Paula Broadwell is the reason that the FBI found out about her affair with CIA Director David Petraeus. She had sent threatening emails to a woman named Jill Kelley who worked for the State Department who was close to Petraeus and had known him for several years. Apparently Broadwell felt Kelley, who worked as an unpaid social liaison to U.S. Central Command when Petraeus was director, was moving in on ‘her man’ and decided to send emails that stated ‘I know what you did,’ ‘back off’ and ‘stay away from my guy.’
DAILY MAIL – The investigation that brought the downfall of David Petreaus, one of America’s most respected war heroes, began with a suburban housewife in Tampa, Florida.
Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old mother of three, became close with the disgraced for CIA director when he was serving at nearby MacDill Air Force Base between 2008 and 2010.
Mrs Kelley served as an unpaid, unofficial social liaison for U.S. Central Command, which Petraeus led at the time, and was reportedly a fixture at parties among the top brass — along with her husband Scott, a prominent cancer surgeon.
Petreaus biographer Paula Broadwell, revealed to be his mistress, sent harassing emails to Mrs Kelley that said ‘I know what you did,’ ‘back off’ and ‘stay away from my guy,’ a source told the New York Post.
Mrs Kelley responded by calling the FBI, which stumbled on Broadwell’s affair when agents examined her email account and found steamy exchanges with Petraeus.
NOTE: The photo used for the post on the front page shows Jill Kelly along with her husband, both in the middle, being photographed at a party with Petraeus and his wife.