Thursday, November 22, 2012
Jill Kelly Was Instrumental In Exposing Paula-David Affair
Jill Kelly is an unlikely figure to be involved in major government scandal, but was instrumental in exposing Paula Boroadwell-David Peraeus affair. How did the 37-year old mother of three end-up in that position? Kelly, an evet-planner, had e-mailed the mayor of Tampa, Fla, mayor before, according to people's new cover story, but not under these circumsances. On November 14, she e-mailed Mayor Bob Buckhom about news crews outside her home. "To put insult to the injury, your police deparment gave the Local 911 tapes to the press, she wrote." "I am scared and can not believe what my city-- in which I have contributed so much, love, time, money and leadership- has done to me and my innocent family". Buckman did nothing about Kelly's complaint and attributed the release of her phone calls to police invoking "diplomatic protection" she is not entitled to, to "public record". For JillKelly, an unpaid community laison at MacDill Air Force Base, who placed herself at the nexus of Tampa's militari-civilian circles, his response was telling. Her fall was going to be as spectacular as her rise. Not that she did not have company on the way down. By cozying up to two four-stars generals, Kelly inadvertently, exposed the scandal that brought Petraeus down. After admitting an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, the director of CIA and the former chief of US Central Commond was forced to resign. John Allen's promotion to head NATO forces in Europe is also in limbo while what government officials describe as suggestive e-mail he wrote to Kelly. How did every thread in this tangled web link back to chatty, flirty Kelly? Her conection to FBI agent Fredrick Humphries- who she notified after receiving threatening, anonymous e-mails- was the missing link, leading the bureau to Boroadwell. Appartently jealous and threatened by the raven-haired Kelly, Broadwell told her to quit flirting with Petraeus in e-mail that were used by Humphries to uncover the affair. But Kelly's entry into their world ran deeper than that. For military liters like Petraeus and Allen stationed at Central Commond in Tampa, the relative glitz Kelly and her twin sister brought proved enchanting. " Here is the thing about commondars: they can get isolated. It is nice to have civilian friends who support yoy," says an active duty Army community- outreach official. " Mostly it is a nice thing. But this one backfired" Epically.