Jill Kelley Demands Probe Into Who Leaked Her Name, Accuses Government of Leaking Information About Petraeus Investigation
- Kelley’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, has charged that the federal government leaked private information about his client
- Kelley Attorneys claimed she never tried to exploit her friendship with CIA boss
- Officials revealed 15 investigators are working 7 days a week to scrutinize her ‘inappropriate’ emails with General Allen
Jill Kelley, a Miami socialite who was linked to former CIA Director David Petraeus during the revelation of his affair with Paula Broadwell, has hired an attorney. And as she breaks her silence, officials have revealed that a team of 15 investigators are working seven days a week to scrutinize her ‘potentially inappropriate’ emails with General John Allen.
The messages, which were uncovered during an FBI probe into threatening emails Kelley received from Petraeus’ mistress, number in the hundreds and were sent over two-and-a-half years, starting in 2010. Investigators have now narrowed their focus to 60 to 70 emails between Kelley and Allen, the head of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a defense official said.
Kelley’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, has charged that the federal government leaked private information about his client despite the fact that she was not affiliated with the scandal. The report was made by the Associated Press, who wrote that Lowell “released emails, telephone recordings and other material that he and Kelley say proves she never tried to exploit her friendship with Petraeus.”
Lowell also filed a complaint to the Florida bar against Tampa attorney Barry Cohen, accusing him of breaking attorney-client privilege by publicly speaking about conversations he had with Kelley in 2009 while representing her in a landlord-tenant dispute.
In those conversations, Lowell said, they discussed her friendships with various military personnel.
The investigation is unlikely to be finished before the end of the year, the official said. It will look at whether the emails fit one of three potential violations: Misconduct; the use of government property for personal matters; or security breaches.