Damn. Another one.
This is beginning to sound like the aftermath of a weekend at Bill Clinton’s house when Hillary is out of the country.
Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the four-star U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan, exchanged thousands of “potentially inappropriate” emails with Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who claimed to have been harassed by the ex-mistress of former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior defense official told POLITICO early Tuesday.
Allen, 58 and married, was nominated in October by President Barack Obama to be Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of the U.S. European Command. That nomination is now on hold, but Allen will remain commander of U.S. forces and the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, the official said.
The FBI notified the Defense Department on Sunday of “potentially inappropriate communications” between Allen and Kelley, and turned over to Pentagon lawyers 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails exchanged by the two from 2010 to 2012.
That’s from Politico – Fox has this:
The rapidly unfolding scandal surrounding David Petraeus’ affair ensnared another top-ranking official overnight, with the American commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen coming under investigation for “inappropriate communications” with a woman at the heart of the controversy.
A senior defense official confirmed the investigation was due to allegations of inappropriate emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a close friend of the Petraeus family. Kelley was the woman who originally notified the FBI when she received threatening emails from Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell — that investigation later uncovered the affair.
The nature of the communications between Allen and Kelley remains unclear. The senior defense official said officials are reviewing 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents — mostly emails — between 2010 and 2012. The official would only say “there is the distinct possibility” this case is connected to the Petraeus investigation.
They used to say that Reagan was the “Teflon President” because nothing would stick to him – if that is true, Obama must be Iron Man because nothing gets through his armor – his enemies and scandals just beat themselves to death before they breach it. Fast and Furious, the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation, the failed stimulus, Solyndra, Obamacare waivers, Hurricane Sandy, |leading from behind”, telling Putin to wait till he had more “flexibility”, not a damn punch has landed…net even dead Americans that the White House chose to allow to die.
His pet media has been doing great work.
I blame Bush.
What is perhaps the biggest scandal in modern times, Benghazi, has absolutely zero chance now of overcoming these two scandals. Ambassador Chris Stevens was rumored to have been sodomized before he was murdered – if he wasn’t, his corpse and any chance of his family getting justice just got double penetrated by Petraeus and Allen.