Jill Kelley: David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell Affair Whistleblower

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Jill Kelley, 37, has been revealed as the mystery woman who exposed former CIA Director David Petraeus’ career-ending affair with Paula Broadwell.

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Kelley, a social liaison for an Air Force base in Tampa, is also tied to the military, but says she and Petraeus, who resigned from the CIA Friday, are just “friends.”

A married mother of three, Kelley alerted the FBI several months ago after receiving emails from Broadwell, warning her to “stay away from” Petraeus.

Those emails first exposed Petraeus' affair with Broadwell; he resigned before they could be made public as part of a probe into the CIA's response to the Benghazi attack.

Kelley (right), who has an unpaid position as a social planner for MacDill Air Force Base, insisted in a statement Sunday that their relationship was platonic.

“We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years,” she said; he ran U.S. Central Command from the base.

“We respect his family’s privacy and want the same for us and our three children.”

But Broadwell’s father said 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,” her dad, Paul Krantz, told the New York Daily News outside his home in Bismarck, N.D.

“There is a lot more that is going to come out. You wait and see.”

Jill Kelley has not spoken publicly about the scandal.

A close friend of Petraeus, a decorated Army general, told ABC News that Kelley indeed saw the general often, but insisted their relationship was innocent.

“It is very clear there was nothing going on other than friendship,” the friend said.


This is such a messy situation. Question: If Jill and her husband are such good friends with the Petraeus's, did Jill tell her husband about the harassing emails? Why didn't her husband talk to Petraeus privately since they're such good friends —man to man or good friend to good friend? If Jill and her husband are so concerned about the privacy of their friends, why did she tell the FBI about this woman? What a terrible friendship!


Jill is a nice and very atractive woman. I don`t think she is a "normal" housewife". I think she is planted to get information from these poors generals.
But, what a woman! lol


This story is a sad one full of lies, betrayals, in fighting and a nest of snakes that will take months to unravel.
Original FBI agent contacted by Mrs. Kelley now under scrutiny over his own sending inappropriate photos of himself to her & unnecessary visits.
WH wanted Petraeus gone-now he is.


About that photograph .. I can only hope the rest of the body shot would show Jill Kelley is wearing some sort of flesh-colored slacks with that "top" she's got on .. otherwise, she's wearing something very near to a wildly inappropriate see-through shortie nightgown to a party where everyone else in sight is dressed conservatively.


It's all so sleazy, really. I hope the magic moments with Ms. Broadwell were well worth the general's throwing away his career, reputation and possibly his marriage.


what a bitch. why do these brilliant men get involved with such trashy, nasty women. he should have known better. what a shame. think twice men when you think these younger women are turned on by your charms.


If the FBI and CIA has to investigate every time some politician/military head has an affair actual crimal enterprises should flourish.


Broadwell seems to be a nut job that was turning up at gatherings in DC constantly as his special guest and who had access to come and go in his CIA office whenever she wanted, like she was his wife according to some reports.

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