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Friday's developments: Gen. David Petraeus' CIA sex scandal

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Jill Kelley's relationship with military and political leaders

Kelley and her husband, Dr. Scott Kelley, not only lavished attention on top officers from MacDill Air Force Base, but cultivated friendships with Florida politicians — even if it meant being pushy. She also attempted to trade on those friendships, on one occasion claiming her status as an honorary consul entitled her to special protection, for example.

kelley-kiss-1116.jpgN.Y. Daily News — Petraeus accepted an award in a ceremony at the Kelleys' home last year: A photo (right) shows Petraeus kissing Jill Kelley on the cheek after he was presented with an award in the summer of 2011. [Image credit: New York Daily News]

Merriam-Webster Online — Trend watch » 'Inviolable': "Lookups spiked on November 14, 2012. The word was used by Jill Kelley, a figure in the scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus. When she saw reporters gathered in front of her house in Tampa, Ms. Kelley … called police and requested protection. On the widely reported 911 call, Kelley said, 'I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability.' … It turns out that Jill Kelley's honorary title is just that: honorary. She was not entitled to any special protection or immunity."

The CIA's investigation

Gen. David Petraeus resigned his post as director of the agency, but investigators still want to know whether he compromised national security or used government resources during his extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell.

CNN — CIA examines whether Petraeus misused agency resources: "Investigators are trying to determine whether former CIA Director David Petraeus used any of the resources of the agency he once led to carry out an extramarital affair with his biographer, a U.S. official told CNN. … The CIA confirmed it was reviewing Petraeus' performance but did not characterize the nature of its investigation. 'At the CIA, we are constantly reviewing our performance. If there are lessons to be learned from this case, we'll use them to improve,' CIA spokesman Preston Golson said. 'But we're not getting ahead of ourselves; an investigation is exploratory and doesn't presuppose any particular outcome.'"

[Last modified: Friday, November 16, 2012 5:09pm]

    

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