Jill Kelley

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Jill Kelley, was allegedly sent threatening emails by Paula Broadwell, which led to the discovery of an affair between Broadwell and David Petraeus. The exposure of the affair led the Petraeus’ resignation as Director of the CIA on November 9, 2012.

28 Nov, 2012

Kelley defends herself

Kelley’s legal team alleges that “government sources” are responsible for the leaks to the media about her personal life, starting with her name. A letter from Kelley’s lawyer obtained by CNN asks whether the Department of Justice is investigating these alleged leaks, which Kelley’s attorney Abbe Lowell refers to as potential violations of the Privacy Act.

Lowell is also filing a complaint with the Attorney Consumer Assistance Program in Florida against a lawyer who once represented Kelley alleging attorney-client privilege may have been violated by holding a press conference to discuss his relationship with (Kelley) and other members of her family without Kelley’s knowledge or permission.

Another letter went to Adam Victor. It warned Victor that some of his public statements about Kelley were false and may constitute defamation. When contacted, Victor asserted that all of his public statements about Kelley were accurate. “One hundred percent of what I said was the truth,” Victor said.

27 Nov, 2012

Kelly to lose honorary consul status

Kelley will lose her Honorary Consul status after a New York businessman accused her of trying to use the title to solicit business, Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Kyou-hyun told the semi-official South Korean news agency Yonhap:

It’s not suitable to the status of honorary consul that (she) sought to be involved in commercial projects and peddle influence. It’s also inappropriate as honorary consul.

Kelley, Allen probe focusses on 60 emails

A Pentagon investigation, which threatens Allen’s pending appointment as NATO’s supreme allied commander in Europe, involves about 15 investigators working seven days a week could take months to complete. A defense official tells the Times there is no evidence so far of security violations, but that half a dozen of the e-mails may be considered embarrassing.

21 Nov, 2012

Emails reveal Multi-Billion Dollar Deal

Emails between Kelley and Adam Victor, president and CEO of TransGas Development Systems appear to confirm the New York businessman’s claim that Kelley wanted an $80 million fee for brokering a transaction between his company and Korea.

After being introduced by Kelly’s friend Don Phillips at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August, Phillips suggested that Kelley and Victor should meet to discuss a deal for a coal gasification plant in South Korea. Phillips claimed that Kelley said that Victor tried to “proposition” her “almost immediately,” and said he had to cajole her into flying to New York for a second meeting with Victor. After that meeting Kelley said that she was no longer interested in pursuing the deal. According to Phillips, she said, “As a result of my personal investigations and business intelligence this is just not going anywhere, Don, and you just don’t want to associate with this guy.”

However, according to the emails Kelley was pushing hard to set up another meeting with Victor as soon as possible. “My husband is in agreement with me canceling our 13th Anniversary dinner plans,” said Kelley in an email to a Victor employee. “Please call me.” Victor denies propositioning Kelley and claims she continued pushing for the deal after their meeting in New York.

On September 5, as she flew home following the meeting she emailed:

Adam, I’m on my flight. It was wonderful to meet with you. I was quite impressed learning about the project to say the least. I’m emailing around some contacts, calling in favors, and totally anxious to take this to the next step. It has HUGE potential. It just needs a catalyst like me. 🙂

The next day she emailed Victor again, bringing up her Korean contacts as well as the subject of her fee:

I know how to present this to the top leaders in Korea. … Can you send me an agreement with my profit for facilitating the deal? I’m truly looking forward to bringing this concept into fruition.

On September 10 she emailed again:

I’m in Honolulu with the Korean delegation from Seoul. Any update with an agreement for my commission?” Victor responded, asking Kelley to tell him her “normal” fee. Kelley answered, “My fee to bring this to fruition will be 2%. I look forward to a formal agreement and moving forward.

Victor told ABC News the coal gasification plants under discussion were worth $4 billion, which means two percent would amount to an $80 million fee, a fee he found ridiculous. He rejected the proposal.

The suggested fee you have asked for is so out of market, I have no way of working out any acceptable deal with you. You should not contact anyone on our behalf.

After that, Kelley emailed Victor once more, writing, “If you have an alternate proposal, I’d be interested in hearing it.”

18 Nov, 2012

Petraeus, Allen, asked Kelley to stop Bubba the Love Sponge deep-frying a Koran

In March 2012, a Tampa shock jock called Bubba the Love Sponge announced he was going to “deep fat fry” a Koran as a stunt. Kelley wrote the city’s mayor saying that Petraeus, then CIA Director, and Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, had asked her about “getting this dealt with.” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn responded that the city was “working on it,”. Buckhorn also wrote “This Bubba the Love Sponge is a complete moron.”

“OK keep me in the loop,” Kelley wrote. “Gen Allen will be calling me from Afghanistan at 1 p.m on this — and our next step,” she said.

Bubba the Love Sponge never deep-fried the Koran but, displeased over being called a “moron,” the DJ drove his truck in front of the Kelley house for a half-hour, pumping a parody to the tune of Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus” with the lyrics changed to “Petraeus.” He also credited Kelley’s role in getting him to stand down on the Koran burning.
“Probably she did get Intel to have me stop it, and that’s the problem itself.”

16 Nov, 2012

Kelley, Broadwell, were guests at White House

Jill Kelley and her twin sister had two “courtesy” meals at the White House mess as guests of a midlevel White House aide in September and October. Kelley and her family also received a White House tour on the weekend before the Nov. 6 election.

Broadwell attended meetings in June 2009 and June 2011 on Afghanistan-Pakistan policy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is located in the White House complex.

The White House visits by Broadwell and Kelley illustrate the wide-ranging access both women enjoyed because of their ties with Petraeus, Gen. Allen and others in the military community. Neither woman met with President Barack Obama during their visits.

15 Nov, 2012

London Telegraph: Kelley sister dated Charlie Crist

In an article describing direct links to Florida’s highest political circles, The Daily Telegraph said a Republican source had told them that Khawam once dated Charlie Crist, the state’s former governor, a Republican source said, while Pam Bondi, its Attorney General and a close ally of Mitt Romney, attended a function at Mrs Kelley’s home.

This report was refuted by The Tampa Bay Times who asked Crist about the allegation. Crist said that he had met Kelley and her husband Scott, and Petreaus and wife Holly for a dinner at Bern’s Steak House. He said Kelley had arranged the dinner. Asked what he thought of Kelley, Crist said: “I think she’s a delightful person.”

Shirtless FBI agent: Photo was joke emailed to friends

Frederick Humphries

A shirtless photograph of Humphries found in the email of Tampa socialite Jill Kelley “was a tongue-in-cheek joke” sent to dozens of friends and acquaintances and was meant to be self-effacing, not sexual. The picture, which was sent to a reporter at The Seattle Times in 2010, was taken following a “hard workout” with the SWAT team at MacDill Air Force Base. He’s posed between a pair of target dummies that have a remarkable likeness to the agent. The caption on the photo, which was sent from a personal email account, reads, “Which One’s Fred?”

14 Nov, 2012

“Shirtless FBI agent” revealed

The “shirtless FBI agent” is revealed as Frederick W. Humphries, 47. Humphries said the photograph was sent as a ‘joke’ and described it as him ‘posing with a couple of dummies.’

He also refuted media suggestions that the picture was sent because he had become enamored with Kelley and that the photo was sent years before Kelley contacted him about threatening emails she received from Paula Broadwell.

13 Nov, 2012

Allen – Kelley emails “like phone sex”

A senior defense official initially described the nature of the communications between Allen and Kelley as “flirtatious.” However, two U.S. officials later told Fox News that Allen’s contact with Kelley was more than just general flirting. One official described some of the emails as sexually explicit and the “equivalent of phone sex over email.”

Another official said Panetta would not have referred this matter to an internal investigator without knowing the devastating impact this would have on war efforts and on Allen and his family, noting that it was a serious enough matter that those who examined the emails thought it should be referred to the secretary of defense, and the secretary made the decision to turn it over to the inspector general.

Kelley: ‘Honorary Consul’ of South Korea

Foreign Policy reports that a diplomatic source says that Kelley is an ‘honorary consul’ of the Republic of Korea (South Korea), a symbolic title that has no official responsibilities. Kelley assumed this position last August thanks to her good connections and network. The source also said Kelley played a role to improve the relationship between the ROK and the U.S., including getting support for [the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement]. She also arranged meetings between the ROK Ambassador to Washington and local businessmen when the ROK Ambassador visited the Tampa area.

There’s no implication that the South Korean government has anything to do with the growing scandal that involves Kelly, Allen, Petraeus, and Paula Broadwell, Petraeus’s biographer and alleged mistress. But her work on behalf of the South Koreans may explain some of the 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between her and Allen that the Defense Department’s Inspector General’s office is investigating now.

Kelley’s Mercedes has license plates that say “Honorary Consul,” and she invoked her honorary diplomatic status in a Nov. 11 911 call when she was complaining about trespassers on her private property. However, “honorary” diplomats have no specific privileges or protections under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

FBI: Thousands of “innappropriate” emails from General Allen to Kelley

The FBI uncovers between 20,000 and 30,000 documents — most of them e-mails — of “potentially inappropriate” communications between Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, and Jill Kelley. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. He also served as Petraeus’s deputy when both generals led the military’s Tampa-based Central Command from 2008 until 2010.

The FBI first notified the Pentagon of its investigation into Allen’s communications with Kelley on Sunday evening (11 Nov), according to a senior defense official.

Petraeus, Allen involved in Kelley twin custody suit

The New York Post reports that Petraeus and Allen intervened in a custody case involving Natalie Khawam, Kelley’s twin sister and the father, Grayson Wolfe’s, over their over four year old child. Khawam took her son to Florida when he was four months old after a heated argument. Both Petraeus and Allen wrote letters supporting Khawam and praising her as a mother.

According to court documents Wolfe was unable to see the child for more than a year. The judge overseeing the case cited Khawam with “outrageous conduct,” “bad faith litigation tactics,” and “illogical thinking,” awarding full custody to the father leaving Kelley with $350,000 in legal fees.

11 Nov, 2012

Jill Kelley’s name becomes known to press

A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman in the David Petraeus Scandal as Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as the State Department’s liaison to the military’s Joint Special Operations Command, where among other duties, secret drone missions are worked on. There’s no evidence Kelley was having an affair with Petraeus as well — just that she had received emails from Broadwell that warranted a complaint against the 40-year-old married biographer.

Jill Kelley calls police for “diplomatic protection”

Two 911 calls were made from the Kelleys’ home on Sunday (11 Nov). In the first recording, a man whose name was redacted says there is someone at the door who won’t leave his property. The second caller, who identifies herself as Jill, says there’s someone lurking in their yard. As the call ends, she makes an apparent reference to her role at MacDill Air Force Base, which the Associated Press has described as an “unpaid social liaison.”

JILL: “You know, I don’t know if by any chance, because I’m an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. I don’t know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well.

Three more calls were made to police on Monday, all to the non-emergency number. In each one, the caller identified herself as Jill Kelley, reporting trespassers on the property.

Click here for call audio

Aug 2012

Link to Petraeus uncovered

By late summer, after the monitoring of Broadwell’s emails uncovered the link to Petraeus, prosecutors and agents alerted senior officials at FBI and the Justice Department, including Eric Holder. The investigators never monitored Petraeus’s email accounts.

When Petraeus’s name surfaced, FBI investigators were concerned that the CIA director’s personal e-mail account had been hacked and that national security had been threatened.

May 2012

Mails also sent to senior Military

Besides the emails sent directly to Kelley, Broadwell also sent emails denigrating Kelley from a pseudonymous account to senior military officials. In the email received by General John R. Allen, Broadwell — writing under the pseudonym KelleyPatrol — described Kelley as a “seductress” and warned the general about being entangled in a relationship with her. Gen. Allen was concerned by that email and forwarded it to Kelley.3

FBI agents link mails to Broadwell

Federal officials who spoke with NBC News said it took agents a while to figure out the source. They did that by finding out where the messages were sent from — which cities, which wi-fi locations in hotels. That gave them names, which they then checked against guest list from other cities and hotels, looking for common names. That led them to Broadwell, they said, noting that the pattern coincided with her travel to promote her book.

FBI agents and federal prosecutors used the information as probable cause to seek a warrant to monitor Broadwell’s email accounts. They learned that Broadwell and Petraeus had set up private Gmail accounts to use for their communications, which included explicit details of a sexual nature. But because Mr. Petraeus used a pseudonym, agents doing the monitoring didn’t immediately uncover that he was the one communicating with Broadwell.

Rather than transmitting emails to the other’s inbox, Petraeus and Broadwell composed at least some messages and instead of transmitting them, left them in a draft folder or in an electronic “dropbox,” the official said. Then the other person could log onto the same account and read the draft emails there. This avoids creating an email trail that is easier to trace.

Jill Kelley receives anonymous threatening mails

In early May Jill Kelley, an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, receives five to 10 threatening emails. Kelley did not know who sent the emails but fearing for her safety complained to Frederick Humphries, an F.B.I. agent who is also a personal friend.

The first email sent anonymously to referred to Kelley socializing with other generals in the Tampa area and suggested it was inappropriate and should stop, according to the source close to Kelley. More anonymous emails were sent from multiple alias accounts — and some later ones in the sequence contained references to Petraeus, though not by name.

Kelley asked Humphries ‘What do you make of this?’ Humphries replied: ‘This is serious. They seem to know the comings and goings of a couple of generals.’

Some commentators have questioned whether the bureau would ordinarily investigate a citizen complaint about unwanted e-mails, suggesting that there must have been a hidden motive, possibly political, to take action. But law enforcement officials insisted on Monday that the case was handled “on the merits.”

According top a source who talked to NBC News, what most alarmed Kelley and the FBI, the source said, were references to “the comings and goings” of high-level generals from the U.S. Central Command, which is based at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, and the U.S. Southern Command, as well as Petraeus — including events that were not on any public schedule. This raised the question as to whether somebody had access to sensitive — and classified — information. Moreover, the sender of the emails had “covered her tracks pretty well,” the source said.

One e-mail accused Kelley of “touching” Petraeus inappropriately under a dinner table.

The New York Post reported that the emails contained such language as: ‘I know what you did,’ ‘back off’ and ‘stay away from my guy.’ The official added: ‘[Broadwell] clearly thought something was going on’ and thought she was in a ‘lovers triangle.’ Some emails appeared to be accusing her of an inappropriate relationship but didn’t name Petraeus.

Jan 2012

Broadwell interviewed

Prosecutors and agents began a legal analysis to determine whether there were any charges that could be brought. Among the discussions: whether to interview Broadwell, who was the focus of the criminal probe, and Petraeus. Top officials signed off on the interviews.

During Broadwell’s first interview in September, she admitted to the affair and turned over her computer, the officials said. On her computer, investigators found classified documents, the U.S. officials said, a discovery that raised new concerns.

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