After Mostly Silence, Jill Kelley Defends Herself
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Jill Kelley wants the world to know that she didn’t do anything wrong when she befriended top military brass.
The Tampa socialite at the center of a scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus has hired a top Washington attorney and seems to be trying to change the narrative about her friendship with the general, her past and her role as an “honorary consul” to the country of South Korea.
On Tuesday, Kelley’s attorney Abbe Lowell released emails, telephone recordings and other material that he and Kelley say proves she never tried to exploit her friendship with Petraeus.
Lowell wrote to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa, demanding to know why the name of his client and her husband were revealed during the FBI’s investigation of Petraeus and his mistress, Paula Broadwell.
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