Jill Kelley finally speaks about Petraeus, Broadwell, and blackmail

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In her first interview since the bottom of the David Petreaus scandal fell out, the "other other woman" Jill Kelley told The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz that Paula Broadwell is one scary cyberbully; that those 30,000 e-mails with General John Allen were more like hundreds; and that she's sorta like ... Nancy Kerrigan.

The whole thing is pretty fascinating really, in part because we know so much about this woman, her email habits, and stuff like her mounting foreclosure, but we never really heard from this woman about the stuff we know. So what does she have to say?  

Well, she spills the beans on Broadwell's e-mails: 

Kelley says she was “terrified” late last summer when he told her about the email. In that note and the barrage that followed, “there was blackmail, extortion, threats,” Kelley told me in her first interview since the David Petraeus scandal erupted, breaking a silence of nearly three months.

From that account, you could see why Broadwell was being investigated for cyberstalking (the investigation was eventually dropped). And Kelley also takes the air out of the "30,000" emails with her other pen pal, General John Allen.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire

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