The sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus is getting heavier, as we discover that the mystery woman who blew the lid off Petraeus’ extra-marital affair is also tied to the military.
Jill Kelley, 37, a social liaison for an Air Force base in Tampa, says she and the ex-general are just “friends,”
and claims that she alerted the FBI several months ago after receiving emails from Petraeus’ alleged mistress, biographer Paula Broadwell. The emails warned Kelley, the stunning Tampa socialite, to “stay away from” the spymaster, according to sources with knowledge of the messages.
As reported by the New York Daily News:
The raven-haired Kelley, who has an unpaid position as a social planner for MacDill Air Force Base, insisted in a statement Sunday her relationship with the retired four-star general and ex-CIA director was platonic, dating to when Petraeus ran the U.S. Central Command from the base.
“We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years,” Kelley said. “We respect his family’s privacy and want the same for us and our three children.”
But Broadwell’s father said Sunday his daughter is the victim of character assassination and implied the bombshell story is just a smoke screen for something bigger.
“This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out,” Broadwell’s dad, Paul Krantz, told the Daily News outside his home in Bismarck, N.D.
As the fallout continues from Petraeus’ affair, more is set to come out while many inside political circles will dig deeper for more information.