly attack in which a total of four Americans, including US Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed.

Mrs Broadwell told the audience: "Now I don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually – had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that's still being vetted."

US officials have so far made no reference to the possibility of prisoners being the catalyst for the much criticised bloodshed in Benghazi.

On Sunday, a spokesman for the CIA claimed the suggestion that the agency kept prisoners in Libya was "uninformed and baseless."

Mrs Broadwell has come under intense scrutiny since Gen Petraeus submitted his resignation as director of the CIA citing an extramarital affair.

The fitness fanatic, who is married to her husband Scott, a radiologist, has not been seen since news of the scandal broke.

Details of the pair's apparent close relationship have continued to emerge, however, with recent allegations including Gen Petraeus taking her with him on a government-funded trip to Paris in July last year.

On Monday, no one was home at the Broadwell's family residence in an upmarket area of Charlotte, North Carolina.

A spokesman for Charlotte Radiology Breast Centre, where Dr Broadwell works, refused to comment on his whereabouts. He "was not seeing patients today," she added.

David Petraeus: Michael Morell, the 'career spook' replacing him

By Raf Sanchez, Washington

4:29PM GMT 11 Nov 2012

While General David Petraeus arrived at the CIA as a war hero under an intense public spot light, his replacement is a consummate man of the shadows.

David Petraeus: Michael Morell, the 'career spook' replacing him

Michael Morell who will replace General David Petraeus Photo: AP

Michael Morell is a "career spook" and 32-year veteran of the agency, who rose from his first job as a lowly economic analyst to the man briefing the President of the United States.

Mr Morell was with George W Bush at a Florida primary school as the second plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11.

When Mr Bush asked him who was responsible he replied: "I haven't seen any intelligence, but I would bet every dollar I have that it's al-Qaeda," according to the Wall Street Journal.

Over the next decade he was deeply involved in the fight against al-Qaeda, including the audacious plan to storm Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

But he was one of a number of officials urging caution on President Barack Obama. He reminded the US leader of the US intelligence failures that had led to the doomed search for weapons on mass destruction in Iraq.

"We end up having bits of information that have a multitude of possible explanations," he told the Journal. "You've got to be really humble about the business we're in."

Mr Morell has been in the top job once before, running the CIA as an interim director for two months in 2011 while Gen Petraeus was preparing to take command.

The two men worked together closely, with the spy guiding the former Army commander in intelligence affairs, urging him not to pull rank and to make a point of mixing with staff at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

But despite the enormous respect for him in Washington, and the longing for stability at the CIA after going through five leaders since 9/11, Mr Morell is likely to again hand over the director's office within months.

Directors of the CIA are usually appointed from outside of the agency and other possible contenders include John Brennan, a former spy who is now Mr Obama's counterterrorism adviser, and Jane Harman, a former Democrat congresswoman with close links to the agency.

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By Raf Sanchez, Washington

4:29PM GMT 11 Nov 2012

Michael Morell is a "career spook" and 32-year veteran of the agency, who rose from his first job as a lowly economic analyst to the man briefing the President of the United States.

Mr Morell was with George W Bush at a Florida primary school as the second plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11.

When Mr Bush asked him who was responsible he replied: "I haven't seen any intelligence, but I would bet every dollar I have that it's al-Qaeda," according to the Wall Street Journal.

Over the next decade he was deeply involved in the fight against al-Qaeda, including the audacious plan to storm Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

But he was one of a number of officials urging caution on President Barack Obama. He reminded the US leader of the US intelligence failures that had led to the doomed search for weapons on mass destruction in Iraq.

"We end up having bits of information that have a multitude of possible explanations," he told the Journal. "You've got to be really humble about the business we're in."

Mr Morell has been in the top job once before, running the CIA as an interim director for two months in 2011 while Gen Petraeus was preparing to take command.

The two men worked together closely, with the spy guiding the former Army commander in intelligence affairs, urging him not to pull rank and to make a point of mixing with staff at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

But despite the enormous respect for him in Washington, and the longing for stability at the CIA after going through five leaders since 9/11, Mr Morell is likely to again hand over the director's office within months.

Directors of the CIA are usually appointed from outside of the agency and other possible contenders include John Brennan, a former spy who is now Mr Obama's counterterrorism adviser, and Jane Harman, a former Democrat congresswoman with close links to the agency.

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Petraeus 'shocked' to hear of emails lover 'sent to rival'

David Petraeus, the former CIA director, was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, it has emerged.

The retired general regrets the affair "on so many levels", his friend and former spokesman Steve Boylan was reported as saying.

"I don't think anyone can really imagine how this has affected both his family and himself and, to some degree, the nation," Mr Boylan said. "He regrets the poor judgment and the lack of discipline more than we can probably put into words."

A close associate of Gen Petraeus told the Associated Press that the former head of America's spy agency was shocked to learn that his girlfriend Paula Broadwell was allegedly sending threatening messages to Jill Kelley, a family friend of the Petraeus's.


Jill Kelley has been identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Paula Broadwell (AP)

The AP reported that Gen Petraeus was not shown the message, but that he was told by investigators that the emails warned Mrs Kelley, a Florida socialite, to stay away from him.

FBI agents were searching Mrs Broadwell's home on Monday night.

Mr Boylan, who said he spoke to Gen Petraeus over the weekend, told Agence France-Presse that his former boss was devastated by the scandal.

He also said that the general told Holly, his wife of 38 years, of the affair before it became public.


General David Petraeus with wife Holly at the Super Bowl in 2009 (Reuters)

"To say she is disappointed and furious would probably be a huge understatement at this point," Mr Boylan said.

The couple has two adult children, Stephen, who led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan, and Anne.

Gen Petraeus, 60, commanded international troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and Mrs Broadwell, 40, had close access to the four-star general during several trips she took to Afghanistan to write his official biography.

Both Mrs Kelley and Gen Petraeus have insisted their relationship was just platonic.

Source: agencies

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Gen John Allen investigated for 'inappropriate communications' to Jill Kelley

The US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for "inappropriate" emails to Jill Kelley, the woman linked to the sex scandal involving former CIA director David Petraeus, it has emerged.

General John Allen is under investigation over allegations of “inappropriate communications” with Jill Kelley, a key figure in the scandal which led to Gen Petraeus’ resignation.

The latest twist in the unfolding controversy, disclosed to reporters aboard the US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta’s plane, suggests the probe into Gen Petraeus’ shock resignation is widening yet further.

Mr Panetta said Gen Allen's nomination as NATO supreme commander had now been put in hold with the agreement of President Barack Obama.

The nature of the emails is not yet clear, although a senior defence official told news agency AFP there was a “distinct possibility” they were linked with Gen Petraeus.

The US official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the FBI had uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of correspondence between Gen Allen and Mrs Kelley.

They are understood to mostly take the form of emails, with the majority being sent between 2010 and 2012.

Mrs Kelley, a 37-year-old "social liaison" to an air force base in Tampa, Florida, had a longstanding family friendship with Gen Petraeus but had no official status in the military.


From left: Gen David Petraeus, Scott Kelley and his wife, Jill, and Holly Petraeus are shown at the 2010 Gasparilla parade in Tampa, Florida. (Tampa Bay Times)

She is said to have alerted the FBI after allegedly receiving threatening emails earlier this year that were eventually traced to Mrs Broadwell.

The FBI then found emails between Mrs Broadwell and Gen Petraeus that revealed their affair.


General David Petraeus shakes hands with Paula Broadwell in this 2011 photograph (AP)

Mrs Kelley, a mother-of-three, has already employed Judy Smith, Monica Lewinsky's former crisis manager, and Abbe Lowell, a white-collar attorney who defended John Edwards, to assist her.

Mr Panetta said in a statement that his department was informed about the case by the FBI on Sunday and that he had referred it to the Pentagon's inspector general for investigation.

He had ordered a Pentagon investigation of Gen Allen on Monday, he said.

He added Gen Allen would remain in Kabul as the commander of NATO-led security forces but that he had asked the Senate Armed Services Committee to delay action on Allen's pending nomination to be NATO's supreme allied commander.

He has also requested the Senate committee moves promptly on the nomination for Gen Allen's successor in Afghanistan, General Joseph Dunford.

It remained unclear what allegations Gen Allen faces, and officials declined to comment as to whether the Marine general was accused of using his work email to communicate with Mrs Kelley or had disclosed any classified information.

The defence official said: “It's far too early to speculate on what the IG [inspector general] might find.

"There is enough concern that we believe it was a prudent measure to take appropriate steps to direct an investigation and notify Congress.

"We need to see where the facts lead in this matter, before jumping to any conclusions whatsoever."

He added that Gen Allen insisted on his innocence.

"General Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing in this matter," he said.

Both Gen Petraeus and Gen Allen served in Tampa, home to US Central Command, which Gen Petraeus led before taking over as commander in Afghanistan in 2010.

Gen Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday.

(Clockwise from top left) General David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, US Marine General John Allen, David Petraeus with his wife Holly and Jill Kelley

(Clockwise from top left) General David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, US Marine General John Allen, David Petraeus with his wife Holly and Jill Kelley Photo: AP/AFP/EPA

By Hannah Furness

8:01AM GMT 13 Nov 2012

Gen Allen has disputed any wrongdoing.

David Petraeus ordered lover Paula Broadwell to stop emailing Jill Kelley

David Petraeus reportedly tried to rein in his mistress after federal agents discovered that she had sent a string of harassing emails to a Florida socialite.

By Jon Swaine, Florida and James Orr in North Carolina

 12 Nov 2012

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Florida socialite nothing more than a close friend of David Petraeus

From left: Gen David Petraeus, Scott Kelley and his wife, Jill, and Holly Petraeus are shown at the 2010 Gasparilla parade in Tampa, Florida. Photo: Tampa Bay Times

Paula Broadwell, the former CIA director’s biographer and lover, allegedly sent threatening messages to Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old “social liaison” for the US military in Tampa, triggering the FBI investigation which led to Gen Petraeus’s downfall.

When Mrs Kelley, a family friend of the Petraeuses, learned from the FBI that the anonymous messages were coming from Mrs Broadwell she turned to the former general for help. Gen Petraeus then urged Mrs Broadwell to stop, according to the Washington Post.

Mrs Kelley reportedly went to the FBI in early summer after she began receiving the emails. The relationship between the general and his biographer is believed to have ended in July.

On Sunday Mrs Kelley, who insists that the former CIA director is just a close friend who is like a grandfather to her children, was identified as the woman Mrs Broadwell believed was her rival.

Mrs Kelley was silent yesterday after hiring Monica Lewinsky's former crisis manager.

After stating that she and her husband, Scott, a surgeon, "have been friends with Mr Petraeus and his family for over five years", Mrs Kelley requested privacy and briefly fled their $1.2 million (£756,000) mansion after being besieged by media during a birthday party for one of her daughters.

Neighbours and friends yesterday supported the mother-of-three's strenuous denials that she had engaged in anything other than friendship with the 60-year-old retired general. "She would say he was kind of like a grandpa to her girls," said one, who asked not to be named.

Mrs Kelley, whose role as "social liaison" is unpaid, was a frequent guest at Central Command functions. After being presented at one event with a certificate naming her an "honorary ambassador" for allied nations, she began using the title minus the "honorary", according to The Associated Press.

She and her husband hosted Mr Petraeus at a party on their lawn for Tampa's annual Gasparilla parade in 2010. He arrived with a 28-car motorcade. Other guests included Pam Bondi, Florida's Attorney General and a close ally of Mitt Romney, the former presidential candidate.

Mrs Kelley is believed to have sparked the inquiry after receiving messages from anonymous email accounts that reportedly warned her to "back off" and to "stay away from my guy".

She has hired Abbe Lowell, a formidable white-collar attorney who defended John Edwards, the former US presidential candidate, against corruption charges that were dropped earlier this year.

Mrs Kelley also recruited Judy Smith, a Washington-based crisis manager and former spokesman for George W. Bush, who represented Ms Lewinsky after her affair with Bill Clinton. Neither Mr Lowell nor Ms Smith returned requests for comment.

Mrs Kelley, who has an identical twin sister, comes from a Lebanese family that moved to Philadelphia in the 1970s. Her parents are believed to have run a restaurant and a vehicle registration company in nearby New Jersey.

Her alleged harasser, Mrs Broadwell, has come under intense scrutiny since Gen. Petraeus submitted his resignation on Friday. The former military officer and fitness fanatic, whose husband is also a senior medic called Scott, has not been seen since news of the scandal broke.

Details of her apparent relationship continued to emerge yesterday, however, with reports that Gen Petraeus took her with him on a government-funded trip to Paris in July last year. The US defence department did not comment.

Mrs Broadwell has reportedly hired Robert Muse, a prominent Washington criminal attorney who dealt with the fallout of the Watergate scandal, to represent her. 

No one was at the Broadwell's family home in an upmarket area of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday. Later on in the evening, FBI agents were seen searching the home. It was not clear why.

A spokesman for Charlotte Radiology Breast Centre, where Dr Broadwell works as a radiologist, refused to comment on his whereabouts. He "was not seeing patients today," she said.

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Tim Stanley

Dr Tim Stanley is a historian of the United States. His biography of Pat Buchanan is out now. His personal website is www.timothystanley.co.ukand you can follow him on Twitter @timothy_stanley.

The general, the hostess, the director and his lover: Petraeus adds farce to the Benghazi tragedy

By Tim Stanley US politics Last updated: November 13th, 2012

The Director (right) and his lover (left)

It’s bad enough that America has a president who doesn’t know his “act of terror” from his elbow, but the Petraeus scandal adds a dash of farce to the Benghazi tragedy. Blogger RS McCain has sourced this fun summary of the scandal, which began when the lover of the former Director of the CIA first started sending anonymous and ominous emails to a woman that she suspected of moving in on her man…

Jill Kelley, the woman who was (allegedly) threatened by Gen. Petraeus’s squeeze Paula Broadwell and who (apparently) started the FBI investigation that led to Petraeus’ ouster, who went to the FBI for help after the threats and then (allegedly) had a relationship with the FBI agent in charge of her own case, who (allegedly) sent her shirtless pics of himself, also (apparently, allegedly) had “compromising” communications with Gen. John Allen, the Big Damn Commander of our war effort in Afghanistan … It’s not a love triangle. It’s a love Pentagon.

Indeed, it's all very swinging. One of the commentators on McCain’s blog appends this honest, if rather tangential, insight: “I'm a former Swinger. It's a great lifestyle. Though, hard to keep up.” Amen, brother.

How does this comedy relate to the horror of Benghazi, when four American citizens were killed at the tail end of what increasingly looks like an intelligence operation gone bad? It testifies to the extraordinary incompetence at all levels of the federal security state. There was the affair itself between Petraeus and Paula Broadwell (a mother of two), which screams “potential for blackmail.” The well toned two shared an obsession with “fitness and the study of leadership” and they communicated through emails stored in draft folders – a method “often used by terrorists” and lovesick teens. Broadwell apparently got jealous of party hostess Ms Kelley and started harassing her, which is when the FBI was called in. The FBI took a bizarrely long time to piece things together while rummaging around in private email accounts. The FBI is also now looking at "potentially inappropriate" correspondence between Kelley and US Marine Corps General John R Allen. There's 20,000 to 30,000 pages to work through, which hints at an "inappropriate" relationship of Tolstoyan proportions.

Lots of questions occur. Did the CIA know about the FBI investigation and why didn’t it intervene? If the FBI knew about the affair, did it tell Attorney General Eric Holder? If Eric Holder knew, did he tell the President? If the White House was kept in the dark, then it was shielded from a potential security risk. Indeed some are asking if Petraeus passed on classified information to his lover. And why wasn’t it until after the election that the public discovered what was going on?

Petraeus’ fall from grace looks innocent as much as adultery can be innocent. But its proximity to the Benghazi disaster makes it a lot more important. A question still lingers as to why the former CIA Director gave a brief to the House Intelligence Committee that contradicted his own agency's reports about what happened in Libya. Victoria Toensing of Fox News writes,

For some reason DCI Petraeus backed the Obama unsupported theory that the video made the attackers do it rather than his own Chief of Station’s assessment that it was a planned military attack. Why do the shifting stories and misplaced theory of cause matter?  Because if an administration pushes a political agenda that applauds the killing of Bin Laden as the ultimate act for eradicating the radical Islamic threat, then that same administration ignores its Ambassador’s urgent pleas for more security for fear it will appear Bin Laden’s demise was not the answer to that threat.  Our country’s chief spy is supposed to know which theory is held up by the evidence.

All speculation, but the Petraeus affair compounds this mystery with another. If the FBI knew that the Director was a security risk, why didn’t it obey the law and inform the Intelligence Committees and the White House? Maybe it did, maybe it didn't. The mystery deepens.

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Spy chief Gen David Petraeus, his 'embedded' biographer and the FBI email trawl that exposed their affair

General David Petraeus resigned as CIA director after an FBI hunt for a suspicious emailer revealed his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.

Spy chief Gen David Petraeus, his 'embedded' biographer and the FBI email trawl that exposed their affair

General David Petraeus resigned as CIA director after an FBI hunt for a suspicious emailer revealed his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.

He was lauded as the greatest soldier-scholar of his generation, a highly decorated general who was equally at home negotiating the intrigues of Washington or in the trenches of Iraq and Afghanistan.

She was a fellow West Point graduate, a counter-terrorism expert, a fitness champion and a tall, striking brunette two decades his junior who had modelled for a machine gun manufacturer.

Now the career of General David Petraeus has ended in the tawdry disgrace of a sex scandal after he stunned the US military, intelligence and political establishments with his resignation as America's spy chief because of an extramarital affair.

His reported mistress, Paula Broadwell, was the co-author of a fawning recent biography of the general, who resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday. Both are married with children.

In a remarkable twist, it was agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation who discovered that the head of the CIA was conducting an affair. The investigation was launched when an unidentified woman described as close to the general contacted the FBI after she received threatening emails, according to an account in The Washington Post.

The FBI traced the emails to Mrs Broadwell and in the process uncovered explicit messages between her and Gen Petraeus, law enforcement officials told the newspaper.

It is reported that investigators initially thought that the CIA director's personal email account might have been hacked, but concluded that the two were indeed having an affair and that Mrs Broadwell perceived the other woman as a threat to that relationship.

Other US media also reported that the investigation involved two women, indicating that Gen Petraeus' career may have collapsed amid an acrimonious love triangle. Suspicions of infidelities had followed him for years, current and former US military officials told The Washington Post.

"It was portrayed to us that the FBI was investigating something else and came upon him," a congressional official briefed on the inquiry told The New York Times.

The dates of the affair are unclear. An unnamed official told The Wall Street Journal that the relationship started after Gen Petraeus left the army in August 2011 and that he broke it off several months ago. But the two were reported to have been close in Afghanistan when Mrs Broadwell was, in military parlance, an "embedded" journalist with him between 2010 and 2011.

Ronald Kessler, a veteran Washington journalist who has written a book on the FBI and has close contacts at the bureau, said that the investigators found emails from the general's time in Afghanistan apparently detailing sexual encounters, including a tryst under his desk.

Gen Petraeus is not under investigation for any crime, US officials said. But as head of the CIA, he would have known that an affair would jeopardise his career. The military mastermind who rewrote US doctrines of counter-insurgency and was proud of savvy in media and politics has been brought down by human weakness and a shocking lack of judgment.

He was a model and mentor for many up-and-coming officers. Among his fellow top brass, however, there were those who viewed him as a vaunting careerist who crafted his portrayal in the media for his own personal ambitions.

So it is a sad irony that an affair apparently with an adulatory biographer sabotaged his ambitions. "Gen Petraeus is a man obsessed by his own image," a senior officer who knows him well told The Sunday Telegraph in the US. "Sadly this has been his downfall."

His fall from grace leaves Barack Obama searching for a new spy chief just days after his re-election. The timing also prompted conspiracy theories: the CIA director had been due to testify Congress this week to be grilled about how his agency and the White House handled intelligence on the US consulate attack in Benghazi that claimed the lives of four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya. Some congressmen demanded that he still appear, despite his resignation.

Gen Petraeus, 60, led the 101st Airborne Division in the 2003 Iraq invasion and later commanded the military "surges" in Iraq and Afghanistan, operations based on his counter-insurgency strategy that focused on protecting civilians as well as killing enemies.

The "surge" in Iraq, under George W Bush, is widely credited with turning around a failed war; the second, under Mr Obama, delivered a major blow to the Taliban.

The general, who has been married for 37 years and has two adult children, retired from the army when appointed by Mr Obama last September to head the CIA. At the time some Republicans hoped that the war veteran could be persuaded to run for president. There was speculation this year that Mitt Romney might pick him as a running mate.

Mrs Broadwell, 40, a high achiever in her own right, lives in a large brick home valued at nearly $1 million in an upmarket district of Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband Scott, a radiologist, and their two young sons, Landon and Lucien.

She is a research associate at Harvard's Centre for Public Leadership and is working on a doctorate in the war studies department at King's College London.

She has several other qualifications from leading institutions and previously worked for US Special Operations Command and an FBI joint terrorism task force. According to the biography on her personal website, which was taken down after the scandal broke, she has completed half-triathlons and was a "female model/demonstrator" for a manufacturer of .45-calibre machine guns.

Mrs Broadwell and Gen Petraeus met in 2006 at Harvard when she was studying for a master's degree at the Kennedy School of Government and he gave a lecture there. She introduced herself and the visiting officer answered her follow-up questions on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism.

With his help, she moved on to a PhD dissertation entitled "A case study of General Petraeus's leadership".

Two years later, Mr Obama was appointed him to run the war in Afghanistan after his predecessor, Gen Stanley McChrystal, quit following disparaging comments that he and his senior staff made to a Rolling Stone magazine journalist about Obama administration officials. Gen Petraeus noted at the time that there would have been no such naive slips by his team.

Mrs Broadwell spotted an opportunity to turn her dissertation into a book and negotiated a deal with Penguin Press, bringing in Vernon Loeb, a Washington Post editor, to help. She boasted of her access to her subject in a hagiographical work that some reviewers said amounted to a gushing love letter.

"I took full advantage of his open-door policy to seek insight and share perspectives," she wrote in All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, published in January. In the book blurb, she describes her "passion for leadership and security policy".

In an interview with Jon Stewart, the US television show host, Mrs Broadwell told how from summer 2010 to summer 2011 she spent several months "embedded" - the military term for journalists given official access to the armed forces in a war zone - with Gen Petraeus in Afghanistan.

During the show, she made clear her starry-eyed fondness for her subject. "He can turn water into bottled water," she joked. She has also said that she viewed him as a mentor and in the book she notes that he saw her as an "aspiring soldier-scholar" - a high accolade from a man who regarded himself as the master exponent of that combination.

Both were also fitness fanatics. Indeed, she conducted much of her research work during the five-mile morning runs to which Gen Petraeus would invite honoured guests in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"I thought I'd test him, but he was going to test me - it ended up being a test for both of us since we both ran pretty quickly," she told Stewart. "That was the foundation of our relationship." When he didn't want to answer questions, she said, "he would pick up the pace so neither of us could talk".

The revelation of the affair came as little surprise to some who worked with the two in Afghanistan. "As soon as the announcement was made, I knew in an instant who it was," a senior US military source who has worked closely with Gen Petraeus and knew Mrs Broadwell told the Business Insider website.

"Everything made sense. Who had exclusive access to him? Who wrote the hagiography on his life? Who framed their entire existence around his persona?"

The unnamed source added: "She went from someone very likeable to a shameless, self-promoting prom queen. A very disturbing shift in how she carried herself. If she knew [Gen Petraeus] was going to make an appearance at an event, she'd crash it without an invitation."

Gen Petraeus graduated top of the class in 1974 from West Point military academy. It was not only the start of a glittering career, he also met his future wife there: Holly Knowlton was the daughter of the general who ran the academy.

Mrs Petraeus heads the wing of the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that assists military families financially. The couple's son, Stephen, has followed his father into the military, and their daughter, Anne, is a food writer who was married last month.

In a short statement after his resignation, Gen Petraeus said: "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behaviour is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organisation such as ours."

Obama administration officials said that the White House was only informed of the FBI investigation on Wednesday, although former intelligence officials have expressed surprise that the president's team was not alerted earlier.

Gen Petraeus met Mr Obama in the White House on Thursday to offer his resignation. Fresh back from his gruelling election campaign, the president did not initially want to accept it, but said he would think about it overnight. The next day, he called his CIA director to tell him that he would not pressurise him to stay.

"By any measure through his lifetime of service, David Petraeus has made our country safer and stronger," the president said in a statement that did not mention the affair.

Mrs Broadwell has made no public comment, but her identity was disclosed to media outlets by several US officials.

Gen Petraeus's success with the military surges earned him rock-star status among his own troops. Earlier, as a commander during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he was known for asking embedded reporters, "Tell me how this ends?"

Many interpreted that as a catchphrase that foresaw the chaos that he would later be called back to Iraq to fix. Few could ever have imagined it having such resonance in his own career.

He regularly shared his wisdom with younger officers to whom he preached a mantra of individual leadership and personal character, reminding them of the need to do the right thing, even when nobody was watching.

Last week Mrs Broadwell shared 12 lessons on leadership from Gen Petraeus in an article for Newsweek. Several take on an added resonance in light of the scandal that erupted a few days later.

Most notable is number five: "We all will make mistakes. The key is to recognise them and admit them, to learn from them." It is a moral that Gen Petraeus and Mrs Broadwell will doubtless both be considering now as they try to put their lives back together.

Additional reporting by Colin Freeman

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David Petraeus: Senate to probe FBI failure to report affair until after election

US senators announced they would launch an investigation into the failure of the FBI to report Gen David Petraeus's affair with his biographer to the country's leaders until after the US presidential election.

By Raf Sanchez, Washington

5:01PM GMT 11 Nov 2012




Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat chairman of the Senate's intelligence committee, said that she was informed of Gen Petraeus's resignation only a few hours before it was made public on Friday even though the FBI investigation had opened months before.

The White House said it was only informed of the affair on Wednesday, the day after the presidential election, and President Barack Obamawas only briefed on Thursday, the day Gen Petraeus offered his resignation.

Representative Peter King, a Republican who sits on the House intelligence committee, said there were "a lot of unanswered questions" over the timing of the resignation, which could have been a major election issue if it had occurred a week earlier.

"The FBI director had the obligation to tell the President or the National Security Council at the earliest date," he told CNN yesterday. Mrs Feinstein, a close ally of President Barack Obama, joined with Republicans in expressing concern that the explosive news of the affair had been kept secret and that the FBI had failed to keep Congress informed.

"We will investigate why the committee didn't know," she told Fox News.

"We should have been told."

Gen Petraeus was interviewed by the FBI two weeks ago, where agents disclosed that they were aware of his affair with Paula Broadwell.

However, the FBI determined that there was no national security breach and no criminal charges would be brought against either the CIA director or Mrs Broadwell.

Mr King and other Republicans have also demanded that Gen Petraeus should still testify before Congress this week on the CIA's role in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

The disgraced former CIA director was scheduled to appear at the US Capitol on Thursday to answer questions on his agency's response to the attack in eastern Libya, which left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

Immediately after Gen Petraeus's resignation, it was announced that he would no longer attend the two House and Senate intelligence committee hearings and that Michael Morell, the agency's acting director, would take his place.

Mr King described Gen Petraeus as an "absolutely essential witness" and added: "David Petraeus testifying has nothing to do with whether or not he's still the CIA director, and I don't see how the CIA can say he's not going to testify."

"He was at the center of this and he has answers that only he has," he told CNN on Friday.

Representative Trey Gowdy raised the possibility that the Republican-controlled House could take legal action to force him to testify.

"I hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former CIA director, I would hope he would come voluntarily," Mr Gowdy told Fox News.

"But if he won't, he will be subpoenaed."

Mrs Feinstein said no decision had been made on whether to demand Gen Petraeus testify before her committee.

Gen Petraeus was due to appear at the closed hearings alongside a host of other senior figures from the American intelligence community.

However, his testimony during the classified sessions was of particular interest as it emerged that his agency was deeply involved in the work of the Benghazi consulate and the response to the attack on September 11.

Two of the Americans killed were initially identified as State Department subcontractors but it was later disclosed that they were both former US Navy SEALs were working for the CIA.

They were part of a team of around a dozen CIA operatives who drove from the agency's private annex building to try to fight off the attack at the lightly guarded compound.

FBI handling of David Petraeus case 'inexcusable'

The FBI's handling of the David Petraeus investigation has been condemned as "inexcusable" as it emerged one of its agents had sent topless pictures to the socialite at the heart of the scandal and leaked sensitive details to Republicans.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9675957/FBI-handling-of-David-Petraeus-case-inexcusable.html

FBI handling of David Petraeus case 'inexcusable'

David Petraeus submitted his resignation as director of the CIA on November 9, 2012 Photo: GETTY


Raf Sanchez

By , Washington

13 Nov 201


13 Nov 201


America's
 top law-enforcement agency found itself under intense scrutiny as it was alleged that one if its field agents had become obsessed with Jill Kelley, the 37-year-old party organiser from Florida who was bombarded with threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, Mr Petraeus's mistress.

On Wednesday members of the House intelligence committee are expected to grill Sean Joyce, the FBI's deputy director, and Michael Morell, Mr Petraeus's replacement as head of the CIA, demanding to know why his agency's investigation into the former CIA director and four star general was kept secret until the day of the presidential election.

Peter King, a Republican member of the committee, said it was "inexcusable" that the FBI had waited for months to inform the White House that it was looking into a key member of Mr Obama's national security team.

"Whenever General Petraeus's name came up I believe the FBI had an absolute obligation to tell the White House, and specifically the President, what this involved," Mr King said.

FBI agents also abruptly searched Mrs Broadwell's home in North Carolina as they continued to hunt for any evidence that the sex scandal could have led to a breach of national security.

The bureau's involvement with the affair began in Tampa over the summer, when Mrs Kelley told a friend in the FBI she was receiving anonymous messages accusing her of inappropriate flirting with Mr Petraeus.

The unnamed agent carried her concerns to the local field office, where investigators began a routine cyber harassment investigation that quickly escalated after they realised they had stumbled over evidence that the then-director of the CIA was having an extramarital affair.

Unbeknown to senior FBI officials, however, the agent allegedly had a history of infatuation with Mrs Kelley, a married mother-of-three, and had earlier sent her photographs of himself shirtless.

Supervisors became concerned about his near-obsession with the case and decided to pull him off the investigation and refer him to the bureau's internal affairs unit, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The agent reportedly became convinced that the FBI was stalling the investigation in order to protect President Barack Obama from political embarrassment and took it on himself to leak details to Eric Cantor, the second most senior Republican in the House of Representatives.

Mr Cantor contacted the FBI on October 31 – a week before anyone outside the Justice Department was officially told about the investigation – but did not go public with the information out of concern about the reliability of the source.

The FBI has refused to officially comment on the decision to keep the investigation secret, but in private briefings has insisted that there was no obligation to pass information on because it had already determined that there was no breach of national security.

However, the FBI had already discovered classified information on Mrs Broadwell's computer and investigators returned to her house in a wealthy suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, late on Monday night.

Mrs Broadwell, 40, her husband, and two children were not at home but officials said the search was "consensual".

Both Mrs Broadwell and Mr Petraeus, 60, have denied that he gave her the classified documents and charges are not expected against either.

The FBI did not return multiple calls requesting comment.

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Submariner Admits Official Secrets Act Breach

by Darren McCaffrey, Sky Reporter | Sky News
     

A former Royal Navy submariner has admitted collecting secret coding programmes that could be useful to an enemy of the UK.
Petty officer Edward Devenney, from Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to gathering details of encryption programmes in breach of the Official Secrets Act.
The 30-year-old also admitted a charge of misconduct in a public office in relation to a meeting with two people he thought were from the Russian secret service.
He said he had discussed information relating to the movement of nuclear submarines with the pair.
They turned out to be British agents who carried out a sting operation in January of this year.
The Official Secrets Act charge was collecting information for a purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the state between November 18 last year and March 7 this year.
Devenney gathered details of "crypto material" - programmes used to encrypt secret information - which could be useful to an enemy.
He denied a second count of communicating information to another person and this will not be pursued by prosecutors.
The Ministry of Defence has said no classified information was ever passed on to the Russians or any other countries.
It has described Devenney as somewhat of a Walter Mitty character - referring to the fantasist character in James Thurber's book The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
The judge, who said it was a highly unusual case, adjourned sentencing until December 12.
Some of that hearing will be held in private as the information relates to current British naval operations.
Devenney has been remanded in custody.


I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview filmed five months into her affair with disgraced CIA boss
by Daniel Bates
'I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview filmed five months into her affair with disgraced CIA boss
by Daniel Bates 12 November 2012
The woman who had an affair with David Petraeus denied she was in love with him in a bizarre interview she gave in the midst of their fling.
Speaking in an interview while promoting her book in February, Paula Broadwell said without prompting: 'I am not in love with David Petraeus', in what was something of a Freudian slip.
By that stage their affair was around five months having started when he became head of the CIA in September last year. It ended around July, according to reports.


 Freudian? In an interview with Arthur Kade, Paula Broadwell let slip: 'I'm not in love with David Petraeus'
In the interview Broadwell, who is married with two young sons, revealed that she had sent Petraeus' wife Holly a copy of her her fawning biography of her husband - and claimed that she loved it.
The disclosure could reignite the debate about what information she was given access to
If Petraeus, 60, was prepared to show her his intimate correspondence with mentors then he may have allowed her to see classified information too.

Affair: Former CIA boss David Petraeus is pictured with Paula Broadwell, his biographer and alleged mistress
Controversially, Broadwell even claims that it was Petraeus' idea, and not hers, to turn her dissertation project on military leadership into the book it became: 'All In: The Education Of General David Petraeus'.
The interview was carried out by Arthur Kade, a former financial advisor turned humanitarian who also conducts celebrity interviews.
He and Broadwell sit in front of an open fire for 13 minutes during which she speaks at length about the book.
Broadwell says: 'I conducted over 700 interviews, you can appreciate how time consuming that is, and to transcribe then and I was trying to do this all on my own as a dissertation project.
'But when I realised the opportunity I had to present this portrait of strategic leadership - you know it's not a hagiography, I’m not in love with David Petraeus, but I think he does present a terrific role model for young people, for executives, for men and women.

   
Betrayal: Broadwell has two children with her radiologist husband, Scott, pictured left. Petraeus has been married to his wife Holly, pictured right, for 38 years and they have two grown children together.

Look of love? A photo in June 2011 shows Broadwell watching as Petraeus and Holly arrive for a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Petraeus' nomination to be director of the CIA.
'There's a great role model there who is values oriented, who speaks the truth to power, who shows great example of taking initiative and other qualities we should be all be interested in ourselves and promoting in others.
Broadwell said that she had presented Petreaus with a copy of her book but added that 'he says he hasn't read it'
She said: 'I sent him and his wife a copy and I know his wife, Holly Petraeus, read it and she had great things to say.
'He's tracking how the book is being received and as an academic mentor of mine, if you will, he's proud of me.

Insistence: Broadwell made the bizarre claim about not loving Petraeus while promoting his biography, 'All In'.
He agreed, gave her a business card and she made multiple visits to Afghanistan to interview him - before romance finally flourished.
Turning to their relationship, Broadwell said in the interview: 'Our rapport increased and he decided to make it more of an official relationship, treating me like a biographer.
'I was able to look through correspondence he exchange with his mentors over three decades as a young captain and major and I was able to trace how he was thinking, the evolution of his thought about counterinsurgency, about how forces train and equip and fight and on leadership.
'I was particularly interested in leadership'.


U.S. Gen. John Allen


top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan
, during an interview with The Associated Press



   

Associated Press/Musadeq Sadeq, File - FILE - This July 22, 2012, file photo shows U.S. Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon says Gen. John Allen is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Panetta says he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

By ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press
PERTH, Australia (AP) — In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeussex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigationfor alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a written statement issued to reporters aboard his aircraft, en route from Honolulu to Perth, Australia, that the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday.
Panetta said that he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday. 
A senior defense official traveling with Panetta said Allen's communications were with Jill Kelley, who has been described as an unpaid social liaison at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., which is headquarters to the U.S. Central Command. She is not a U.S. government employee.
Kelley is said to have received threatening emails from Broadwell, who is Petraeus' biographer and who had an extramarital affair with Petraeus that reportedly began after he became CIA director in September 2011.
Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday. 
Allen, a four-star Marine general, succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
The senior official, who discussed the matter only on condition of anonymity because it is under investigation, said Panetta believed it was prudent to launch a Pentagon investigation, although the official would not explain the nature of Allen's problematic communications. 
The official said 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen's communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 are under review. He would not say whether they involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information. He said he did not know whether Petraeus is mentioned in the emails.
"Gen. Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing in this matter," the official said. He said Allen currently is in Washington.
Panetta said that while the matter is being investigated by the Defense Department Inspector General, Allen will remain in his post as commander of the International Security Assistance Force, based in Kabul. He praised Allen as having been instrumental in making progress in the war.



                        Spotlight on second woman in General David Petraeus Scandal  


                        New details emerge about the woman who allegedly got menacing emails from the general's mistress.



Associated Press/Cliff Owen, File - FILE - In this June 23, 2011, file photo, Gen. David Petraeus, center, walks with his wife Holly, left, past a seated Paula Broadwell, rear right, as he arrives to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee during a hearing on his nomination to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus quit Nov. 9, 2012, after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. As questions arise about the extramarital affair between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, she has remained quiet about details of their relationship. However, information has emerged about Jill Kelley, the woman who received the emails from

1.     


1.       Jill Kelley, a friend of the Petraeus family, walks out of her home toward her car on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida November 12, 2012.
 New details emerged on Sunday about the extramarital affair that abruptly ended the career of CIA chief David Petraeus, including the identity of Jill Kelley,
 whose complaints about harassing emails from the woman with whom Petraeus had the relationship, Paula Broadwell,
 prompted an FBI investigation. REUTERS/Brian Blanco





1.        Britain's Queen Elizabeth greets U.S. General David Petraeus, Commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan,
 at Buckingham Palace, in central London March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool




1.        General David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, addresses troops at Bagram Air Base December 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young








    

Spotlight on 2nd woman in Petraeus case

New details emerge about the woman who allegedly got menacing emails from the general's mistress.

By ADAM GOLDMAN, ANNE FLAHERTY and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions swirl about the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, the retired general and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, have been quiet about details of their relationship. However, information has emerged about the woman who received the emails from Broadwellthat led to the FBI's discovery of Petraeus' indiscretion.
A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman as Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military'sCentral Command and Special Operations Command are located.
In a statement Sunday, Kelley and her husband, Scott, said: "We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years. We respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." The military official who identified Kelley spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation. He said Kelley had received harassing emails from Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her email account and eventually discover her relationship with Petraeus. The FBI contacted Petraeus and other intelligence officials, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asked Petraeus to resign. A former associate of Petraeus confirmed the target of the emails was Kelley, but said there was no affair between the two, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the retired general's private life. The associate, who has been in touch with Petraeus since his resignation, said Kelley and her husband were longtime friends of Petraeus and his wife, Holly.
Attempts to reach Kelley were not successful. Broadwell did not return phone calls or emails. The Petraeus news caught much of Washington by surprise and members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed the extramarital affair between Petraeus and his biographer. They questioned when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren't told sooner. "We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt," Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on "Fox News Sunday." Petraeus, 60, quit Friday after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. He has been married 38 years to Holly Petraeus, with whom he has two adult children, including a son who led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan as an Army lieutenant.
Broadwell, a 40-year-old graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an Army Reserve officer, is married with two young sons.
Petraeus' affair with Broadwell will be the subject of meetings Wednesday involving congressional intelligence committee leaders, FBI deputy director Sean Joyce and CIA deputy director Michael Morell.




 

  


A rare fish taken off Cabo San Lucas ends up getting stolen in bizarre tale

By: David Strege Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:00pm PST

A fish rarely seen by humans and weighing in at 300 pounds became the center of a bizarre fish story in Cabo San Lucas, where the "mystery" fish wound up getting stolen.
The fish was described by the Pisces Sportfishing Fleet blog as having a dorado-shaped head, tuna-type body, wahoo tail (with half of it missing) and a snapper color. Pisces eventually identified the fish as a louvar or Luvaras Imperialis, a species last seen in Cabo waters some 22 years ago.
The boatful of fishermen who captured the rare beast knew it was something special, yet it became the fish that got away--stolen from under their noses.
As related by Capt. Josue Moreno to Pisces, the Marina II headed out for a half day of fishing when the crew and fishing tourists came across a huge fish circling on the top of the water.
"I thought it was a red snapper or tuna," Moreno told Pisces. "So we went over to investigate and saw this really weird fish, like something we had never seen before. It was still alive, but almost dead, struggling to breathe. So we gaffed it and had a really hard time getting it onto the swimstep. The tourists on board were amazed and kept asking us what it was, but we had no idea."
The Marina II was said to have stopped to catch a few dorado before heading in to have the big, mystery fish weighed and filleted.
Only that's not exactly what happened. 
As Pisces Sportfishing Fleet found out on Tuesday, the tale Moreno told was a lie. 
The real story surfaced when Pisces spoke with angler Joe Estrada of San Antonio, Texas. He and some friends had chartered the boat Dr. Pescado II. Less than four miles from the Lighthouse off Cabo, theyspotted the mystery fish circling on top of the water, they gaffed it and they tied it onto the swimstep.
"We wanted to head back with the fish," Estrada told Pisces. "We knew it was an unusual catch." But the captain said, "the dorado bite is good, let's stay and fish and I will find somebody to take it back."
So, not wanting the fish to sit out in the sun while they were fishing, the captain radioed the Marina II, and its captain agreed to take the fish in.
"Our skipper, Oscar, told the other skipper to take it back for us and put it on ice. You can hear him saying that on our video," Estrada told Doug Olander of Sport Fishing
The video below shows how the fish was transferred from one boat to the other. The fish was hooked to a buoy. The Dr. Pescado II left it floating for the Marina II, which scooped up the fish and headed in to port.
It was the last Estrada and his fishing group saw of the fish. As you can see in the photo above, Capt. Moreno had a photo taken with the fish before immediately filleting and distributing it to people around the marina. When the Dr. Pescado II returned to port to check on the fish, it was long gone.
"I like the fact that everybody was fed," Estrada told Pisces. "I hate to see fish go to waste and I am glad that so many families got fed."
But he sure wishes he had been able to take a few fillets home with him.
"I found out that they are really good eating," Estrada told Sport Fishing. "And I love to cook fish. That was heartbreaking."
 Estrada told Pisces that his skipper Oscar "felt betrayed," though we can't help but wonder if Oscar might have gotten any of those fillets. Hmmm. 
See Estrada's entire YouTube video here. We start the video below at 1:25, right when they describe how they're going to hand the fish off. "Let it be known we found the fish...We caught this fish, the rarest fish in the world," you can hear someone say. And, appropriately, you also hear, "Adios." 

www.piscessportfishing.com
 We started off as a family owned and operated business out of the City of La Paz, Baja, Mexico in 1978 with one 28 ft boat. A couple of years later we moved to Cabo and since then we have grown to be the largest and most respected charter fleet in Mexico. To keep pace with the growth of a more sophisticated market we gradually added more vessels and can now offer everything from the basic Baja Panga to mega yachts. Still, the favorite of most Cabo visitors(28-31ft) standard cruisers, seaworthy, clean boat, with very experienced crews which are great value for money. Slightly larger(32-48 ft), newer model, vessels with more comfort like salons and air-conditioning. Over 50 ft Sportfishers usually being new high tech vessels with great speed and more range. Last but not least, the Luxury Yachts, most being multi-purpose - fishing, cruising, snorkeling, diving -ideal for those want to be pampered with the very best. What sets us apart are the relationships we form with our clients, long-term; our focus is service, value for money and experienced crews. We have a proven track record that keeps our guests returning year after year.

We have not seen one of these strange fish in twenty two years and back in those days we were baffled having no idea what it was, but described it as "having a dorado shape head, tuna type body, wahoo tail and snapper color". Now we know that this fish is a louvar or Luvaras Imperialis. Not much is known about this elusive fish and it is rarely seen by humans and it is extremely rare to see a live specimen, as this one was.  Captain Josue Moreno, a twenty year old native of Cabo San Lucas and captain of the 28 ft cruiser Marina, left the dock this morning with some tourists he had signed up for a half day of fishing. They headed out to the Pacific in hopes of catching some dorado and were six miles off of the Old Lighthouse, when they spotted something big on the surface of the water "I thought it was a red snapper or a tuna" he told us, "so we went over to investigate and saw this really weird fish, like something we had never seen before. It was still alive, but almost dead, struggling to breathe. So we gaffed it and had a really hard time getting it on to the swimstep. The tourists on board were amazed and kept asking us what it was, but we had no idea".  Once secured on the back of the boat, they carried on fishing and picked up a few doardo before heading back to the marina at 11.30. The fillet guys knew what it was; they remembered the one from years ago and wrote up the photo board with the correct name for the captain to get his picture. After doing a bit of research we see that his 300 lb specimen is about as big as they get and learned that the flesh is delicious being compared to halibut and even swordfish. This species spends its entire life in the open ocean with jellyfish being its main diet.

How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away

The New York Times
How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away
By NICOLE PERLROTH | New York Times 



Not long after I began writing about cybersecurity, I became a paranoid caricature of my former self. It’s hard to maintain peace of mind when hackers remind me every day, all day, just how easy it is to steal my personal data.
Within weeks, I set up unique, complex passwords for every Web site, enabled two-step authentication for my e-mail accounts, and even covered up my computer’s Web camera with a piece of masking tape — a precaution that invited ridicule from friends and co-workers who suggested it was time to get my head checked. But recent episodes offered vindication. I removed the webcam tape — after a friend convinced me that it was a little much — only to see its light turn green a few days later, suggesting someone was in my computer and watching. More recently, I received a text message from Google with the two-step verification code for my Gmail account. That’s the string of numbers Google sends after you correctly enter the password to your Gmail account, and it serves as a second password. (Do sign up for it.) The only problem was that I was not trying to get into my Gmail account. I was nowhere near a computer. Apparently, somebody else was. It is absurdly easy to get hacked. All it takes is clicking on one malicious link or attachment. Companies’ computer systems are attacked every day by hackers looking for passwords to sell on auctionlike black market sites where a single password can fetch $20. Hackers regularly exploit tools like John the Ripper, a free password-cracking program that use lists of commonly used passwords from breached sites and can test millions of passwords per second.
Chances are, most people will get hacked at some point in their lifetime. The best they can do is delay the inevitable by avoiding suspicious links, even from friends, and manage their passwords. Unfortunately, good password hygiene is like flossing — you know it’s important, but it takes effort. How do you possibly come up with different, hard-to-crack passwords for every single news, social network, e-commerce, banking, corporate and e-mail account and still remember them all? To answer that question, I called two of the most (justifiably) paranoid people I know, Jeremiah Grossman and Paul Kocher, to find out how they keep their information safe. Mr. Grossman was the first hacker to demonstrate how easily somebody can break into a computer’s webcam and microphone through a Web browser. He is now chief technology officer at WhiteHat Security, an Internet and network security firm, where he is frequently targeted by cybercriminals. Mr. Kocher, a well-known cryptographer, gained notice for clever hacks on security systems. He now runs Cryptography Research, a security firm that specializes in keeping systems hacker-resistant. Here were their tips:
FORGET THE DICTIONARY If your password can be found in a dictionary, you might as well not have one. “The worst passwords are dictionary words or a small number of insertions or changes to words that are in the dictionary,” said Mr. Kocher. Hackers will often test passwords from a dictionary or aggregated from breaches. If your password is not in that set, hackers will typically move on.
NEVER USE THE SAME PASSWORD TWICE People tend to use the same password across multiple sites, a fact hackers regularly exploit. While cracking into someone’s professional profile on LinkedIn might not have dire consequences, hackers will use that password to crack into, say, someone’s e-mail, bank, or brokerage account where more valuable financial and personal data is stored.
COME UP WITH A PASSPHRASE The longer your password, the longer it will take to crack. A password should ideally be 14 characters or more in length if you want to make it uncrackable by an attacker in less than 24 hours. Because longer passwords tend to be harder to remember, consider a passphrase, such as a favorite movie quote, song lyric, or poem, and string together only the first one or two letters of each word in the sentence.
OR JUST JAM ON YOUR KEYBOARD For sensitive accounts, Mr. Grossman says that instead of a passphrase, he will randomly jam on his keyboard, intermittently hitting the Shift and Alt keys, and copy the result into a text file which he stores on an encrypted, password-protected USB drive. “That way, if someone puts a gun to my head and demands to know my password, I can honestly say I don’t know it.”
STORE YOUR PASSWORDS SECURELY Do not store your passwords in your in-box or on your desktop. If malware infects your computer, you’re toast. Mr. Grossman stores his password file on an encrypted USB drive for which he has a long, complex password that he has memorized. He copies and pastes those passwords into accounts so that, in the event an attacker installs keystroke logging software on his computer, they cannot record the keystrokes to his password. Mr. Kocher takes a more old-fashioned approach: He keeps password hints, not the actual passwords, on a scrap of paper in his wallet. “I try to keep my most sensitive information off the Internet completely,” Mr. Kocher said.
A PASSWORD MANAGER? MAYBE Password-protection software lets you store all your usernames and passwords in one place. Some programs will even create strong passwords for you and automatically log you in to sites as long as you provide one master password. LastPassSplashDataand AgileBits offer password management software for Windows, Macs and mobile devices. But consider yourself warned: Mr. Kocher said he did not use the software because even with encryption, it still lived on the computer itself. “If someone steals my computer, I’ve lost my passwords.” Mr. Grossman said he did not trust the software because he didn’t write it. Indeed, at a security conference in Amsterdam earlier this year, hackers demonstrated how easily the cryptography used by many popular mobile password managers could be cracked.
IGNORE SECURITY QUESTIONS There is a limited set of answers to questions like “What is your favorite color?” and most answers to questions like “What middle school did you attend?” can be found on the Internet. Hackers use that information to reset your password and take control of your account. Earlier this year, a hacker claimed he was able to crack into Mitt Romney’s Hotmail and Dropbox accounts using the name of his favorite pet. A better approach would be to enter a password hint that has nothing to do with the question itself. For example, if the security question asks for the name of the hospital in which you were born, your answer might be: “Your favorite song lyric.”
USE DIFFERENT BROWSERS Mr. Grossman makes a point of using different Web browsers for different activities. “Pick one browser for ‘promiscuous’ browsing: online forums, news sites, blogs — anything you don’t consider important,” he said. “When you’re online banking or checking e-mail, fire up a secondary Web browser, then shut it down.” That way, if your browser catches an infection when you accidentally stumble on an X-rated site, your bank account is not necessarily compromised. As for which browser to use for which activities, a study last year by Accuvant Labs of Web browsers — including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer — found that Chrome was the least susceptible to attacks.
SHARE CAUTIOUSLY “You are your e-mail address and your password,” Mr. Kocher emphasized. Whenever possible, he will not register for online accounts using his real e-mail address. Instead he will use “throwaway” e-mail addresses, like those offered by 10minutemail.com. Users register and confirm an online account, which self-destructs 10 minutes later. Mr. Grossman said he often warned people to treat anything they typed or shared online as public record.
“At some point, you will get hacked — it’s only a matter of time,” warned Mr. Grossman. “If that’s unacceptable to you, don’t put it online.”

Proud to Be One of the World's Worst Hotels

By DRAGANA JOVANOVIC Nov. 12, 2012


The good news? This hotel is a bargain, no room costs more 25 euros per night. The bad news: You get what you pay for. It may be the worst hotel in the world.

The people who own the Hans Brinker Budget Hostel in Amsterdam wrote the book on the subject with a simple idea in mind: If you were warned in advance, you can't complain after you arrive. Some of the Hans Brinker's advertising slogans include: "It can't get any worse. But we'll do our best" or "Improve your immune system – stay at Hans Brinker!" And this "honest" humorous approach works, if you judge by the high percentage of the hotel's 511 beds in 127 rooms that are occupied these days. 

The hotel's target clientele are mostly students and backpackers, who can appreciate the sarcastic humor and the price. The Hans Brinker ads make extremely modest claims: "Now with beds in every room" or "Now more rooms without a window," to go with the modest rate. 
And cheapness isn't the only virtue on display at the Hans Brinker Budget Hostel, there's also so-called ecological correctness. So the hotel's broken elevators becomes an "eco-friendly elevator"-- the stairs. No hot water in the shower? It keeps water consumption environmentally sound. No towels? Drying yourself off with the curtains saves on washing and helps save the planet. "It's an experience," says Tijmen Receveur, a manager at Hans Brinker. "Most of our guests are pleasantly surprised when they arrive at the hotel. They love our humor and sarcasm and they have diminished their expectations to less than nothing." A "legal note" posted on the hotel's website states that guests book there "at their own risk and will not hold the hotel liable for food poisoning, mental breakdowns, terminal illness, lost limbs, radiation poisoning, certain diseases associated with the 18th century, plague, etcetera."

"I've stayed in a lot of crummy places, but I like to think the Hans Brinker is the best of the worst," says Eleonor, a Belgian student, who stayed there recently. "It's the perfect place for teenage travelers or people in their twenties, who are likely to fall asleep in one of the bars around the corner anyway." Still, wacky humor can only take you so far, and recent comments on TripAdvisor indicate some guests may have forgotten the basis of their bargain: you get what you pay for, even or especially, at "The Worst Hotel in the World." Recent comments range from "For the reputation of the world's worst hotel it wasn't as bad as I thought. Pretty scabby still, very basic. The bathroom was atrocious! The winner for it was the location though. I wouldn't say don't stay there, but I would never stay there ever again" to the more flattering "Hans Brinker is a fun filled hostel with great facilities, friendly staff and great location. You will not be disappointed!"

Either way, you've been warned.
























Colorado investigating reports of machines changing Romney votes to Obama

November 6, 2012
The Republican party of Pueblo, Colorado, has begun an investigation into reports that voting machines have been switching voters' selections.
The Pueblo GOP received at least a dozen complaints about voting machines changing votes for Mitt Romney, Republican nominee, into votes for Barack Obama, the incumbent.
Speaking to local media outlet, KRDO, Gilbert Ortiz, Pueblo County clerk and recorder said:
"..Just like when you're texting on your cell phone or using any other touchscreen technology, there's a chance  that you might think your finger is touching one area and it's actually touching another...."
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US votes in tight presidential race
Long lines reported in some states as millions of voters take to the polls after a grueling campaign.
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 20:20
After a seemingly endless presidential campaign, voters in the United States are going to the polls to decide whether to give president Barack Obama a second term or replace him with his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
Voters in dozens of states were lined up before dawn, with lengthy lines and hour-long waits reported in many places. In New York and New Jersey, eastern states battered last week by Hurricane Sandy, voters queued outside of tents and other makeshift polling places.
There were scattered reports of irregularities across the country, particularly from voters who said they were asked to show identification while waiting in line. In Pennsylvania, a judge ordered Republicans to stop demanding ID from voters outside a polling station.
Voting machines also broke down in a number of polling stations. One man in Pennsylvania posted a video of a machine which did not let him vote for Obama, apparently a malfunction.
Romney voted on Tuesday morning near his home in Belmont, Massachusetts. From there he planned to hit the campaign trail, a rarity for presidential candidates on Election Day; his campaign has scheduled events in Pennsylvania and the battleground state of Ohio.
Obama voted more than a week ago in his hometown of Chicago, part of a campaign to encourage his supporters to take advantage of early voting. Some 30 million Americans have already voted, a record number.
The president plans to spend the day at his headquarters in the city, and has no plans to hit the campaign trail, though he did make phone calls to volunteers.
"[I] want to say to Governor Romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign," he told reporters on Tuesday morning. "We feel confident we've got the votes to win, but it's going to depend ultimately on whether those votes turn out."
His vice president, Joe Biden, cast his ballot in the early morning hours in his home state of Delaware. He will travel to Chicago in the afternoon to watch the results with Obama.
Tuesday's vote caps off a grueling campaign that became the most expensive in history: Candidates and outside groups spent some $2.6bn on the presidential race alone.
Both candidates have spent the last few weeks barnstorming the handful of "swing states" which will decide the election. Obama made campaign stops on Monday in Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio, while Romney visited New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio and Virginia.
Obama used his final campaign stop to remind voters of his accomplishments: the economy's slow recovery from recession, the rescue of the American auto industry, and the end of the war in Iraq, among other things.
He sought to sharpen the contrast between his policies and those of his opponent.
"It's not just a choice between two candidates and two parties, it's a choice between two different visions for America," he said.
Obama has not laid out a detailed agenda for his second term, and Romney has seized on that in his final speeches, warning voters that the president will simply repeat his policies from the past four years - which the Republican nominee described as a failure.
"His plan for the next four years is to take all the ideas from the first term - the stimulus, the borrowing, Obamacare, all the rest - and do them over again," Romney said, referring to the president's $787bn economic stimulus package and his health care reforms.
"He calls that ‘Forward.’ I call it ‘Forewarned,'" the former governor quipped.
Polls positive for Obama
The last round of national polls heading into the vote were good news for the president. A Pew Research Center poll showed him leading Romney by three points, 48 per cent to 45 per cent. The same poll had them tied last week.
Two other polls showed a closer race: A Washington Post-ABC News poll had Obama leading by one point, 49 per cent to 48 per cent; and a CNN poll had the candidates tied with 49 per cent of the vote.
All three of those results were within the polls' margins of error. 
But the popular vote will not decide the outcome. States are apportioned a number of electoral votes based on their population, and the candidate who wins a majority - 270 - becomes president. And the final state polls showed the president leading in most of the crucial swing states.
Surveys in Ohio have had Obama leading by anywhere from three to five points. A victory there would mean Romney would have to win at least six of the remaining eight battleground states, which seems unlikely: Obama led every poll conducted in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Virginia and Wisconsin; Romney's lone bright spot was North Carolina, where he looks poised to win by a narrow margin.
The other two battlegrounds, Colorado and Florida, seem too close to predict, with polls showing a range of possible outcomes.
In Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, a small village which traditionally opens its polling places just after midnight - the first vote in the nation - Romney and Obama tied, 5-5. It was the first tie in more than 50 years of midnight voting in the town, which is not a bellwether for the national result.





Scenes from Election Day: America heads to the polls

By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Ticket 

A polling station in Los Angeles, California Tuesday. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Obama mural in Philadelphia. (Tim Miller)

The most expensive presidential race in American history—some $2.6 billion was spent—is finally coming to an end. The barrage of political ads is quieting, and voters now have the chance to speak.
Polls close in Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Vermont at 7 PM ET, with other states following close behind. Alaska's polling stations, the last to close, finally shutter at 1 AM Wednesday. In the meantime, we'll be gathering all the latest news about the candidates, polling stations and swing states here.
3:01 PM: If you thought it was a hassle for you to vote today, we'd like you to meet Galicia Malone. The 21-year-old first-time voter from Illinois managed to cast her ballot today even though she was in labor.
2:50 PM: Check out this series of photos of voters in Queens, who took a break from trying to salvage their Sandy-hit homes to vote in makeshift voting stations today.
2:40 PM: Guess they're not too nervous for a big lunch. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney grabbed lunch at a Wendy's in a Cleveland suburb after stopping by a campaign office. Here's a photo of them greeting the staff. Joe Biden, meanwhile, grabbed lunch at a local restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, where he had a Cobb salad.
2:38 PM: For the third day in a row, Joe Biden and Mitt Romney's planes passed each other on the tarmac. This time, in Cleveland.
2:30 PM: A judge has ordered officials to cover up the Obama mural in a Philadelphia polling placethat raised controversy earlier today.
1:20 PM: An estimated 50 million eligible Americans will not vote today. Here's why.
1:00 PM: Better late than never? Google searches for "who's running for president" spiked in November.
12:25 PM: You might want to think twice before posting your filled out ballot to Facebook, Flickr, or Instagram. Propublica reports that some states have laws that prohibit people from showing their ballots to anyone. Violating the rule can result in having your ballot thrown out. See if it's legal in your state at the Citizen Media Law Project site.
12:18 PM: In Washington D.C., There are reports that some lines are so long at polling sites that people are giving up on voting. How was your polling place? Let us know in the comments.
12 PM: Republican National Committee official Tim Miller is complaining on Twitter that a Philadelphia polling place has put up voting booths right next to a mural of Obama. The location of the polling site is 35th ward-D18 Franklin School, according to the Weekly Standard. Miller wrote that the Pennsylvania GOP has filed a complaint. Electioneering is not allowed within 10 feet of a polling place. The Philadelphia City Commissioners' office is looking into the complaints.
11:40 AM: Elections officials in Pinellas county in Florida mistakenly sent hundreds of robocalls telling voters they had until 7:00 PM Wednesday to vote, the Tampa Bay Times reports. (The last polls close at 8 PM Tuesday in the state.) Elections officials sent a second message to alert voters who received the calls of the mistake. A majority of the county voted Democratic in 2008.
11 AM: A Chrysler official wrote on Twitter that the car company has given its entire workforce the day off to vote. (He added that the auto workers union and Chrysler, GM and Ford have agreed that workers get the day off to vote for years.) Late last month the company had strongly denied the accuracy of an ad from Mitt Romney's campaign stating that the automaker was moving its Jeep production to China. The company, in fact, said it recently added 1,100 jobs in the swing state of Ohio, where one in eight jobs is connected to the auto industry.
10 AM: All four major candidates have cast their ballots. President Barack Obama voted weeks ago in Chicago as part of his campaign's push to get their supporters to vote early in states that allow it. Voting on Tuesday: Vice President Joe Biden, at a Wilmington, Del., high school; Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, near their Belmont, Mass., home; and Paul Ryan cast his ballot in his hometown of Janesville, Wis.
9:40 AM: The first election results are in—and it's a tie. In New Hampshire, Dixville Notch's 10 registered votes split evenly 5-5 between Romney and Obama. The small village has cast its ballots at midnight since 1960, giving political junkies an early look at how candidates are faring in the Granite State. President Obama carried the small village in 2008, but Dixville Notch went to George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004.




























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Confession No.9: Will America Rise Up Against Jesuits, Vatican And New World Order Tyranny?
by Greg Szymanski, June 18, 2006
Last Updated: Sunday, June 18, 2006 10:05:52 AM

As the question lingers will Americans sit back and allow the 'powers that be' to refer to them as 'useless eaters' or will they rely on past history to uncover and remove the real culprits behind the destruction of America.
Greg SzymanskiGreg Szymanski
he term "useless eaters" was first used by Nazi doctors, referring to their concentration camp victims. It was later used by former CIA director William Colby, referring to the Mexican people.
Now it used in the inner circles of the Illuminati and the dungeons of the Vatican when referring to the people of the United States.
And the reason Americans are now considered "useless eaters" is they are being set-up by the spiritual controllers of the New World Order -- the Jesuits -- for mass eradication like the 22 million Russian citizens slaughtered during the failed fascist offensive at Stalingrad, as well as numerous other genocides orchestrated by fanatical elements in the Vatican.
As we move on with Confession No. 9 in our search for the true spiritual controllers of the New World Order by the shores of Brushy Creek, according to researcher John Judge the Vatican's dirty work through the Jesuits can be traced to the creation of the communist Soviet Union, as well as backing Nazi Germany's terror campaign.
In a lengthy article connecting the dots of the Vatican, the Illuminati and the impending destruction of America, Judge wrote:
"A group of the most fanatically conservative elements of the Catholic Church, men who still supported the inquisition in Spain and who used flagellation as prayer, formed a lay order known as Opus Dei, the Works of God.
"These were joined in rank by the ancient military order of the church ' the secretive Knights Hospitallers, or the Knights of Malta. Their ultimate objective was the downfall of the new Soviet government. No method or means was too extreme, so these forces backed and helped to create Franco in Spain, Mussolini in Italy, and Hitler in Germany. Some of the U.S. firms continued their financial trade and support of the fascists throughout all of World War II, with Russia as the target.
"But the fascist offensive failed at Stalingrad, though the cost had been enormous, with 22 million Soviet citizens dead. At this crucial turning point, they retreated and retrenched, adding to their ranks the embittered revanchists of Eastern Europe, the "cold warriors" and Klansmen of America, and even worse elements.
"From 1943 forward, plans began to escalate the "cold war" of propaganda and paramilitary spying into the nuclear exchange of World War III.. Still, no other goal was so important as the "recapture" of Mother Russia into monarchist and fascist hands. But now they had also added the perspective of the eugenicists and the "scientific" racists of the Third Reich, who saw most of the non-white world as expendable."
Judge's well researched article is a piece of lost history, highlighting the secret assassins from the World War II era who escaped justice, formulating the basis of the fascist movement now destroying America with the full cooperation and assistance of the Vatican through the Jesuit Order.
The following portion of the article reveals the names of the men most responsible for the establishment of the New World Order as well as naming those who worked together with them to determine how America is being undermined today.
Judge said the following is based on his own research and that of Mae Brussell, and the few researchers looking into the truth of what became of democracy in America:
Add to this international fascist cabal the following sources of power: Kameradenwerk, Die Spinne and Odessa -- the secret webs of Nazi SS men and mass murderers who escaped justice after the war and found a home in Europe, South America and the obliging United States.
Project Paperclip -- A successful American operation which brought to the U.S. literally hundreds of top aerospace and munitions experts from Nazi Germany to form the corporate leadership and the expertise behind the technological and military advances of a growing military-industrial I complex.[]
Belarus Brigade -- The dreaded combined forces of Nazi and White Russian troops in Byelorussia during World War II, a counter-revolutionary stronghold since World War I and a Nazi-infested army against Russia. The top government officials, nearly 300 of them, were brought to the
United States and given important government and intelligence jobs by our thankful CIA and OSS.
Dictatorships -- Arisen in South America and throughout the world whose fascist rhetoric and genocidal direction come directly from Nazi collusion and training, not historical chance.
The Gehlen Network -- A black orchestra of spies whose infamous dealings during World War II had put the Nazi spies in bed with every major intelligence network in the world from British M15 and M16, to the American OSS and the heavily infiltrated KGB,] Under the evil genius of Allen Dulles, whose espionage attacks on the Soviet Union date back to the 1920's, $200 million in Rockefeller and Mellon funds was directed into the hands of Hitler's spymaster Reinhard Gehlen and his 350 Nazi spies, who formed and founded our Central Intelligence Agency in 1947.] Later, these same forces created post-war European intelligence , our Defense Intelligence Agency, our National Security Agency, and covert groupings here and abroad whose very initials are considered classified information.
Assassins -- An international fascist network of terror, congealed in the grey underworld of Mafia murders, drug trafficking, gun smuggling and political murders worldwide. These mercenary armies still draw their ranks from the refugees encamped everywhere, still operate with names like Alpha 66 and Omega 7, ] AAA or DINA, the Kuomintang of Chiang Kai Shek, the Somocistas along the Honduran border now, the Hmong peoples of Laos and the reactionary ranks of the Vietnamese, the Phalangists in Lebanon, and even the Grey Wolves of Turkey whose members include Mehmet Ali Agca, the attempted assassin of the Pope now so falsely accused of working with the Soviet KGB.
Interpol -- An international police intelligence agency begun at the end of World War II in collaboration with Nazi war criminals and our own J. Edgar Hoover of FBI fame.[19]
These elements meet internationally under the aegis of organizations like the World Union of National Socialists, the Asian People's Anti-Communist League, and the World Anti-Communist League. Their cover is provided by "journalists" like Claire Sterling, [20] and Marvin Kalb of Opus Dei.[21] Their legitimacy and recruiting is aided by evangelical fronts like "World Vision," which runs many of the refugee camps and includes John W. Hinckley, Sr.[22] They draw their funds from the illevl and profitable world heroin and cocaine trade, [23] and their training from CIA experts like Mitch WerBell, Edwin Wilson, Frank Terpil and unreconstructed Nazi torturers who provide 'lechniques." [24] Their weapons come from an equally lucrative gun smuggling trade, assisted by intelligence agencies.[25]
This is the real historical framework of current events, that follow from "cold war" to "COINTELPRO" and "CHAOS," [26] from the framing of the Rosenbergs to "Operation Garden Plot," [27] from Alger Hiss to the "Houston Plan," [28] from McCarthy to "MK-ULTRA," [29] from the Third Reich to the Fourth. What the demon Dulles brothers engineered, [30] the massive cold-war lie [31] that justified any excess in the direction of fascism, is the root of Malcolm X's statement on Vietnam, that "the chickens are going to come home to roost." Under the current rubric of the World Anti-Cummunist League," [32] the Solidarists, the Nazis and other fascists, the reactionary forces in every part of the globe unit to bring us a legacy of deception and murder, of war profits and starvation, of open dictatorial rule. Their now three-quarter-century-old goal of crushing the Soviet revolution has brought us to both financial and physical ruin, and to the brink of World War III.[33] To attain that goal, fascism has come home to roost.[34]
During World War II, the Nazis in France gained collaboration and capitulation by going first to the task of corrupting the courts, compromising the judges, and turning the slim hope of judicial justice into a political weapon.[35] In our own country, the most respected Justice of the Supreme Court was unable to solve the obvious case of conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The primary role of the state police has become spying and suppression of legitimate attempts to challenge the undemocratic and secret rule of the national security state.[36] The purpose of the law now is to put the protection of profits above people at all costs, even to the point of police destruction of the evidence necessary to reconstruct the crime.[37] Do you think we are in some better or more holy condition in our own courts today? What special sort of American chauvinism leads us to blindly assert "it can't happen here?" For it has.
In a recent editorial in the Boston Globe, dated February 14, 1983, we can see the delayed reaction of the established press shortly after the extradition of Klaus Barbie, [38] the Nazi "Butcher of Lyons," from Bolivia to France:
Barbie is only one of many notorious Nazi leaders who were welcomed like prodigal sons into service with Western intelligence agencies after the war. Their unspeakable crimes against humanity were implicitly forgiven and conveniently forgotten. They were paid and protected so that they could return to active duty in the anti-Communist crusade which their fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, had temporarily discredited with his extremism.
Their names compose a rogue's gallery of fascist thuggery. Hitler's master spy, Reinhard Gehlen, was made chief of the Western German intelligence agency (BND) and shared his Nazi intelligence data with his protectors in the CIA. Otto Skorzeny, a Nazi specialist at organizing terror networks in occupied countries, was employed in the U.S. Army's historical division, which served as a way-station for former Nazis who would go on to serve in the Gehlen-CIA intelligence network. Skorzeny used his tacit immunity to shepherd old Nazi comrades out of Europe, working through cover organizations, known as Odessa, Kamaradenwerk, and Die Spinne.
As the years went by, Gehlen, Skorzeny and their network of old-boy collaborators accumulated enormous influence both In Europe and Latin America. Skorzeny shuttled between Franco's Spain and Peron's Argentina, where he served the Argentine dictator as a gray eminence. His goal was to foster the growth of a fascist Fourth Reich centered in Latin America.
He could count on such loyalist operatives as Josef Mengele in Paraguay, on Adolf Eichmann and Hans Ulrich Rudel in Argentina; on Walter Rauff in Chile; and on Klaus Barbie in Bolivia.
Rauff, who is charged with sending 97, 000 Jews to their death, has served as a revered adviser to the fascist dictatorship imposed on Chile by Augusto Pinochet after the overthrow of Salvador Allende, and was instrumental in setting up the infamous Chilean secret police agency known as DINA. Barbie, in Bolivia, organized paramilitary death squads and drug smuggling networks for a succession of military r6gimes.
To grasp the full meaning of Barbie's belated appointment with justice, his career may be seen as an emblem of the unchecked metastasis of fascism. It is particularly mortifying for Americans to be reminded that our government put Barbie on its payroll a few years after he worked for Hitler.
Erhard Dabringhaus of U.S. Army Intelligence sheltered this mass murderer, paid him $1700 a month to run a spy network in France, and helped him escape to South America. "I am a good American of German extraction and I did my job," he said recently from his position as a German history professor at Wayne State University.[39] These people, and those who aided them, have names, addresses, and connections to the top levels of the United States government. They figure prominently in the hidden history of our police-intelligence state, and in the rash of political assassinations and other crimes that keep it in place. The names of the men most responsible for bringing them here read like a roll call of the world establishment, and those who collaborated with them fit together like pieces of a puzzle in decoding events since World War II.[40]
Allen Dulles -- Who collaborated with Gehlen's spies, headed the CIA, and later sat on the Warren Commission investigation of J.F. Kennedy's death.[41]
John J. McCloy -- A High Commissioner of Germany after the war who pardoned key Nazi criminals like Krupp, Abs, Dohrnberger, Schacht, and others.[42] His long career has made him a "Godfather of the American establishment." He sat atop the World Bank, directed construction of the Pentagon, worked with Earl Warren to set up the Japanese concentration camps in America, blocked any military attacks on the Nazi death camps as Assistant Secretary of War. He stopped the summary execution of Nazis in favor of the Nuremberg Trials which he later thwarted, and also sat as a member of the Warren Commission.[43]
General Lucius Clay -- The military commander of Germany at the end of the war, Clay helped undermine the prosecution of Otto Skorzeny, and later worked with Nazi generals at Oberammergau to train Eastern European revanchists, Nazis and American GIs into the 5,000-strong "Special Forces" against communism. This team later became our Green Berets.[44]
Henry Kissinger -- Worked with General Lucius Clay at Oberammergau, and then with key stateside Army Intelligence and CIA units responsible for bringing in the Nazi spies.[45] Kissinger, who came from Germany to join U.S. Army Intelligence during World War II, had as his "mentor" the mysterious Fritz Kraemer.[46] Kraemer's 30-year silent career in the Pentagon plans division includes the prepping of Alexander Haig.[47] It may also conceal his real identity -- prisoner #33 in the dockets at Dachau, the special Lieutenant to Hitler, Fritz Kraemer.[48] Mr. Kissinger still relies on his advice, and did so while Secretary of State.
C.D. Jackson -- Joined Nelson Rockefeller and Richard Nixon in the scheme to bring the Byelorussian government here. He worked for the Henry Luce publishing empire, and for Life magazine when they published the doctored photos of Lee Harvey Oswald holding a rifle. Both Time and Life were owned by Luce, and were responsible for much of the cold-war propaganda that allowed the national security state and the Pentagon to grow untouched.[49]
Richard Milhous Nixon -- Former President whose work with Navy Intelligence at the end of World War II included the importation of Nazi criminals through the Gould family estate on Long Island. Among them was Nicolae Malaxa, whose collaboration with Hermann Goering was apparently no problem for Nixon, who defended Malaxa's U.S. citizenship.[50] In fact, a special bill was introduced in Congress to secure the citizenship by Senator Pat McCarren of Nevada. McCarren and Senator Joe McCarthy later introduced legislation to set up "detention and internment camps" in the U.S. in times of war or national emergency for "internal security." [51]
Other figures involved in this dirty little secret connect to the highest levels of our government and intelligence agencies. The solemn pledge to end the Nazi r駩me was completely betrayed.[52] Instead, the British and American spies saw a more important function, that of finding a new common enemy. The cohesiveness and control offered by this scenario seemed to urgent and so appealing that they even considered creating the illusion of an enemy from outer space.[53] For the less inventive, the communist revolution still served as suff icient scapegoat, and historical target.
Frank G. Wisner -- An official of the OSS and a CIA veteran who brought the Byelorussian government here, the Latvian Thunder Cross, the Hungarian Arrow Cross, and the Roumanian Iron Guard among others. As many as 5,000 came to work at Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, the CIA, the Voice of America, the Defense Language Institute, "for the United States in defense of liberty.[54] Allen Dulles said of Gehlen, "He's on our side now." Bobby Inman of the NSA and CIA networks today admitted recently that these fascists were "the bedrock" of covert operations in Europe in the 40s and 50s by the CIA, and molded the anti-communist policy there.[55]
J. Peter Grace -- A scion of the Grace fortunes, he is currently head of Reagan's commission to study domestic economic cuts.[56] For 30 years his company employed Otto Ambrose, a Nazi war criminal from the German drug cartel I.G. Farben. Ambrose, a chemist, developed "Zyklon B," the actual gas used in the chambers to kill the Jews and others deemed "inferior." [57] The German steel group, Flick, which has extensive Nazi ties in the past and whose scandals are rocking German politics today, hold a controlling stock interest in the Grace company.[58] The Grace family is intimately involved with the formation of the anti-Communist American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD).[59] AIFLD played a key role in the Kissinger plan to overthrow Allende in Chile, and insert the ruling fascist Pinochet.[60] After the coup, which involved American Green Berets, [61] Kissinger sent a Mr. Rauff from the State Department to advise the newly formed Chilean secret police (DINA). Rauff had been in charge of the "mobile ovens" used to kill Gypsies and Jews, homosexuals and political dissidents in Eastern Europe for the Nazis.[62] These same forces were later involved in the assassination of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier in Washington, D.C.[63]
Helene von Damm -- Personal White House appointment secretary long-time personal secretary to Ronald Reagan, she stands to be appointed Ambassador to Vienna, and controls all cabinet level appointments in the Reagan administration.[64] She came to the United States in the 1950s in the company of Albrecht Otto von Bolschwing, and worked for him as a translator.[65] Von Bolschwing gave the direct orders to Adolph Eichmann in the dread Eisenstatz, group, the SS killers.[66] Helene's husband, Christian von Damm, ran the Bank of America in La Paz, Bolivia, which defaulted on a huge U.S. loan.[67]
Errol Flynn -- The famed actor, whose exploits included meetings with Nazi sympathizers, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and Nazi spymasters during the late 30s. His roommate and constant coM anion at the time was actor Ronald Reagan.[68]
Anna Chenault -- A Nixon confidant, and head,, of the old "China Lobby" that got us involved in both Korea and Vietnam.[69] Her husband, General Claire Chennault, formed the Flying Tigers in World War II, which later flew heroin for the CIA from Vietnam as "Air America." [70] She sits on the board of 20th Century Fox with Henry Kissinger, William Rogers, Gerald Ford, and until recently, Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.[71]
Evita Peron -- Once a ruler in Argentina, Evita got her funds from the Nazi treasuries stolen by Martin Bormann at the end of the war, and put hundreds of millions in the "Evita Peron Foundation" and Swiss bank accounts. This money aided war criminals like Josef Mengele, Heinrich Dorge, Hjalmar Schacht (who had worked under Herman Abs at the Reichsbank), Rudolf Freude, Dr. Fritz Thyssen Dr. Gustav Krupp, Otto Skorzeny, and others.[72]
Peter Drucker -- Well-known industrialist who began the multinational corporation concept, he was responsible for bringing Nazi leader Fritz Kraemer from Frankfurt to the Pentagon.[73]
General George Patton -- An American hero of World War II, whose credit for invading Sicily was later tarnished by the Kefauver commission study suggesting that he traveled into friendly Mafioso villages as part of a secret deal between Navy Intelligence and mobster "Lucky" Luciano.[74] In his assignment to construct a history of the war, Patton assembled Nazi Army officers and had "admiration, affection and sympathy" for them. He picked the "best brains," Von Manteuffel, Brandenberger, Count von Schwerin and Fritz Kraemer.[75] After the war, Patton worked closely with John J. McCloy. In relation to Russia he said, "Anyone who says there won't be a future war is a goddamn fool.[76]
George Bush -- Former head of the CIA who employed, among others, U.S. Army officer, Capt. William Rhine of the Bay of Pigs operation. Rhine is really top SS spy Helmut Streicher, who worked directly with Hitler, Gehlen, Otto Skorzeny, and then U.S. Army Intelligence from October, 1945 on.[77]
General Douglas MacArthur -- Another World War II hero, he helped to cover up Japanese war crimes involving chemical and biological experiments on American_prisoners so that we could use the secret results.[78] This operation and others directly involved MacArthur's chief of staff, Colonel Charles Willoughby, who is in reality a Nazi criminal, Kurt Weidenbach.[79]
J. Edgar Hoover -- Who formed the FBI, and without whose help Nazi criminals could never have entered the U.S., worked in Interpol with founder Reinhard Heydrich, SS head of Nazi police from 1940 to 1942, and his successor, SS officer Ernst Kaltenbrunner, later hanged at Nuremberg.[80] Hoover's career involved extensive mob connections, [81]and his death has yet to be fully investigated.[82]
Thomas Dewey -- The "gangbuster" New York prosecutor who put Luciano in jail, and then later petitioned for his release and deportation to Italy in honor of his "wartime services." [83] In 1948, Dewey ran for President in a close race with Harry Truman. Dewey's vice-presidential candidate was Earl Warren and his campaign manager was Allen Dulles.[84]
Historically interconnected with the Solidarists and the fascists, powerful elements in the Vatican continued their work through high church officials, Opus Dei, and the Sovereign Military order of Malta, the Knights of Malta.[85]
Monsignor Montini -- An OSS operative in Southeast Asia at the end of World War II, he was later appointed Pope Paul VI. He used Caritas International is, a welfare organization, to provide refugee travel documents to such Nazis as euthanasia killer Hans Hefelman and Hitler's secretary, Martin Bormann, aiding in their escape to Argentina.[86]
Pope John Paul II -- Worked at Auschwitz in a rubber plant run Nazi financier Hermann Abs for Solvay Drugs of I.G. Farben.[87] Farben, which also employed Fritz Kraemer, has 750 subsidiaries worldwide, including U.S. firms.[88] In the wake of the recent Vatican Bank scandals, Pope John Paul I I appointed a four-man committee to study and run Vatican finances, which included Hitler's personal banker and the pontiff's old boss, Hermann Abs.[89] Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal protested this recently.[90] The Pope also elevated Opus Dei, with 72,000 members in 80 countries, to the status of a religious order.[91]
Cardinal Spellman -- Religious leader in New York, he was a proteg頯f Cardinal Pacelli, Pope Pius XII, who is often accused of collaboration with the Nazis.[92] Spellman is the U.S. spiritual leader of the Knights of Malta.[93] He is responsible for introducing Ngo Dinh Diem to Allen Dulles, and then proposing his presidency of South Vietnam to President Kennedy.[94] When Diem resisted the introduction of American troops into Vietnam, Dulles told General Westmoreland to go ahead anyway, and our CIA helped to kill Diem.[95]
Father E. Walsh -- His Georgetown University Center for International Affairs and Strategic Studies became the first major CIA training center.[96] This Jesuit priest was the motivating force behind Joe McCarthy's campaign against "communism" in the 50s, and he is a long-time member of the Knights of Malta.[97]
Avery Dulles -- Son of John Foster Dulles, then Secretary of State, and a nephew to Allen Dulles, then CIA director. Avery worked with Martin Bormann to help his escape to Argentina, and is now working as an advisor at Georgetown University. He also is a member of the Knights of Malta.[98]
Roy Cohn -- The key lawyer in the prosecution of the Rosenberg case the alleged "Atom Spies" executed in the 1950s, [99] he worked with Joe McCarthy and David Schine to spread the "Communist Menace" lies. He currently sits on the board of the anti-communist Western Goals Foundation, and his law partner, Tom Bolan, is a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.[100]
Alexander Haig -- A long-time protege of the Pentagon "Iron Mentor" Fritz Kraemer, [101] Haig extended favors and NATO links to the fascist cell in Italy known as P-2 or Propaganda Due, whose "puppetmaster," Licio Gelli, worked with Franco and Mussolini and shares dual citizenship in Italy and Argentina.[102] The involvement of high government officials in this secret order of Free-Masons scandalized and rocked the whole Italian government, and opened the ensuing scandal of Banco Ambrosiano and the Vatican Bank's missing billions.[103] Many of the key figures are either imprisoned (Licio Gelli and Michele Sindona, former head of the Vatican Bank) or dead (Roberto Calvi, known as "God's Banker," found hanging beneath Blackfriar's Bridge in London.) [104] Haig has just been knighted into the secretive Knights of Malta, which includes his brother, and prestigious members like William Colby (CIA), William F. Buckley (CIA), J. Peter Grace, John McCone (CIA), General Vernon Walters (Reagan's "roving ambassador"), James Angleton (CIA), and others.[105]
Charles G. Bludhorn -- The founder and chairman of Gulf and Western conglomerate, he came from Vienna in 1942. He worked closely with Michele Sindona and his boss, Licio Gelli, had secret dealings with Antonio Guzman of the Dominican Republic, and knew Vatican Bank scandal figure Archbishop Paul Marcinkus.[106] Bludhorn bought Music Corporation of America (which gave Reagan his start), Madison Square Garden, and much more. His financial manager, Kirk Kerkorian began with a $50,000,000 loan from West German banker Otto Schoeppler to buy MGM. Alexander Haig was soon on the board.[107]
Michele Ledeen -- Reagan's appointed state department official is the unofficial source for the "Bulgarian Connection" like about the KGB role in the shooting of the Pope. He is the major source on "Soviet terrorism" misinformation to Claire Sterling, who deftly covers up fascist terrorism and state terrorism alike.[