The Petraeus Scandal Gets Worse … Marine Gen. John Allen, the Commander of the War in Afghanistan, Exchanged Thousands of “Potentially Inappropriate” Emails with Jill Kelley
Just when you thought the sex scandal of former CIA Director General David Petraeus could not get any worse, it does …
As reported at The Politico, Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the US. commander of the war in Afghanistan has been caught up and snagged in the Petraeus affair investigation. It appears that Allen was up to some hanky-panky of his own. It is being reported that Allen exchanged thousands of “potentially inappropriate” emails with Jill Kelley. Yes, the same Jill Kelly who contacted that FBI that she was receiving threatening emails from Petraeus’ mistress.
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.
My question is as follows, I run a web site and do not have the time to exchange thousands of emails, how does a commander in charge of a war have the time to do so? Also, with all the American military heroes killed by so-called friendly Afghans, could Allen maybe have concentrated on that rather than ”inappropriate emails”?