Do you know who the woman on the left is?
Her name is Jill Kelley. She's from Tampa.
Do you remember the Petraeus story and Paula Broadwell emailing the "other woman"?
In 2012, Kelley, a Florida socialite with connections to diplomatic and military circles, issued a complaint to the FBI in May 2012 over a series of anonymous stalking e-mails she had received. The threatening emails were traced to Paula Broadwell, the biographer that had an affair with General David Petraeus. Kelley became a focus of media coverage when her name was leaked (as the victim) of the FBI investigation.
An investigation revealed the socialite was also in close contact with America's top commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen who ended up retiring (please note: "Jill Kelley emails depict a striving Tampa socialite and a smitten military brass").
More recently, she's been involved with litigation surrounding current DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson related to the various military investigations and allegations of leaks.
The probe revealed an extramarital relationship between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. That discovery led to Petraeus's resignation shortly after the 2012 elections. However, in a lawsuit filed in 2013 Kelley alleged that the FBI and the Defense Department leaked personal information about her to the media, including suggestions that she had a sexual relationship with Allen. Kelley has adamantly denied any impropriety.
There are now unsubstantiated rumors flying around the bowels of the Internet that a Rubio affairs scandal is poised to detonate (and the word "affairs" is plural for a reason):
Numerous national media outlets are pursuing multiple allegations of infidelity involving U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida – all in the aftermath of the “mistress bomb” report we published earlier this week.
Specifically, three mainstream media outlets have independently supplied us with the names of two additional women said to be romantically linked to the GOP establishment’s candidate of choice. These names are in addition to the woman we referenced earlier this week – a lobbyist whose alleged proximity to Rubio was discovered during a deep dive into the candidate’s disastrous personal finances.
Meanwhile, a national operative familiar with the opposition research on Rubio described his extramarital dalliances as “serial.”
“He is going down,” the operative told us point blank.
Now you know why Karl Rove and Jeb Bush haven't lost any sleep worrying about Marco Rubio.
Update: More here:
I’ll have more to reveal on Rubio as we get closer to the material being relevant. Why publish now? It’s not like he’s rising in the polls. Why not wait until the debates or until the January caucus?
Let’s be clear here: I have the names of the women, I have the addresses, and I have the evidence. It is a little funny that people who can’t do the work always seem to say it can’t be done.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.