Woman connected to Petraeus scandal seeks privacy

2:00 AM, Nov 12, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON -- The Florida woman who received harassing emails from David Petraeus' girlfriend is acknowledging her friendship with the former CIA director and asking for privacy.

Jill Kelley says she and her family "have been friends with General Petraeus and his family for over five years."

In a statement Sunday evening, Kelley and her husband, Scott, said: "We respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children."

Petraeus resigned Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The FBI learned of the affair as it was investigating emails sent by Broadwell to Kelley, who serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Kelley has no official status and is not employed by the U.S. government.

Meanwhile, members of Congress say they want to know more details about the FBI investigation, questioning when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren't told sooner.

Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, tells Fox News that "We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt."

Petraeus' affair with Broadwell will be the subject of meetings Wednesday involving congressional intelligence committee leaders, FBI deputy director Sean Joyce and CIA deputy director Michael Morell.

 

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