Patraeus dating scam
Newly-released emails shed light on the ambitious Tampa socialite who inadvertently exposed General Petraeus' affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, which ended his storied career in one of the biggest military scandals of the past decade.
More than two hundred pages of emails between Jill Kelley and two senior military officials were recently obtained by the Washington Post, two years after the newspaper filed a Freedom of Information Act request to see them.
That year, Kelley started receiving emails from an unknown account, accusing her of having an affair with Petraeus.
When the emails turned threatening towards herself and her family, she filed a complaint with the FBI.
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During the lengthy discussion, Broadwell's high aspirations are clear as she spoke repeatedly about how she has had the life-long goal of becoming the National Security Adviser.
Kelley and Patraeus pictured attending an event above Exposed: The affair between Petraeus and Broadwell was exposed when Kelley filed a complaint to the FBI after receiving threatening messages. I always wanted to be an Ambassador, since I was made to be a ‘catalyst’ — that helps build or facilitate Foreign relations.' Military chums: The Washington Post received more than 200 pages of emails between Kelley and former Marine Gen James Mattis (left) and his deputy Vice Adm Robert Harward (right), two years after the newspaper filed a Freedom of Information Act request to see them Gen Mattis was in Baghdad at the time, so couldn't attend the April 19 ceremony.
The emails between Kelley, a married mother of three and medical researcher, show how she flattered former Marine General James N Mattis, then commander to all military forces in the Middle East, and his deputy, Vice Admiral Robert Harward, to win honorary titles that she treated as if they were a real-life diplomatic job.
The 39-year-old is currently in the middle of a lawsuit against the FBI and Department of Defense, agencies she claims violated her privacy by revealing her identity in the midst of the embarrassing 2012 scandal involving Petraeusm, then CIA director.
Emails released today sent between Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and 37-year-old Kelley reveal that she was indeed acting at the behest of high-level U. government officials and implored the mayor to act.
The emails offer proof that Kelley may not have been boasting of her contacts with high level military figures and indeed show that she was in regular communication with General John Allen and David Petraeus.