Official: Paula Broadwell Sent Threatening Emails to Jill Kelley, State Department Liason

In this Jan. 15, 2012 photo, Paula Broadwell, author of the David Petraeus biography “All In,” poses for photos in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo: AP)

(TheBlaze/AP) — A senior U.S. military official says the author who had an affair with David Petraeus sent harassing emails to a woman who was the State Department’s liaison to the military’s Joint Special Operations Command.

The official, who asked to remain anonymous, says 37-year-old Jill Kelley in Tampa, Fla., received the emails from Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell that triggered an FBI investigation.

Another person who knows Kelley and Petraeus confirmed their friendship, and said she saw him often.  What exactly Broadwell said to Kelley in these “threatening” emails is still unknown.

Petraeus quit as CIA director last week after acknowledging an extramarital relationship with a woman, later identified as Broadwell.  The FBI probe reportedly began several months ago when someone filed a complaint against Broadwell, and in an investigation of her email account, the affair with Petraeus was uncovered.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, weighed in on the situation on Fox News this morning.

Like many others, host Chris Wallace wondered whether the “threatening” emails Broadwell sent may be indicative that Petraeus was having more than one affair, perhaps with Kelley in addition to Broadwell.

But Feinstein says she has no information to indicate that at the present time.

“I have not been told there was an affair [with Kelley].  What I’ve been told is that there was somebody else that he knew and was close to, and that Mrs. Broadwell sent these threatening emails to her, and she was frightened, and she went to the FBI,” she explained.

Feinstein concluded with a shake of the head: “I can’t believe it, but that’s what it is.”

Here is partial video of the interview, via Gateway Pundit:

​This post has been updated.

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