Florida socialite Jill Kelley, who initiated the investigation that ultimately unveiled Petraeus’ extramarital affair, and her sister had two “courtesy” meals at the White House mess as guests of a midlevel White House aide in September and October, the official said. Kelley and her family also received a White House tour on the weekend before the election.
Kelley did not meet with Obama or any senior White House officials during any of her visits, said the official, who insisted on anonymity because the visitor records have not yet been made public.
The official said the White House aide who hosted Kelley met the Kelley family at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa. The official would not identify the aide.Note that the three visits occurred after Kelley enlisted the assistance of FBI agent Frederick Humphries to determine who had sent her e-mails she deemed threatening, which turned out to be Paula Broadwell, Gen. David Petraeus' biographer with whom he was having an extramarital affair, and during the time there was an ongoing investigation of Petraeus' relationship with Broadwell. This suggests the possibility that Kelley was coordinating her efforts to destroy Petraeus and even Gen John Allen with the White House while pretending to be their friends. Keep in mind also that Petraeus had been mentioned as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney prior to Romney selecting Paul Ryan in August. We also learn that Broadwell had reportedly expressed interest in running for the U.S. Senate from her home state of North Carolina as a Republican candidate while attending a conference in Aspen this summer. Petraeus reportedly discouraged Broadwell's Republican political ambitions based on his knowledge of her political views.
My friend and fellow blogger Debbie Schlussel has also discussed the fact that Kelley's twin sister, Natalie Khawam, was married to a top Bush administration official, Grayson Wolfe, Director of Broader Middle East Initiatives and Iraqi Reconstruction at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Prior to that Wolfe ran the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdag, Iraq. According to Schlussel, Natalie often accompanied her former husband on his trips to the Middle East. I'm wondering if Wolfe provided any aid to Obama's old pal Tony Rezko with his $50 million Iraq deal for a start-up security company before the feds caught up with Rezko. One can only imagine how much damage to national security these identical twin sisters of Lebanese origin have caused to American interests.