Several CIA directors have had affairs, and, even though this doesn't excuse the behavior, it makes the secrecy of this current situation all the more suspect. The FBI was first informed of the affair in May, along with the attorney general, and the affair was investigated. It strains the limits of credulity to say that this top-level investigation was ongoing without the knowledge of the White House. Such things simply do not and have not occurred in the past.

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That Mrs. Kelley even got the ear of Gen. Petraeus is disturbing, and a sign that we have much bigger problems than Petraeus’s libido. Both of the Kelley sisters exhibit serious mental pathology, and an obsession with trying to get close to our military brass that sounds like something out of a Cold War James Bond movie. Jill Kelley has referred to herself as “an honorary consul general,” and claimed diplomatic immunity, which, if it the context were not so terrifying, would be hilarious.