- Gen. Petraeus was having an affair with Paula Broadwell
- they shared a private email account in order to communicate with each other
- Broadwell sent some type of strange emails to Jill Kelley from that email
Federal officials who spoke with NBC News on condition of anonymity on Monday said it took agents a while to figure out the source. They did that by finding out where the messages were sent from -- which cities, which Wi-Fi locations in hotels. That gave them names, which they then checked against guest lists from other cities and hotels, looking for common names.That led them to Broadwell, they said, noting that the pattern coincided with her travel to promote her book.
- Kelley brought the FBI in to it through connections she had
- the FBI agent initially assigned got booted because he sent shirtless pictures to Kelley
- there seemed to be little reason to continue the investigation, but it was
- the booted agent brought the investigation to the attention of (eventually) Eric Cantor, because he thought it was getting ignored. Cantor may have learned of this two weeks before the election; Supposedly he contacted FBI Director Mueller.
- last night the FBI did some kind of full scale search on Broadwell's home, which seems way out of proportion to an investigation that was even questionable to go ahead in the first place
- Now General Allen, top commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for some type of communications with Kelley.
The official said 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen’s communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 are under review. He would not say whether they involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information. He said he did not know whether Petraeus is mentioned in the emails.
Stay skeptical - while there is likely a lot more to these stories, do you notice what we are not talking about?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Now, stories are starting to diverge, but are they really worth the attention?
This much seems true: