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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another General Under Scrutiny In Sex Scandal

Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, left, is under investigation for thousands of alleged “inappropriate communications” with Jill Kelley, right, a Florida woman who is a Petraeus family friend. (AP)

‘A Greek tragedy’ is how one congressman today described the latest revelations in the case of emails about an extramarital affair that ended the career of CIA director David Petraeus last week.

From left to right, David Petraeus, Scott and Jill Kelley, and Holly Petraeus watch the Gasparilla Parade in Tampa, Fla. in 2010. (Amu Scherzer/The Tampa Bay Times)

The career of Petraeus’s one-time deputy is now in jeopardy, because of emails he sent to a woman involved in the Petraeus case.

General John Allen was due to be confirmed this week as the U.S. commander in Europe, but that’s on hold because he allegedly had inappropriate communications with Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who said she received harassing emails from Petraeus’ ex-mistress.

And in a bizarre twist, the FBI agent who started the whole case was a friend of Kelley’s who’d once sent her a shirtless photo of himself.

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent for The Washington Post told Here & Now that Allen and Kelley apparently exchanged thousands of pages of information, but only several hundred emails.

And a source close to Gen. Allen tells Chandrasekaran that even though Allen occasionally addressed Kelley as “sweetheart” in the emails, there was no sexual relationship between the general and the socialite.

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