ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Who is the shirtless FBI agent whistle-blower who sent pictures of himself to Jill Kelley? And what did the shirtless FBI agent whistle-blower say to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican David Reichert? Jill Kelley (photos below) first received harassing emails from David Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell; but when she reported Broadwell to her “friend” at the FBI, he turned around and sent Jill scandal pictures of himself.
The dubbed “shirtless FBI agent” remains unknown Tuesday as yet a third Petraeus related scandal surfaced overnight. The FBI agent who initially received Jill Kelley’s complaint about emails from David Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell turned around and sent shirtless pictures to Jill Kelley, who is married to Dr Scott Kelley of Tampa.
The David Petraeus scandal grew overnight to add two new scandals. Yet, none of these three scandals has yet been worthy of FBI investigative resources. First, General John Allen is under investigation for twenty to thirty thousand emails of an “inappropriate” subject that he sent to Jill Kelley from 2010 to 2012. Allen previously was stationed in Tampa, near where Kelley lives with her husband Dr. Scott. Officials are not telling news why a General, friends with Petraeus, is sending so many emails to Kelley and how they are “inappropriate”.
Second, the “shirtless FBI agent” is under investigation. Kelley received a mere handful of emails from Petraeus mistress Paula Broadwell. In them, Broadwell wrongly thought that Kelley was the Petraeus’ second mistress. So she told Kelley to “back off” “my man”.
The Broadwell emails were not threatening as first news reports indicated. There were less than a handful of “harassing” emails, between adults, about a private matter, though private email accounts. And yet, Jill Kelley, who claims to be Holly Petraeus’ friend, calls up the FBI to launch a cyber crimes investigation, which then obtains search warrants against two private email accounts? And in the end, Petraeus resigns just days before his hearing on the Benghazi attacks?
If that didn’t sound bizarre enough, now there is a FBI agent reportedly obsessed with Kelley who sent her shirtless pictures. Kelley initially contacted the man, a previous friend, to launch the investigation at the FBI.
But after taking the case, he was removed by supervisors because he “might have grown obsessed with the matter.” He arguably at that point might have been obsessed with Kelley, snapping and sending her shirtless photos.
Then an internal investigation by the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility was launched. At the same time, the Petraeus matter still remained a nominal issue between two women and one man outside the context of national security.
But suddenly, the shirtless FBI agent took this scandal to another level. So he became an FBI whistleblower and went to Congress, namely Republican David Reichert, to report the matter. He said that the FBI wasn’t properly investigating the matter. Officials have since indicated that the shirtless FBI agent is allegedly a registered Republican. The shirtless man complained that the FBI was seeking to “sweep the matter under the rug” about an issue that he thought was a major national scandal, ironically just before the Presidential election. Did the agent think that he had the October Surprise?
Meantime, the Kelley family continued to entertain the Petraeus family at their Tampa mansion, although the couple has been involved in reportedly nine lawsuits since moving to Tampa.
FBI officials are refusing to identify the agent. Also unclear is another issue: Eric Cantor’s knowledge of the matter. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican, was contacted reportedly by the shirtless man through Reichert. Cantor and Reichert are disputing reports about their contact with the agent.