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Jill Kelley and her sister visited White House three times in six weeks before election

WASHINGTON — Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman embroiled in the scandal that has claimed the career of David Petraeus, visited the White House three times in the past month and half, adding an intriguing new dimension to her reach into the top levels of government.

The Tampa Bay Times learned Friday that Kelley and her twin sister, Natalie Khawam, their children and Dr. Scott Kelley went on a tour of the White House on Nov. 4, five days before Petraeus' resignation as CIA director became public.

On Oct. 24, the sisters had lunch in the White House Mess with a White House staffer. That followed a Sept. 28 breakfast between the same three people.

The White House declined to name the staffer, saying his identity would become public in a few months when visitor logs are posted. But an official said the staffer had gotten to know Mrs. Kelley through connections to MacDill Air Force Base. (full story here)