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  •  I think a smear of Allen (5+ / 0-)

    Update in WaPo story:

    The Pentagon did not address the nature of Kelley’s alleged relationship with Allen. But another senior U.S. official, who is close to Allen, strongly denied that the general and Kelley had an affair or engaged in inappropriate communication. Allen and Kelley, who threw parties and other social events involving senior leaders at the Central Command, did exchange “a few hundred e-mails over a couple of years,” beginning when Allen was the deputy commander at the Central Command, this senior official said. But “most of them were about routine stuff.”

    “He’s never been alone with her,” the senior official said. “Did he have an affair? No.”

    The senior official also emphasized that the volume of communications between the two “was nowhere near” 20,000 to 30,000 personal messages. The official said the high page count reported by the FBI may have been the result of printing numerous individual messages that contained lengthy threads of earlier exchanges.

    The senior official said Allen received at least one e-mail about Kelley from an unidentified account that eventually was traced to Paula Broadwell, a former Army officer who was Petraeus’s biographer and, it turns out, his mistress.

    Again, why is the FBI sifting through all these emails? What crime did anyone commit? Their smoking gun on Allen -- he referred to her as "sweetheart", which is apparently what he calls everyone.
    •  you speculate based on what exactly? (0+ / 0-)

      -You want to change the system, run for office.

      by Deep Texan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:41:54 AM PST

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    •  Do you see the tell there.... (0+ / 0-)
      The Pentagon did not address the nature of Kelley’s alleged relationship with Allen. But another senior U.S. official, who is close to Allen, strongly denied that the general and Kelley had an affair or engaged in inappropriate communication. Allen and Kelley, who threw parties and other social events involving senior leaders at the Central Command, did exchange “a few hundred e-mails over a couple of years,” beginning when Allen was the deputy commander at the Central Command, this senior official said. But “most of them were about routine stuff.”
      I do...look closely....
      The Pentagon did not address the nature of Kelley’s alleged relationship with Allen. But another senior U.S. official, who is close to Allen, strongly denied that the general and Kelley had an affair or engaged in inappropriate communication. Allen and Kelley, who threw parties and other social events involving senior leaders at the Central Command, did exchange “a few hundred e-mails over a couple of years,” beginning when Allen was the deputy commander at the Central Command, this senior official said. But “most of them were about routine stuff.”

      "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

      by justmy2 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:34:27 AM PST

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