The content of the emails sent by David Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell to Jill Kelley – her perceived rival for the CIA chief’s extramarital affections – are slowly being revealed.
In one email, Broadwell told Kelley she saw her touching Petraeus provocatively under the table and wondered if her husband was aware of her actions.
Most of the other messages sent by Paula Broadwell (left) were similar, with one investigator calling them “kind of cat-fight stuff,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
Broadwell also accused Jill Kelley of “parading” around MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where Kelley was a volunteer liaison arranging social events.
David Petraeus, a retired four-star U.S. Army general, was based there from 2008-2010; he was appointed as Director of the CIA 14 months ago.
“The [emails] were like, ‘Who do you think you are? … You parade around the base … Take it down a notch,'” said a source of Broadwell’s accusations toward Kelley.
Kelley is believed to have contacted a friend at the FBI regarding the emails; the bureau investigated and uncovered Petraeus’ affair with Broadwell.
Petraeus resigned and admitted the affair Friday. He and Holly Petraeus have been married for 37 years and have two grown children together.
Herself a married mother of three, Kelley has issued a statement saying, “We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus for over five years.”
“We respect his family’s privacy and want the same for us and our three children.”
Kelley has adamantly denied any involvement with Petraeus of a sexual nature.