(Wash. Post) Petraeus investigation ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The FBI probe into the sex scandal that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday.

According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 documents — most of them e-mails — of “potentially inappropriate” communication between Allen and Jill Kelley, the 37-year-old Tampa woman whose report of harrassment by a person who turned out to be Petraeus’s mistress ultimately led to Petraeus’s downfall.

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Posted November 13, 2012 at 9:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ralinda wrote:

“Some of the e-mails may have prompted suspicions among FBI investigators because Allen sometimes used words such as ‘sweetheart’ to refer to her, the senior official said. But the official added that Allen, who was raised in Virginia, employed that language as a term of platonic friendship, not romantic interest.”

Ya right!  You don’t make it to the rank of general without catching the clue that “sweetheart” is a non-professional term.  The only men that get a pass on this are elderly gentlemen in nursing homes!

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